Racist Flags, Greece Sags, Jurassic Drags (CultureCast)

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Hey, wait a minute. This podcast has always been a low-rent, seat-of-the-pants kinda thing. And now it’s getting all fancy and crap. Guess all the monumental fame and fortune of podcasting (ahem) is going to their heads. Actually, it’s just what happens when you bring on someone like John, a former podcast producer for CNN [Read More...]

How I Went From Texas Baptist to LGBTQ Advocate

“I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture. … I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages [Read More...]

Hacker’s Survival Guide, Charleston’s Hopeful Side, Obama’s Speech Divides (CultureCast)

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CultureCast cohost Christian Piatt is a geek when it comes to tech stuff. From gadgets to all things virtual, he’ll talk himself some ones and zeroes until the Minecraft cows come home. This week, our guest is professional hacker Mike Collins, who explains everything from Cyberterrorism to Silk Road, the Dark Web and why your [Read More...]

God is Transgender

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I had a text discussion this morning with two of my theological colleagues, and one asked if we felt the “cosmic Christ,” was necessarily male or female. This also led to our understanding of the Holy Spirit, and ultimately to how we understood God. And it was then that I came to a realization about [Read More...]

Gay Marriage is Legal; SCOTUS Dissent is Shameful

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In a historic 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples. Swing vote Anthony Kennedy recognized that, as our understanding of human beings changes, so should the understanding of how our institutions accommodate and recognize them. He cited the example that rights for women have shifted [Read More...]

White Hate Groups: More Dangerous to U.S. Than Muslim Terrorists

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When we think of “terrorist threats” to American lives and sovereignty, immediately our minds go overseas, usually to the middle east. We have been sold more than one war abroad principally based on the argument that, if we don’t take the fight there, they’ll bring it here. And yet, there is disturbingly little done – [Read More...]

Tony Jones, Republican Drones and Santorum vs. Rome (Homebrewed CultureCast)

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Could it be? Are the CultureCasters back on the horse after a two-part live extravaganza, more more miles than a presidential primary candidate and more excuses than, um, well…a presidential primary candidate? Yessir/ma’am. We’re back and on track, for tha reelz. For the first episode after the live gig, we’ve got Tony Jones talking about [Read More...]

Charleston Church Shooting: The Danger of “All Are Welcome”

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Dylan Roof, a 21-year-old white male, entered Emanuel AME Church Wednesday (one of the city’s oldest historically black churches) and joined the congregants for a prayer meeting for about an hour. He then opened fire and killed nine in attendance, including a state senator. He is now in custody and the shooting is being ruled a [Read More...]


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