Oct 30, 2014 Edition

The Barber Who Wanted to Pray

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A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

This imaginative tale from R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous customer.

Master Peter is a barber well-known to all in his village. One day, when Martin Luther the Reformer walks into his shop, the barber musters up the courage to ask the outlawed monk how to pray. Luther responds by writing a letter to the barber. The barber's life and many others' are changed as they encounter a model for prayer by using the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles' Creed.

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Meet the Hosts

R.C. & Lee

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was known for his ability to winsomely and clearly communicate deep, practical truths from God’s Word. He was founder of Ligonier Ministries, founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel, first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.

Lee Webb

Lee Webb is known for his tenured career in television journalism. He now serves as the daily host of Renewing Your Mind. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.


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