Author, theologian, and professor, the Rev. Dr. Martha Moore-Keish, joins the Cringe podcast to talk about the question, "What's the deal with prayer?" Why do we pray? Why is it important? Is it important? Is prayer about trying to change God somehow? Is prayer about changing ourselves? Or is there something else going on? During this episode, we also discuss the theology of Stephen Colbert during Lent, her lifelong fascination with India, and the challenges and joys of teaching as a seminary professor. She also finally answers the most elusive mystery at the heart of our theological quandary: Why does a theology professor raise chickens?