Archive for the ‘Liturgy’ Category

Episode 231: Dog Fights and Raising a Dead Son

Monday, June 17th, 2013


Rufus vs the neighbor’s pit bull, listener email (scientific accuracy of Scripture, theodicy, separating the two natures in the Lord’s Supper), the liturgical calendar, a Nagel sermon on Jesus’ raising the Nain widow’s son) with a bunch of intro music, and miracles as previews of the resurrection.

Music Creds:

“I’m An Ordinary Man” – Rex Harrison in “My Fair Lady”

Rum & Coca Cola – Sweet Hollywaiians

All Day and All of the Night – The Kinks

Lola – The Kinks

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Spamalot

Episode 182: The Annunciation, Dry Masses, and Receptionism

Monday, March 26th, 2012

A reading for the Annunciation of our Lord; the “Dry Mass” revisited, a defense of the Service of Prayer and Preaching from LSB, Bible translation right, wrong, and nuanced and why real men learn Greek, Receptionism vs Consecrationism and why both are wrong, and why all kids are liberals.  Yeah, there’s no script to this show.


Don Tiki

Volare – Dean Martin

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 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 164: Nasal Thanksgivings

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The Manly Doctors of Divinity discuss the words surrounding the Words of Institution, the place of the Agnus Dei, sacramental and sacrificial presider positions before the altar along with elevations, liturgical gestures and the proper and reverent disposition of the reliquia.

Oh, and a stirring rendition of “Thank the Lord” on nasal bagpipes.

Music creds:

“Thank the Lord” – Jason Kaspar

“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” – Barry White

“Mack the Knife”- Bobby Darin

Glenn Miller Band

Episode 162: Ska-Metal Sanctus Typologies

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Ancient church typologies, a revisit to Family Radio, MDD Donofrio’s liturgical innovations, and a detailed discussion of the Preface, Proper Preface and Sanctus of the Liturgy along with Mrs. Miller, the Ramones, and a Ska-Metal version of “Jesus is a Friend of Mine” from a Finnish listener.  Who says we don’t bring content?


“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Andy Rehfeldt

“Sweet Pea” and “A Lover’s Concerto” – Mrs. Miller

“What a Wonderful World” – The Ramones

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed

Liturgical bits from Liturgy Audio Files.

Episode 156: Three-ology

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The Manly Doctors take on the theological questions of a three year old, Loemker debuts yet another hymn styling “Skate Onward,” and if that wasn’t enough, there is a discussion on Colossians 3:16 and “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” as it applies to the Hymn of the Day in the divine service.

Music Credits:

“Skate Onward” – Chris Loemker at the Mighty Cwirlitzer

“Pinch Me” – Barenaked Ladies

“Groovy Kind of Love” – Mrs. Miller

Episode 155: Jesus is Calling

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The God Whisperers reflect on a Skype call regarding Catholics, Lutherans and Evangelicals.  GW Organist Chris Loemker debuts his “Jesus is Calling” at the mighty Cwirlitzer.  A 24-second Bible study on conversion after death and a discussion of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs as Hymn of the Day rounds out a scintillating hour of God whispering.

Music Credits:

“Viva la Vida” Cover – Chris Loemker

“Girl from Ipanima” – Mrs. Miller

“Misirlou” – Dick Dale and the Deltones

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed

Episode 154: Were You There When That Just Happened?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Listener email sends the Manly Doctors off road once again into researching the actual origins of the word “boogity,” followed by a riff on wedding photographers.    A world debut of another Loemker hymn styling “Were You There When That Just Happened?”  And if that weren’t enough to fill an hour of disturbing yet compelling listening, the liturgical use of the creeds in the western Mass form.

Music Credits:

“Theme Song from the Andy Griffith Show”

“Dueling Banjos” – from the movie  Deliverance – Eric Weisberg

“I Can See for Miles” – The Who

“Theme Song from Cheers”

“Cwirlitzer Hoedown” – Chris Loemker

“Were You There When That Just Happened?” – Chris Loemker

Episode 153: Cwirlitzer Hoedown and Other Delights

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

A Skype caller and an email unleash more marital mayhem from the Manly Doctors.  The second half hour goes into the Lectionary – 1 and 3 year – and preaching.  And we debut a new feature – “Devout Desecrations – the hymn stylings of Chris Loemker.”

Music Credits:

“Cwirlitzer Hoedown” – Chris Loemker

“I’m an Ordinary Guy” – Rex Harrison from My Fair Lady

Theme from the Addams Family

“How Great a Wurlitzer” – Chris Loemker