From: Howard J. Van Till (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 09:51:37 EDT
From: "Jim Armstrong" <email@example.com>
Just to be very clear, the gist of my query was that it looks to me like
answers to prayer are essentially "small(?)" miracles, being departures from
the apparent natural course of events. If that is the case, then the
discussions about miracles should essentially be descriptive of responses to
prayer as well. It seems to me this might change the flavor of the
discussion a bit.
I'm running out of time to craft responses to several interesting questions.
Check out what I've said so far about the distinctions between supernatural
action, miracles, and other forms of effective and variable divine action.
Griffin is strong on the meaningfulness of prayer and the effectiveness of
non-coercive divine action. My own personal experience would support such an
Given some of my attempts to clarify our terminology regarding divine
action, I would welcome your continued exploration of prayer and its
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