1. The Lord knew how it felt to be a rejected stone.
  2. You are a child of God. You’re blameless, holy, perfect, and righteous. Don’t feel that way? Too bad. God is greater than your heart.
  3. You’re not new because of what you do. You’re new and so you do new things, even in spite of yourself, because of your sinful nature.
  4. In episode TWO HUNDRED AND FOUR, Mike, Wade, and Jason discuss the self and our notions of it, using Andrea Wulf’s article in the Atlantic, “Where Our Sense of Self Comes From,” as a springboard.
  5. 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 out, the split also involved the Evangelical Lutheran Synod).