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The Simple Theologian Podcast

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Join the knuckleheads, Pastor Dan and Pastor Mike for conversations about life, theology, and spiritual stuff. They do their best to make the complex, simple. Every week they discuss some bit of theology and try to apply it in a real way. You can connect with them on Twitter @danielmrose and @revmik… read more

79 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Saving Sacred Words: Sin

November 9th, 2021

48:54

Dan and Mike discuss that word that nobody likes, "sin." 

Saving Sacred Words: The Fall

October 28th, 2021

43:25

Dan and Mike discuss, "the fall." 

No, not the season of Autumn but the story from Genesis 3. 


Saving Sacred Words: God, Part 2

October 20th, 2021

54:47

Dan and Mike continue their conversation about God this week. The fellas dive into the incarnation and its ramifications for Christian living. 

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Mike recommends: Brent Allen Hagel on TikTok

Dan recommends: BMF a new …

Saving Sacred Words: God, Part 1

October 13th, 2021

55:13

Mike and Dan discuss, God. Yep, God. They talk through the idea of one's understanding of the divine being on a scale of Authoritarian, Critical, …

Saving Sacred Words: Mystery

September 23rd, 2021

51:19

In this week's episode we explore the word, "mystery."

Saving Sacred Words: Disappointment

September 14th, 2021

51:13

In this week's episode we discuss pain and why it needs to be "saved."

We are riffing off of Jonathan Merritt's Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them.

Simple …

Saving Sacred Words: Pain

August 31st, 2021

47:03

In this week's episode we discuss pain and why it needs to be "saved."

We are riffing off of Jonathan Merritt's Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them.

Simple …

Saving Sacred Words: Prayer

August 25th, 2021

44:56

In this week's episode we discuss prayer and why it needs to be "saved." 

We are riffing off of Jonathan Merritt's Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them.

Simple …

Saving Sacred Words: Creed

August 18th, 2021

53:13

In this week's episode we discuss the word, "creed." Do creeds matter? Why are they important or not important? We are riffing off of Jonathan Merritt's Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing …

Saving Sacred Words: Yes

August 11th, 2021

1:09:28

In this week's episode we discuss the sacred word of "yes." Mike and Dan continue riffing off Learning to Speak God From Scratch by Jonathan Merritt. …

Words are words!

August 4th, 2021

1:04:24

Welcome to season 5 premiere episode of the Simple Theologian Podcast! 

This week's Simple Theologian recommendations:

Ted Lasso

The Friendship Onion

The Election

November 6th, 2020

46:21

The knuckleheads are back with a conversation about the response to the election. 

Christian Voting

October 16th, 2020

52:42

The knuckleheads discuss Christian voting in this week's episode as they continue their series on "The Church in the World."

Dan referenced this …

The Prophetic Role of the Church

October 2nd, 2020

50:00

In this week's episode the knuckleheads discuss the role of the church in "speaking truth to power."

What is the Kingdom of God?

September 25th, 2020

45:13

We continue Season 5 with a conversation about the Kingdom of God.

Why the Church?

September 18th, 2020

50:32

In the episode this week the knuckleheads discuss, "Why the Church?" We are continuing our series on the Church and the World. 

What is the Church?

September 12th, 2020

48:02

In this week's episode the knuckleheads try to define, "The Church." It's messy and muddy. But, it will shape the conversation for the weeks to come. 

Season Five World Premiere!

September 2nd, 2020

41:07

In this episode the chuckleheads lay out the direction for season five. In this season they will be discussing the nature of the church and its role …

Why You So Salty?

May 15th, 2020

40:55

Dan and Mike continue to explore the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7. This week they explore "Salt and Light." 

Check out their weekly …

Arbery, Racism, and Image of God

May 11th, 2020

47:21

In this episode of the podcast, Dan and Mike recap Doubt on Tap and give their perspective, share their weekly recommendations, and discuss Arbery, racism, and the image of God. 

BONUS EPISODE: The Secular Survey with RT

May 7th, 2020

56:32

Dan takes a few minutes to discuss the largest survey of non-religious people ever done in the United States with RT from the podcast, The Atheist …

Blessed Are The Persecuted

April 30th, 2020

42:14

Dan and Mike discuss the last bit of the beatitudes and talk about what they've been watching during the stay at home order. 


Blessed are the Peacemakers

March 27th, 2020

43:54

Dan and Mike discuss peacemaking in the midst of Covid19 life. They also give their recommendations for great stuff to read or watch.

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

March 19th, 2020

43:51

Dan and Mike recap Doubt on Tap and also give their weekly recommendations. Then they dive into “Blessed are the pure heart...” 

Connect with us via Google Meet on Tuesdays at 8 pm. The link to connect will be available …

Blessed Are the Merciful

March 13th, 2020

56:25

In this episode the knuckleheads talk about mercy and how it relates to Covid-19. They also discuss the week’s Doubt on Tap discussion on Socialism. Check out these resources:

Freakonomics Podcast on What is Socialism:

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

March 5th, 2020

43:41

Dan and Mike continue talking through the beatitudes. They also drop their weekly recommendations.

Blessed are the Meek

February 27th, 2020

45:40

The chuckleheads continue their discussion on the Beatitudes.

Blessed Are Those Mourn

February 20th, 2020

43:14

Dan and Mike continue discussing the Beatitudes with a conversation about “Blessed are those who mourn...”

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

February 13th, 2020

41:50

Part one of Dan and Mike’s discussion on the beatitudes.

Season 4 Premiere: Grief Observed

January 30th, 2020

51:29

We kick off season 4 with a rousing discussion of... grief. Yes it’s somber, but it’s a pretty good episode. Be sure to like and share.

Special Episode: Responding to questions from friends...

January 30th, 2020

16:16

Our buddy RT from the Atheist Perspective asked a question about the weed...

Red and Green Part 2: 420 Edition

December 12th, 2019

49:33

Dan and Mike talk about marijuana and justice. Also, make sure to join us Tuesday, December 17 at 8 pm for our white elephant gift exchange benefitting Hope Clinic at The Tap Room in Ypsilanti, MI. The shopping list is …

Red and Green Part 1: Billionaires are Bums! Or are they?

December 5th, 2019

50:20

In this week’s episode, Dan and Mike are joined by friend of the show, The Beard, to discuss capitalism and billionaires. This is part one of our Red/Green series. This was “Red” because this week’s Doubt on Tap …

Isolation and Belonging

November 15th, 2019

39:12

Dan and Mike are joined by The Beloved Leader, The Todd as they discuss ideas from the film, Lost in Translation.

Pete and Repeat Were In A Boat

November 7th, 2019

43:19

Dan and Mike discuss date and determinism based on Bill Murray’s classic film, Ground Hog Day.

Grief and the After Life

November 1st, 2019

37:01

This week Dan and Mike discuss the theme of the after life jumping off the Ghostbusters conversation from Doubt on Tap’s William F Murray series. If …

Accidental Saints

October 24th, 2019

35:28

This week Dan and Mike discuss themes from Bill Murray’s film, St Vincent.

Baby Steps To Mental Health

October 17th, 2019

44:02

Dan and Mike discuss themes from the Bill Murray film, “What About Bob?”. They discuss stigmas around mental illness and also what it looks like to pursue mental health.

Ellen Gets It!

October 10th, 2019

40:02

Dan and Mike discuss the reality that Ellen absolutely gets it when it comes to loving your neighbor.

Hey Look! Your Ideology is Showing!

October 3rd, 2019

39:38

Dan, sick with the plague, and Mike dive into issues surrounding ideologies and how they impact discussions and relationships. 

Render Unto Caesar or Not?

September 26th, 2019

54:08

Dan and Mike dive into the question of whether or not the church should pay taxes. Continue the conversation on Twitter with Dan: @danielmrose or …

Politically Correct

September 19th, 2019

41:53

The boys dive into political correctness as a follow up to Doubt on Tap. Join the conversation, http://t.me/doubtontap

The Boys Go Mental

September 12th, 2019

52:39

This week Dan and Mike recap Doubt on Tap but spend most of the time discussing mental health for clergy.

The Boys Are Back...With Morals!

August 29th, 2019

48:31

Mike and Dan give a snapshot about what Simple Theologian and Doubt on Tap are all about. They also discuss morality and religion from last Tuesday’s …

Bill of Rights - The Second Amendment

May 28th, 2019

45:48

Dan and Mike jump into the conversation about the 2nd Amendment. We’d love to hear your thoughts, join us on Twitter to continue the conversation: @danielmrose & @revmikeumc

The Bill of Rights - The First Amendment

May 17th, 2019

48:44

Dan and Mike dive into the first conversation of the new Doubt on Tap series. A big part of their conversation focuses on speaking truth to power. Continue the conversation on Twitter: @danielmrose and @revmikeumc

Vices and Virtues: Sloth and Diligence

May 10th, 2019

50:50

Dan and Mike wrap up the conversation on Vices and Virtues with a discussion on Sloth and Diligence. Connect with us on Twitter: @danielmrose and @revmikeumc

Vices and Virtues: Greed and Charity

May 3rd, 2019

49:59

Dan and Mike discuss greed, charity, contentment and how to break the envy, gluttony, greed cycle. Join them! Continue the conversation on twitter at …

Vices and Virtues: Gluttony and Temperance

April 26th, 2019

43:43

Dan and Mike continue the conversation from Doubt on Tap on gluttony and temperance. The guys also dive into some stuff on the Trinity. Don't miss this episode! Continue the conversation on Twitter: @danielmrose, …

Vices and Virtues: Wrath and Patience

April 22nd, 2019

49:42

Dan and Mike discuss Holy Week from the perspective of a pastor as well continuing the conversation about vices and virtues. They tackle wrath and …

Vices and Virtues - Pride and Humility

April 12th, 2019

49:49

In this week's episode Dan and Mike discuss pride, humility, and how they relate to our lives. Continue the conversation with us on Twitter: …

Vices and Virtues: Lust and Chastity

April 9th, 2019

40:34

Dan and Mike dive into a new series on the seven deadly sins and their virtuous counterparts. This week, lust and charity. To continue the conversation hit us up on Twitter: @danielmrose, @revmikeumc, and …

Vices and Virtues - Envy and Gratitude

March 22nd, 2019

53:49

Dan and Mike dive into a new series on the seven deadly sins and their virtuous counterparts. This week, envy and gratitude. To continue the conversation hit us up on Twitter: @danielmrose, @revmikeumc, and …

Lying, Cheating, and Lent

March 14th, 2019

51:38

Dan and Mike talk lying, cheating, and Lent

International Women's Day And Other Stuff Too

March 8th, 2019

42:31

Dan and Mike on the stuff they're reading, discuss some Doubt on Tap, and share about the women who have impacted them.

Mike Discusses the United Methodist Decision on LGBTQ

March 4th, 2019

52:58

In this week's installment of the Simple Theologian podcast, we provide Mike space to share his response to the United Methodist Church's decision on …

221: Wait! There's MORE! Or is there?

February 26th, 2019

47:03

In this week's episode, Dan and Mike, discuss materialism and spirituality. They also talk a bit about what they're reading. Please like, share, and comment!

What We're Reading:

All About Love by bell hooks

The Subtle …

220: The Stuff We Love

February 18th, 2019

59:51

In this episode the knuckleheads discuss materialism and how they figure out the question, "Is it well with your soul?"

Stuff We're Reading 

All …

219: Toxic Masculinity and Church Membership

February 12th, 2019

59:57

Mike is back from Florida and so we dive into the light conversation of Toxic Masculinity as a follow up to Doubt on Tap. Then we talk about why we …

218: Golly Gee! Dan's A Presbyterian. Denominations Have Weird Names!

January 25th, 2019

51:01

Denominations are part and parcel to the Protestant Christian experience. Dan's a Presbyterian, what does that mean? What makes Presbyterians unique? What do they believe? All this and no Doubt On Tap because the …

The T&A Sneak Peak with RT

January 25th, 2019

53:16

Dan is joined by RT from The Atheist Perspective since Mike is on vacation. They give you a sneak peak into their new project, “The T&A Podcast.” Continue the conversation with the guys on Twitter: @danielmrose and …

217: Mike's A Gosh Darn Methodist!

January 23rd, 2019

52:54

Denominations are part and parcel to the Protestant Christian experience. Mike's a Methodist. Why? What does that even mean? What makes Methodists unique? We answer this and you get to hear all about the vacation Mike's …

216: Holy Smokes We Have GUESTS!

January 14th, 2019

1:20:56

In this week's installment of the Simple Theologians Dan and Mike invite a couple of guests on the show. First up, is Billy Kangas who discusses the …

215: The Big Reveal (...or a conversation about Epiphany)

January 5th, 2019

51:22

In this week's episode Dan and Mike talk about Epiphany and what it means for the every day. 

Also, Doubt on Tap is back this Tuesday (1/8, 2019) at 8 pm at Cream & Crumb in Ypsilanti, MI. We hope you join us for …

214: IT'S ADVENT! Part 4

December 21st, 2018

50:33

What's on the show this week? We make a major announcement. We talk about what we read, introduce a new segment, and talk about peace in Advent. It's good times and we hope you enjoy it!

Dan's book he's reading: Finding …

213: IT'S ADVENT! Part 3

December 14th, 2018

30:43

The Simple Theologians, Dan and Mike, discuss joy. We hope you enjoy it. (See what we did there?)

212: It's ADVENT! Part 2

December 11th, 2018

33:28

In the newest episode of The Simple Theologian Podcast Dan and Mike talk about love and why it's a part of the Advent themes and how it connects to …

211 - IT'S ADVENT!

November 30th, 2018

26:52

Mike and Dan return after Mike's time in Israel and Palestine. In today's episode they begin talking about their favorite time of year, Advent.

210: Rest? Yeah. Right.

November 2nd, 2018

46:44

In this week's edition of the Simple Theologian podcast we discuss, "Sabbath." It's a fancy word for taking the day off. Mike doesn't like to do that …

209: Scripture (Or, that book that isn't just for collecting dust)

October 26th, 2018

38:28

In this episode of our conversation on the spiritual disciplines Dan and Mike discuss the Scriptures. They talk about why they still read them and a …

208 - Not Just Another Meal

October 22nd, 2018

38:35

In this episode Dan and Mike discuss the discipline of communion and its impact on their lives.

207 - "Just me and Jesus..." STAHP IT!

October 15th, 2018

40:53

Just in case you thought the discipline of silence freed you up to embrace the idea of "Just me and Jesus," that has pervaded American Evangelicalism for some time, you're wrong. Dan and Mike dive in and talk about the …

206 - The Sounds of Silence

October 9th, 2018

30:50

Dan and Mike continue their conversations about spiritual disciplines with a conversation about "silence." Dan confesses some stuff. It's gets a little personal.

Also, they forgot the "what are you reading segment." …

205 - Two Fat Guys Talking About Fasting

September 28th, 2018

32:49

The knuckleheads continue to explore the spiritual disciplines with a conversation on fasting. Give it a listen, consider a share, and even a comment or two.

204 - Prayer

September 21st, 2018

44:08

The Simple Theologians are discussing spiritual disciplines. This week, they're talking about prayer.

203 - Accountability

September 14th, 2018

40:43

The knuckleheads begin a conversation about spiritual disciplines. They are starting with the discussion with one about "accountability."

Connect …

202 - Outrageous Outrage

September 6th, 2018

48:35

This week the knuckleheads are on location at Cream & Crumb in Ypsilanti, MI. They are talking about the "outrage" culture within which we find …

201 - The U.P., Hotlanta, and Burn-out

August 29th, 2018

56:46

Season 2 kicks off with the knuckleheads sharing stories about their summer break and a conversation about pastoral burn-out. Not only that but we also share the direction of this season's podcast. You can catch up on …

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