Archive for the ‘Heidelberg Disputation’ Category

Episode 190: School’s Out for Summer

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The Manly Doctors babble on and on about foundation cracks, Mt. Gay Rum, mojitos, Liszt, Bach, Tubal-Cain, rock stars, cigar smoking, small-town cops with too much time and not enough crime on their hands, manly pissething against the wall, and the Heidelberg Disputation theses 25-28 with a special emphasis on the Law as your “inner mother.”  How great is that?

episode 187: “I Think You’re Remembering Something Else.”

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The Manly Doctors of Divinity engage the functional differences of Calvinism vs. Lutheranism, theses 20-26 of the Heidelberg Disputation and why the harder you look at good works the less good they look.  Then in a brilliant moment of middle-aged dementia, thinking he is quoting the Scriptures, Donofrio begins to channel the Council of Trent on faith as the “first work,” while Cwirla desperately tries to find it in the Greek text, concluding with this memorable line:  ”I think you’re remembering something else.”  Kyrie Eleison!

Music creds:

Themes from The Three Stooges and Sanford & Son.

Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Episode 185: Calling the Thing What It Is

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Kitchen appliances and plumbing tips; homemade Bay Rum aftershave, Political Science for Dummies, on being “weak on sanctification,” Heidelberg Thesis 21, and “Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard.”  We don’t know how to tie this one together, so we’re pouring Flying Monkey Martini’s and spinning “Billions of Brazilians” by Don Tiki.


“Billions of Brazilians” – Don Tiki

“Crickets Sing for Ana Maria” – Astrud Gilberto

Episode 184: We’re So Blue and Heidelberg Too

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The GW catch up on Skype calls, discuss drive-by parishes, rites, ceremonials, gestures and congregational diveristy.  Also LCMS Blue and the theologies of glory and the cross from the Heidelberg Disputation articles 19 and 20.

Music creds:

“What a Time It Was”

“Bowling with Bedrock Barney” – The Dickies

Episode 178: Flarp That Pagan Lust

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Pagan Lust by Don Tiki sets off a spirited hour of whispering including dry Masses, Bible translations, study Bibles, nerds vs. geeks, a couple of theses from Heidelberg and “What Going on With Campus Ministry?” with race car driver and campus pastor Rev. Ian Steward Pacey.  And more Flarp!

Music creds:

Pagan Lust – Don Tiki

Little Old Wine Drinker Me – Dean Martin

What a Night – Mel Torme

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 177: Flarp, the Law, and Girl Fights

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Manly Doctors take theology to a whole new e-scatological level thanks to a can of Flarp! courtesy of MDD Donofrio’s lovely wife Paula.  Jasan Kaspar entertains with “I Want to Tell the Story,” Chris Loemker delivers a rousing reprise of “Skate Onward” on the mighty Cwirlizer.  The GW Mailbag gives occasion for discussions on liturgical over-politeness, monks vs friars, and 7th day Sabbatarianism.  The second half has some observations about girl fights in view of the “Ordain  Women Now,” a discussion on how the Law always ticks people off as it mortifies the old Adam, and finally, yes, a thesis from Heidelberg.  And Flarp!

Music Creds:

Run Away! – from Spamalot

Hot Night – Don Tiki

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed (with Flarp!)

Episode 176: Heidelberg Disputation Theses 9-13

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The Manly Doctors engage in a little sports talk, a deep discussion of pizza, the political leanings of Astrud Gilberto, PETA, KFC and cruelty to fried chickens.  But wait!  There’s more!  Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation, theses 9-13 dealing with:  dead works, mortal sins, arrogance, fear and faith, and Free Willy.  You will definitely get your money’s worth from this one.

Music Creds:

“Call Me” – Astrud Gilberto

“No Moon at All” – Mel Torme

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed

Episode 175: Heidelberg Disputation (part 2)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

A trip to the GW mailbag prompts whisperings of assurance of salvation, a really bad bear joke from MDD Donofrio, serpents, temptation, and Genesis 3, and pastors’ continuing education or the lack thereof.  On the back end, there are Theses 5 and 6 of Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation and the idea that everything man does is sinful, even when God is behind it, closing out with something on the Presentation of Our Lord.  It’s all good.

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