Episode 51: Conversation with the Bishop on a Bike Jim Hazlewood

We have the honor of Interviewing our Bishop Jim Hazelwood for our 51st podcast episode.  Jim is an inspiration to many in the New England Synod as he is known as the Bishop on a Bike.  We talk about Healthy Church, Healthy Leaders and get an insight to some of the things he is working on in his ministry to so many people.

Geoff has written an amazing piece about a brief history of pastoring in America. Check it out in the link below.

A Brief History of Pastoring in America

Episode 50: Episode 50! Episode 50!!!

We look back at the first 50 episodes of the 2 Bald Pastors

The 50th episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.  We look back and share some of our favorite moments.  Thank you for joining us on this journey and we look forward to the next 50 and more.

Episode 49: Mission or Maintenance

What is the Health of your Church? Is there anything you can do about it?

Today the 2 Bald Pastors talk about church and the health of our church.  We ask the question is our church fulling our mission or are we in maintenance mode?  Please join in the conversation by leaving a comment below or check our our Facebook.

Episode 48: Just Say NO

Joe and Geoff talk about how to say no to get more margin in your life.  Listen to it today!

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New Testament Scholar N.T. Wright calls the Acts of the Apostles, The Deeds and Teachings of King Jesus, Part II(Acts for Everyone, Part 1). This summer we will be on an adventure with those first “sent ones” (apostles) into a world that doesn’t know or follow this King Jesus. Hear their faith and witness. See Christ’s ongoing presence. Experience the Holy Spirit call to bold action, as we make connections to our own lives of faith today.

ADVENTURES THROUGH ACTS!

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Episode 47: The 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering

Houston Here We Come

This week we talk with Molly Beck Dean who is the Director of the ELCA National Youth Gathering.  A tri-annual gathering of over 30,000 youth and adults.  In 2018 the gathering will take place in Houston, Tx.

Molly has a vast experience working with youth of the church and is the perfect person to lead this charge.  We had an amazing conversation with Molly and we hope you enjoy it!

Episode 46: Youth are Leading or Leaving

A Conversation with Lyle Griner

We had a great conversation about youth ministry.  Lyle is an expert in training youth to connect with youth.  His experience has changed thousands of lives.  Some of his background includes:

  • 16 years of dynamic congregational work
  • National Director of Peer Ministry Leadership
  • Leader of 3-week Certification School for Wartburg Theological Seminary and The Youth & Family Institute
  • Creator and Instructor for Living Room Summits on family ministry
  • 14 years with The Youth & Family Institute (renamed Vibrant Faith)
  • Youth ministry instructor at Augsburg College, Minneapolis and Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Coaching and Mentoring.
  • AA, Biblical Studies, MN Bible College
  • Major in Middle School Education
  • Masters in Youth and Family Ministry
  • Two year studies and Certification as a Spiritual Director
  • Presently also works with Youth ministry at Mount Calvary, Excelsior, MN

We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors

Episode 45: Front Porch Church

How we can notice the world around us from the front porch

Pastor Geoff and Pastor Joe reflect upon their conversation with author Laura Everett.  They talk about slowing down and seeing the world around us.  They also talk about being a front porch church vs a back deck church.  Enjoy the latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Conversation with John Longworth

Episode 44: Holy Spokes with Laura Everett

Conversation with Laura Everett on Urban Spirituality

Laura Everett is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.  Almost ten years ago Laura found herself in need of transportation and ended up with a bike.  Thousands of miles later she can be found riding to and from work in the Boston area.

She talks about her life as a cycle commuter and what she has learned about riding and about her faith.

She has written a book titled Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels

You are invited to attend Laura’s Book Launch Party April 21st at the Dorchester Brewing Company

We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.

Laura’s Website – https://reveverett.com/

Laura’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/RevEverett

Episode 42: A Conversation with Dr. David Lose

Preaching in Difficult Times, United Theological Seminary and Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church

The 2 Bald Pastors sit down with The Rev. Dr. David Lose from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  They talk about many things including preaching during difficult times, The United Theological Seminary and Dr. Loses’ new call to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.  Dr. Lose shares about some of his ideas for upcoming book projects and how he is excited to learn more about the day to day work of a parish pastor.

We are so thankful to have this time with Dr. Lose and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did!