Archive for the ‘Liturgy’ Category

Episode 152: Prayer and the Mighty Wurlitzer

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Listener email causes the Manly Doctors to consider the existential question, “Am I really a Christian?”  along with unreality of Rob Bell’s hell.  Donofrio’s eyes and his iPad are acting up.  There is a devout in-depth discussion on the five-part collect form of the liturgy.  Plus, the sonorous tones of the mighty GW Wurlitzer.

Music credits:

“I Love Bacon” – Jason M. Kaspar

“Zip A Dee Doo Dah” – Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

“One Week” – Barenaked Ladies

Episode 151: Boogity, boogity, boogity

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Listener email takes the Manly Doctors to the dark side with a massive “Home Schooler Alert” followed by a discussion of the Service of the Word.  And some great “Boogity, boogity, boogity” from Baptist pastor Jim Nelms with some enhancements by the Gregory Brothers.  You may want to hide the little ones for the first half hour.

Music credits:

“You Really Got Me” – The Kinks

‘Boogity, Boogity, Boogity” – Pr. Jim Nelms as Songified by the Gregory Brothers.

Episode 148: Bacon in Excelsis

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Manly Doctors sample some unusual chili flavored bacon, offer reflective reminiscences of great seminary professors, and deliver some really bad imitations of Scottish accents.  And of course, there is a lively discussion of the Kyrie and the numerical deep structure of the liturgy along with the Gloria in Excelsis.  With a special guest appearance by Rufus the dog.

Episode 147: Time Mismanagement Edition

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Chronos gives way to kairos and time goes out the window as the Manly Doctors reflect on the state of the LCMS and the trials and tribulations of the ministry.  They wind up with the Kyrie from the liturgy and some talk about liturgical organ playing.

Song Credits:

“My Generation” – The Who

Episode 146: July 4th Edition

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The Manly Doctors set off a few fireworks of their own with some 4th of July reminiscences, a lively discussion of liturgical gestures, both meaningful and meaningless, and a startling revelation that links the Calvary Chapel of Donofrio’s youth with the Indian shows at the Wisconsin Dells of Cwirla’s childhood.  And if that isn’t enough, we forgot to turn off the microphone so listen to the very end for a bonus laugh or two.

Music Credits:

“Swinging on a Star” – Bing Crosby

“Get Rhythm” – Johnny Cash

Episode 145: Lutherans in France and more

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Great listener email including Lutherans in France, the origins of the liturgy, the 5 ordinaries of the Mass, and a little bit about the Kyrie before we ran out of time.  You get the idea.  Now listen.

Music credits:

“Man in Black” – Johnny Cash

“Psycho Killer” – Bruce Lash

Episode 142: Gottesdienst

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The picture has nothing to do with anything.  We just think CFW Walther is one cool dude.  We’re talking Liturgy as Word and Sacrament, otherwise known as “Divine Service” or paradoxically “Gottesdienst.”  Also a little Harold Camping because we can’t stop ourselves.

Music credits:

“The Bacon Song” – Hauk

“Bacon and Eggs” - Beatnik Turtle

Episode 141: Post post-rapture throwdown

Monday, May 30th, 2011

The post post-rapture party continues with guest appearances by Harold Camping, Larry Flynt, Lord Ra-el and a lively discussion by the Manly Doctors of Divinity on “sacrament” and “sacrifice” in the Liturgy.  Episodes like this one make the Manly Doctors the world’s most interesting Lutherans.

Music credits:

“Bacon Song” – Matt the Electrician

“The Bacon Song” – Meekakitty