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  • 01:02

    Cafecito Break - Finding Faith in Dark Times with Pastor Ben

    in Spirituality

    Welcome to Cafecito Break's Virtual LIving Room space.  Join Rosangel Perez and Special Guest Pastor Ben as they speak about "Finding Faith In Dark Times.

    About Pastor Ben: 

     The Rev. Ben Mckelahan is an interactive artist, fairy tale writer, and Lutheran Pastor.  Since he stumbled upon Lutheranism and Theatre of the Oppressed, Ben has been fascinated with how to use art and games to create a community that embodies God’s unconditional love. A west coast native, Ben graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. He very much enjoys serving the southside of Williamsburg, a neighborhood which, like him, is trying to reconcile its Anglo and Latino identity.  Ben serves as the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

    Pastor Ben Hosts a monthly community gathering called, "Voices of Brooklyn". Learn more: http://parablesnyc.org/

    Learn more about Cafecito Break | www.cafecitobreak.com


  • 00:36

    Many say the 666 is on the Pope's Hat!

    in Religion

    Tune in as Pastor Fran share how the Anti-Christ is in your store, school and community.  Starting with the writing on the popes hat is "vicarius vilii dei" match them with roman numerals and add them up?

    Many checked it by matching the letters to the what they mean in roman numerals and it came out to 666 try it for your self.

    According to Wipedia Encycopedia  "Some individual Protestants of varying denominations view the Pope as the Antichrist, or like one. Once a common belief amongProtestants and is still part of the confession of faith of some Protestant churches, such as those within Confessional Lutheranism.[8]Some groups like Seventh-day Adventist controversially identify the Roman Papacy with the "number of the beast" (666) from the book of Revelation, and believe that the phrase Vicarius Filii Dei, reduced to its Roman numerals, sums up to 666, where 'U' is taken as 'V' (two forms of 'v' developed in Latin, which were both used for its ancestor 'u' and modern 'v'). To produce 666, the sum works as follows: VICARIVS FILII DEI = 5+1+100+1+5+1+50+1+1+500+1 = 666"

  • 02:00

    Understanding The Reformation

    in Religion

    This Saturday, I will be talking with Robert Kolb about the Reformation. In his own words


    "Robert Kolb, Missions professor of systematic theology emeritus at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, came to the seminary faculty after service as executive director of the Center for Reformation Research in Saint Louis (1972-1977) and as professor of religion and history at Concordia College, Saint Paul (1977-1993).  From 1993 to 2009 he served as director of the Seminary’s Institute for Mission Studies and spent extensive periods of time teaching in post-Soviet Europe and East and South Asia.  A member of the LCMS Commission for Theology and Church Relations from 1984 to 1992, he was its chair from 1989 to 1992.  He was associate editor and then co-editor of The Sixteenth Century Journal (1973-1997) and since 1993 has been a member of the continuation committee of the International Congress for Luther Research. He helped edit the new English translation of The Book of Concord (2000) and has published some twenty books on the Lutheran Reformation and on evangelism and Christian doctrine."

    What relevance does the Reformation have to Christianity and apologetics today? You'll find out on this episode of the Deeper Waters Podcast.



  • 02:32

    Episode #6: Losing My Vocation (But Not Losing Faith In Jesus)

    in Christianity

    [Episode #6] Please join us for our next broadcast of A Lutheran Layman in an episode we're calling "Losing My Vocation (But Not Losing My Faith In Jesus)" during which we'll be discussing...

    "News With A Lutheran Layman's Views"
    Story of The Week: What's The #1 Feature of A 'Meaningess' Job? (LinkedIn)
    My thoughts on the Doctrine of Vocation and the nature of faith after losing my job unexpectedly...

    "Apologetics Q&A The Lutheran Way"
    Catechisis: Answers To Common Criticisms, Objections, Questions. What We BELIEVE, TEACH, and CONFESS As Confessional Lutherans. Not Just WHAT We Believe, But WHY We Believe It, and HOW To Confess It To Others In Our Lives...

    Question #1: What Is God's Will For Your Daily Life?
    Question #2: Does Losing My Vocation Mean I'm Losing My Faith Or Jesus?
    (The Doctrine of Vocation And How It Is Different From What American Evangelicalism Believes And Teaches; "Locus And Focus"; It Is Written - 1 Peter 2:13-25 Submission: Like A Boss!)

    Of course, we'll take your comments, questions, and prayer requests on-air as time permits. You can send me your questions or comments to: info@lutheranlayman.com or @LutheranLayman

    [AUDIO: "Bittersweet Symphony" Instrumental; "Wedding Song" By City Harmonic; Some Additional Sound Bytes From Table Talk Radio As Part of Intro Theme; YouTube Clips From Public Domain; Concordia Publishing House Promotional Sound Bytes]

    [NOTE: All Bible Readings From ESV Unless Otherwise Noted]

  • 00:51

    Reformation: Be A Confessional, Faithful, Lutheran

    in Christianity

    Personally, I wanted the first broadcast of The Lutheran Layman podcast to establish a firm foundation and set the tone properly before embarking upon weekly broadcasts. So, naturally, focusing on the importance of Reformation Day then, and the importance of Reformation Day today seemed an appropriate way to do that. I promise it won't be too "academic" either since we'll make things relevant to your life for sure. But don't worry! Not "relevant" in the "Emergent Church" sort of way. We'll emphasize a few key areas of concern as I see them from the unique perspective of an ex-Evangelical and recent convert to becoming a Confessional Lutheran (that's me!). Topics? The Lord of the Church; Standing Firm; A Brief Reformation Sermon by Pastor Daniel Hinton; A Reformation In Catechesis by Pastor Charles Henrickson; Does Being Lutheran Still Matter? by Rev. Paul McCain. So, settle in and please join us for "Reformation: Be A Confessional, Faithful, Lutheran" or our very first broadcast! [NOTE: "Technical Difficulties" was the undisputed star of this show I'm afraid as our connection timed out halfway through the program! My sincere apologies. We'll have the bugs exterminated before the next broadcast.]

  • 02:02

    SavvyLiving!™ with Marcinho Savant : MARLEN BORO!

    in Photography

    Marlen Boro was born during the magical seventies and in a magical land called North Dakota.  He remained in this land throughout his youth, enjoying a wholesome, idyllic childhood shaped by conservative Lutheranism, regular family meals with his parents and brothers, and hefty doses of Disney musicals.  When he was 10, his father gave him his own camera.  He enthusiastically embraced photography, a practice that complemented a more general enchantment with the arts.
    Marlen’s photography reflects his lifelong quirky sense of humor and impossible-to-squelch delight in the world. He is masterful at bringing out not only sultry shadows and the astonishing beauty of the male body, but also genuine smiles, infectious smirks, spontaneous grins, and other moments of unguarded authenticity. He encourages his clients to be simultaneously sexual and playful. Unapologetic about being gay, Marlen encourages his clients, whether gay or straight, to find joy in themselves and their sexuality. Marlen’s imaginative, playful approach to photography sometimes manifests itself in coats of glitter, in stretched pairs of ladies’ underwear, or dime-store bunny ears.  Check out his amazing work at http://www.maleboudoir.com!

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