This week, an interview with Jana Riess, one of the authors of The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice. Jana wrote the book with two fellow veteran religion journalists, Patton Dodd and David Van Biema. And together, they tell the remarkable story of the ancient practice of prayer wheels, walking us through the Wheel’s teachings that will feel inclusive no matter what Christian tradition you come from. The explicit promise of the Wheel is … Learn More about Jana Riess: “The Prayer Wheel”
About the Show
A weekly conversation for the rest of us.
People of faith, like the communities we inhabit and represent, are not easily defined. Most of us don’t fit the labels of convenience offered in conversation, cable newscasts and even sermons.
And while our perspective may get lost in the constant noise of political campaigns and social media, we remain steadfast in our desire to be a part of the dialogue.
What most of us have in common is a desire to live out our faith in a manner that represents what we believe, taking those beliefs and putting them into action to bring about change. Without exception, people of all faiths are called to engage in the public square and to work for the common good.
In the Square covers these ongoing movements weekly; with guest interviews, First Person reflections, Field Report segments reporting on efforts on the ground creating community and influencing public life and regular commentary connecting it all to an ongoing call to justice and peace.
The show’s host is Eric Fought, a lay leader in the Christian tradition and a lifelong advocate for social justice. An award winning broadcast journalist, former political strategist and former Franciscan friar, Eric has a unique and engaging perspective on faith and current events happening in the public square.