Janet Conner
Thursdays, 1 PM CT
Phyllis Tickle, The Divine Hours
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Theme: The Call to the Practice of Prayer

I first encountered Phyllis Tickle as the founding editor of the Religion Department for Publishers Weekly, and I’ve longed to speak with her ever since. Phyllis is a true authority on religion in America. She is the author of more than three dozen books, but perhaps best known for The Divine Hours series on fixed-hour prayer. We talk about how Christian fixed-hour prayer relates to the call in Islam to pray five times a day, if the call to prayer is universal or unique to particular traditions, and how she prays as a lay Eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church.