26 episodes

The story of the church is the story of people. And while the faithful focus on the Divine, the church is a product of the people, and so it is full of interesting facts, side-steps, mis-steps, and colorful vestments!
The Church Nerd Podcast is the collection of questions I have gathered through these many years, as well as the best answers I can cobble together through my experience, interactions, and some dusty books. My aim is to shed light on some of the things we do in worship, as well as promote discussion on the way the church is moving forward.
This CNP is for everyone, whether you practice the faith, are testing it out, or have stepped away. Everyone is invited to be a part of the community and the conversation, whether your interests lie in history, liturgy, or just want to know why pews don’t have cup holders.
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The Church Nerd Podcast Andrew McLarty

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The story of the church is the story of people. And while the faithful focus on the Divine, the church is a product of the people, and so it is full of interesting facts, side-steps, mis-steps, and colorful vestments!
The Church Nerd Podcast is the collection of questions I have gathered through these many years, as well as the best answers I can cobble together through my experience, interactions, and some dusty books. My aim is to shed light on some of the things we do in worship, as well as promote discussion on the way the church is moving forward.
This CNP is for everyone, whether you practice the faith, are testing it out, or have stepped away. Everyone is invited to be a part of the community and the conversation, whether your interests lie in history, liturgy, or just want to know why pews don’t have cup holders.
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    Thor

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    • 12 min
    Honor Thy Neighbor's Interests?

    Honor Thy Neighbor's Interests?

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    • 13 min
    Year of Consistency Update

    Year of Consistency Update

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    Episode 20: The Year of Consistency. https://www.thechurchnerd.com/episodes/2021/1/22/year-of-consistency
    CGP Grey Yearly Themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGuFdX5guE
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    • 18 min
    Evening Prayer and Compline

    Evening Prayer and Compline

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    Episode 2:Morning Prayer. This goes into detail about the "little hours" and other minutiae of the Divine Office. https://www.thechurchnerd.com/episodes/2019/3/23/2-morning-prayer
    electronic Common Prayer (eCP): https://www.episcopalchurch.org/lifelongformation/electronic-common-prayer-app/
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    • 23 min
    Lenten Disciplines 2021

    Lenten Disciplines 2021

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    Ignatian Examen: https://www.jesuits.org/spirituality/the-ignatian-examen/
    Ignatian Examen Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQgjzJINdk
    Rowan Williams, Being Christian: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Christian-Baptism-Eucharist-Prayer/dp/0802871976
    N.T. Wright, Lent for Everyone, Year B: https://www.christianbook.com/everyone-mark-year-daily-devotional-ebook/n-t-wright/9781611641578/pd/30082EB?event=ESRCG
    Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God: https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Presence-God-Brother-Lawrence/dp/1614279683
    Traditional Catholic Rosary Prayer: https://www.dummies.com/religion/christianity/catholicism/how-to-pray-the-rosary/
    Anglican Rosary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_prayer_beads
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    • 9 min
    “To-Go” Ministry

    “To-Go” Ministry

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    Ask Me for a Blessing: https://www.askmeforablessing.com/
    Adrian on the News: https://abc7ny.com/nyc-covid-vaccine-sites-coronavirus-mega-church/9592010/
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    • 22 min

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Rbombswizzlestick ,

Short and Sweet

As someone primarily interested in the mythology and mysticism of Christianity, it’s wonderful to listen to Andrew’s history lessons that combine his obvious faith and devotion with curiosity and an earnest desire to understand Christianity in a historical context. A great listen!

ScottAustinSmith ,

Love this at Trinity Wall Street

I am Head Sacristan at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and we LOVE this podcast!! Keep up the great work Andrew!!

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