Christian Panders, Fundies for Sanders, Bible Slanders (CultureCast)

The CultureCast crew took a few minutes away from enjoying their waning days of Portland sunlight to drop some tracks this week, straight from their mouth-parts to your ear-pieces. Why did that sound gross? As if Christian doesn’t get enough time on the show, this week he took over the interview slot as well. Actually, [Read More…]

Not “That Kind” of Christian

Read more about “Not THAT Kind of Christian” by CLICKING HERE Lots of people either love God, or at least have a sense that there’s something bigger than us in the universe. Like me, they long for a more just world in which the poor are empowered, the planet is cared for, and where LOVE [Read More…]

Romal Tunes, Slim Moons and Kim Davis Swoons

To be clear, cohost Slim Moon totally didn’t take his pants off and show his butt on air; it just worked for the title. But since it’s a podcast we could also be lying. On the anniversary of 9/11 the CultureCastaways reflect on fourteen years since the attack on the Twin Towers and what it’s [Read More…]

Cliche of the Day: Everything Happens for a Reason

I’m going to be posting bits from my upcoming book, “A**hole Christian Survival Guide,” over the next month or so. The idea behind the book is that maybe we need to follow Jesus because all of us, at one time or another, can be real a-holes. The real problem arises if we think that being [Read More…]

Why I Got Kicked Out of Church

When I was seventeen, my youth minister threw a Bible at me. Not long after that, my relationship with organized religion ended for a decade. Funny story, actually, at least the way I like to tell it. Help support the “A**hole Christian Survival Guide” campaign by becoming a backer. Learn more about how to survive [Read More…]

Wm Paul Young, Del Phoena & Group Mad Libs (CultureCast LIVE, pt 1 of 2)

With live shows all along the east coast this summer, it was nice to head back to the left coast to wrap up our live summer series. And hey, while we’re at it, why not have on one of the bestselling authors of all time, Wm. Paul Young (THE SHACK) as our featured guest? Paul [Read More…]

Homebrewed CultureCast LIVE from Columbus (Pt. 2 of 2)

This is the second sold out live show from the Disciples of Christ General Assembly in Columbus Ohio. It was a spectacular evening and some of it was recorded. What wasn’t recorded was taking our guest Andy on his first trip to Waffle House. In this episode you will get… * Adam Phillips & Andy Goebel in the house [Read More…]

Does a Doctrine of Hell Justify Killing Children?

I’ve written a great deal about hell. I even debated a theology professor from Western Seminary about the existence of hell and whether we can reconcile such a concept with a loving and merciful God. Our understanding of God’s involvement in the world, as well as God’s so-called “plan” for us after we die, raises [Read More…]