Rebranding: “Theology for the People” + Podcast

Recently I was talking to my friend Aaron Salvato who heads up the GoodLion Podcast Network. I reached out to him regarding the idea of possibly creating a podcast with audio versions of some of my articles from this blog. Aaron’s advice was that I consider rebranding the blog since “Longmont Pastor” might tell people who I am, but it doesn’t help them know what this site (and potential podcast) is about.

So, in light of Aaron’s advice, the “Longmont Pastor” blog has been rebranded as “Theology for the People” – which better reflects my goal with this site: to bring understanding of God’s Word and application for the questions that people are asking today.

Theology for the People Podcast

I have also started a Podcast, and I would love it if you would subscribe and share it with others. You can find it on all major podcast platforms, but you can click here to find it on the podcast platform of your choice: Theology for the People Podcast

On the blog you will now see this icon above some posts:

If you click that icon, it will take you to the podcast episode in which you can listen to an audio version of that post.

I plan to create podcast-specific content as well, so make sure to subscribe!

Thanks for reading (and now listening!) – and please continue submitting your questions (click here to ask a question or suggest a topic), and I will continue doing my best to write and record helpful content!

Here are the episodes currently on the podcast:

Podcast Exclusive – Church: An (un)Necessary Evil? Theology for the People

In this episode Nick and Mike discuss a comment that came in to the Theology for the People blog claiming that church is only good for "becoming robotized, lobotomized, Romanized, and institutionalized," and is "pointless for knowing Jesus Christ personally." This comment represents a not-uncommon attitude to "organized religion" in general and church in particular. This episode includes discussions about the Bible, Jesus, American history, and Henry David Thoreau. The book recommended in this episode is The Bible in America: Essays in Cultural History  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
  1. Podcast Exclusive – Church: An (un)Necessary Evil?
  2. “Preaching” or “Sharing”?
  3. Was Jesus in the Grave Three Days and Three Nights? Here’s How It Adds Up
  4. Does Easter Come From Ishtar?
  5. The Gospel of Caesar Augustus, & What It Tells Us About the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Changes to The Longmont Pastor Site

As of a few days ago, The Longmont Pastor has changed addresses – it is now located at

One of my long-term goals is to write books, and so I plan to use this address as more of a hub rather than just a blog.

For those of you who subscribe to this blog, this shouldn’t change anything for you – you should continue to get posts delivered to you as usual.  The old address  ( will still continue to work, but will redirect you to the new address.
For those of you who don’t subscribe yet, go on and do it! You can subscribe via email using the form on this page, through WordPress or RSS, or by following me on Twitter.

Additionally, I’ve made a few aesthetic changes to make the site look better and be easier to navigate. I also plan on posting more frequently, creating a schedule to make sure that posts are more regular.

Thanks for reading! See you soon.


I’ve come to learn that everything we do begs the question “Why?”. We innately have reasons for the things we do, but if we don’t stop to consider the “why”, then it’s easy to lose focus – not to mention the fact that if we want people to join us on a journey, they will want to know the answer to the question “why?”. ‘Why is this worth my time in a busy world, where there are plenty of options to choose from, where there are already too few minutes in a day?’.

So, why am I starting this blog? Because I want to provide a pastor’s perspective on local issues here in Longmont and the surrounding area of Boulder County, the Carbon Valley and the northern Front Range.

Stay tuned!