Episode 195: A Formula for Discord

 

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The Manly Doctors of Divinity return with more irrelevance than ever:  Chicago deep dish pizza, a torrent of listener criticism, evidentiary apologetics, and even epistemology (and we’re not talking steh oder sitz here).  And if that isn’t enough to keep you occupied, the Formula of Concord – Rule & Norm and how Scripture alone is never alone.

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2 Responses to “Episode 195: A Formula for Discord”

  1. Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Aug. 29 2012
    (Can you believe it? Not all love BACON!)

    It wasn’t Baconalia that broke us. It wasn’t even Burger King’s bacon sundae. But yesterday we finally reached the end of our patience with this country’s bacon obsession, when we learned that a disgusting-sounding bacon-flavored coffee took home top honors and $10,000 at a Seattle’s Best Coffee-sponsored recipe contest at the Iowa State Fair over the weekend. Enough is enough, America. Instead of writing a long, cranky tirade about how #&%*@ tired we are of bacon-flavored everything (other writers have covered the subject pretty exhaustively), we decided to bring you a comprehensive list of all the bacon-flavored products out there and let you judge for yourselves whether the trend is a delight or an abomination.

    Note: We limited this list to products you’re actually meant to put in your mouth, which means we left off bacon cologne, bacon soap, bacon candles, bacon shoes, and other such silliness. We also left out one-off restaurant dishes like bacon ice cream, bacon cupcakes, bacon cocktails, etc., because there’s not enough time in the world to catalog them all, and their reach is generally hyper-local anyway.

    Without further ado, we bring you 35 examples of bacon-flavored ridiculousness you could mail-order today:

    Bacon-Flavored Beer

    Bacon-Flavored Breath Mints

    Bacon-Flavored Caramel Corn

    Bacon-Flavored Candy Canes

    Bacon Chocolate

    Bacon-Flavored Dental Floss

    Bacon-Flavored Effervescent Drink Tablets

    Bacon-Flavored Envelopes

    Bacon-Flavored Frosting

    Bacon-Flavored Gumballs

    Bacon-Flavored Hot Sauce

    Bacon Jam

    Bacon-Flavored Jelly Beans

    Bacon Jerky

    Bacon-Flavored Ketchup

    Bacon-Flavored Lip Balm

    Bacon-Flavored Lollipops

    Bacon-Flavored Lube

    Bacon Mayonnaise

    Bacon-Flavored Mustard

    Bacon-Flavored Olive Oil

    Bacon Peanut Brittle

    Bacon-Flavored Popcorn

    Bacon-Flavored Potato Chips

    Bacon-Flavored Salad Dressing

    Bacon Salt

    Bacon-Flavored Soda

    Bacon-Flavored SPAM

    Bacon-Flavored Spray Cheese

    Bacon-Flavored Sunflower Seeds

    Bacon-Flavored Syrup

    Bacon-Flavored Taffy

    Bacon-Flavored Toothpaste

    Bacon-Flavored Toothpicks

    Bacon-Flavored Vodka

    If all this makes you more hungry than angry, you should probably know that tomorrow night (Thurs. Aug. 30), the Nightlife at the Academy event at the California Academy of Sciences is bacon-themed. There will be bacon snacks from Bacon Bacon and Nosh This!, along with chef demos from Chris Cosentino of Incanto, Stephen Pocock of Boccalone, and Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats. Go forth and worship with your fellow bacon-lovers in peace.

  2. Steve Morsch says:

    Concerning all this Formula of Concord stuff, I would suggest giving

    “A Formula For Parish Practice: Using the Formula of Concord in Congregations” by Timothy Wengert

    a read. It presents not only the historical context behind and reasons for the writing of the documents, but also shows how the issues that were addressed in the Formula were relevant for pastoral care in the congregation.

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