The following is an excerpt from “Let the Bird Fly” written by Wade Johnston (1517 Publishing, 2019).
How to Build a Universe according to Philip K. Dick
Wade and Mike sit down in the studio to discuss Philip K. Dick’s article How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later.
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.
Hermann Sasse (Live Recording from HWSS Conference)
On episode SEVENTY-SIX of Let the Bird Fly! the guys are thrilled to be joined by Rev. Dr. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, as well as by returning guest Rev. Bror Erickson.
Theses 27-28: Love for the Unlovable
But these good works aren’t done under compulsion. They’re done freely. They aren’t done so that God will love us. They’re done because He loves us.
How Christians Should Regard Moses
On episode SEVENTY-TWO of Let the Bird Fly! Wade and Mike meet up once again in Wade’s back yard, this time to discuss Martin Luther’s sermon How Christians Should Regard Moses. Before getting to Moses, though, Wade decides to highjack…
The Devil Behind the Surplice
On episode SEVENTY-ONE of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade welcome back a guest that seems to be hanging around quite a bit lately, Rev. Brian Doebler to discuss a topic that he knows more than a thing or…
Urban Education with Ben Clemons
On episode FIFTY-FIVE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys are pleased to welcome Prof. Benjamin Clemons into the studio to discuss urban educational ministry, something the Prof. Clemons has been thinking about and doing for many years.
Simul iustus et peccator
On episode FORTY-FOUR of Let the Bird Fly! the guys are all back together for the first time in a while and they take the opportunity to discuss a topic that they’ve talked about talking about for quite some time…
Luther’s Baptismal Rite (Part 2 of 2)
On episode THIRTY-EIGHT of Let the Bird Fly! the guys hold Wade off for one more episode, so that Mike and Peter can continue the discussion on Luther’s Baptismal Rite that they began with Ben on Episode 37.
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…
Luther’s Bondage of the Will: An Uncompromising Gospel
Desiderius Erasmus and many humanists had for a while held out hope for Luther’s call for reform and many of the reformers were themselves, to some degree, humanists.
Luther's Heidelberg Disputation
Ultimately, however, we find in the Heidelberg Disputation the root and core of Luther’s theology, which he would build and expound upon throughout his life.
A Tale of Two Synods
On episode FOURTEEN of Let the Bird Fly! we welcome Dr. Mark Braun back to discuss Lutheranism in America, and especially the split between the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (and, as Professor Teigen would point…
An Uncompromising Gospel
On episode TWELVE of Let the Bird Fly! Peter takes the reigns and welcomes into the studio professor, pastor, softball coach, and author Wade Johnston to discuss Dr. Johnston’s recently published book An Uncompromising Gospel: Lutheranism’s First Identity Crisis and…
Beware the Fearmonger
It seems like the sky is falling every other day now. From politics to culture to religion to about anything else, there’s one purported cataclysm after another on the horizon.
The Guys Get Maths (and Nick possibly jeopardizes his future)
On episode SEVEN of Let the Bird Fly! we welcome Dr. Kristi Meyer to discuss math…or maths…well, numbers, or actually Dr. Meyer says, math without numbers.
He Who is Risen Raises You
Then He went to the coffin. He touched it, like a carpenter sizing up the piece of wood He plans to turn into some sort of new creation, running His hand down its side.