Posts tagged "prayer"

Serious Prayer

Journalist or academic with a serious interest in prayer?  SSRC has your bag.  Click here to apply for the New Directions in the Study of Prayer grant, sponsored by The Templeton Foundation and chaired by Columbia University's Courtney Bender.  Hurry up: deadline is December 1.

Harrisburg’s Mayor Fasting and Praying for Budget Balance

What's a mayor of a major state capital to do?  Linda Thompson has tried nearly everything to balance the city's budget back into the black.  Her lastest effort? Three days of fasting and prayer to petition God for better fiscal straights.  From HuffPo:
"I am open about my faith and will be participating in the...

Praying for Hitch?

Last week it was reported that Christopher Hitchens, atheist and provocateur (and Iraq war supporter), was diagnosed with throat cancer.  The dilemma this news poses? Writes the Telegraph's Cristina Odone and other (rather self-obsessed, we must add) believers with a "sneaking admiration" for the brash Brit: Should Christians pray for Hitch or not? We've harked...

“It is clearly time for a miracle…”

Yesterday, reports CNN, was designated a day of prayer by Louisiana's desperate state senate.  The decision was made by unanimous vote last week as a reaction to the continued gushing of crude oil into the Gulf.  "Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail," state...

To Heck With The Federal Government

No, Fox didn't pick up an Onion story. Yes, Wentworth, Georgia has a mayor named "Pig," aka Glenn Jones. Yes, a company named Senior Citizens, Inc. does feed seniors at a rest home, on the federal dime. And yes, they've asked the staff to refrain from organizing a before-meal prayer...

Daily Links 09 November 2004

Ashcroft & Evans To Pursue Solo Projects; Rummy Still With the Band John Ashcroft is done. So is Secretary of Commerce Don Evans. The left can be expected to crow about Ashcroft’s departure and ignore that of Evans — even though Ashcroft was never close to the President and is a member of the Assemblies...