Sharp About Your Prayers

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Idol Talk

September 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

In 2002, the English author Neil Gaiman won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for a book entitled American Gods.  In the novel, Gaiman weaves a picture of contemporary America in which new gods (deities like Media, the goddess of television, and Technology Boy, the personification of the Internet) are on the rise. At the same […]

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How Do You Pray?

September 15th, 2010 · 40 Comments · Sharp Prayers

How do you do it–the whole prayer thing? Do you get down on your knees?  Do you lie in bed and stare at the ceiling?  Do you murmur a petition as the 6 Train roars into Grand Central (surely only God can hear those!)?  My mother used to say that she would pray at stoplights–quick […]

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