Let the Bird Fly!
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A podcast about: Living Freely in a World Given Back to Us.
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Episode 46: The Season of Lent
5 days ago
* 00:00 - Introduction
* 01:44 - Scripture Narrative (Mark 9:2-8)
* 15:27 - Free-for-All (Winter Olympics)
31:02 - Main Topic (The Season of Lent)
On episode FORTY-SIX of Let the Bird Fly! Wade, Mike, and Peter sit down to discuss the season of Lent. Mike kicks off the episode by saying “Farewell to Alleluia” and Wade walks us through Mark’s account of the Transfiguration, before we all share our insightful thoughts on the Winter Olympics. Eventually we find our way to the main topic, where we discuss some of what makes the season of Lent stand out to each of us.
A couple of books that are mentioned in the episode are Catherine Pickstock’s After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy and Oliver Burkeman’s The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. You may need to listen to the episode to see how they relate to our topic (the discussion meandered a bit, as is our want), but trust us, they do.
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7 days ago
Rated 5 out of
Dinner Table Meets Athenian Marketplace
It is very difficult to sum up this podcast in a few words. Some of the inane discussions - and there are many (e.g. designated hitter vs. pitchers batting) - provide an escape from the seriousness of the day, while others (e.g. cryptology and the value of math) challenge you and broaden your horizons in different fields of study. The podcast is hosted by confessional Lutheran academics; many of the discussions are therefore of a philosophical and religious nature, both edifying the soul and stimulating the mind. The hosts also regularly have some of their children on the program, who are encouraged to participate at various points, which injects some childlike innocence, practicality, and honesty into the program (sometimes that honesty provides a humorous window into not-so-humorous human nature) and gives it a family feel, even as the philosophies of Sartre and Kierkegaard are being discussed in depth. Sometimes it's like the Athenian marketplace playing out in a hospitable living room, and other times it's like a dinner-time family conversation playing out in the Athenian marketplace. An awesome podcast, definitely worth a listen.
Date published: 2017-06-10