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Back when I attended Vacation Bible Camp (and won the Color War “homiletics” competition for my team three summers in a row) we used to think of “miracles” as things like “Sea Mysteriously Parts” and “Convicted Criminal Rises From Dead to Seek Revenge” and “Bread and Wine Magically Changes into Flesh and Blood Without Violating [...]

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Today is the first Thursday in May, which means it’s the National Day of Prayer! NDP is, of course, the fourth-best holiday of the year, right after Mischief Night, System Administrator Appreciation Day, and National Corndog Day. I know what you’re thinking: shouldn’t National Day of Prayer be one of my least favorite holidays? Well, [...]

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Does prayer do anything? Like, if you came down with the swine flu mexican flu H1N1, and you didn’t feel like rooting it out at the causal level, would it be worth your while to force your friends to pray for your cure? The evidence, naturally, says, “no, of course that doesn’t work, what kind [...]

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I bet some of you are worried about the Swine Flu. Maybe you’re carrying around an industrial-sized bottle of Purell so you can spray down Amma before she hugs you. Maybe you’re wearing a surgical mask to keep the germs out of your nose and mouth. Or maybe you’re postponing that pork-tasting tour of Mexico [...]

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