Why I Don’t Care if You Use Prayer Beads

I don’t care if you use prayer beads. I know that seems strange to say. After all, I’m the woman who is passionate about them. I’ve collected them for almost 25 years. I’ve built a living out of writing and teaching and speaking about prayer beads. I love praying with them and think they make [Read More...]

Prayer Beads: Yes, It’s OK for Protestants

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“Is it okay for Protestants to use prayer beads?” In the five years I’ve been writing and teaching about prayer beads, this is, by far, the number one question I hear. The subtext of the question seems to be, “Are we going to get struck by lightning if we use beads in prayer?” There is [Read More...]

Careful to Hope: Blogging the PC(USA) General Assembly #GA221

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[Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of reflections and prayer posts from the biennial General Assembly of the PC(USA) offered by the Rev. Scott Clark, Chaplain and Associate Dean of Student Life at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.] June 18, 2014 When it comes to LGBT issues in the PCUSA, I find that I am [Read More...]


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