sv podcast – a prayerful chat with Dave Tomlinson

What is prayer? Ask Dave! We were delighted to have a chat with author and broadcaster Dave Tomlinson about his new book, OMG! A Bad Christian’s Book of Prayers. He spoke to Darren & Holly on Zoom from his ‘Holy Shed’ for our June podcast.

Dave needs no introduction from us but we’ll do it anyway! He’s a well-known face in Christian circles as a writer and broadcaster and a former vicar. His book The Post-Evangelical made a stir back in 1996 and he famously – or infamously – took the funeral of great train robber Ronnie Biggs in 2014. Dave now offers a weekly reflection online from his Holy Shed in the garden and is a regular contributor for BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought.

He says he’s a “bad christian, slightly better vicar, struggling writer, improving husband, model epicure, awesome dreamer.”

Dave first featured in our podcast in 2014 when we reviewed his book The Bad Christian’s Manifesto. We then did a fabulous session with him at the Glasgow ‘Aye Write!’ Book Festival in 2015. Dave was also Anne’s guest for an ‘A Thousand Words’ interview in 2017.

OMG!: A Bad Christian’s Book of Prayers
Dave Tomlinson on Facebook
Dave on X/Twitter 
Dave’s YouTube Channel (The Holy Shed)

This podcast was recorded on Thursday 30 May 2024. Available from Apple Podcasts , TuneIn Radio, and via your favourite podcast App. Duration: 52’30 minutes. Theme music and stings by Nicolai Heidlas.


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