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http://elmermiguel.com 
Elmer is a former U.S. Marine, police officer, security contractor, teacher, and business owner. He is in the midst of his ordination process in the Anglican church and attends seminary while working as a pastor. Elmer considers God to have played a pivotal role in his life-from combat to dealing with PTSD to parenting. In this podcast listeners will hear about Elmer's seminary experience, liturgy, theology, eschatology, and other topics related to Christianity. Occasionally, Elmer will have a co-host, both clergy and laity, to discuss a particular topic. 

The Religious Man Podcast E.S. Miguel

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http://elmermiguel.com 
Elmer is a former U.S. Marine, police officer, security contractor, teacher, and business owner. He is in the midst of his ordination process in the Anglican church and attends seminary while working as a pastor. Elmer considers God to have played a pivotal role in his life-from combat to dealing with PTSD to parenting. In this podcast listeners will hear about Elmer's seminary experience, liturgy, theology, eschatology, and other topics related to Christianity. Occasionally, Elmer will have a co-host, both clergy and laity, to discuss a particular topic. 

    Healing Who I Was, Dying to Myself

    Healing Who I Was, Dying to Myself

    For more content and to sign up to get an email from me, go to elmermiguel.com. Welcome to the Religious Man Podcast, where we discuss the Christian religion, theology, and lifestyle. Thank you for listening. If you haven’t already done so, please leave a review of the  show today in the Apple Podcast app or in the Google Podcast platform. Visit the podcast page in your favorite podcast platform to listen to the previous episodes. I’m certain you’ll enjoy those as well. Become a patron today by visiting https://www.patreon.com/religiousman By doing so you can support the show and demonstrate your appreciation for the content and discussion.




    This is Episode 11, Healing Who I Was, Dying to Myself, with me, Elmer Miguel your host and I’m joined today by our guest JD Flood. 




    JD  and I served together during Operation Iraqi Freedom. We were both in leadership in the same platoon with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, Golf Company. Our deployment was spent conducting counter-insurgency operations in the hell-hole known as Ramadi. At the time we were good friends and co-workers, but it wasn’t until many years later that we re-connected and started two businesses together. JD now lives in Michigan with his wife, Jess, and children Weston and Sawyer. He is owner of Mission Ready Media. JD loves the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and storytelling through various forms of media. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Start with Compassion for Yourself: Faith, Addiction, Recovery.

    Start with Compassion for Yourself: Faith, Addiction, Recovery.

    Welcome to the Religious Man Podcast, where we discuss all things related to the Christian religion, theology, and lifestyle. 



    This is Episode #10, Start with Compassion for Yourself: Faith, Addiction, and Recovery. I am Elmer Miguel your host and today I’m joined by my younger brother, Oliver, as we have a conversation about his journey out of addiction.




    Oliver and I were raised in a devout Christian home, in a tiny speck of a town called Andrews, Texas. We faithfully attended our hispanic Assemblies of God church twice a week, at least. From the time we were able, we played an instrument in the church band. But suddenly, we were plucked from our comfortable growing grounds and re-planted in strange soil. Our parents moved the family to Greeley, Colorado, where the Miguel boys trudged into cavernous waters. Each boy responded in their own way. 




    When I left for the Marines in 2001, Oliver was in junior high school and he gave me no reason to worry. By his senior year, he was drinking regularly. I heard much of his story through mom and dad. But now, he and I sit down to discuss the lessons he learned through those dark years.    

    Thank you for listening. If you haven’t already done so, please leave a review of the  show today in the Apple Podcast app or in the Google Podcast platform. 

    Visit the podcast page in your favorite podcast platform to listen to the previous episodes. I’m certain you’ll enjoy those as well. 

    Become a patron today by visiting https://www.patreon.com/religiousman By doing so you can support the show and demonstrate your appreciation for the content and discussion. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Life in service to Afghanistan and the US, a conversation with Rawouf Alizada, former interpreter for the US military.

    Life in service to Afghanistan and the US, a conversation with Rawouf Alizada, former interpreter for the US military.

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    This is Episode #9, Life in service to Afghanistan and the US, a conversation with Rawouf Alizada, former interpreter for the US military. with me, Elmer Miguel your host and I’m joined today by Ali. 

    He was my interpreter during a deployment to the Helmand Province of AFG in the spring and summer of 2010. He is from Kabul, and his first gig as an interpreter was with me. I remember looking into his eyes and seeing perhaps a bit of nerves, and a lot of questions. I was not certain that he would be a good fit with our unit, but over time he grew bold, strong, reliable, and trustworthy. Toward the end of our deployment his then fiancee made my daughter a beautiful dress. I was proud to take that home to my little girl. But I took home much more than that; I left Afghanistan with a love for their people and an admiration for those in my circle, including Ali. I consider him a friend, above all, and a comrade in arms. 




    What you will hear today is an impromptu conversation that I had with Ali a few days ago, in light of the recent events in his home country of Afghanistan. 




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    Visit the podcast page in your favorite podcast platform to listen to the previous episodes. I’m certain you’ll enjoy those as well. 

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    • 27 min
    Lamenting with the people of Afghanistan

    Lamenting with the people of Afghanistan

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    In America's longest war we have made mistakes along the way, but nothing rivals the way we have chosen to end this war. Although war is undesirable, to say the least, it is irresponsible to drop everything and walk away. It is even more detestable to claim no responsibility for the devastation and the lack of security. As the finger pointing increases among the international community, the Taliban now controls the nation's capital, Kabul. To my friends and those who co-labored with me who now watch in horror I say, be not discouraged for the work you have done is not in vain. For those in the path of death and destruction, I send my condolences. Let us all pray for Afghanistan.

    • 27 min
    Is livestream church really church?

    Is livestream church really church?

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    Attending church is a sacramental experience, one which has been passed down from the beginning of the church in the New Testament. One could argue that the idea of communion with God and with one another goes back further to the very purpose of the creation of humans. So I have to ask, "Is livestream church really church?" 

    Click the link below to read the article I discussed in the podcast. 

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/opinion/covid-church-livestream.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqohkQFUbCybSRdkhrxqAwvPI3r0ww3T-MTKeSXNGzvoYGJSa9k7II6p_Yt95lxKqeOh8Cp59Dvpj0r0YeEV3VwijppbDwp5ceig7otr2VWlpj9eQVOA1tG-zNGD8cuwgmuPh4BzZYWK-S7WfhSN6XHttqJRmdluq2XUalOySQqMuhI4Ijbp2DYt6RDwDeCCAo_Hrbh16M9iBZRrZgRIkD6AbAXqA2I7BtM9TNVlaGlnET3tg4Gcj6986ONwfOar3LBBIa9ND0E5ULMT1-IxhcEa3FcvM&smid=url-share

    • 12 min
    Blaise Pascal: French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer and Catholic theologian

    Blaise Pascal: French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer and Catholic theologian

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    A polymath of sorts, Blaise was considered a child prodigy who mastered the principles of Euclid by the age of twelve. He grew up rubbing elbows with the French elites, but was converted to Christianity during the famous "Night of Fire." Pascal's memorial to that night has become synonymous with his name and stands to this day as one of his greatest works. 

    • 19 min

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