Tag Archives: Prayer

Praying in the Garden

The night Jesus was betrayed and arrested he went with his disciples to a favorite place, a quiet place at night I’m sure called the Garden of Gethsemane.  It was in this place that the final minutes ticked down to … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Ohio House of Representatives

Earlier this year I was invited by Rep. Kristina Roegner, State Representative for Ohio’s 37th House District (standing to my immediate left, in this picture, along with the Speaker of the Ohio House, Rep. William G. Batchelder), to offer the … Continue reading

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The “Arab Spring” – What’s Really Blooming?

As Spring blossoms and then gives way to Summer in one part of the world, Autumn descends and gives way to Winter at the same time in another part of the world. The media is ecstatic about what has been … Continue reading

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Spiritual Disciplines and Legalism

This month we start up our small discipleship groups at my church.  One of the things we emphasize and hold group members accountable to is their commitment to spiritual disciplines like consistent time in God’s Word, prayer, and Scripture memorization.  Also, … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Responsibility

I am currently reading Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: the Shape of Pastoral Integrity, one of three books he has written on pastoral work, and some of the best writing on pastoral ministry I have ever read.  In the opening pages … Continue reading

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Anyone in Favor of Not Praying?

“Preacher Thanks the Lord for Car Parts.”  That headline greeted me this week as I turned on my computer.  Underneath the headline was this tagline:  “Boogity, boogity, this pastor delivers one of the most unusual NASCAR pre-race prayers ever heard, … Continue reading

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