Episode 52 - Livin' on a Prayer: A Creative Take on What it Means to Pray


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What is prayer? Why does it matter? Is there a right way to pray? Join Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, and Alissa Molina as they enter into an engaging, unexpected, fast-paced conversation with Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson; the authors of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice. We talk about praying when you don’t want to pray or don’t know how, being angry at God, creation as a form of prayer, and why prayer is an important part of God’s upside-down Kingdom.

Justin McRoberts is an author and musician who hosts the @Sea Podcast and lives with his wife and two kids in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area. Scott Erickson is a touring painter and performance artist who mixes autobiography, biblical narrative, and aesthetics to create art. He lives with his wife and three kids in Portland.

In this episode, we:

  • Discuss how our understandings of prayer can grow and change over time;
  • Address why prayer can feel contrived or unnatural;
  • Ask why art and prayer are important in God’s Kingdom;
  • Talk about lament, anger, and privilege when it comes to prayer
  • Answer how writing and creating can be redemptive tools.

Join us as we dive into prayer, creativity, and spirituality.

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