Psalms Week 5: Instructional and Enthronement

This week we move on from the laments to instructional and enthronement psalsms. One of them might even be Pastor Amanda's favorite. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn if you were right...

Podcast Notes:

References:
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 an Enthronement Psalm

Anatomy of an Instructional Psalm

Psalms Week 3: Corporate Lament

Week 3 and things take a darker turn in the psalms. The topic this time is the corporate lament. For Pastor Amanda it is a powerful turn for us to deal with much of the pain and grief we suffer through in our current culture. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more.

Podcast Notes:

References:
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 Corporate Lament

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:

References:
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.

Saints

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."