Does Prayer Work? [VIDEO]

Tim Tebow Trademarks ‘Tebowing’

We all know that you can’t print the word “Threepeat” on a t-shirt without paying Pat Riley. Well, now you cannot drop to a knee, put your fist to your forehead, and pray, without potentially being sued by Tim Tebow. How they will enforce, this, I have no idea:

Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now.

The New York Jets backup quarterback has officially trademarked “Tebowing,” the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a series of fourth-quarter comeback victories last season, “Tebowing” swept the country — with actor Robert Downey Jr. even doing it at the Oscars.

Read the rest: Tim Tebow prevails in trademarking ‘Tebowing’.

I Don’t Hear God Either [Questions That Haunt]

This week’s Question That Haunts Christianity, Andrew challenged us with a question not so much theological, biblical, or historical in nature. Instead, his question is spiritual and, ultimately, existential:

Why do I not experience God like I have been taught I should? Why don’t I hear his “voice?” … If Christianity is for real, why am I not able to have experiences of God?

Ayayay. In many ways, Andrew’s question is the toughest one we’ve tackled yet. When it comes to issues of Heaven or the inclusion/exclusion of the Gnostic Gospels, I can reiterate long-standing arguments, even if I argue with aspects of them. Not so much with this one. For Andrew’s question, I need to answer from the heart.

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Will Prayer Save America?

Since I’m writing a book on prayer, I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject. So has Texas pastor Rick Scarborough. The pastor-genius behind the Rick Perry prayer rally “The Response:” has now launched a 40-day prayer-fast to save America. It starts this Friday and runs, coincidentally, until election day.

Over to you, Stephen,