Authentic Christianity, for both sides of the brain.
Time Out is an 10-15 minute podcast containing:
- A reading of Christian doctrine, usually from the Bible itself
- A short collect
- A hymn or two, usually from the Lutheran Service Book
- In later podcasts, a commentary on a book of the Bible
Time Out encourages listeners to read and hear the Bible in context. Sometimes preachers, especially on TV, take a verse or two and completely warp the meaning to what they want to say. A lot of errors can be avoided if we see the context surrounding a passage.
The show also encourages listeners to sing hymns that tell us about Jesus and give us Law and Gospel. Many songs billed as “Christian” could be sung about any god, because the song doesn’t give any specific information about God. Time Out tries to choose hymns that teach the faith and refresh listeners in everyday Christian life.
I created Time Out because, frankly, I needed one. We need not limit our Bible reading and hymn singing to Sunday morning. This show is broadcast over the internet on Pirate Christian Radio, Thursdays at noon Eastern/9am Pacific.
In addition to Pirate Christian Radio, you can play the episodes any time you like. The episodes are available on iTunes. Use Bloglines or Google Reader? You can subscribe to the podcast with this XML address.
If you like what you hear, spread the word. Tell your friends to check out http://lutherantimeout.org. It’s easy to say and spell, and it will bring them right here. Also, let me know by sending me an email. I don’t keep a lot of listener statistics.
Thank you for listening!
Time Out Legals
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Collects unless otherwise noted are taken from Lutheran Lectionary Project and are not under copyright.
All hymns for Time Out are public domain for text, music, and setting, unless otherwise noted. Be a good neighbor: my performances follow the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Organ in the header is the gallery organ (rear organ) of Trinity Lutheran Church, Traverse City, MI. I took the picture.