Empirical Research May Back Prayer and Laying on Hands

An interesting study out of Carnegie Mellon found that hugs can “help ease the negative impact of personal setbacks like a disagreement with a friend, or being turned down for a promotion at work.” It’s also well-known that skin-to-skin contact is developmentally beneficial for infants as part of a birth plan. It seems to me that … Read more Empirical Research May Back Prayer and Laying on Hands

Denotative Dominance

I recently wrote about an approach to reading the Bible called Moderate Literalism. This article expands that approach with a hermeneutic I am calling Denotative Dominance. The idea is about the proper ascertainment of the meaning of words used in scripture. I propose the following ordering is ideal: When scripture defines its own terms, the … Read more Denotative Dominance