Let the Bird Fly!

Let the Bird Fly!

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October 23, 2020 68 min
00:00 - Introduction 06:53 - Free-for-All (What would you change if you could go back?) 19:27 - Main Topic (Brewing and the Reformation) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THREE Mike welcomes pastor and award winning brewer, Rev. Jeremy Glowicki of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Jordan, MN, to talk about home brewing, Martin Luther, Katie Luther, and the Reformation. The two pastors open with a free-for-all on things they would change if th...
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October 14, 2020 69 min
00:00 - Introduction 02:37 - Free-for-All (Last Meals) 09:45 - Main Topic (Preaching on Social Issues) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-TWO Wade and Mike discuss the difficulty of preaching the law and on social issues in particular. How can a preacher maintain the prominence of the gospel and still speak about sanctification? How can a preacher leave the listener with the precious gospel and still speak about the world in whi...
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In the THIRTY-SIXTH episode of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike highlight the life and work of John the Steadfast. Although not as famous as his brother, Frederick the Wise, or as large a personality as his son, John Frederick the Magnanimous, John is an important figure of the Reformation. As Elector of Saxony, John was instrumental in the formation of the Schmalkaldic League, “protested at the Second...
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October 7, 2020 72 min
00:00 - Introduction 02:26 - Main Topic (Cultural Liturgies) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-ONE Mike invites back Rev. Justin Cloute to talk more James K.A. Smith. This time they are joined by Benj Lawrenz for a discussion on Smith’s Cultural Liturgies series. Smith makes the case that humans are, at their core, lovers. He takes it one step further and declares humans liturgical animals. Everybody worships. We are formed (and ma...
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00:00 - Introduction 04:07 - Free-for-All (Positive life changes from the COVID-19 shutdowns) 16:13 - Main Topic (On the Road with St. Augustine) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY Mike and Wade are joined by Rev. Justin Cloute from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI. Rev. Cloute joins to discuss James K.A. Smith's book On the Road with St. Augustine. This episode was recorded a few months before it was release...
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August 2, 2020 71 min
00:00 - Introduction 08:30 - Free-for-All (If you couldn't teach in your discipline, what discipline would you want to teach in?) 16:08 - Main Topic (John Milton) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINE Mike and Wade are joined by Dr. Amy Hermanson to discuss the life and works of John Milton. This episode was recorded a few months before it was released, due to the COVID-19 shutdown of 2020, so it's a bit out of order ...
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00:00 - Introduction 05:31 - Free-for-All (Most feared or most likely dystopian reality we might experience) 33:22 - Main Topic (Does Ignorance = Science?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT Mike and Peter are joined by returning guest, and local physicist at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Dr. Kerry Kuehn. On this episode the three sit down to discuss Stuart Firestein's book Ignorance: How It Drives Science. At the ...
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July 14, 2020 64 min
00:00 - Introduction 03:37 - Free-for-All (Most exciting thing during the lockdown Best forms of dueling) 11:43 - Main Topic (The Human Touch) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN Mike and Peter return to the studio to discuss The Atlantic article entitled: 30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact. (I think it was that uplifting title that caught Mike's attention.) Before discussing the import...
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May 13, 2020 68 min
00:00 - Introduction 03:37 - Free-for-All (Most romantic means of transportation) 11:43 - Main Topic (How about Liturgical Worship?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX Mike is joined by Peter to discuss the role that liturgical worship may serve to answer some of modernity's crises and why the draw to the historic liturgy crosses time and denominations. They take as their springboard the opinion piece penned by Tara Isa...
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Mike and Wade discuss Hammer of God by Bo Giertz.
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Mike reviews the New Testament Epistles.
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Mike and Wade discuss Lutheran identity crises that broke out after Luther's death in light of the second (and third) part of Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. 
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Mike and Wade discuss Luther's Heidelberg Disputation and Bondage of the Will in light of the first part of Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. 
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Wade discusses confessionalization and legacies of the Reformations in light of the fifteenth chapter of Lindberg's The European Reformations.
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Wade discusses Trent, both the council and the concept, in light of John W. O'Malley's Trent: What Happened at the Council, focusing especially on the epilogue.
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Mike and Wade discuss "The Grand Inquisitor" from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. 
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Wade discusses what we should call the Catholic Reformation (Counter-Reformation, etc.) in light of the conclusion to John W. O'Malley's Trent and All That: Renaming Catholicism in the Early Modern Era. 
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Mike and Wade discuss research involving embryos, sickness, and health in the light of the eleventh and twelfth chapters of Meilaender's Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 
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Mike and Wade discuss organ donation and human experimentation in the light of the ninth and tenth chapters of Meilaender's Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 
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Mike and Wade discuss bioethics in the light of the seventh and eighth chapters of Meilaender's Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. 
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