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

Jesus and Women

It has been a hard week for many people. Current events are triggering for many and we didn’t want to ignore the subject of the #metoo conversations and #whyididntreport, but given our anger towards the establishment we decided to take a different track to have our discussion. Curious? Grab a cup of coffee or tea (with a little something-something if necessary) and join us to learn more…

Podcast Links:

Jen Hatmaker’s Post

Ehrman, Bart D.. Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene : The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press, USA, 2006.

Spencer, F. Scott. Dancing Girls, Loose Ladies, and Women of the Cloth:The Women in Jesus' Life. New York: Continuum, 2004.