The good folks at The Presbyterian Outlook asked me to write a feature article for an issue devoted to prayer. You can read it here.
This is how it starts:
Pray Like a Reformer
The anniversary is over – now down to business.
Welcome to 2018 – the year after the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. If you and your church took the anniversary seriously, it was a time to examine our roots, to think again about why our faith is shaped the way it is and to consider why our churches seek to live it out the particular way we do.
If the tone of celebration seemed triumphant… [click here to read the rest.]
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this piece! You can leave comments on the Outlook site, and I’ll probably see them eventually, or you can leave a comment here and I’ll catch it right away.
I’m contemplating offering a “Pray Like a Reformer” online class for later this year. If you are interested in hearing about it, click here to get on the waiting list for my prayer courses. That’s the way to be sure you get info by email.
And on the topic of prayer courses, Lent is coming very soon. I’m aiming to offer my “Focus on Prayer” class for the third Lent in a row. It is a really fun way to help make Lent a time of spiritual renewal, exploring three classic approaches to Christian prayer.
We’ll be using three chapters of my book Kneeling with Giants, one Protestant, one Catholic, and one Orthodox. If you want me to email you when registration opens, click the button and get on the waiting list.