Excerpt from “Zero Budget Christmas”

To help get you fully into the Christmas (shopping) spirit, here’s another excerpt from Zero-Budget Christmas. It makes a great gift! No, actually it doesn’t, because you can’t wrap it and it’s embarrassingly cheap. But, hey, buy it anyway!

The Back-and-Forth of Prayer

Some great thoughts on prayer from Thomas McDonald on God and the Machine, pointing out that prayer is not a monologue: We may be fine with the idea that we initiate a conversation with God and he listens, but does not reply directly (unless we are gifted with a mystical experience). Let’s turn that completely around. In fact, we’re not More …