Let the Bird Fly!

Let the Bird Fly!

A podcast about living freely in a world given back to us

Episodes

August 8, 2022 77 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 06:50 - Main Topic (Hymns, and What Makes One Good?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT, Wade and Jason discuss the hymns. What's their history? Why has the Christian Church produced so many? What's their place in the divine service and the Christian's daily life? What makes one good or bad? How do music and the text relate? We hope you enjoy the epis...
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00:00 - Introduction 12:40 - Free-for-All (MLB Trade Deadline: Buyers or Sellers?) 23:50 - Main Topic (Why Ministry?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN, Wade and Jason are joined by Pastors Greg Lyon (WLC) and Collin Vanderhoof (Pilgrim Lutheran, Menomonee Falls) to discuss the ministry, especially why they went into it and what keeps them in it, despite the challenges. We really enjoyed this one and are hoping we can ge...
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August 1, 2022 68 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 07:30 - Main Topic (Christian Aesthetics) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss Christian aesthetics, building on the previous episode. We hope you enjoy the episode! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to go check out all of the great podcasts they have to offer, as well as the ot...
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July 31, 2022 58 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 03:30 - Main Topic (Aesthetics) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss aesthetics in general. In the next episode we will discuss Christian aesthetics. We hope you enjoy the episode! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to go check out all of the great podcasts they have to offer, a...
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July 22, 2022 55 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 04:05 - Main Topic (God) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-FOUR, Wade, Mike, and Jason (the gang is back in town!) discuss God. Who is He? Who isn't He? What are misconceptions about Him? What do we know about Him, and how? These and other questions lead to some fruitful conversation. We hope you enjoy the episode! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network...
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July 14, 2022 91 min
00:00 - Introduction 04:00 - Free-for-All (Jason's First Year at the College) 16:30 - Main Topic (The Bible) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE, Wade and Jason discuss the Bible. What is it? What isn't it? What are misconceptions about it? How should it be read and used? For the free-for-all, we hear about Jason's reflections on his first year at the college, and on the third floor. We hope you enjoy the episo...
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July 7, 2022 80 min
00:00 - Introduction 08:00 - Free-for-All (Jason's Enchanted Summer) 22:00 - Main Topic (Absolution) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO, Mike, Wade, and Jason (that's right, Jason!) discuss absolution (private and corporate, as well as preaching as absolution). For the free-for-all, we hear about Jason's enchanted summer of adventures. We hope you enjoy the episode! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting netw...
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00:00 - Introduction 06:15 - Free-for-All (Best Playoffs to Watch Even When Your Team Isn't in Them) 18:45 - Main Topic (Everyone's a Theologian) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE, Mike and Wade argue that no one lives a life free from theology. Everyone is in fact a theologian, whether a good one or bad one. We hope you enjoy the episode! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done s...
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June 21, 2022 56 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 08:30 - Main Topic (The Pastor's Office) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY, Mike and Wade discuss the pastor's office, or study, the space where he meets with people, counsels, absolves, prays, reflects, learns, and prepares for the divine service and his sermon. In the process, they share thoughts on how pastors and congregations can help make them as conduci...
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00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 08:30 - Main Topic (The Lord's Supper: A Thesis) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE, Mike and Wade get feisty. They've been doing this podcast for a long time now, and they figure they've earned the right to be a little blunt. Without letting Mike know beforehand, Wade chose the topic for the episode, knowing it would lead to vigorous discussion. Wade ...
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00:00 - Introduction 13:30 - Free-for-All (What Saint Would You Name a Church After?) 29:00 - Main Topic (Why All the Other Stuff Matters) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT, Mike and Wade discuss why the liturgy, church architecture, music, art, etc. all matter so much, especially when preaching in general is not so great. For the free-for-all, we discuss what saint we'd name a church after if we were starting a new ...
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In the SIXTY-SIXTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike wrap things up. This series started in December of 2018. It has been quite the undertaking, but very beneficial for both of the guys as they've worked through everything. Even if you've not listened to the series so far, the finale is worth checking out, as they discuss why Luther matters, his place today, what his lasting contribut...
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May 25, 2022 74 min
00:00 - Introduction 12:00 - Free-for-All (Lutheran Stuff Lutherans Say Is Too "Catholic") 24:30 - Main Topic (The Guys Get Catholic) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN, Mike, Wade, and Jason (enjoy him here, because he's off to travel the world and won't be with us for a while) discuss catholicity and why Lutherans are at their best when they are their most catholic (for instance, with the Augsburg Confes...
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00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 05:50 - Main Topic (Uniquely Stupid, and the Importance of Community and Formation) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX, Mike and Wade discuss an article in the Atlantic by Jonathan Haidt, which leads to a discussion of the importance and community and formation, and why the Lutheran Church, and Christian Church in general, is in dire need of a rediscovery of both. This turned int...
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In the SIXTY-FIFTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Flacian controversy over original sin and why the doctrine of original sin is so important. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or...
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00:00 - Introduction 06:30 - No Free-for-All (Best Milestones in Sports) 14:45 - Main Topic (Romans 13) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss Romans 13, church and state, and Christian love. We hope you enjoy the conversation! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to go check out all of the great podcasts they have to offer, as well as the o...
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In the SIXTY-FOURTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Synergistic Controversy over free will, and whether we have it in matters of salvation. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or he...
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April 18, 2022 61 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 7:00 - Main Topic (Why the Lord's Supper) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss the Lord's Supper and its place in the life of the church and the Christian. Not gonna lie, I think all three of us thought this was one of our best discussions. We hope you enjoy the conversation! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven'...
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In the SIXTY-THIRD session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Osiandrian Controversy over the doctrine of justification. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or here. Let the Bird Fly! is supp...
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April 12, 2022 57 min
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 5:55 - Main Topic (Holy Week) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THREE, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss Holy Week. We hope you enjoy the conversation! We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done so yet, make sure to go check out all of the great podcasts they have to offer, as well as the other wonderful content at 1517.org. If you're enjoying the sh...
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