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Episode 86: The Two Kingdoms

1/15/2019
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00:00 - Introduction 02:25 - Free-for-All (Insiders, Outsiders, and Generational Bridges) 37:51 - Main Topic (The Two Kingdoms) On episode EIGHTY-SIX of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome back Rev. Dr. Mark Braun from Wisconsin Lutheran College. If you haven't heard the past episodes with Dr. Braun, do yourself the favor or rectifying that right here. But first, give this episode in which the guys discuss The Two Kingdoms, a topic that they've brushed up against in more than an episode or...

Duration:01:16:47

Wingin’ It 85.1: The Life of Luther (Part 7) – The Trip to Rome

1/10/2019
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Our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther continues with Luther’s trip to Rome. Listen into the conversation as the guys ask why this happened, what it meant for the Reformation, and even occasionally what it means for us today. 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 excellent content they offer. And as always,...

Duration:00:36:22

Episode 85: The Guys Get Sci-Fi

1/8/2019
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00:00 - Introduction 03:16 - Free-for-All (Pick one super power) 16:16 - Main Topic (The Guys Get Sci-Fi) On episode EIGHTY-FIVE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome Dr. Joel Davis, who teaches chemistry at Wisconsin Lutheran College. But instead of talking science with Dr. Davis (they hope to do that next time he's on), they talk Science Fiction. Dr. Davis' interest in science, however, is not unrelated to his interest in science fiction (as he mentions in the episode); but if you're...

Duration:01:12:27

Wingin’ It 84.1: The Life of Luther (Part 6) – Monastery to Parish

1/3/2019
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Our Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther continues with Luther’s transition from the monastery to the parish. Listen into the conversation as the guys ask why this happened and what it meant for the Reformation. 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 excellent content they offer. And as always, if you are...

Duration:00:34:39

Episode 84: Anthropology

1/1/2019
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00:00 - Introduction 07:07 - Free-for-All (Personal Intro Songs) 16:46 - Main Topic (Anthropology) On episode EIGHTY-FOUR of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade welcome Dr. Ned Farley to discuss Anthropology, a topic he knows more than a thing or two about. Before getting the main topic, though, the guys fantasize about what they'd pick as their personal intro songs...you know if they did something worthy of having their own intro songs. We're very thankful to Dr. Farley for taking the time to...

Duration:01:18:45

Wingin’ It 83.1: The Life of Luther (Part 5) – From Law to Friar

12/27/2018
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The Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther continues with Luther’s transition from law student to Augustinian Friar. In many ways the transition was fairly simple: his daily schedule was not too different, he was still an academic, and he only moved across town. Yet the transition could not have been more life-altering. Listen into the conversation as the guys ask why this happened and what it meant for the Reformation. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network,...

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 83: On Christmas with Athanasius, Lewis, and Luther

12/23/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 02:52 - Scripture Narrative (Luke 2:1-15) 16:34 - Free-for-All (Favorite Christmas Custom) 30:33 - Main Topic (On Christmas with Athanasius, Lewis, and Luther) On episode EIGHTY-THREE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade welcome back Dr. Paul Lehninger and Rev. Greg Lyon to discuss Christmas. As a launching point for the discussion the guys use Athanasius's On the Incarnation, along with C.S. Lewis's introduction to Athanasius's classic treatise. They also read Luther's...

Duration:01:23:52

Wingin’ It 82.1: The Life of Luther (Part 4) – University in Erfurt

12/20/2018
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The guys continue their Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther with a deeper look at his university days in Erfurt. Listen in as they discuss both the life of a young man in Erfurt but also the different philosophies at play in the early 16th Century college scene. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. The 2018 calendar year has been one of tremendous growth for 1517 and plans for 2019 and beyond are well underway. In order to continue...

Duration:00:41:54

Episode 82: The Importance of Travel

12/18/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 07:45 - Free-for-All (Favorite food when traveling) 21:14 - Main Topic (The Importance of Travel) On episode EIGHTY-TWO of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome onto the show Dr. Martin Moldenhauer, who teaches on the English faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran College. But instead of talking Shakespeare, American literature, or the metamorphic process or writing (all topics Dr. Moldenhauer would be fantastic on as well), they sit down to talk about another personal and...

Duration:01:07:27

Wingin’ It 81.3: The Life of Luther (Part 3) – Early Education

12/16/2018
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The guys continue their Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther by exploring his early education. Luther was afforded a good education that prepared him for university. It was rough and, yes, he did get beat a few times, but he emerged fully prepared to take on the rigors of a college education. Of course, it wasn’t just the curriculum that shaped him. The camaraderie with his classmates, the faithfulness of his instructors, and the encouragement of those who saw in him something...

Duration:00:38:21

Wingin’ It 81.2: The Life of Luther (Part 2) – Young Luther

12/16/2018
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Wade and Mike continue their Wingin' It series on the life of Martin Luther with a look at his childhood. They explore the question “What was it like to be a kid from Mansfeld”. Wade makes the case that Luther, the Mansfeld kid, was a true Detroiter at heart. Listen in as they paint a picture of Luther’s upbringing in a religious, strict, but loving home in the mining town of Mansfeld in which the poor peasant and proto-capitalist walk down the same streets and sit next to each other in the...

Duration:00:36:14

Wingin’ It 81.1: The Life of Luther (Part 1) – Why Luther?

12/16/2018
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This Wingin' It is the first in a new series Wade and Mike are doing on the life of Martin Luther. Before getting into Luther’s family, birth, and childhood (that’s the next episode), they discuss why we should take an historical look at Luther. The great reformer didn’t just impact the church, but the whole world, perhaps in ways we don’t always realize. The guys will each reread some Luther biographies for each episode to gain a diverse perspective on Wittenberg’s most famous professor,...

Duration:00:40:42

Episode 81: Law and Gospel (Another Pass)

12/11/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 07:18 - Scripture Narrative (We apologize for Wade) 08:42 - Free-for-All (Life without Books or Computers?) 21:09 - Main Topic (Law and Gospel - Another Pass) On episode EIGHTY-ONE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome Rev. Kent Schaaf, who is currently serving at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI, to discuss those two chief teachings of Scripture: Law and Gospel. If you're a longtime listener you'll remember we discuss Law and Gospel way back on Episode 11,...

Duration:01:24:38

Wingin’ It 80.1: Church History (Part 12) – Why Church History?

12/6/2018
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This is the twelfth and final Wingin' It in our series on Church History, in which Wade and Mike are using Mark A. Noll's book Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity as the spring-board for their discussion. Their intention has been to use his structure as a rough guide for their conversations; so if you're looking for a book study guide, you'll need to keep looking. But it turned out to be a good excuse for Wade and Mike to record some conversations about a number...

Duration:01:00:23

Episode 80: Advent (Revisited)

12/4/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 05:44 - Free-for-All (Christmas wishes and regrets) 21:19 - Main Topic (Advent Revisited) On episode EIGHTY of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade join forces with Pastors Brian Doebler and John Bortulin to discuss the season of Advent. You may be thinking "Hey, didn't you already do an episode on the season of Advent," and you'd be right. But we like the season so much, we're doing it again...so deal with it. This time around, the guys talk about the history of the season,...

Duration:01:14:14

Wingin’ It 79.2: Church History (Part 11) – The Enlightenment

11/30/2018
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This is the eleventh Wingin' It in our series on Church History, in which Wade and Mike are using Mark A. Noll's book Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity as the spring-board for their discussion. Their intention is to use his structure as a rough guide for their conversations; so if you're looking for a book study guide, you'll need to keep looking. If you're looking to hear Mike and Wade find another excuse to record a conversation about things they enjoy,...

Duration:01:03:59

Bird’s Eye View 79.1: The Guys Talk Letting the Bird Fly

11/27/2018
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In this Bird's Eye View, Wade, Mike, Ben, and Dr. Mark Braun talk at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary about the podcast. They hit on how it began, some of its key themes, the guys' interests, the show's format, and all sorts of other related (and unrelated) stuff. It was a blast and we thank the students for having us up. If you haven't yet, check out the Episode 78 we recorded with a few students after the talk and question and answer session with the students. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by...

Duration:01:41:40

Episode 79: Legalism Among Us

11/25/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 07:36 - Free-for-All (Back to School with the Johnston Kids) 20:20 - Main Topic (Legalism Among Us) On episode SEVENTY-NINE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade hang in Wade’s backyard (this was record back when it was warm in Milwaukee still—too long ago!) to discuss an essay by J.P. Koehler, “Legalism Among Us.” Before getting to the discussion of the essay, Wade and Mike try to keep some of the Johnston kids focused for a free-for-all discussion about going back to...

Duration:01:22:45

Episode 78: On Being a Seminarian

11/18/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 08:14 - Free-for-All (Favorite Ethnic Foods) 28:08 - Main Topic (On Being a Seminarian) On episode SEVENTY-EIGHT of Let the Bird Fly! the guys sit down with seminarians Adam Lambrecht, Chris Pflughoeft, and Tony Pflughoeft to discuss life as a seminarian. Wade was invited to speak to a student group at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and since Ben and Mike tagged along they decided to record an episode. (We hope to post Wade's talk as a Bird's Eye View soon, so keep an eye...

Duration:01:11:31

Episode 77: Bo Giertz – Romans Commentary

11/8/2018
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00:00 - Introduction 03:55 - Free-for-All (Attending the Here We Still Stand Conference) 19:20 - Main Topic (Bo Giertz's Commentary on Romans) On episode SEVENTY-SEVEN of Let the Bird Fly! Wade and Peter sit down with Rev. Bror Erickson at the 2018 He We Still Stand conference put on by 1517.org. We are excited to welcome Rev. Erickson back to the show to discuss another of his translations of Bo Giertz's work: Romans: A Devotional Commentary. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to...

Duration:00:57:42