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Saturday, December 5, 2015

What Good is Prayer?

What Good is Prayer?
Peculiar People
The "Thoughts and Prayers" Backlash Is Deserved
by Cody Ray Shafer
Prayer is tool for strength, wisdom, and discernment. Not a replacement for legislation or a solution.
The Role of Thoughts and Prayers After a Tragedy
by John Mark N. Reynolds
"Thoughts and prayers" are the only appropriate reactions when people don't know the specifics of a horrific event.
Rhetoric Race and Religion
God Is Not Going to Stop Mass Shootings
by Fredrick D. Robinson
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said it best: "To expect God to do everything while man does nothing is not faith but superstition."
Community by Deily
Ohio Couple Says Prayer Made Infant Daughter's Brain Tumor Disappear
by Deily
Baby Paisley's brain tumor completely healed on its own, leaving even the doctors without explanation for its disappearance.
Book Club
Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality
by Carl McColman
An accessible and comprehensive guide that highlights a unique focus on simplicity, living close to the earth, and contemplative prayer, all of which make Cistercian spirituality relevant today.
Krampus, Hanukkah, and the World's Most Notorious Prison
To Be Unknown or Forgotten: The Erasure of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners
by Dr. Maha Hilal
Beyond the myriad of negative tropes and dehumanizing social constructions lies a population that exists at the nexus of imperialism and Islamophobia.
Writing from the Edge
Maccabees, Miracles, and Grandpa Boris: The Battle for the Soul of Hanukkah
by Robert A. H. Cohen
The first candle this year is lit on December 6. Cohen explains there's an interesting tension between the two aspects of Hanukkah celebration.
Raise the Horns
Who Is Krampus?
by Jason Mankey
In many places in the world, fear of the Krampus is a very real thing.
Catholic News
U.S. Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
by CNA Daily News
The Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, though the White House has said President Obama will veto the legislation.

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