August 31, 2016

My biggest issue with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick perviously has been that he kisses his own biceps after big plays and revels in moments of self-adulation. But my view of him has changed, and for the better. Kaepernick, who is effectively trying out for his position on the team again during preseason games, risked both his job and millions in endorsements by choosing to sit down and bow his head in silent protest during the playing of the National… Read more

August 24, 2016

The following is from Christian Piatt’s new book, “Leaving A-Holiness Behind: From Pious Jerk to Not-SoPious Jerk,” available in print and ebook formats everywhere.  When I was seventeen years old, I had a Bible thrown at my head and I was invited not to return to my church youth group. Suffice it to say I took them up on that offer. The problems began when I started thinking for myself. For one, my parents sent me to this private school where… Read more

August 22, 2016

Who’s down with learning how not to be an asshat? I mean if you like being one, might not listen to us, cause we’re on a mission. In this episode, I talk with dad, author and groovy fellow God nerd Bruce Reyes-Chow about his new book, “DON’T BE AN ASSHAT: And Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children”. This self-described parenting book for people who are sick of parenting books was co-written by Bruce and his wife, Robin Pugh (who… Read more

August 6, 2016

Listen in as Slim breaks down with Jake Morrill, head of the Christian Universalists and Christian Unitarian Universalist Pastor, talk about what they see as the future of institutional church and religion in our culture. Do we need it? Is it worth sustaining? Does our understanding of “Church” inevitably have to evolve? Into what? Coke or Pepsi? Paper or plastic??? All will be answered, fear not. We also talk about why the RNC was a Trumpster fire to which a… Read more

July 25, 2016

Did you know that when you survey people – both Christians and non-Christians, theists and atheists – that their associations with the words “God” and “Jesus” tend to be overwhelmingly positive? Good news, right? But when the same people are asked how they feel about the word “Christian,” the results aren’t good. Like, really not good. In fact the two most common words associated with Christians are “judgmental” and “hypocrite.” Ouch. How did this happen? How did the world come… Read more

July 19, 2016

For the first time, we did a live show out of town with the whole crew, and where better than at Wild Goose 2016? Trey Pearson, founder and main man in the band Everyday Sunday, was our special guest. he broke down what it’s been like going from a darling of the Contemporary Christian Music scene to now living as an openly gay man who still loves sharing good music. He’s been everywhere from NBC news to the View, Billboard and… Read more

June 30, 2016

How did someone pull off an $81 million international bank heist? Better yet, how did they do it without anyone hearing about it? Mike Collins, our resident tech expert, explains. A criminal network who had planned on stealing $1 billion, got away with one of the biggest single hauls in history, leaving no trace of the original funds. And despite the elaborate organized crime systems used to do it, they were stopped from stealing more only because of – get this… Read more

June 22, 2016

In this special hour-long interview, I talk with Matthew Vines, author of “God and the Gay Christian,” and Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of Christ Church, Portland about the tragedy in Orlando. We also discuss both what its like for a gay man like Vines, who is part of a conservative Evangelical community, to come out, and what the effects of being an Evangelical LGBTQ advocate have been for Adam. This powerful discussion goes well beyond the myth of the biblical case against being… Read more

June 15, 2016

CultureCast alert: turns out Slim has a sweaty face. But we love him anyway. This leads us to a whole conversation about body images, the privilege of male grossness and if women should embrace their armpit hair. Well, technically I guess that’s impossible but you know… As we all know, some really tough stuff has gone down lately; this timely sermon by Amy is our interview, talking about how we hold our grief and still rise through it and keep… Read more

May 27, 2016

Prince was shrouded so much in mystery and mystique that it’s hard to know what he was really like. So we sat down with his friend and former employee, Sam Jennings, to find out. In addition to being his graphic artist and webmaster for upwards of a decade, Sam and his family, hung out at the rock god’s expansive estate, sharing holiday meals while his daughter played dress-up with the man himself. We talked with him about everything from Prince’s inspiration… Read more

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