Let the Bird Fly!

Let the Bird Fly!

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

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August 3, 2021 37 min
In the FORTY-FIFTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the history behind the Augsburg Confession. In an upcoming session, we will dig more into its contents. We hope that you will enjoy this discussion. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. If you haven't done so yet, stop over there and check out the other great podcasts in the net...
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00:00 - Introduction 5:10 - Free for All (Relegation in Regular Life) 22:00 - Main Topic (Freedom and Slavery) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE Wade and Mike discuss freedom and slavery. We hope you will enjoy it. If you were unhappy with anything we said, please email Ben. Where are Peter and Ben? Find out in an upcoming episode.  We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven't done so yet, make sure...
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00:00 - Introduction 6:00 - Free for All (Sports and Their Biggest Flaws) 23:50 - Main Topic (Mike Wrote a Book) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY Wade and Mike and Wade discuss Mike's new book: Vocation: The Setting for Human Flourishing. We hope you will enjoy it. If the book sounds interesting, you can find it on Amazon. If you were unhappy with anything we said, please email Ben. If you're wondering about the image,...
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00:00 - Introduction 4:20 - Free for All (MLB Predictions) 17:00 - Main Topic (Distinction between the Old and New Testaments) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE Wade and Mike are joined by WLC Campus Pastor Greg Lyon to discuss the distinction between the Old and New Testament in the light of Melanchthon's 1521 Loci Communes. We hope you will enjoy it. We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting network. If you haven'...
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March 24, 2021 61 min
00:00 - Introduction 8:55 - Free for All (What group event you want to go to first after the pandemic?) 17:35 - Main Topic (Dostoyevsky and the Gospel) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT Wade and Mike are joined by Seminarian Orie Thomford to discuss his senior thesis. Mike was Orie's advisor for the thesis process and we thought Orie's paper would make a good episode topic. We hope you will enjoy it. We are gra...
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March 5, 2021 60 min
00:00 - Introduction 9:50 - Main Topic (A Parishioner's Bill of Rights) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN Wade and Mike team up again and discuss a parishioner's bill of rights. We hope you will enjoy it. 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...
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In the FORTY-FOURTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor during Luther's life, and beyond. This session has some scandal, but not as much as the previous one. This time Wade and Mike have some fun with it, but not too much. We hope that you will enjoy this discussion nevertheless. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part...
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00:00 - Introduction 9:15 - Free for All (What Are the Kids are Listening These Days) 26:53 - Main Topic (Contemporary Music and How We Experience It) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SIX Wade and Mike team up again, this time with Dr. Jeremy Zima. The guys explore contemporary music, how we experience it, and what the kids are listening to these days. We hope you will enjoy it. We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting networ...
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00:00 - Introduction 3:50 Free for All (College Football Playoff Ideas and Mike's Solution) 17:25 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: Anti-Intellectualism and the Fortress) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE Wade and Mike team up again. This is the tenth and final episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore anti-intellectualism and fortress mentalities. We hope you...
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In the FORTY-THIRD session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss Philip of Hesse, an important ruler during Luther's life and one who helped shape the path of the Reformation in Germany. This session has scandal! Yes, scandal! Unfortunately, Wade and Mike perhaps have a little too much fun with it. We hope that you will enjoy this discussion nevertheless. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by th...
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00:00 - Introduction 6:30 Free for All (New Year's Eve: Eastern Time vs. Central Time) 16:10 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: We've Forgotten What Government Is For) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FOUR Wade and Mike team up again. This is the ninth episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore government--what it's for and what it's not for; what we sho...
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February 5, 2021 71 min
00:00 - Introduction 15:40 - Main Topic (What We Bring to a Text) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE Wade and Mike team up again, and are joined by a special guest, Dr. Kenneth Cherney from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Systematic Theology and serves as editor of the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly. We thank Dr. Cherney for having us and we hope you enjoy our discussion regarding tex...
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In the FORTY-SECOND session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the Marburg Colloquy, a crucial event for the development of the Swiss and Lutheran Reformations. At the outset, though, they get a little distracted and talk Wall Street Bets and hedge funds 🚀🚀🚀🦍🦍🦍. Sorry. Sometimes certain things are just too much fun not to talk about them. We hope...
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00:00 - Introduction 5:04 Free for All 14:00 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: We Want to Be Happy and Free, but Don't Know What That Means) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO Wade and Mike team up again. This is the eighth episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore happiness and freedom. We hope you will enjoy it. We are grateful to the 1517 podcasting networ...
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In the FORTY-FIRST session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the Second Diet of Speyer (1529) and the first "Protestants." We hope that you will enjoy this discussion. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. If you haven't done so yet, stop over there and check out the other great podcasts in the network, as well as all of the other ...
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00:00 - Introduction 8:12 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: The Death of Cultural Christianity) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE Wade and Mike team up again. This is the seventh episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore the death of cultural Christianity and its implications for the church and society. We hope you will enjoy it. We are grateful to the 1517 podcas...
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In the FORTIETH episode of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the Johannes Bugenhagen, Luther's pastor and the man who helped establish Lutheran churches throughout Germany and in Scandinavia. We hope that you will enjoy this discussion. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. If you haven't done so yet, stop over there and check out the oth...
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00:00 - Introduction 05:55 - Free for All (What food did you like as a kid that you think is gross now?) 15:03 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: The American Population Is Getting Dumber) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY Wade and Mike team up again. This is the sixth episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore whether the American population is  getting dumber, what tha...
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In the THIRTY-NINTH episode of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the Catechisms, two of Luther's greatest gifts to the church. We hope that you will enjoy this discussion. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. If you haven't done so yet, stop over there and check out the other great podcasts in the network, as well as all of the other exc...
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00:00 - Introduction 14:20 - Main Topic (Why America Is Losing Its Mind: Online Engagement Has Undermined Personal Interaction) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINE Wade and Mike team up again. This is the fifth episode in our series entitled "Why America Is Losing Its Mind." The guys explore the challenges of online engagement undermining personal interaction. We hope you will enjoy it. We are grateful to the 1517 p...
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