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

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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 19: The Bible Episode

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

Episode 16: Confession

The 2 Bald Pastors reflect on ‪#‎decolonizelutheranism‬

The 2 Bald Pastors talk about their reactions from last week’s conversation about #decolonizelutheranism

Other Resources

Decolonize Lutheranism Website

Lenny’s website

Francisco’s website

Francisco’s Masters Thesis on Ministering to Recovering Christians

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Episode 14: The Mind of Christ

Like Attracts Like, Networking, and Facebook Live

Welcome to the fourteenth episode of The 2 Bald Pastors Podcast. A podcast about real faith and real life. Today we talk about the highlights of our conversation with pastor and mission developer Mark Huber.

We explore the ideas of how like attracts like, about the importance of networking and different ways we can network as individuals and as the church and Geoff and Joe talk about their experience using Facebook Live on Sunday mornings and the importance for all churches to adapt this technology in the future.

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Episode 13: Conversation with Mark Huber

Experimentation, Mission, Networking and Graham

Thank you for support our podcast the last six months.  It is hard to believe that we were sitting down with Bishop Elizabeth Eaton six months ago and now we are experiencing so much growth and opportunity because of our podcast.

We want to continue to bring you value in what we are doing and we want to help you connect your faith with your life.  We have multiple projects we are working on and we are excited to share some of those things with you as we move forward.

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This week we sit down with Mark Huber who is the pastor of Sanctuary Church in Marshfield, MA.  Mark is a mission developer, a musician, a great pastor and Mark and his wife Sara wrote the 2 Bald Pastors theme music.  We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.


Episode 12: Faith 5 with your Family

Explanation of the Faith 5 and Two Special Guests

Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff have a follow up conversation from their interview with Rich Melheim.  The focus of the conversation was about the Faith 5.  They share in detail their understanding of the Faith 5 and the impact it has had on the life of their church and family.

Then Geoff and Joe bring in their daughters (Geoff’s daughter Mia and Joe’s daughter Addyson) to walk through together the Faith 5.

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Episode 08: Cathedral Faith

Followup Conversation about Keith Anderson's Interview

In our new format Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff talk about some of the highlights of their interview with Pastor Keith Anderson.

In his book Digital Cathedral Keith gives 15 tips on engaging in social media called the Digital Rule of Life.  Joe and Geoff take these and talk about each one – these tips are not only good ways to engage in social media but we can use them as we engage with our faith.

  1. Be Present
  2. Listen
  3. Welcome the Stranger
  4. Pray Without Ceasing
  5. Be Helpful
  6. Be Humble
  7. Get Rhythm
  8. Curate Good Information
  9. Convene Conversation
  10. Participate in Meaning Making
  11. Tell Good Stories
  12. Disagree Amicably
  13. Take a Digital Sabbath
  14. Meet in Person Whenever Possible
  15. Commit All You Do to God

We hope you enjoy our latest episode.

Episode 06: One Word for the New Year

Geoff and Joe Discuss Hopes for 2016

A new year is a great time to look back upon the year past and to look ahead to the future.  In this episode Pastor Geoff and Pastor Joe look at some of the things they are excited to do in 2016.

Geoff and Joe also share their one word.

Want to pick one word for 2016?  Something to help you focus and achieve personal transformation?

Determine the kind of person you want to become.  This goes beyond just wanting to make superficial changes.  To really make effective change and work towards a better life you need to drive deep into your soul.

Then identify the characteristics of becoming that person.  Get a picture of that person and then simply identify major characteristics. Do you see someone who is gentle, or generous?  What are the qualities that stand out the most?

Third, pick a word.  Once you have a list of the characteristics, simply pick a word. There might be fifteen things that you want to change, but resist the temptation to promise you will do them all. Instead, simply commit to ONE WORD.

This will provide you with a lens to see the changes you need to make as well as a way to determine whether or not change is actually happening. Understand that this process is hard, but staying focused on your word will help you to struggle in the right direction so that you can actually see God working in your life.

If you want to share your word with Geoff and Joe please do!  We are excited to hear from you.

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Episode 02: Hello! My Name is Bald Pastor

Learn More about the 2 Bald Pastors

Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff want you to get to know them a little bit.  This episode of 2 Bald Pastors they share their call stories, their hopes for this podcast, a few upcoming interviews and and explanation of their Baldness.  We hope you enjoy another episode of 2 Bald Pastors.

Links mentioned in the Podcast 

Camp Calumet

Luther College

Lutheran Theological School of Philadelphia

Luther Seminary

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rutland VT

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Baldwinsville, NY

Faith Lutheran Church, Gardner, MA

St. John, Brookfield, Wi

Our Savior’s, Hermosa, SD

St. Matthew, Avon, CT

St. Michael’s, New Canaan, CT

St . Paul, Old Saybrook, CT

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