“Pray Without Ceasing…” [Awkward Christian Signs]

Pray Without Ceasing

I was talking recently to some friends about the nature of prayer, and what it might mean to pray without ceasing (a topic that might merit some reflection on this blog in the near future), but while we were talking, some of them pointed me to this nearby sign…

I’m sure the sign is merely a product of careless inattention to what is being said… (which is bad enough in itself) BUT it also stands as a powerful sort of reminder of the many shortcuts we take in our Western Christianity, and how we reduce the Gospel to fit our convenience.  Such shortcuts were a key impetus in John and I writing the Slow Church book…

Deeper into Your Love and Compassion - A Slow Church Benediction.
Ken Wytsma - The Grand Paradox [Patheos Book Club]
Indiana's New RFRA Bill Hits Home on Indy's Near Eastside
Scot McKnight - A Fellowship of Differents [Patheos Book Club]