1.03.2019

Ep 72: The 12 Days of Christmas, New Years, and Epiphany

Artwork courtesy of Blair Clark. This is not the final cover
to the book, but she is starting to work on it...

It reads like a bad joke, but this episode features interviews with 2 Anglican bishops and an Eastern Orthodox priest. Bishop Alberto Morales, Bishop Keith Ackerman, and Fr. Andrew Kishler all gave me time to talk about an assorted amount of Christmas traditions, both secular and ecclesiastical. We discuss Puerto Rican Christmas traditions, how to do New Years and the Feast of the Holy Name as a church, and what Epiphany/Theophany looks like for Eastern Orthodox Christians. And please consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign I have going on right now for my forthcoming book on Christmas: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismarchand/book-celebrating-the-12-days-of-christmas



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Also, in the past few weeks, the book and the Kickstarter have been featured on a few other podcasts and blog, which you can check out here:
Anglican Audio Faith and Honor Podcast
The Come to the Table Podcast Global Christian Worship Blog 
The Rabbit Room Facebook Page:
Related Podcast Episodes:
Ep 62: Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka
Ep 53: The Mosleys—Husband and Wife Duo
Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 63: Artist Jaci Musec

12.18.2018

Ep 71: Happy Pagan Christmas! (and support Chris's book)


Episode 71 features an interview with Gabi and Petr Michlik about the Christmas traditions they knew growing up in the Czech Republic, traditions with a surprisingly, terrifyingly Pagan bent...where Santa is more of a demon than a jolly old elf. But there's so much more.... Have you ever heard about the Christmas tradition where a carp lives in your bathtub for a week before the 25th of December? Me either.

This conversation is being released to help promote the Kickstarter campaign Chris is putting on to help fund the completion of his new book on the history and traditions of the 12 Days of Christmas. You can find out more info and support the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismarchand/book-celebrating-the-12-days-of-christmas




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Related Podcast Episodes:
Ep 62: Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka
Ep 53: The Mosleys—Husband and Wife Duo
Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 63: Artist Jaci Musec

9.30.2018

BONUS: Vinyl Release of John Van Deusen's With Every Power Wide Awake


John Van Deusen (interviewed in Ep. 67) has just released his album "With Every Power Wide Awake" on vinyl, so we're taking the opportunity to release an bonus episode of a segment of our conversation that didn't make it into the full interview. Also, it's national podcasting day (September), so enjoy the extra podcasting goodness. 

You can find Van Deusen's music at: https://iamjohnvandeusen.bandcamp.com/
Also mentioned in the episode is the music of Nathan Peterson, which you can find at: https://nathanpeterson.bandcamp.com

To get a taste of Nathan's music, you can listen to previous PostConsumer interviews here:
Ep 55: Singer-songwriter Nathan Peterson
Episode 60: A Discussion of Nathan Peterson's "Is It a Sin?"



The PostConsumer Podcast is on a hiatus for the next couple of months, so please listen back to some of our older episodes:

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Related Podcast Episodes:
Ep 62: Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka
Ep 53: The Mosleys—Husband and Wife Duo
Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 63: Artist Jaci Musec

  

8.15.2018

Ep 70: Glenn Kaiser and Michelle Van Loon


Ep. 70 features an interview with Glenn Kaiser, a true music legend. His blues and rock and roots music spans 5 decades, from his work in the Resurrection Band to his solo work and the Glenn Kaiser Band. Kaiser is also a pastor and teacher at the Jesus People USA ministry and community (http://jpusa.org/). I was able to talk with him at the 2018 Unite Fest in Peoria's Glenn Oak Park. You can find Kaiser's music at:
https://grrrrecords.com/glenn-kaiser
https://glennkaiser.bandcamp.com/

This episode also features an interview with author Michelle Van Loon, who recently released her book Born To Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity. You can discover more of Van Loon's writings at:
http://michellevanloon.com/
https://theperennialgen.com/

And please check out my previous article that featured some thoughts on Glenn Kaiser and Phil Keaggy: The Troubled Future Legacy of Christian Music
as well as my previous interview with Michelle Van Loon



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Related Podcast Episodes:
Ep 53: The Mosleys—Husband and Wife Duo
Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 45: Religion and Philosophy Professor Brooks McDaniel
Ep 47: Dr. Lester Ruth on the history of Contemporary Worship
Ep 26: Zac Hicks author of The Worship Pastor
Ep 07: Pastor Luke Edwards on "why churches should stop giving stuff away"
Ep 11: Thom Blair on the Hebrew English Interlinear O.T. and Logos Bible Software
Ep 68: E. Byron Anderson on his book Common Worship

  

8.08.2018

Ep 69: Ex-Mormon Ministry Founder Lynn Wilder


Dr. Lynn Wilder is a retired education professor who began the ministry Ex-Mormon Christians United For Jesus with her husband Michael Wilder, which you can read more about at: http://www.unveilingmormonism.com/Dr. Wilder has written or co-authored a number of books about walking away from the Mormon faith and coming to know the Good News of Jesus as found in the Bible:
Unveiling Grace
Leaving Mormonism
7 Reasons We Left Mormonism

Our conversation goes into her personal story as well as the history and beliefs of the Mormon religion.

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Ep 68: E. Byron Anderson on his book Common Worship
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 45: Religion and Philosophy Professor Brooks McDaniel
Episode 49: Doug Chu on White Churches, Multicultural Worship, and the Asian-American Experience
Episode 47: Dr. Lester Ruth on the history of Contemporary Worship
Episode 26: Zac Hicks author of The Worship Pastor
Episode 07: Pastor Luke Edwards on "why churches should stop giving stuff away"
Episode 11: Thom Blair on the Hebrew English Interlinear O.T. and Logos Bible Software

Episode 33: Author Michelle Van Loon on the Church Calendar

7.19.2018

Ep 68: E. Byron Anderson on his book Common Worship

E. Byron Anderson is the Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. His most recent book Common Worship: Tradition, Formation, Mission explores the various tensions of the Church's worship: traditional vs. contemporary, habit vs. freedom, canon vs. creativity, unity vs. diversity, and mission focused worship vs. congregationally focused worship. However, instead of pitting these concepts against each other, he puts them in conversations that cause pastors, worship leaders, and all Christ followers to ask tough questions about the intention behind how their liturgies are formed and how they are forming their people. In many ways, Dr. Anderson's book reads like a companion to James K.A. Smith's influential Desiring the Kingdom. Both books contribute to the Church's conversations about what exactly is happening when we gather together and challenges us to consider what should be happening.

Common Worship can be purchased through various channels:
Amazon
Cokesbury
Dr. Anderson is also a longtime contributor to the Liturgical Conference journal:
https://liturgicalconference.org/
You can read more of his bio and teaching approach at his 
Garrett faculty page.



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Related Podcast Episodes:
Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen
Ep 62: Stephen Backhouse on the Life of Kierkegaard
Ep 45: Religion and Philosophy Professor Brooks McDaniel
Episode 49: Doug Chu on White Churches, Multicultural Worship, and the Asian-American Experience
Episode 47: Dr. Lester Ruth on the history of Contemporary Worship
Episode 26: Zac Hicks author of The Worship Pastor
Episode 07: Pastor Luke Edwards on "why churches should stop giving stuff away"
Episode 11: Thom Blair on the Hebrew English Interlinear O.T. and Logos Bible Software
Episode 33: Author Michelle Van Loon on the Church Calendar

7.05.2018

Ep 67: Singer-songwriter John Van Deusen

Singer-songwriter and musician released his latest album Every Power Wide Awake late last year, and it's slowly been building buzz with people on the look out for great independent music as well as with church worship leaders. Here's the brief review of the album that I left on Van Deusen's Bandcamp page
This album might be a masterpiece. I rarely say such things.

This is worthy of many listens.
So yes, take a listen to his album and then listen to our interview. We go in-depth about his career in the music industry (he previously fronted the band The Lonely Forest for over a decade) and the stories behind the songs on the new album. John also graciously allowed me to use excerpts from tracks on the album, which can be streamed through the Bandcamp app.

Other links:
John's website: http://johnvandeusen.com/
John's record label: http://www.monopathrecords.com/



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6.28.2018

Ep 66: Alec DeJesus on almost giving up on art and then choosing to keep going

Artist Alec DeJesus was first a guest on the podcast a year ago. Since then he's had some of his highest highs and lowest lows. He found success with an art commission through Broward College in Florida, painting two murals for them, but then progress on the murals wasn't happening and he almost gave up on art altogether. In the end he didn't abandon his art career and he found tremendous success in actually getting the murals done and inspiring a group of young artists at the college. Episode 66 of the podcast is an often raw and vulnerable conversation where Alec delves into all the struggles an artist carries with them in the audacious attempt to get their art made.

Here are some recent articles detailing Alec's work, focusing especially on his murals in Florida:
Journal Star Article on Painting the Planter in the West Bluff and Photo Gallery
Widower's Grief Blog Profile
Profile on the murals with Amsterdam Street Art
Graphite Gallery Artist Page

Past Podcast Episodes on Peoria Area Artists:
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Episode 63: Artist Jaci Musec

5.23.2018

Ep 64: Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka is a band originally from southern Missouri, who've released five albums through Bloodshot Records. Their music is a seamless mixture of American music: classic rock, southern rock, country, folk, and Americana. The important thing is their songs are amazing. Episode 64 features an interview with their lead singer Brian Roberts, who connected over the phone for a conversation with Chris and guest host Ben Mitzelfelt about their early years and the stories behind a number of their songs.

Listen to Ha Ha Tonka's music, look at tour dates and find out more at their website(s): http://www.hahatonkamusic.com/
https://hahatonka.bandcamp.com/

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