Patience

“I want an oompa loompa and I want it NOW!” These days it’s not just the snooty kids in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory who are impatient- we all are guilty to one degree or another. Curious how to turn the tide? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more….

Ruth

Yup, an entire book of the bible named after a woman! Even if you don’t know her name - or that of her mother-in-law who almost overshadows her, you probably have heard her famous line. Curious? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more…

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism

Through faith alone. Powerful words. Unfortunately Martin Luther wrote other words just as powerful but not nearly as helpful and uplifting. It’s an aspect of the Lutheran faith that is glossed over for obvious reasons but given the recent events in Pittsburg and the rise of hate-crimes in this country, we are tackling it head on. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or something stronger if necessary) and join us to learn more…

Old Church Architecture

We have a guest this week! Pastor Amanda was away at Bishop’s Convocation so we asked Eric Miller to join me to talk about architecture. We have talked church architecture in the past but this time I get to pick the brain of someone who has a degree in the subject and has a deep love of travel that has taken him to many old, European cathedrals and basilicas. Curious? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to learn more…

Podcast Notes:

Although a fan of church architecture, Eric does not practice.  Instead his career has focused on design technology.  For resources to find a licensed architect specializing in houses of worship, contact your local AIA (American Institute of Architects) or synod through the ELCA

Architectural Terms-

  • Romanesque

  • Gothic

  • Baroque

  • Apse

  • Buttress/Flying Buttress

  • Vault/Groin Vault

  • Clerestory

  • Reliquary

  • Nave

  • Transept

  • Ambulatory

  • Choir

  • Pilgrimage

Abbot Suger and St. Denis

The church in Fulda, Germany

St. Mark’s in Venice, Italy

The church in Pisa, Italy