Archive for December, 2011

Episode 169: Christmas Office Party Edition

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The Manly Doctors of Divinity host their annual office Christmas party with a special visit from their Director of Southern Hemispherical Operations Henning.  Also guest appearances by Martin Luther, Jethro Tull, Bill Shatner, Moya Brennan, Alison Krauss, Vince Guaraldi, and more.  Join us for an hour of Falalalala with the God Whisperers.


“Every Valley Shall Be Exalted” – Lizz Lee, Chris Willis & Mike E.  (Handel’s Messiah, A Soulful Celebration)

“Riu Riu Chiu”- Anuna and The Monkeys

“What Child Is This” – Vince Guaraldi

“We Five Kings” – Jethro Tull

“See Amid the Winter Snow” – Concordia Seminary Chorus

“The Wexford Carol” – Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma

“Oiche  Chiun” – Moya Brennan

“Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” – Robert Shaw Chorale

Episode 168: Veni Emmanuel, Farewell to Hitchens

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The Manly Doctors don Santa hats for some Advent musing, a little Veni, Veni Emmanuel, a recapitulation of some Calvinist stuff on resistance, non-resistance, and free will, along with commentary on the death of Christopher Hitchens, a sampling of the Matador Flaming Hot Beef Stick with a reading of its ingredients, a visit by MDD  Cwirla’s wife, and finally….an O Antiphon!  It sounds like it was made in a college dorm.

Music creds:

Veni, Veni – Enya

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 167: Advent Benedictions

Monday, December 12th, 2011

After sustaining a major iced beverage spill in the GW studios, the Manly Doctors regroup for a scintillating mailbag discussion on Donofrio’s educational philosophy, Cwirla’s distaste for the Assemblies of God and speaking in tongues, miracles natural and unnatural and overly wordy conditional absolutions.  We also touch on Joel Osteen’s proposed reality TV show and round out the hour with a discussion of the Benediction in the Divine Service with a reading from Luther Reed.  Mele Kalikimaka.


Veni, Veni – Mannheim Steamroller

Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby

Sleigh Ride – Bella Fleck and Flecktones

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 166: Coffee Shops, Liturgical Reforms, and why Lutherans argue so much

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Manly Doctors of Divinity recoup from a near-disastrous technical failure and ponder the anti-Santa, why Lutherans argue all the time, coffee shop churches, Lutheran ecclesiology, Advent and Christmas customs, Roman Catholic liturgical reforms, and post-communion collects.  A little something for everyone and nothing in particular.


“Veni, Veni Immanuel” – Anne Dudley

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

“Silent Night” – The Dickies

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed

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