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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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English


Episodes

Episode 192: Absolution

7/7/2022
00:00 - Introduction 08:00 - Free-for-All (Jason's Enchanted Summer) 22:00 - Main Topic (Absolution) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO, Mike, Wade, and Jason (that's right, Jason!) discuss absolution (private and corporate, as well as preaching as absolution). For the free-for-all, we hear about Jason's enchanted summer of adventures. We hope you enjoy the episode! 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...

Duration:01:19:45

Episode 191: Everyone's a Theologian

7/4/2022
00:00 - Introduction 06:15 - Free-for-All (Best Playoffs to Watch Even When Your Team Isn't in Them) 18:45 - Main Topic (Everyone's a Theologian) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE, Mike and Wade argue that no one lives a life free from theology. Everyone is in fact a theologian, whether a good one or bad one. We hope you enjoy the episode! 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...

Duration:01:00:26

Episode 190: The Pastor's Office

6/21/2022
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 08:30 - Main Topic (The Pastor's Office) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY, Mike and Wade discuss the pastor's office, or study, the space where he meets with people, counsels, absolves, prays, reflects, learns, and prepares for the divine service and his sermon. In the process, they share thoughts on how pastors and congregations can help make them as conducive as possible to all that happens there. We hope you enjoy the episode!...

Duration:00:56:14

Episode 189: The Guys Get Feisty: The Lord's Supper: A Thesis

6/15/2022
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - Free-for-All (No Free-for-All) 08:30 - Main Topic (The Lord's Supper: A Thesis) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE, Mike and Wade get feisty. They've been doing this podcast for a long time now, and they figure they've earned the right to be a little blunt. Without letting Mike know beforehand, Wade chose the topic for the episode, knowing it would lead to vigorous discussion. Wade introduces a simple thesis: The Lord's Supper is the very body and blood of...

Duration:01:02:21

Episode 188: When the Sermons Aren't Good (Why All the Other Stuff Matters)

6/4/2022
00:00 - Introduction 13:30 - Free-for-All (What Saint Would You Name a Church After?) 29:00 - Main Topic (Why All the Other Stuff Matters) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT, Mike and Wade discuss why the liturgy, church architecture, music, art, etc. all matter so much, especially when preaching in general is not so great. For the free-for-all, we discuss what saint we'd name a church after if we were starting a new church. You get some serious answers and some less serious. We hope...

Duration:01:13:03

Wingin' It 187.1: Life after Luther (Part 66) – The Luther Series Finale!

5/25/2022
In the SIXTY-SIXTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike wrap things up. This series started in December of 2018. It has been quite the undertaking, but very beneficial for both of the guys as they've worked through everything. Even if you've not listened to the series so far, the finale is worth checking out, as they discuss why Luther matters, his place today, what his lasting contributions to the church have been, and the dangers of trying to "play Luther,"...

Duration:00:59:54

Episode 187: The Guys Get Catholic

5/24/2022
00:00 - Introduction 12:00 - Free-for-All (Lutheran Stuff Lutherans Say Is Too "Catholic") 24:30 - Main Topic (The Guys Get Catholic) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN, Mike, Wade, and Jason (enjoy him here, because he's off to travel the world and won't be with us for a while) discuss catholicity and why Lutherans are at their best when they are their most catholic (for instance, with the Augsburg Confession). The guys discuss how we should be catholic in liturgy, music, art, history,...

Duration:01:14:25

Episode 186: Uniquely Stupid, and the Importance of Community and Formation

5/10/2022
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 05:50 - Main Topic (Uniquely Stupid, and the Importance of Community and Formation) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX, Mike and Wade discuss an article in the Atlantic by Jonathan Haidt, which leads to a discussion of the importance and community and formation, and why the Lutheran Church, and Christian Church in general, is in dire need of a rediscovery of both. This turned into a really helpful conversation for the two of us and may lead to...

Duration:01:00:53

Wingin' It 185.1: Life after Luther (Part 65) – Flacian Controversy over Original Sin

4/28/2022
In the SIXTY-FIFTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Flacian controversy over original sin and why the doctrine of original sin is so important. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or here. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which...

Duration:00:44:01

Episode 185: Romans 13 (Church and State)

4/28/2022
00:00 - Introduction 06:30 - No Free-for-All (Best Milestones in Sports) 14:45 - Main Topic (Romans 13) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss Romans 13, church and state, and Christian love. We hope you enjoy the conversation! 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're enjoying the show, please...

Duration:01:07:50

Wingin' It 184.1: Life after Luther (Part 64) – Synergistic Controversy (Free Will)

4/22/2022
In the SIXTY-FOURTH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Synergistic Controversy over free will, and whether we have it in matters of salvation. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or here. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is...

Duration:00:38:47

Episode 184: Why the Lord's Supper?

4/18/2022
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 7:00 - Main Topic (Why the Lord's Supper) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss the Lord's Supper and its place in the life of the church and the Christian. Not gonna lie, I think all three of us thought this was one of our best discussions. We hope you enjoy the conversation! 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...

Duration:01:01:49

Wingin' It 183.1: Life after Luther (Part 63) – Osiandrian Controversy (What Is Justification?)

4/12/2022
In the SIXTY-THIRD session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Osiandrian Controversy over the doctrine of justification. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or here. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is part of 1517.org. If you...

Duration:00:39:09

Episode 183: Holy Week

4/11/2022
00:00 - Introduction 00:00 - No Free-for-All 5:55 - Main Topic (Holy Week) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THREE, Wade, Mike, and Jason discuss Holy Week. We hope you enjoy the conversation! 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're enjoying the show, please subscribe, rate, and review us on the following sites and apps:...

Duration:00:57:45

Wingin' It 182.1: Life after Luther (Part 62) – Majoristic Controversy (Are Good Works Necessary for Salvation?)

4/8/2022
In the SIXTY-SECOND session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike continue a new mini-series in the Life of Luther series: Life after Luther. In this session they discuss the Majoristic Controversy over the proposition that good works are necessary for salvation. As an outline, we are using Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel. If you'd like to follow along in the book, you can find it here or here. Let the Bird Fly! is supported by the 1517 Podcast Network, which is...

Duration:00:44:22

Episode 182: The Means of Grace

4/4/2022
00:00 - Introduction 05:45 - Free for All (What Class You Wish You'd Paid More Attention During) 23:15 - Main Topic (The Means of Grace) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO, Wade and Mike are joined by their friends, Pastors John Bortulin and David Meyer, to discuss the Means of Grace. We hope you enjoy the conversation! 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...

Duration:01:16:13

Wingin' It 181.1: Life after Luther (Part 61) – Fault Lines Crack (An Uncompromising Gospel)

3/30/2022
In the SIXTY-FIRST session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike, begin to wrap stuff up with a new mini-series, Life after Luther. In this session they provide the framework for a broader discussion of the controversies that broke out after Luther's death, which were addressed in the Formula of Concord, the final Lutheran confession of the Book of Concord (the book containing the Lutheran Confessions). As an outline, they use Wade's book, An Uncompromising Gospel,...

Duration:00:47:15

Episode 181: Why Genesis? Also, Jason Takes the Reins...and Chaos Ensues?

3/28/2022
00:00 - Introduction 0:00 - Free for All (No Free for All) 13:00 - Main Topic (Why Genesis?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE, Wade and Jason (Mike should know better by now than to leave us unattended) discuss Genesis. Why was it written? Why has the Christian Church emphasized it? Why is it harder to get around its content than we might think? Why is it such a fruitful book for study still today, for knowing God, our neighbor, our world, and our selves better? We hope you enjoy the...

Duration:01:19:01

Wingin' It 180.1: The Life of Luther (Part 60) – Katie and the Kids after Luther's Death

3/23/2022
In the SIXTIETH session of our Wingin' It series on the Life of Luther, Wade and Mike discuss what happened to Katie and Luther's children after his death. We hope you find the discussion worthwhile. 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, please subscribe, rate, and review us...

Duration:00:32:32

Episode 180: What about the Saints?

3/21/2022
00:00 - Introduction 0:00 - Free for All (No Free for All) 3:10 - Main Topic (What about the Saints?) In episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY, Wade and Mike (who knows what that new guy, whatever his name is, was doing this time) discuss the Saints (as in the Roman Catholic kind) and what the Augsburg Confession and the Apology have to say about them. They also discuss the place of the commemoration of saints in the church calendar, why we commemorate them (and should) in the Lutheran Church, and...

Duration:01:00:20