Ah, parables. Growing up I never liked that I was always the mustard seed and this week we dig into just what a parable is - and isn't- and how Jesus used them in his ministry. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen along...
This week we increase our vocabulary again by learning that "epistle" is a fancy word for "letter." Curious who was writing to whom and why? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and find out....
Where do you fall on the spectrum when it comes to bible studies? All in or straight up "no thanks"? This we take a look at all the forms that bible study can take with an invitation to join an online group at Central if that interests you. Grab your beverage of choice and find out more.
What would Jesus do? Today? There is a good argument to be made that he would be out protesting and engaging in civil disobedience. Not convinced? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen along to our discussion to find out if you agree or not....
The much maligned Mary Magdalene gets center stage as we take a look at some powerful women in the Christian faith. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and help us navigate the tricky story of just who Mary Magdalene was and why she was targeted by those in power in the church.
As we approach the Inauguration this week, we at the Church Basement give you a message of hope in the form of Saint Julian of Norwich. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen how the message of a woman from the 1300's is relevant today...
Image courtesy of Wikipedia and according to Catholic Online, she is not actually sainted in the Catholic Church.
For those interested in reading further, Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History
Cue the Wise Men! Epiphany, the 12th Day of Christmas, not only gets a day in the church but its own season. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more...
Welcome to the Christmas season as the Lutheran church sees it! You have till Jan 6 to celebrate but not all the stories that come with time of year have to do with babies and gifts. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and find out more....
This time on the Church Basement, Pastor Amanda and Dawn discuss the Nativity Story. Just how do Mary and Joseph find themselves in a stable full of animals? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and find out....
Producer's Note: There is a Playmobile and a Little People Nativity set, but sadly no Lego version.
This week on the Church Basement we talk about the men of Advent - John the Baptist and Joseph, Jesus' mortal father. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen the the story of how these two men fit in to the life of Jesus.
Image Credit:Saint John the Baptist Preaching, 1695 - Luca Giordano
Pastor Amanda gets the week off this week as I talk Christmas Carols with the Music Director here at Central, Janis Lord. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or wassail and listen along as we talk about what makes a carol a carol....
As we continue in the Advent season, this week we take a look at two women who figure prominently, Mary and Elizabeth. Both pregnant and both have stories that only get told in the Gospel of Luke. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen to find out more...
This week on the podcast Pastor Amanda and Dawn discuss St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. Does he have anything to do with Santa Clause? Does it matter? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and find out.
This week Pastor Amanda and Dawn have got your back if you are among those who hate shopping the mall! We discuss many ways you can give this holiday (and any season for that matter) that give back. Do some good for the world as you check names off your list. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us.
Welcome Ministry (Homeless in San Francisco)
Not just charitable- you get something in return!
This week Pastor Amanda and Dawn sit down to discuss the season of Advent. The message in church the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas are decidedly different that what you see in the secular world. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to find out how...
Well it has been quite a week for America. We made the decision to dedicate this podcast to helping people process what happened on Tuesday and how to move forward from here. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you need and join Pastor Amanda and Dawn in finding ways to move ahead.
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Time flies and though it's hard to believe, we are now in the midst of celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther tacking the 95 Theses on the church door and starting the Reformation. Listen along with Pastor Amanda and Dawn and find out what the world is doing to mark this event in the coming year.
This week Pastor Amanda and Dawn take a look at the 95 Theses themselves and how they tie in to All Saints Day. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and find out if there really are 95 of them and just how specific they get....
This week Pastor Amanda and Dawn take a look at Reformation Sunday. Grab a cup and listen along to find out what it is and how it is celebrated in the Lutheran Church.
According to Wikipedia, Reformation Sunday is something that the Lutheran Church has adopted from the 20th Century on although Reformation Day itself has been celebrated since the late 1500's.
As we continue a month of podcasts focused on the Reformation and those involved, this week we take a closer look at Katie Luther. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and listen along to learn more about the woman who was married to Martin Luther.