59: The Prayer Wheel – An Interview with David Van Biema – Art of the Sermon

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Guest: David Van Biema – Author, Former Head Religion Writer for Time

Introduction to David (1:22)
Writing about prayer (2:35)
Philosophy of communication (3:33)
The history and rediscovery of the Prayer Wheel (4:32)
Using the Prayer Wheel as a preaching tool (9:35)
Decoding the Wheel (10:55)
Historical development (14:05)
Reverse engineering a medieval tool (17:51)
Why was the Wheel lost? (19:56)
Interactivity in prayer (22:07)
Why the Prayer Wheel is helpful today (23:55)
Why the Psalms still resonate (27:29)
Honoring the Psalms as both Jewish and Christian texts (30:18)
Most challenging communication experience (34:42)
Impactful communicators (35:43)
Recommended resources (37:34)
How to follow David (39:01)

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Reaching out to our guest

@DavidHVB (Facebook)
The Prayer Wheel (Facebook Group)

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Next Episode arrives March 15, 2018!

An interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky, Lead Pastor of The Gathering (St. Louis, MO)

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