With the publication of The Acts of the Apostles: Annotated & Illustrated and the completion of the rebuilding of all 28 episodes in our video series on Revelation: an Idealist Interpretation, I’ve turned my attention to finishing the planned upgrading of our unique Podcast Homilies series. I thought it was time for a complete overhaul of the series with which I started the AIC on the Web more than a decade ago. The AIC began with live broadcasting of services from my former parish via the pioneering but now-gone vendor, UStream. From that base, I built the 10-12 minute MP3 podcast homilies programs which attracted a significant following of the Web.
In 2020 and 2021, the focus was on updating all the video series, which now come to about 19 different programs presented in almost 200 episodes. I had worked on updating the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany series early in 2021, but never finished the job. I was not satisfied with the end product and quit before completing the Epiphany series.
This week I realized what it was that was missing from the old-style MP3 podcasts: music and a more complete connection between the MP3-based programs, the AIC Bookstore Publications (now with 17 books) and the teaching videos with beautiful and inspiring images Christians have created since the 6th C. A.D. The revised and expanded Podcast Homilies series opens with the same theme music used in the Seasonal Video series on the season in the Church Year, plus fixes a number of very technical issues, and adds more context plus more complete cross-referencing to the library of materials now available on or through this web site.
I hope each of you enjoys these changes. And, if all goes well, I will uploaded the new version of Lessons & Carols for Christmas Eve, which features new music recorded for us in England by Richard M. S. Irwin (www.hymnswithoutwords.com).
Thank you for your interest and support. And, as always, may the Lord bless you in all that you do in His Name! Amen.
Glory be to God for all things! Amen.