Prayer

How Big Are Your Prayers?

With all of the news about Osama, Syria, Tunisia, Japan, Egypt, Lybia, and the rest of the world, I’ve been reminded of how small my prayers can be. Usually, I pray about the daily needs confronting me and my immediate circle of relationships. There’s nothing illegitimate about that, mind you, but getting locked into my …

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The Power of Meditation

I was reminded this morning on the difference between meditation as practiced by Eastern mysticism versus Christianity. In Eastern pantheistic monism, the goal of meditation is to empty the mind such that there are no individualized thoughts. It is in essence intellectually contentless meditation, an attempt to become one with Reality by tuning one’s soul …

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