About Being Lutheran Podcast

Being Lutheran Podcast began as a Sunday School curriculum that Pastor Jason Gudim started teaching in fall of 2013. His congregation of Faith Free Lutheran in Minneapolis, MN had been asking him to teach a class or sermon series on the basics of why they are Lutheran. For source material, Jason felt he could do no better than the Book of Concord—the very first Lutherans explaining to the world who they were and what they believed. Being Lutheran systematically walks through the Book of Concord and the biblical principles it is built on. Over 300 episodes later, the BOC has proved to be an inexhaustible source of content for Being Lutheran Podcast.

Your Hosts

Jason Gudim

Jason Gudim serves as pastor of Faith Free Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis, MN. He also serves as adjunct faculty at the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary in Plymouth, MN. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Concordia, ST. Louis and Master of Divinity from Free Lutheran Seminary. He subscribes quia to the whole Book of Concord. This means he believes the documents are faithful expositions and summaries of the teaching of scripture, but do not in any way replace or stand over the Bible. He is a despairing fan of Minnesota Twins baseball and Minnesota Vikings football. He is husband to Esther and father of five incredible (and incredibly active!) children. Jason’s mic is the only one that needs an extra pop filter when recording the podcast.

Brett Boe

Brett Boe is pastor of Solid Rock Free Lutheran Church in Anoka, MN. He has a Master of Divinity from Free Lutheran Seminary. He is an unabashed “indoors-man” and an avid reader. A kinder man you are unlikely to meet. He grew up in Newark, IL, and is a Chicago sports fan. Go [REDACTED]! Brett is married to Theresa and also has five wonderful kids. He relentlessly keeps the podcast on track and is the sole reason every episode is not a hour of Jason and Adam going off-topic or laughing hysterically.

Adam Osier

Adam Osier is the newest member of Being Lutheran. He serves as Dean and part-time instructor at Free Lutheran Bible College. He holds a Master of Divinity from Free Lutheran Seminary. He loves reading and conversing about civics, sociology and current events in the context of a holistic Christian worldview. He is married to Courtney and has three kids. Adam makes sure he knows when he’s being recorded.

Brian Ricke

If you start at the beginning of the podcast, you’ll hear another voice. Brian Ricke, formerly a host of Being Lutheran, has since stepped back behind the scenes as producer. Brian serves two NALC parishes in eastern SD. He has a passion for equipping all ages with the tools needed to live a life empowered by the Gospel. He and his wife Connie have four sons.