Psalms Week 2: Praise Psalms

Can I get an "Amen!" Yes, that is the basic understanding of a psalms of praise both individual and corporate but there is a little more to them than that. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us for the second in our series.

Podcast Notes:

Limburg, James. Psalms. Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press,2000.
Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretations: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Lousiville,Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.

Anatomy of a Hymn of Praise

Anatomy of an Individual Praise 

The Priestly Prayer

Messy, pronoun laden and left me singing "Come Together" by the Beatles, this week we take a look at The Priestly Pray from the Gospel of John. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more about a part of the Bible that Pastor Amanda likens more to Shakespeare.

Podcast Note: The text from Pastor Amanda on the Priestly Prayer is no longer online BUT! her book still is.


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 and Errata:

A better definition of a relic

A better understanding of catholic churches and relics

How to become a Saint in the Roman Catholic church

Yes, it is Aaron Sorkin and not Alan Sorkin as I misspoke who writes such distinctive dialogue for such shows as "The West Wing".

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