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A podcast about Living Freely in a World Given Back to Us

A podcast about Living Freely in a World Given Back to Us
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A podcast about Living Freely in a World Given Back to Us

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Episodes

Wingin’ It 36.1: Sacred Meditations by Johann Gerhard

12/8/2017
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In this Wingin' It session, Wade discusses the great devotional work by Johann Gerhard, Sacred Meditations, which he translated and that was originally published in 2008. As we continue on in that Advent season, perhaps these meditations can provide some refreshment, grace, and perspective during what is often a busy, frustrating, and maybe anxious or melancholic time of year. If you'd like to get the Meditations for yourself, they are available on Amazon right here. Wade mentions the...

Duration: 00:10:43


Episode 36: The Guys Get Music

12/6/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 03:39 - Scripture Narrative (Philippians 4) 14:35 - Free-for-All (Favorite Hymns) 34:51 - Main Topic (The Guys Get Music) On episode THIRTY-SIX of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome Dr. Jeremy Zima to discuss what he discusses best: Music. Mike discusses the love of beautiful things (hey, one might find beauty in music!) and the freedom we have to venture all things while seeking that which is beautiful. Dr. Zima shows off his Bible History chops, but Wade cuts him off...

Duration: 01:27:01


Wingin’ It 35.1: Religions and Denominations, False Teachers and Heretics

12/4/2017
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In this brief Wingin' It (is Wade ever brief?), Wade discusses the difference between some key terms. What's the difference between a religion and a denomination, a false teacher and a heretic? How do they relate, and how do we relate to them? Are these terms sometimes used irresponsibly, too lightly or quickly? Are they sometimes not used often enough? How should Christians deal with differences on teaching and with authors, whether from the past or the present, who have perhaps erred on...

Duration: 00:14:14


Bird’s Eye View 35.1: Luther Lectures – St. John’s Lutheran, Mukwonago (part 3 of 3)

11/30/2017
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In this Bird's Eye View episode, we bring you the third and final part of a three-part series from a talk that Wade gave at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mukwonago, WI. Wade was asked to talk on Luther and the reformation, and he did so following the rough outline suggested by Martin Brecht's three-volume series on Luther. In this, the part of his talk, Wade covers latter years of Luther's life, from roughly 1532-1546. This is the time period the Brecht covers in the third...

Duration: 00:39:39


Episode 35: The Season of Advent

11/28/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 02:56 - Scripture Narrative (Matthew 21) 20:21 - Free-for-All (Would you rather live without the internet or AC and heating?) 42:29 - Main Topic (The Season of Advent) On episode THIRTY-FIVE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys discuss the first season in the church year: Advent. Without Ben and without a guest Mike, Wade, and Peter somehow find a way to talk for well over an hour about the season of Advent (well, they do take some time out for the Free-for-All, I suppose)....

Duration: 01:23:47


Wingin’ It 34.2: BOOK REVIEW – Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree

11/27/2017
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In this Wingin' It, Wade reviews Andrew Pettegree's, Brand Luther. (Or, if you're looking for the full title: Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe--and Started the Protestant Reformation.) Wade recorded this a few weeks ago (which you'll notice, especially if you're a regular listener to the podcast), but you'll still appreciate his discussion of Brand Luther. This is the book that Wade would...

Duration: 00:14:45


Bird’s Eye View 34.1: Luther Lectures – St. John’s Lutheran, Mukwonago (part 2 of 3)

11/26/2017
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In this Bird's Eye View episode, we bring you the second of a three-part series from a talk that Wade gave at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mukwonago, WI. Wade was asked to talk on Luther and the reformation, and he did so following the rough outline suggested by Martin Brecht's three-volume series on Luther. In this, the second part of his talk, Wade covers the heart of the Reformation, roughly the years 1521-1532. This is the time period the Brecht covers in his first volume:...

Duration: 00:59:01


Episode 34: The Guys Talk Holidays

11/23/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 03:54 - Scripture Narrative (Colossians 2) 12:11 - Free-for-All (Favorite Holidays) 31:35 - Main Topic (The Guys Talk Holidays) On episode THIRTY-FOUR of Let the Bird Fly! the guys are all back together for the first time in a long while. Since we’re heading into the “holiday season” the guys decide to discuss the holidays: what are they, what do they mean, how do they change, etc. Before arriving at the main topic, however, Wade discusses Colossians 2 in the Scripture...

Duration: 01:20:19


Bird’s Eye View 33.1: Luther Lectures – St. John’s Lutheran, Mukwonago (part 1 of 3)

11/20/2017
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In this Bird's Eye View episode, we bring you the first of a three-part series from a talk that Wade gave at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mukwonago, WI. Wade was asked to talk on Luther and the reformation, and he did so following the rough outline suggested by Martin Brecht's three-volume series on Luther. This first part of his talk covers Luther's early years, up to the early part of the Reformation. This is roughly the time the Brecht covers in his first volume: Martin...

Duration: 00:53:38


Episode 33: Mike and Wade Talk “Worship”

11/14/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 03:07 - Scripture Narrative (Revelation 7) 06:29 - Free-for-All (Favorite Things about Teaching) 14:09 - Main Topic (Mike and Wade Talk "Worship") On episode THIRTY-THREE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade fly duo to talk about “Worship” or “Divine Service” or Gottesdienst or whatever you might call it. The guys hope that this episode will serve as a bit of a primer for a series of Wingin’ It episodettes that Mike plans to spearhead on the Western Rite. Before getting...

Duration: 00:51:03


Wingin’ It 32.1: Why It’s Not Safe to Leave Your Children Alone in Your Office

11/9/2017
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In this Wingin' It, Wade discovers that Mike has carelessly left two of his three daughters unattended in his office (which just so happens to be next-door to Wade's office). Not one to pass on opportunities to make Mike question every decision he has made since accepting the position at the college, Wade mics them up and holds a little impromptu interview. We hope you enjoy this light-hearted Wingin' It, and that you take it as a cautionary tale about leaving your children unattended when...

Duration: 00:13:58


Episode 32: A Reformation Postlude

11/7/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 03:05 - Scripture Narrative (Romans 1:16-17) 08:48 - Free-for-All (Favorite Book as a Kid) 21:21 - Main Topic (A Reformation Postlude) On episode THIRTY-TWO of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Peter welcome back Wade, who you may know from his previous role on the splendid podcast Let the Bird Fly! In a surprising move, Wade discusses Paul’s epistle to the Romans in the Scripture Narrative (demonstrating that he does know of books other than the Gospel according to St....

Duration: 01:22:11


Bird’s Eye View 31.1: Nain Lecture (part 3 of 3) – Q&A

11/3/2017
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In this Bird's Eye View episode, we finish up our three-part series from the Nain Lectures entitled "A Reformation in Freedom and Purpose." These three episodes come from a talk given by Wade and Mike at Nain Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI. In the first episode of the series Wade discussed Christian freedom, in the second episode Mike discusses Christian purpose, and in this episode we have the Question & Answers session they held after their talks. Thanks to all who joined...

Duration: 00:29:27


Episode 31: Grace in the Classroom

10/31/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 02:56 - Scripture Narrative (Mark 10:13-16) 07:04 - Free-for-All (Trick-or-Treating Best and Worst) 25:51 - Main Topic (Grace in the Classroom) On episode THIRTY-ONE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Peter stage a coup, ousting Wade, and installing themselves as permanent dictators of the podcast. Actually, Wade was just out-of-town, so for the first time you’ll get to listen to a Wadeless episode of Let the Bird Fly! (enjoy!). In Wade’s absence, Mike takes the reigns as...

Duration: 01:12:20


Bird’s Eye View 30.2: Nain Lecture (part 2 of 3) – A Reformation in Purpose

10/29/2017
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In this Bird's Eye View episode, we give you the second part of a three-part series. These come from a talk given by Wade and Mike at Nain Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI. In this episode you'll hear Mike talking about Christian vocation (it almost seems like Mike enjoys talking about vocation or something). The lectures were entitled "A Reformation in Freedom and Purpose," and this would be the "purpose" portion (in case you're keeping track at home). If you'd like to hear...

Duration: 00:44:51


Bird’s Eye View 30.1: Nain Lecture – A Reformation in Freedom

10/27/2017
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This is our second Bird's Eye View episode, but it happens to be Wade talking on the same topic: Christian Freedom. Don't worry it's not all repeat material (you'd be shocked to see how long Wade can talk on almost any topic, and Christian Freedom isn't just any topic to Wade). This time Wade was speaking at Nain Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI. This lecture was the first of two in a series entitled "A Reformation in Freedom and Purpose" that was presented on October 14th,...

Duration: 00:46:25


Episode 30: A Path Strewn with Sinners

10/24/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 04:09 - Scripture Narrative (Mark 16:9-20) 13:31 - Free-for-All (Class every student should take) 29:24 - Main Topic (A Path Strewn with Sinners) On episode THIRTY of Let the Bird Fly! the guys abandon Peter, so he is forced to find something to talk about. He manages to dredge up some guy who recently wrote a book entitled A Path Strewn with Sinners: A Devotional Study of Mark’s Gospel & His Race to the Cross. You may have heard of the author, as it turns out he is...

Duration: 01:18:12


Bird’s Eye View 29.1: Wade talks Christian Freedom at True North

10/21/2017
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Wade was invited to present for the True North campus ministry group at the University of Minnesota early in October, and he managed to record it (all by himself even!). His presentation deals with Christian freedom as a central theme and essential teaching of the Lutheran Reformation and the Christian life, unpacked from a variety of angles. We are sharing this talk with you as part of our new "series" we're calling Bird's Eye View, which we hope is a way to share talks that Wade or Mike...

Duration: 01:18:52


Episode 29: Black Geneva Piety

10/17/2017
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00:00 - Introduction 02:12 - Scripture Narrative (Acts 2:42) 06:14 - Free-for-All (2018 World Cup Preview….sort of) 17:12 - Main Topic (Black Geneva Piety) On episode TWENTY-NINE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys welcome back Rev. Dr. Mark Braun. If you’re a regular listener to the show, you will remember Dr. Braun from Episodes 5 and 14, where he discussed The Time Between the Testaments and his book The Tale of Two Synods, respectively. (If you haven’t listened to those episodes yet, what...

Duration: 01:20:15


Wingin’ It 28.1: BOOK REVIEW – Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal

10/14/2017
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In this Wingin' It, Wade reviews a new book by Mark Mattes, "Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal." The book is noteworthy for a number of reasons. It comes about as close as a book can come in our day to a fresh take on an aspect of Luther's theology, it captures Luther's delight in beauty in a world given back to us, especially the beauty in God's mercy upon sinners, and spans areas from philosophy to preaching to music and visuals. Listen in and consider Mattes' new book as...

Duration: 00:14:10

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