Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve - Decade End

Next Step #82: The New Year’s Eve Edition. Use this sound track as a “Dick Clark replacement” as we reflect on the year and the aught decade. Remember the Y2K scare? Living in post-9/11 society and the changes we’ve endured. What about life before podcasts? The Advent passage Luke 19 unfolds into a lesson on the uses of money and the problem of wealth. Why do the rich get richer and the poor poorer? Didn’t you think Jesus wrote the story of Robin Hood? Try a look at values. A wish for the New Year – to take the risks and move the “Epostle” dream forward. Bonus: Fr. Vazken reveals Pasadena’s deal with God!
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Song: “Nor Yerk” by Mariam Matossian (
Ani’s Bubbles: Pumpkins, Carrots and Coffee
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve: Finding Hope in the Manger

Next Step #81: The Christmas Eve Edition - Looking and finding hope in the manger. Why “In His Shoes” is a way of life and how “respect” is the predecessor of love. The Christ child is a revelation of faith, hope and love – concisely placed in the manger for us all. Why January 6? Why December 25? And then finding Christ beyond the manger. Reflections of the newly deceased Fr. Kourken Mouradian – from Khorvirab to Glendale.
Song: "Christmas Song" by Jethro Tull
Silent Night by Sarah McLachlan from Wintersong Album
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Solstice Celebration: Light, Love and Life

Next Step #80: Winter Solstice Edition - Celebrating Love, Light and Life - The Birth of the Son and the Birth of the Sun are looked at through the lens of Armenian Orthodoxy. Children’s memorial: never letting these precious lives be forgotten, in real and concrete expressions. Shall we stop dreaming and imagining PEACE, now that Obama has given an excuse for violence? A look at Christmas shopping: WWJWFHB? And how an 8 year old changed his Christmas from getting to giving (to the homeless). This is a podcast in a series of Advent messages with a very fresh and unique flavor.
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Ani's Bubble – A Child Explains God
Song: Gor Mkhitarian's "About Light"
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reconciling with Absurdity

Next Step #79: Reconciling peace and war, love and evil, God and humanity – it’s the Next Step in the Advent journey. A look at Obama receiving the Nobel Peace prize while sending troops to Afghanistan; a murder in Glendale and a Genocide in Sudan – is peace possible without violence? Without war? And what about Bab Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009? This Next Step tries to reconcile it all. And what about Jesus’ Wish List for Christmas? If he’s the real “Birthday Boy” – how about a gift for him? A look at the great banquet in Luke 14.
Ani’s Bubbles: What then, Senor?
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Clarity to See Responsibility

Next Step #78: A look at Jesus' answer to Evil in the Gospel of Luke 13 as an instruction to shift emphasis from others to ourselves and accept responsibility for our lives. Advent Sunday #2 - is a step closer to introducing meaning to the Christmas season and the value of finding a lasting “Peace on Earth.” It’s got to be more than a Christmas card greeting! Celebs that make it into the cast: Tiger Woods, the Salahis, Fred Claus and much mush (sic) more.
Song of the Day: About Light by Gor Mkhitarian
Bubbles by Ani: A Modern Thanksgiving Prayer
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