Worship: Pop Prayer

Most Christians still feel content to express their prayers in 17th century English, laced with archaic court periphrastics and metaphors that derive from feudalism. On the assumption that these forms give God the reputation of being hard to talk to, the Rev. Malcolm Boyd has devised a hippier style of communicating with the Almighty. Episcopalian Boyd, who had a successful career in advertising before his ordination in 1955, and has since ministered to college students, last week published his orisons for the age in Are You Running with Me, Jesus?, a book of what Anglican Bishop John A....

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