59: The Prayer Wheel - An Interview with David Van Biema
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Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! 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) Reaching out to our…