Archive for January, 2012

Episode 174: Hanging Out in Heidelberg (part 1)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The GW are off to Heidelberg for a friendly Disputation as they consider theses 1-4 of Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation (1518) which distinguish the works of God from the works of men.  Compelling yet disturbing disputational theology from the master of Law/Gospel paradox himself, Martin Luther.

For the text of the Heidelberg Disputation and Luther’s comments, click here.


Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies

Love Shack – The B-52s

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 173: A Sweetly Scented Sacrifice

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Manly Doctors splash on some Hai Karate, fend off the ladies, and offer up this sweetly scented sacrifice of divine whisperings on baptismal exorcisms, Cwirla’s reflections on the Doxology pastoral enrichment program, Donofrio’s “Do Whatever You Want” sermon on 1 Corinthians 7, and pastoral compassion fatigue.  Also, some musical offerings by composer-in-residence Jason M. Kaspar and a beautiful baptismal hymn in German complete with the howling of the old Adam as he goes kicking and screaming to his baptismal death.  As always, compelling and disturbing.


Astrud Gilberto – Meditation
Ramones – California Sun
Sonseed – Jesus is a Friend of Mine

Episode 172: South Pole Edition

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Manly Doctors go south of the border to McMurdo Station, 800 miles from the South Pole, to converse with Rick “The Anti-Santa” Stadler on such diverse topics as how to you calculate “evening and morning” when the sun never sets, what to do when you’re at the South Pole without a pastor, and the plight of the penguins.  Also a great sermon by Norman  Nagel on the Baptism of Our Lord and an email discussion on how we are simul sinner and sinless at the same time.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

For a live view of the conditions at McMurdo, check out their web cam.

Episode 171: An Atheist Epiphany

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Is faith reasonable, do atheists believe, how to preserve a Christmas tree, was Sonseed an atheist conspiracy, and what exactly was that star in the East?  These questions and a whole lot of answer for questions we have haven’t even thought of asking yet, on The God Whisperers.

episode 170: Happy Circumcision New Year

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The Manly Doctors of Divinity take on the sensitive but theologically significant topic of circumcision in a snippy discussion on the occasion of the Name and Circumcision of Our Lord.  Also, a special guest appearance from Henning Van Rensburg who sounds like he’s calling from inside a toilet bowl.  And if that weren’t enough, more awesome Christmas music.


Alleluia! Freut Euch – Westminster Abbey Choir

Jesus Ahatonnia (The Huron Carol) – Bruce Cockburn

Go Tell It On the Mountain – Bruce Cockburn

In the Bleak Midwinter – Moya Brennan

O Holy Night – Anuna

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed