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!

Episode 41: Be The Church

The 2 Bald Pastors talk about how to not just go to church but be the church

Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff have a discussion about how we can all be the church. What is the difference between going to church and being the church? The 2 Bald Pastors reflect on their conversation with Pastor Bill Peterson. They think together about ecumenical relationships and talk about how it doesn’t matter what the sign says on the outside of the church door, we are all the church and called to be the church everywhere we go.

We are putting a challenge out to you this week. What does it mean to be the church to you? Let us know what you think. Go on Facebook, Twitter or your other favorite social media platform and tell us what you think. Use the hashtag #bethechurch and #2baldpastors and we will share your thoughts in an upcoming episode.

Episode 40: The Lutherpalian Episode

The Intersection Between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church

At a time when denominations may be wary of each other and even slight variations in approaches or beliefs can divide members, it is possible to come together in joint ministry.  Reverend Bill Peterson is an example of a successful venture between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal Church.  The new term for this blended bunch: “Lutherpalians.”

Pastor Bill had to navigate when to kneel, who leads the congregation and how to maintain unique identities.  However he has found a shared emphasis on liturgical and sacramental worship and a wonderful community dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel.

In this interview Pastor Bill shares his highs, his challenges and some funny moments.  We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.

 

Episode 39: How to be a Faithful Christian

Pastor Geoff and Pastor Joe Reflect about being Faithful

How are we faithful?  There are so many ways to be faithful in our lives and in our faith.  Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff reflect on their conversation with Andrew and Nate from Young Adult in Global Mission.

Here are some links:

Interview with Andrew and Nate 

Interview with Ron Glusenkamp

Interview with Mikka McCraken from World Hunger

The big game is coming up and we want you to support it!  We have partnered with ELCA World Hunger  to raise money for those in need.  We would love for you to support the New England Patriots but any support would be amazing.  See the video below from Bishop Jim Hazlewood.  

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Episode 38: Decolonize the Inauguration

Things you can do this day to connect with others

The 2 Bald Pastors sit down and talk with Lenny Duncan and Francisco Herrera and get updates to what is happening in #‎decolonizeLutheranism.  We also talk about things you can do to decolonize the Inauguration as Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.

Links mentioned in the episode

Fuck This Shit Advent Devotional

Naked and Unashamed Facebook

Naked and Unashamed Website

#nakedlutherans

#MyKindaChurch

Lenny’s Post Election Blog Post

Episode 37: Young Adult in Global Mission

Young Adults Missionaries Around the World

Nathan Berkas and Andrew Steele have an amazing job.  They travel around the country telling people about the amazing work that the ELCA is doing in missionary work, especially the work that young adults are doing in missionary work.  Nathan and Andrew join the 2 Bald Pastors and they talk more about the ministry of YAGM, why it is important to the church and how you can be a part of this amazing ministry.

Please enjoy the latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors Podcast

Young Adults in Global Mission on the ELCA Website

YAGM on Facebook

YAGM on Twitter

Apply to be a Young Adult in Global Mission

Episode 36: Peacemaking in 2017

A conversation about Peace, Hope and Joy

Happy New Year!

Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff talk about different ways we can bring peace into the world in 2017.  We also talk about some of our hope and dreams for the new year.  We would love to hear from you!  Leave us a comment on this post about some of the things you are looking forward to this year.

Episode 35: What is the Sabbath?

Joe and Geoff took some time earlier this fall to rest, relax and work on important church matters.  During this time they reflected on the sabbath and how it is important in their lives as well as others.  Check out this latest episode from the 2 Bald Pastors.

Episode 34: The Little Free Pantry

Conversation with Jessica McClard

Jessica McClard ran through the streets of her neighborhood and saw many Little Free Libraries.  After seeing them she was inspired to help her neighbors by creating a pantry similar to the libraries.  After she looked for the perfect location to put it, she finally decided on her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran.

The concept is as easy as it sounds; People can open it up and take what they need.

People all around the world are creating their own and telling her about it.

If you are inspired to create your own check out her website Little Free Pantry.