Frederick A. Niedner is senior research professor and associate director of the Institute of Liturgical Studies at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.
How does one pray about cancer?
Do we ask for miracles? Do we pray, if only to cover our bases, that God would give special guidance to doctors? And what would happen if we didn't pray?
Secrets of joined lives
No one from the outside can fully grasp the inner workings of any marriage. Even those inside sometimes find themselves lonely and strangers.
Manna in the wilderness of depression
Sometimes I wish the Gospels told a story in which Jesus slumps
in the shade of a tree and can't make himself face another crowd or meet
one more plea for help.
A pastor’s vocation
Before attending seminary, I worked for several summers as a truck driver. Later it dawned on me that truckers and clergy travel a similar metaphoric highway.
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