NSA, DOMA’s Demise and Don Draper (HBCultureCast)

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We have all sorts of stuff to discuss this week, and with Amy sidelined due to carousing, Christian and Jordan tackled it all alone. Okay, not entirely alone. We bring back Mike Collins, the hacker extraordinaire who explained Bitcoin a few months ago, to discuss Edward Snowden, the intelligence analyst who’s currently hiding out from [Read More...]

A Case for the Magic Money Machine

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I’m no economist, so I’m expecting that someone who understands global commerce better than I will set me straight. But until then… I, like a lot of people, am concerned about American foreign debt. It threatens to compromise the overall value of our currency and is mortgaging the future of multiple generations to come. We’ve [Read More...]

Rights, Power, Sexuality and the Church

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I found an interesting pair of articles on Huffington Post’s religion page today. First, there was a story about Newt Gingrich, who claims that, by giving equal rights to LGBT people, we are in turn denying the rights of religious organizations. Then in the second story, the Catholic Church in Ireland has threatened to excommunicate [Read More...]

Jim Wallis Returns to the CultureCast

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Not to get all braggy here, but this episode is pretty great. First, we have our first return guest, and it’s one of our best: Jim Wallis. Christian moderated a discussion with Jim at Powell’s Books last week to talk about his new book about nurturing the common good, called “On God’s Side.” I swear, [Read More...]

Tony Jones, Subverting Norms and Stupid Preschool Moments (Homebrewed CultureCast)

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To start things off, Amy has a lovely story in which she was humiliated by other preschool parents. It’s worth a listen simply for that. But there’s so much more! We welcome Tony Jones, one of the founders of the Emergent Christianity movement, to the show. He and Christian recently attended the Subverting the Norm [Read More...]

Topless Protests to Pussy Riot: Women Rising Up

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Okay, I know I was a bit of a prude at first when it came to the name of the Russian Punk band, Pussy Riot. But somehow, hearing Leslie Stahl say it on 60 Minutes neutralized that angst for me. In case you aren’t familiar the band has been known for some time as a [Read More...]

My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality

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I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After all, the last time I wrote anything even remotely critiquing or questioning Rob Bell, I got scathing responses. Oh, if folks only got so passionate about other things like, say, poverty. Anyway, I’m a real fan of Rob Bell. I [Read More...]

Drone Warfare, Rogue Cops and Parenting Fails (Homebrewed CultureCast)

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After hearing an anecdote about Christian’s massive parenting fail (which cost him $75), we welcome our guest, Ian Ebright, a contributor to Relevant Magazine and Red Letter Christians, and founder of Broken Telegraph. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for From the Sky, a film on the Christian perspective of drone warfare, so he’s an [Read More...]


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