Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cheerleading with the Evangelists

Next Step #86: Cheerleading may offer hope, but the church and the Christian have the added challenge of adding faith and love to the mixture. Haiti, Conan and Leno, Obama’s State of the Union, are all in this one, as they lead the discussion to the bigger question of evangelization. Fr. Vazken traces the history of proclaiming the Good News, from Apostolic speeches to the printed Bible to New Media. Even some comments from “The Tech Guy” Leo Laporte and a drive-by by Agent 86, Max Smart.
Music: “Today is the Feast of Nativity” by the Junior Choir of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church;
Ani’s Bubbles – The Carpenter’s Glasses;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Busting the Noah Myth

Next Step #85: Robertson blames God: A look at the absurdity of juvenile theodicy. Haitians will work for food, Conan will not work and still have food (and plenty of $Money!) What's going on here? How come Noah missed the unicorns, but picked up some bad guys on the way up to Ararat? A reading from a 1988 Sermon on the Earthquake in Armenia. Follow up on the MLK retreat at the God’s 1st church (pre-Armenia): Khrimian, Gandhi, King, Chavez and Dink all in the mix. The Proclamation from Delano turned poetry. What happens when Blinky and a plastic bobble-head Jesus meet for discussion? It’s all here in this podcast. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Orthodoxy of Dr. King’s Message

Next Step #84: You don’t need CES or 3D to be enveloped in Christianity, just dare to bring Christ off of the altar and you might dare to call Martin Luther King, orthodox! On the eve of the MLK Retreat, Fr. Vazken looks at the teachings of non-violence by Gandhi, Dr. King and Cesar Chavez and the One who inspired them all. Finding spirituality in the messages of hope. A letter from Paul to the Americans? It’s just a prophet speaking to the times and against hypocrisy – as did St. John the Forerunner. And did someone call Robertson a Christian? The Haitian Earthquake and the In His Shoes response:
Music: We Shall Overcome, 1963
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Theophany – Juxtaposing Christ and Darfur

Next Step #83: Theophany as a way of life today and not only in history. How can you be excited about “Christ being born” while Children are dying in Darfur? Fr. Vazken takes the listener through a thought-process and arrives at the Nativity/Revelation of God as a participant in a Living Message. Start of the New Year with a candid revelation of disappointments within the institution of church as well.
Upcoming news about the Martin Luther King Retreat
Song of the Day: Glory to God in the Highest by Narek Bell Choir of St. Mary & Junior Choir of Sts. Sahag/Mesrob;
Ani's Bubbles: A Christmas Prayer;
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for