Theology, shmeology — take 2: When is an answered prayer like a kick in the pants?

Picking up on a thread -- more like an internal dialog -- that started last month when I was reading a copy of James Hazelwood's new book, Everyday Spirituality, in the doctor's office. Hazelwood is the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's New England Synod, and he had some interesting things to say … Continue reading Theology, shmeology — take 2: When is an answered prayer like a kick in the pants?

Of a punk rocker-turned rabbi, funk, punk and the power of prayer

More and more I'm coming to believe that: (1) God truly does exist; and (2) God has a wry sense of humor. Last Saturday Debi and I went to church for the first time in a couple of months, and the gospel reading (Pentecost VII) was Luke 11:1-13, beginning: 11 [Jesus] was praying in a certain … Continue reading Of a punk rocker-turned rabbi, funk, punk and the power of prayer