The Church Nerd Podcast

The story of the church is the story of people. And while the faithful focus on the Divine, the church is a product of the people, and so it is full of interesting facts, side-steps, mis-steps, and colorful vestments!

The Church Nerd Podcast is the collection of questions I have gathered through these many years, as well as the best answers I can cobble together through my experience, interactions, and some dusty books. My aim is to shed light on some of the things we do in worship, as well as promote discussion on the way the church is moving forward.

This CNP is for everyone, whether you practice the faith, are testing it out, or have stepped away. Everyone is invited to be a part of the community and the conversation, whether your interests lie in history, liturgy, or just want to know why pews don’t have cup holders.

Andrew McLarty

My name is Andrew. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, and two M.A.s in Religious Education, and Divinity. That said, I’m really just an individual who has grown up in the the church and has always been fascinated by its traditions and practices. Even if I weren't an Episcopal priest (I am), I would still be asking these questions, seeking these answers, and producing this podcast. I am a huge fan of this medium. I also have a great love of corned beef hash, Charlie Chaplin films. I will watch any comic book movie that comes out; and Star Trek is my jam.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Short and Sweet Rbombswizzlestick, Apple Podcast Review, Mar 2, 2021 As someone primarily interested in the mythology and mysticism of Christianity, it’s wonderful to listen to Andrew’s history lessons that combine his obvious faith and devotion with curiosity and an earnest desire to understand Christianity in a historical context. A great listen! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love this at Trinity Wall Street ScottAustinSmith, Apple Podcast Review, Jan 28, 2020 I am Head Sacristan at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and we LOVE this podcast!! Keep up the great work Andrew!!