Episode 26: Conversation with Pastor Ron Glusenkamp

Director of the ELCA Always Being Made New Campaign

Conversation with Pastor Ron Glusenkamp

Today we talk with Pastor Ron Glusenkamp who is the Director for the Always Being Made New Campaign for the ELCA.  If you want to find out more about the campaign please visit elca.org/campaign.  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

Episode 25: How to Experiment in the Church

Experimentation, Try New Things, Be Authentic

How to Experiment

Last week the 2 Bald Pastors had a great conversation with Maria Anderson.  This week they had a follow up conversation.

In this episode they talk about

  • Experimentation
  • Connecting with younger generations
  • The importance of trying new things
  • How to be authentic in ministry.

Thank you for listening and enjoy!

Episode 23: The E-Formation Conference

Joe Joins a New Crowd


This week we present to you a podcast recorded at the E-Formation Conference at the Virginia Theological Seminary on June 6, 2016. The other podcasts involved were The Collect Call, Story Divine and This Everyday Holy.

It was a fun Podcast to do and we hope to work with other podcasts in the future!

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Episode 22: Conversation with John Longworth

Food Ministry, Franciscan Ministry and Faith Formation


Pastor John Longworth is the Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland, VT.  John’s congregation has a great mission statement “Fed by God to Feed the World.”  In this episode we talk with John about the food ministry happening at Good Shepherd.  We also talk with him about his activity as a a part of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans.  Please enjoy this latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.

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Episode 21: Are you a Hero or a Prophet?

Three ways to Find your Prophetic Voice


In this episode Pastor Geoff and Pastor Joe followup from last week’s conversation with Angel Marrero.  They also discuss the quote from Pastor Tim Krick

I want to be someone who stops bad things from happening in the world.  But I want to be more than that, heroes stop bad things from happening prophets are people who call out systems that allow those horrific things to continually happen.  What I want to be is someone who stops the obvious things from happening in the first place because the hard work was done to stop that kind of culture to profolate.

Lots of people to thank this week.  Gay Moceri who worships at Lutheran Church of the Nativity North Conway, NH for introducing this week’s episode.  Angel Marrero for inspiring our conversation.  Tim Krick for the use of his work to further conversation and Cliff Ravenscraft and Ray Edwards for inspiration in thinking about shoulds and musts mentioned on The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

Other Links of Interest

Tim Krick’s Church Christ the King in Combined Locks, WI

Tim Krick’s blog The Intentional Project

Conversation about Law and Gospel in The Bible Episode

The Cliff Ravenscraft Show

Ray Edwards Website

Episode 20: Conversation with Angel Marrero

Orlando, LGBTQ issues in the church, and Mission Development

A Conversation with Angel Marrero

The Reverend Angel D. Marrero is a gay Puerto Rican Lutheran priest working in the Boston area developing a new latino worshiping community Santuario in Waltham, MA.  Padre Marrero had two moving articles on Huffington Post about the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in U.S. history. Pulse was hosting a Latin Night and most of the victims were of Hispanic descent. 

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Episode 19: The Bible Episode

The Bible According to The 2 Bald Pastors

The Bible According to The 2 Bald Pastors

Last week Geoff and Joe talked with Author Brian Scott about his book That Day Great and Terrible.  This is a book that is influenced by the Bible, specifically the book of Revelation.  This week we talk about the Bible, we ask one another how they read the Bible and what are some of our favorite Bible verses.  We hope that this episode inspires you to pick up your Bible, to read it some more and to grow in your relationship with God.

If you have any questions about how to read the Bible or if you would like some resources please leave a comment below.

Some Resources Mentioned on the Show

Quote by Martin Luther “These are the Scriptures which make fools of all the wise and understanding, and are open only to the small and simple, as Christ says in Matthew 11:25. Therefore dismiss your own opinions and feelings, and think of the scriptures as the loftiest and noblest of holy things, as the richest of mines which can never be sufficiently explored, in order that you may find divine wisdom which God here lays before you in such simple guise as to quench all pride. Here you will find the swaddling clothes and the manger in which Christ lies. — Luther, Luther’s Works, vol. 35: Prefaces to the Old Testament, 236.

Daily Lectionary Reading by the ELCA

Episdoe 18: Conversation with Author Brian Scott

A Lutheran Novel, A Publishing Company and A Story

Brian Scott

In this episode Geoff and Joe talk to Brian Scott.  Brian thought he found his passion working for the church as a pastor.  However, God was calling him to do something different.  After twelve years as a Lutheran Pastor Brian left full time church ministry and started 9 Foot Voice, an independent publishing company.

Brian is also an author.  His first book is That Day Great and Terrible.  Brian describes the book “Angela is on a never-ending road trip she can’t escape. Kat is the mother of a son whose bizarre behavior fills her with horror. Milton is a teen with nothing to say. And Gabe is a college student searching for glory.
These four lives twist together in a small Minnesota town. As the world begins to fall apart, they must face their darkest sins and brace themselves for the coming of that great and terrible day.”

This weekend you can get the kindle version of the book for free.  Click Here

Also all versions of the book are on sale on Amazon.  Click Here

We hope you enjoy our interview with Brian as much as we did.  Thank you for listening to another episode of The 2 Bald Pastors.


Brian is giving away five signed copies of his book That Day Great and Terrible. All you have to do is tweet out the statement below and he will randomly draw five winners!

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