August 12, 2020

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #134

podcast_logo.gifThis week: This and that. Watchbloggers. Evangelical complaints about liturgy.

Monday, April 13th will be my debut as a regular weekly feature on Pirate Christian Radio.

Fr. Cantelemesa’s sermon from Good Friday.

Greg Boyd on the CEC.

iMonk Coffee Mugs.

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Intro music by Daniel Whittington. Exit Music by Randy Stonehill.

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  1. Jenny Bluett says

    LOVE the mugs Michael; shouldn’t you get a cut?!
    A blessed Easter to the Spencer house, peace.


  2. It’s a great big stupid world…..

    Great song – it’s been along time since I listened to Randy

  3. Hmmmm. So now I’m left to ponder, what’s a “MegaBlog” and will it sustain me?

  4. The shot of the mug that they have on that site doesn’t show any of the cartoon except for one goat and maybe a little more.

  5. You can turn it around in the viewer on the left side.

    Click “Center” and use the viewer.

    Michael gave the link to read Father Cantallamessa’s Good Friday sermon and I second that. It’s wonderful.

  7. OK, I see it now. But I think that monk looks more like Buddha than like you.

  8. I was just thinking of the Liturgical issue this morning. I went with my family to a small ELCA church a mile off the paved road miles from the nearest town. It was a fantastic service, and considering it was Easter this little country church was packed.

    I knew that the liturgy was going to be a have a bit of a learning curve since I was a visitor. I was one of those scrambling around, looking for something in the bulletin or the back table to help the newbies understand when to stand, sit, respond, sing, etc. While I don’t think it’d be a bad thing for a little help for the visitors by way of hymnal insert, I’m sure the Cradle Catholic (or Orthodox) has the same feel going to a suburban megachurch. Besides, you know the liturgical church is going to recite either the Apostles or Nicene Creed Easter morning 🙂

  9. Fr. Cantalamessa’s sermon is really good.. I wish every parish had a priest who’d give a decent homily. Why is it so easy for Protestants and so hard for Catholics to figure out?

  10. I think the thing that most scares me off liturgy is the assumption (on my part) or, sometimes, spoken conviction (on the other’s part) that a given service’s liturgy is the “right” way to worship.

    But then I’ve been guilty of believing a less liturgical service is more “right.”