Faithful prayer asks not merely for healing but for patience and discernment and continuing faithfulness. By comparison, a superstitious act is easy and instantaneous.
The oneness of God is the principle at the very heart of Islam. This is the central issue for Muslims disputing Christian claims about God.
I wasn't sure how many people I would find at our first weekly Eucharist of the term. Driving was impossible, even if one mustered the will to dig out one's car for the third time in three weeks.
In a post introducing Arts & Faith's list of the top 25 horror films of all time, Jeffrey Overstreet rightly observes that not all horror is created equal.
No one has done more than N.T. Wright to make the broad sweep of the scriptural narrative speak vividly to laypeople--while challenging the academy by pressing profound motifs as far as they can go.
As we talked about the story, and as the excitement of the congregation grew more and more palpable, I imagined children playing in heaps of seeds, tossing them into the air.