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Boars in the Vineyard

Boars in the Vineyard is a weekly theological and practical podcast hosted by Pastors Lewis Polzin and Tim Winterstein.
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Dec 14, 2016

The return of Good Tweet/Bad Tweet! Other podcasts may copy what we're doing, but we're the original. I mean, we're no good at it, but whatever. Tim and Lewis talk about quizzes from women.com (here, here, and here) about what it means to be Lutheran (you don't have to get 100% to listen to our show, but it helps). Then, they play Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and go over some Christian MeMEs. It's ridiculous.

 

Lewis' First MeME

Tim's First MeME

Lewis' Second MeME

Tim's Second MeME

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Dec 7, 2016

In yet one more topical episode, Tim and Lewis talk about some very difficult things and decisions regarding a pastor who falls away from the right teaching of Christ. We also talk about the Biblical qualifications, or descriptions, of a pastor. And we ask, too, shouldn't we be more thoughtful with these things before they occur. It's a good discussion; we hope you enjoy it.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Nov 30, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis chat about Advent, the importance of the liturgical tradition, and a bit about Liberal Fundamentalism (which is what we wanted the show to be about and spend maybe all of 10 minutes on). Blessed Advent!

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Nov 9, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis basically talk the US election and bad tweets. There's something about elections that makes bad theology (even from good pastors) prevalent. SMOD cometh without our vote.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Nov 2, 2016

In this episode, the boys come back to a hopefully regularly scheduled release. They also eschew anything they normally do to talk about the Reformation and its celebratory season, All Saints' Day, and the upcoming U.S. Election. Somehow, they cohosts tie it all together... they think.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Oct 29, 2016

In this episode, Tim enters into the fray on feelings and the Scriptures. 

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Charlie Peacock, "Lost in Translation"; Project 86, "Pipe Dream"; Vigilantes of Love, "Aftermath"

Closing Music: Listener, "Failing is Not Just For Failures" 

 

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Sep 20, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis are back. After shaking the rust off, they get into talking about how not to be disillusioned with life by the American presidential campaign. They also play some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet. Man, it's good to be back in the saddle.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Parks and Recreation, "Treat Yo Self;" Whitney Houston, "Greatest Love of All"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Aug 16, 2016

In this episode, Tim records on his own because summer is hard. We wanted to make sure that we had something out there for y'all, so Tim did a quick podcast. Lewis hasn't listened to it, and all the editing and music splicing is Tim's fault. =) Have a great week! We'll be back soon!

 

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Jul 26, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis talk about Pokémon Go, the desire for control, and politics. Then they get around to Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and answer some questions from Katie and Jean. Gotta catch 'em all!

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; "Idiocracy;" Pokemon, "Pokemon Theme"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jul 12, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis address the major happenings in America over the last few weeks regarding race. It's not a funny show, but it's timely, we believe. Let us know what you think.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jun 28, 2016

In this episode, Lewis and Tim talk about #Brexit, albeit without much knowledge (though to be fair, no one seems to know much). After the break, they play some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and answer questions from David and Paul. It's good to be back.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Muse, "Apocalypse Please"; Blimey Cow; Swirling Eddies, "Hide the Beer, the Pastor's Here"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jun 14, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis interview Thomas Torrey, a writer, director, actor, and the founder of Bad Theology Pictures. Recently, at a film festival, Tim met Thomas after the screening of Thomas' new movie, "Fare." Thomas has some very interesting perspectives on Christians and art. We think you'll like this interview. The break is the trailer for "Fare." Check it out soon!


Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Break: Trailer for the movie, "Fare"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jun 7, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis are finally back! They rant for about thirty minutes then try to do some part of Good Tweet/Bad Tweet. The good news is that the show isn't as bad as they thought it would be.

 

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Thin Lizzie, "The Boys Are Back In Town;" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jun 2, 2016

In this episode, Tim talks to himself about denominations and divisions.  When unity, when liberty, and when charity?

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Black Eyed Sceva, "Ecumenical"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Apr 19, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis talk about culture and how it shapes everything. They also play some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and Christian MeMEs. Tune in now before they utterly ruin everything.

Tim's MeME

Lewis' MeME

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Shel Silversein, "Wild Boar;" Austin Lucas, "Wild Boar"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Apr 12, 2016

In this very special LIVE episode, Tim and Lewis were live on Google Hangouts On Air and were joined by our special listeners Michael Salinas, Russell HollanderLisa Cooper, Angie Wagner, Karl Tervo, and Kathy Strauch, and a few other people who watched in the background. All our guests were able to ask questions and Tim and Lewis answered as best they could, even a question we haven't been able to get to for months from Jim. We loved seeing them and we really enjoyed the experience. We'll do it again before we hit 200!

Here's the article Tim referenced in response to Lisa's question on head coverings.

Thank you to ALL our listeners. We couldn't really do the show without you, and we're glad you've been with us as Boars in the Vineyard has evolved over the last three years. We're looking forward to whatever it is that comes next for Boars with you!

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; David Ramirez, "Viva La Vida;" Neil Young, "Good to See You"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"  

 

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Apr 5, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis talk about Christian art and the lack of theology in Christian movies today. They also check out some Christian MeMEs and play Good Tweet/Bad Tweet. Almost to 100!

Tim's First MeME

Lewis' First MeME

Tim's Second MeME

Lewis' Second MeME

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps""Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey"King of the Hill, Season 8, Episode 2AC/DC, "Shook Me All Night Long"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"  

 

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Mar 22, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis talk about confirmation and the devil's temptations during Lent. They do some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet, and answer a question from Michael. Tune in now!

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"Mystery Men (1999)Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"



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Mar 15, 2016
In this episode, Tim is all alone while Lewis takes care of bidness. Who knows, maybe it makes for a better show. He talks about Lutherans taking on politics, and Paul's Letter to the Philippians, the third chapter, and success. 
 
 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other Things: Blenderhead, "Power Trip"Anais Mitchell"Dyin' Day"

Closing Music: Johnny Cash, "Ain't No Grave"
 
 
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Mar 1, 2016

In this episode, Tim and Lewis talk about what catechesis means for the Church today and how important it is not to go all pork brain when it comes to just accepting whatever. Then they play some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet.



Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Lutheran Satire, "St. Patrick's Bad Analogies;" Tag Team, "Whoomp There It Is"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Feb 23, 2016

In this episode, Lewis and Tim talk about vocation and the Divine Call pastors have in light of Lewis' news that he will be resigning his call in May, play some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet, and answer a question from Janis. Tune in now before Mark Batterson yells at you.



Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, "Pure Imagination;" Parry Grip, "Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig)"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Feb 9, 2016

In this episode, Lewis and Tim mess up, skip the show, and just talk about the news. And that's all we have to say about that.

"Church tells elderly Minnesota woman she can't be buried next to husband" (Uh, actually they don't, but that's just fine, make up whatever you want)

"Lutherans receiving Communion in St Peter’s was a ‘mistake’, says spokesman" (Gee, you think?)


Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Albert Hermann on the Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program, "The Image and Likeness of God;" Billy Joel, "When in Rome"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jan 26, 2016

One more week in Chicago with Tim, Pastor Jeffery Ries from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington, Pastor Matt Gunia from Ascension Lutheran Church in Niles, Illinois, and Pastor Jonathan Fisk from St. John's Lutheran Church in Oakes, North Dakota. Special thanks to Pastor Fisk for the intro that will never be forgotten.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jan 19, 2016

In this episode, Tim is back in Chicago on his way to the Theological Symposia at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He assaulted a few guys and forced them to record with him. Thanks to Pastor Jeffery Ries Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington, Pastor Matt Gunia from Ascension Lutheran Church in Niles, Illinois, and Pastor Jonathan Fisk from St. John's Lutheran Church in Oakes, North Dakota, for putting up with him. Yes, Tim is still really awkward when it comes to opening the show. Not much changes in a year.

 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; Shel Silversein, "Wild Boar;" Austin Lucas, "Wild Boar"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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Jan 12, 2016
This episode is awful. I wouldn't even listen to it. It's really rough. Lewis is sick. He edited out 18 bouts of hacking into the microphone. Tim went along with it mainly because he felt bad we hadn't released anything in nearly three weeks. So, if you want to hear Lewis' deep, raspy, nasty voice, this is the episode for you. We do some Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and Christian MeMEs. Enjoy... or something.
 
Tim's First MeME
Lewis' First MeME
Tim's Second MeME
Lewis' Second MeME
 

Opening music: Listener"Eyes to the Ground for Change"

Other things: Amos Lee, "Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps"; How I Met Your Mother, "Three Day Rule," Kiboom Kids Songs, "Easter Song"

Closing Music: Jovan Mackenzy"Reformata"

 

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