Let the Bird Fly!

Let the Bird Fly!

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In the THIRTIETH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the role of Ulrich Zwingli in the Reformation. Zwingli serves as Luther's counterpart in Switzerland, as well as something of a foil to Luther in the Reformation in a larger sense. Wade and Mike discuss the differences between these two great reformers both theologically and politically. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by th... Read more

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In the TWENTY-NINTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike continue their march through the life and times of Martin Luther. In this episode they step back to take a bit broader view of the burgeoning Reformation in the 1520s. During this period the Reformation had clearly taken hold in electoral Saxony, so it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at some of the themes from th... Read more

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December 7, 2019 70 min

00:00 - Introduction 06:55 - Free-for-All (Most missed from the parish, most enjoyed in the classroom) 21:13 - Main Topic (Children in Church) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE Mike and Wade are joined by Rev. Dr. Phil Huebner from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, WI to discuss children in church. This is the topic of Rev. Dr. Huebner's dissertation, which is entitled “What to Do with Children in Church... Read more

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00:00 - Introduction 06:14 - Free-for-All (Course you liked the best, but didn't pursue further) 17:40 - Main Topic (Apologetics) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO Mike and Wade are joined once again by Dr. Kerry Kuehn, who was a guest very early on (before he realized what this podcast was all about). We are fortunate to have duped him into joining us again (probably because Mike has since joined the podcast and bro... Read more

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In the TWENTY-EIGHTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike continue their walk through the life of Martin Luther at the pace that they have decided. For this episode they remain in the 1520s discussing the early Reformation, which is a time that in retrospect was incredibly important to the direction and impact of this movement in the Church in the West. Specifically the discuss Luther'... Read more

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00:00 - Introduction 05:28 - Free-for-All (Highs and Lows of the past semester) 13:42 - Main Topic (Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ONE Mike and Wade sit down to discuss Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, two philosophers who will challenge you to ask questions that you didn't even know you had, as well as some that you will probably decide you still don't have. Before getting to the ... Read more

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00:00 - Introduction 05:19 - Main Topic (Bo Giertz - A Year of Grace) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY Wade and Mike returning guest and friend, Rev. Bror Erickson. For listener who have heard our conversations with Rev. Erickson in the past, you'll no be surprised that he continues to translate the works of Bo Giertz into English. On this episode he discusses his most recent translations, which are of select sermons from... Read more

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October 28, 2019 67 min

00:00 - Introduction 05:28 - Free-for-All (Favorite place to live) 16:02 - Main Topic (Let My People Go) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN Wade and Mike sit down with Rev. Raleigh Sadler and Rev. Dr. Josh Branum while at the 2019 Here We Still Stand Conference. Dr. Branum is pastor at Faithbridge Church in Jacksonville, Florida and serves with Rev. Sadler at the Let My People Go ministry. Rev. Sadler is the founder and executi... Read more

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On episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Wade and Mike are thrilled to be joined once again by two previous guests: Rev. Dr. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, and Rev. Adam Morton, associate pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA. But they're not only joined by these two fantastic guests, they are also joined by a live audience, as this episode was recorded at the 2... Read more

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In the TWENTY-SEVENTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the Andreas Rudolph Bodenstein von Karlstadt (aka Karlstadt....or Carlstadt) and his role in the Reformation. Hopefully their discussion will provide a bit more nuance to Karlstadt than the standard Lutheran understand of Karlstadt provides. If nothing else, we hope it provides a bit more context and less of a caricature t... Read more

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00:00 - Introduction 05:53 - Free-for-All (Stuff in your office: favorite thing and something you'd like) 20:49 - Main Topic (Let the Bird Fly: Life in a World Given Back to Us) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Mike sits down with Wade to discuss Wade's new book, Let the Bird Fly: Life in a World Given Back to Us. Before letting Wade talk about his book, though, the guys discuss their favorit... Read more

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October 8, 2019 69 min

00:00 - Introduction 02:20 - Free-for-All (One written publication...) 17:19 - Main Topic (Mark Twain) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Wade and Mike welcome back Dr. Martin Moldenhauer to discuss Mark Twain. Before getting to the main topic, the guys discuss the one publication that they would subscribe to if they could only get one publication. A big thanks to Dr. Moldenhauer for joining us on this e... Read more

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In the TWENTY-SIXTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike discuss the unwieldy nature of the Reformation (even in Luther's "hometown") and Luther's attempt to handle the challenges the arose from the various outgrowths of the Reformation. This episode may go slightly out of chronological order, as the guys try to introduce some concepts and movements that will provide conte... Read more

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October 2, 2019 65 min

00:00 - Introduction 03:36 - Free-for-All (Most disturbing story in the news) 20:17 - Main Topic (Parables from Matthew 25) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Wade and Mike sit down together to discuss a couple of parables from Matthew 25. And while they struggle to get past the Free-for-all and into the Main Topic, we promise that they eventually get there. If you make it there too, we hope you'll e... Read more

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00:00 - Introduction 03:15 - Free-for-All (Which sports teams should your children cheer for?) 14:56 - Main Topic (Campus Ministry and Opinio Legis) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Mike is joined by Rev. Greg Lyon once again, this time to discuss the role of Law & Gospel on a college campus and especially the relentless draw of the opinio legis. Rev. Lyon has the unique perspective of serving student... Read more

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In the TWENTY-FIFTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike keep on with their discussion of the life of Luther. This time they are discussing Luther's time at the Wartburg castle, or should one say Junker Jörg's time at the Wartburg castle. While whichever you prefer, we hope you'll enjoy this installment of our series on the life of Luther. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the... Read more

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September 19, 2019 62 min

00:00 - Introduction 04:50 - Free-for-All (Worst modern conveniences to service/maintain) 19:54 - Main Topic (On the Skilled Trades) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade sit down to discuss the skilled trades, a liberal arts education, and what to say to a child who simply isn't interested in going on to college. Before getting to a discussion of the Impossible Whopper the importance of both... Read more

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In the TWENTY-FOURTH episode in our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther, Wade and Mike get back at their series on the life of Martin Luther after a few months hiatus. If you're forgetting where they're at (or just picking this up with this episode), the guys have taken only 23 episodes to get all the way up to.....1521 and the Diet of Worms. So, Luther's about to say something about about standing here, ... Read more

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September 9, 2019 68 min

00:00 - Introduction 05:56 - Free-for-All (Books that you know you should've read) 18:48 - Main Topic (On Elizabeth Gaskell) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade are joined in the studio by Dr. Rebecca Parker Fedewa, who is an English professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Dr. Parker Fedewa's dissertation focused on Elizabeth Gaskell, so the guys figured she couldn't say "no"... Read more

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September 3, 2019 64 min

00:00 - Introduction 02:59 - Free-for-All (Favorite Bible Characters) 11:07 - Main Topic (Saints) On episode ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade sit down in Wade's backyard once again, this time to discuss Saints (and many of the different ways we use that term). They are joined for the Free-for-All by Sophia (Wade's youngest daughter) to discuss favorite Bible characters. As summer winds down, we h... Read more

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