I’m particularly happy with this piece I did for the Guardian. It’s a look into history if we’d tried to pray away our problems, instead of looking at more reality-based solutions. A sample:
The 1979 Energy crisis. Instead of responding to the energy crisis through international political pressure and conservationist policies, President Jimmy Carter prayed in a national address that Jesus redo that trick with the water into wine, but this time to create oil. While it didn’t work in 1979, some suggest that the current transition of the Gulf of Mexico into a big bucket of oil indicates that God finally came around to answering that prayer.