A podcast where we hear conversations, stories and questions behind the sermons preached at First Lutheran Church in Milford, IA. Our title comes from the idea that a professor once shared with us: there are a lot of situations, conversations, and study that go into crafting a sermon on any given week. And a lot of that is never actually revealed or mentioned in the sermon. All of that… stuff… is called the ‘Sermon Underwear’. It’s there, just like the underwear you put on every day, but no one gets to see it. Every week, we will share some of the ‘underwear’ that goes into each sermon.
Fr. Tom Early joins us for the joyful conclusion of our four part series on Faith.Hope.Love.Joy and for the conclusion of this season of Sermon Underwear. Thanks to all our regular listeners! And to our irregular listeners, you are in good company with us.
Yay love! But what about Jesus difficult command to love your enemies? Fr. Tom Early of St. Alban's joins us to discuss this challenging topic in part three of our four part series on faith, hope, love, and joy.
What are you hopeful for? Guest Fr. Tom Early joins us again and gets the conversation going as we seek to know what the source of Christian hope is and how it shapes how we live here and now. This is part two of a four part series on Faith - Hope - Love - Joy.
What do you do when Nessy (a.k.a. the Lockness monster, a.k.a. chaos) finds you!? Join Pr. Perry, Pr. Brian, and Fr. Tom as they discuss God's response to Job about where to find God and what God does with all forms of chaos.
If Job can hope for redemption in his situation might we also? "For I know my redeemer lives!" Fr. Tom Early joins us as we continue our conversation with Job and his friends and await an answer from God.
In this episode Pr. Perry and Pr. Brian give an introduction to the book of Job as we look at what role God plays in suffering and how that might shape our response to situations of suffering in our own lives and in the lives of others.
This week we talk about Forgiveness. What does it mean? What is the hoped for outcome of it? How does it relate to reconciliation? This was our second session recorded live over zoom. If you'd like to join in on the recording and participate in the conversation that follows e-mail email@example.com for an invite to our next session.
Fr. Tom Early of St. Alban's joins us as we discuss what our consolation in Christ is, how we have received it, and how we might share it with others. Here is the link to the cartoon based on author Brene Brown's comparison of empathy and sympathy https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw.
Fr. Tom of St. Alban's Episcopal church in Spirit Lake, IA joins us for conversation about the work of the Holy Spirit throughout history and today in you! Sermon Underwear will be recorded live over zoom next Monday, June 1st at 3pm CST. We would welcome you to join us and listen in and participate in a live Q&A at the end of the recording. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to receive an invitation to join us via zoom.
This week we look at how the church had its rocky start in Thesolonica but then found its firm foundation through God's work in Jesus Christ. Father Tom Early of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake joins the conversation.
Special guest Fr. Tom Early from St. Alban's Episcopal Church joins us as we continue hearing about the work of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. How does prayer shape our understanding and expectations of healing?
We move from The Gospel of Mark into a few weeks in the book of Acts exploring the early church and how the Holy Spirit was at work then and continues to be in our congregation and community today. This episode was recorded on Zoom. The quality is different than what we're used to. Bear with us as we continue to explore ways to keep providing this podcast while abiding social distancing.