Our Father, Who Art In Heaven

One of the most astonishing features of the Lord’s Prayer is its beginning.  There are many ways to call upon God: many titles, many names, many descriptors.  But the model Jesus provides is a unique and remarkable pattern for addressing God.  With an incredible economy of words, he challenges traditional notions of God, and highlights […]

Teach Us to Pray: Small But Powerful

One teaspoon of botulinum toxin is enough to kill more than 1 billion human beings (or so the Internet tells me; I’ve never experimented).  Some ants can lift as much as 5,000 times their body weight.  Small doesn’t mean weak.  More of something isn’t always better than less.  This is true of prayer. It is […]