Prayer Beads: Yes, It’s OK for Protestants


“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...]

Practicing Silence for Lent


The isolated, inhospitable desert holds attraction as a place to find deep spiritual wisdom, as evidenced by the desert history of Judaism and Christianity. [Read more...]

Spiritual Practices to Eradicate Racism


By Michael W. Waters Author, Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture Metaphors for American Diversity: Salads, Melting Pots, Tapestries, and Mosaics On October 27, 1976, Georgia governor and then presidential candidate James Earl Carter Jr. offered one of his final campaign speeches in Pittsburgh. In this speech, Carter stated, “We [America] have [Read More...]