Sunday, July 29, 2007

And then there were four...

We made our first deadline ever this week by posting a show before Sunday. We now have fans on iTunes and the statistics show that they showed up to download the newest show.

To everyone who downloaded episode 2, you made it our biggest show so far with nearly 250 downloads, and that's before we've even tried to get this out there. I've done very little in the way of promoting this, just experimenting around with the various means used to distribute a podcast, but we picked up some listeners just by linking to it here and there... I haven't even attached this to our church website yet!!

Either way, I think all of us are hooked on this. Check out the link to a special forum, "Ask the Pastor" that appears just above the blog link. We're actively seeking topics or questions to answer, and any question is, if you so choose, strictly in confidence.

Thanks again to everyone!


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Greetings and Welcome to another post...

Hello everyone. Welcome to the blog for The Lutheran Difference.

Alright, so what's the Lutheran Difference all about? I'm sitting here and asking myself how we got where we are and for the life of me, I can't remember how we started down this road. What I can say is this...

It was a radio program that led me to the Lutheran Faith. There are several that I listened to, most notably the shows on, the official radio station of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod. It was also Pastor Tom Baker, host of the show Law and Gospel on KFUO that suggested that every church should have a radio show of some kind.

So I can tell you why we did this, but the how escapes me. We wanted our show to be about the Lutheran Faith, be available to everyone beginning with the congregation, other congregations in the LCMS churches in Central Florida, and the surrounding area. We also wanted the show to be topical about what is going on around our area and include other church bodies in the discussions. Eventually, we'd like to see this make it on local radio as a call in show!

Imagine us band of yayhoos with a live call in show. God willing, we will.

In the meantime, take a look around, subscribe to the show in iTunes or RSS, or click on ask the pastor on the home page to ask any question you'd like or to suggest topics for the show.