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Arizona Professor Analyzes Research on Whether Prayer "Works"

David R. Hodge, a professor in the social work program at Arizona State University, West Campus, in Phoenix, has analyzed seventeen major studies of whether intercessory prayer actually helps patients and clients. His conclusion is that it has a “small, but significant, effect.”

Process Theology and Me

People sometimes wonder what process philosophy and theology are all about and why I find them helpful. I have been thinking about this as well because I recently participated in a conference in honor of John B. Cobb, Jr.

He is a Methodist minister who has taught at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Southern California for many years. Now eighty-three years old and still very active in the world of scholarship and elsewhere, he has authored almost four hundred articles plus twenty-six books with two more on the way that I know of.

Loma Linda University Worshippers Honor Republican Politicians

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This week I read a sermon in The Princeton Seminary Bulletin by Stanley Hauerwas, one of the most provocative Christian theologians in the United States today. Here is part of what he preached:

How many of you worship in a church with an American flag? I am sorry to tell you that your salvation is in doubt.

How many of you worship in a church in which the Fourth of July is celebrated? I am sorry to tell you that your salvation is in doubt.

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