Prayables Archives

Women in red.  Custody of the eyes. Public hangings. Angry mobs let loose to kick and pummel a guilty rapist. Sound like shades of “A Scarlet Letter”?   Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton this week on Open Book  as they discuss […]

Where is God in our 21st century world? Why do we call on Him? And why do we insist on making Him so small? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton tackle these questions and more as they try to plumb the […]

What makes you “real”?  Does it hurt?  Are you in charge of it or is it dependent on others?  What’s love got to do with it? Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton share their thoughts on this lovely children’s book!  [is […]

How do you describe something that is essentially indescribable? George Herbert takes on the subject of “Prayer” in a poem full of incandescent images and startling metaphors. Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they react to the poem and […]

What does faith have to do with the holiday decorations in your lawn? Did you learn everything you needed to know about wisdom and knowledge in college? Can the devout faithful really drink wine and be considered “good”? And folks, […]

When author Jerry Ellis set off to follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s famous pilgrims, he had no idea what lie ahead of him on the road to Canterbury: lessons in friendship, love, miracles and spirituality. Join Lori Strawn and […]

What are we about in this life?  How do we grapple through the daily process of building the Kingdom of God when we may not see the work completed?  Should we even try?  Are you a worker bee or a […]

Why is it life that we want? A potentially simple question has dramatic repercussions in Mary Gordon’s novel of faith and forgiveness, “Pearl.” Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss issues like forgiveness, the act of witnessing and […]

Faith vs. intellectualism. Screamers vs. Silents. The world of faith is full of contradictions and questions. Owen Meany, protagonist of John Irving’s spririted novel, dares to ask the tough questions. Listen as Alice and Lori navigate the answers! LISTEN NOW!

What would you do to handle all of the anger, rage, hurt and betrayal you feel if you lived through the Nazi death camps? Is there even a category for believing in God anymore? What has changed about God for […]