Guns, Narcissists and What Being Fully Human Means

What happens when an Episcopal priest Jeremy Lucas sets out to win an AR-15 in a raffle for a kids’ softball team fundraiser and gets it? What’s more, how do people – particularly Christians – react to his plans for the gun? Oh, and did I mention the the money used to buy the raffle tickets came from the church he serves? Why is this post entirely in question form? I mean…ahem… Lots of folks have suggested Donald Trump suffers from a Narcissistic… Read more

LIVE in L.A. from Homebrewed Theology Beer Camp

What happens when Christian and Amy head to a theology camp with three days of open kegs and about a dozen other podcasters? Well let’s find out, shall we? Thanks to Tripp Fuller for having us as part of his first-ever Theology Beer camp at the Hatchery Campus in Redondo Beach, CA recently to do our show live with a rotating tap of special guests. Here’s a list of who call joined us for different segments: Echo Chamber: Talking Trump on Inauguration Day with Nathan… Read more

Heaven and Hell with Barry Taylor, James Younger

What do other religions say about heaven? How about hell? Do the similarities across so many cultures and faiths point to a universal cosmic truth, or does it reveal more about our basic human nature? After a few pints of heaven at the Homebrewed Theology Beer Camp, I sat down with James Younger, executive producer of the “Story of God” series, hosted by Morgan Freeman on the National Geographic Channel. He showed us an advance screening of their episode on Heaven… Read more

Do Marches and Protests Really Matter?

It was reported that at least 3.2 million people marched in solidarity for women the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Hundreds of thousands filled the streets and sidewalks of Washington DC, with similar rallies in cities across the nation. There were even concurrent marches for women in countries around the world. The anger, tension and need to be heard was palpable. But did anything change? We took time to chat with Dan Koch, host of the Depolarize Podcast and Jessica… Read more

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest (And What to Do)

I wrote already about the issues with how President-elect Donald Trump plans to establish management over his business interests while in office and the trouble that putting his children in charge presents. Essentially, the problem is that there’s supposed to be the removal of conflicts of interest so that the President can’t create or affect policy that would benefit him or his family personally. But the issues go deeper than whether there’s a possibility of arms-length removal with his own… Read more

If You Bristle at the Term “White Fragility,” That’s White Fragility

You hear the term “Black Lives Matter,” and it pisses you off. You think, “What about me? Doesn’t my life matter? Why do we have to say that black lives in particular matter? Makes it sound like theirs matter and mine doesn’t.” You see a company or university going out of their way to recruit non-anglo and female candidates, and you feel overlooked, slighted. “But I have the same qualifications as they do!” You say. “Isn’t giving them that access… Read more

What Happens to Donald Trump’s Businesses When He Becomes President?

We’ve seen the friction surrounding any real or perceived overlap of one’s personal business and their role in public office. Conflicts of interest are taken very seriously, as we realize that government corruption and the exploitation of power for personal gain are tragically prevalent. So what happens when a billionaire with multiple business interests moves into the White House? Chances are that he will be required to keep all of his holdings and corporate interests in what’s called a “blind… Read more

Post-Election Hangover With Tripp and Christian

This is a post-election podcast. It is very fresh. Tripp Fuller (Host of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast) and I talk about our feelings, thoughts, anger and hopes after the election. We discuss it in three parts: as a Citizen, as a Husband-Parent, and as a Christian.  At the conclusion we decided to have a future (more reflective) episode and invited listeners of both podcasts to join it via the “SpeakPipe” on the Homebrewed Website. Just click the link above, go to… Read more

Why Losing the Election is a Win for Trump

It’s increasingly clear that Donald Trump is likely to lose the presidential election on November 8th. But that would be the best thing that could happen for him. I’ve written before about his private desire not to win from the outset, which is no headline-grabber by now. The reason is, in part, because of rumors about a “Trump TV” network launching after it’s all told. But there’s more to it than that, as fellow Billionaire Mark Cuban says. Once he’s no… Read more

Tom Krattenmaker, Secular Jesus Follower

Can you be a Christian and not believe in God? Tom Krattenmaker thinks so. We talk about his new book, “Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower,” and why he feels like Jesus has a path that makes his life – and those of others, if they’ll be open to it – more rich and meaningful, regardless of theological belief. Refreshingly compassionate toward evangelical Christians, the USA Today columnist and editor has a history of dispelling religious stereotypes. But rather than advocating for understanding… Read more

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