here was no mistaking the bold and colorful numerals, 7-7-7, that filled the entire window space of this shop front in downtown Sofia, strategically situated within one block of a busy intersection. Worship centers at the intersection’s four corners embraced the store and its 7-7-7 window: a Muslim mosque, a Jewish synagogue, a Russian Orthodox church, and a Roman Catholic church. What a striking missionary strategy!
I thought, until friends advised that the numerals emblazoned on that window were unrelated to any international Adventist prayer initiative. Instead, they only prescribed a gambling formula of success to patrons at this casino!
This casino’s use of my church’s prayer formula provoked me to wonder about the efficacy of formulas for prayer. I thought again, more fundamentally, on the whole issue of the nature ... »