Depending on your faith tradition, you may know a lot about them and many of them or you may know next to nothing. As we wind down Lent Madness 2018 we take a look at how Lutherans view saints and whether or not they can or should hold any value to us. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us.

Podcast Notes:

A better definition of a relic

A better understanding of catholic churches and relics

How to become a Saint in the Roman Catholic church

And in the spirit of it being the kitsch round of Lent Madness, I give you one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies appropriately named "The Saint."

The 10 Commandments

Thanks to pop culture we all tend to know the basics- Moses gets 10 rules on stone tablets. But what are they really for? This week we take a deeper look at the 10 rules from the Old Testament so grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us.

Photo Credit: Mel Brooks' History of the World Part 1

Presentation of the Lord

Simeon and Anna- ever heard of them? They play an important roll in the Presentation of the Lord. If, like me, those names don't ring a bell, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more.

Podcast Notes: We went looking for Pastor Amanda's favorite version of the Nunc Dimmitis but sadly couldn't find it. Instead we offer these 2 versions...

Nunc Dimittis in Latin but using the same tune that Central has sung.

Nunc Dimittis in English by the National Lutheran Choir

Photo Credit: "Simeon and Anna Recognize the Lord in Jesus", Rembrandt van Rijn


Saying "I'm sorry" is many things. Often it's by rote, sometimes it is heartfelt and all too often it is completely meaningless and even sinister. This week we sat down to figure out just where being sorry fits in the world of failure, confession and forgiveness. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to see if you agree with our take on being sorry.

Podcast Notes:

The podcast Dawn references is called "It's Been a Minute" with Sam Sanders. The specific episode is the Year End Round Up.

Nativity Sets

We have covered the Nativity Story in a past podcast so this week we take a look at the sets themselves. We have St. Francis to thank for them and we discuss who is represented and how they have changed over the years. Grab a cup of coffee or tea to find out more.

Producer's Note:

It's "Away in a Manger" and not "O Little Town of Bethlehem" that plays on my Little People set.

Hipster Nativity Set

And yes, you can buy a pregnant Mary for your Nativity set!