When Prayer Becomes a Joke and Protestants Go Too Far: Restoring Reverence and Awe in the Everyday

The way in which we approach God demonstrates what we think of God. Some see him as a loving Father, a terrible tyrant, an awe-striking omnipotent being, or a homie to giggle and laugh with. And while at times God does seem like these qualities, he is not one of these things to the exclusion of the others. Considering myself neither Protestant nor Catholic (nor Evangelical, Orthodox, or any other such label) has placed me in an interesting and insightful... Read More

Treating God Like A Cosmic Vending Machine: Rethinking How We Pray

Image by midorisyu On hand and knee, we come groveling before Him with tears and whimpers begging for that which we long. Like a dog begging for food from it’s masters plate, most often this is how God is approached. And while prayer is powerful and God promises to respond in favor and love, often our own will and desire dominates our prayers rather than our Fathers. Prayers often take the form of dictations, rather than requests. They become the... Read More

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