FCC Portland’s Beer and Hymns on National Public Radio

Photo from Wild Goose Festival "Beer and Hymns" by Cathleen Falsani.

UPDATE: NPR Executive Producers have pushed the Beer and Hymns story to next Sunday, November 2nd. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Portland is pleased to announce that National Public Radio’s Religion Correspondent, John Burnett, has produced a story called “God and Beer” which features both FCC’s monthly “Beer and Hymns” event, as well [Read More...]

The Pastor vs the Killer Bees

amy the bee killer

My wife Rev. Amy, decided she was going to become an bee assassin. Her outfit was, um…unique and pretty stinkin’ elaborate. Did she win, or did the bees prevail? You decide… [Read more...]

Everyday Sunday, Breaking Bad, Drunk History and Hot Toddlers (HB CultureCast)

trey pearson

This week, we’re featuring an interview that Christian did with Trey Pearson, front man for the band, Everyday Sunday. Trey and Christian chatted it up at the recent Wild Goose Festival, talking mainly about why a guy who has sold hundreds of thousands of records and landed scads of number-one songs within the Contemporary Christian [Read More...]

George Zimmerman, Women in Prison and POOL SHARKS!!!

pool shark

This week the CultureCast crew  welcomes Micky Jones, the analogy correspondent  for the Homebrewed family’s Theology Nerd Throwdown show.  She helps us break down the George Zimmerman verdict and brings some actual thought to an otherwise sophomoric lollapalooza. Speaking of sophomoric, Christian lets off a little steam – quite literally – right in the middle [Read More...]

Jay Bakker, Exodus International and Twitter Wars With Patton Oswalt

bakker-jay

We don’t usually drink while recording the podcast since it’s usually morning. But this was late afternoon this time, so we all sipped some Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti and some Fire Mountain Summer IPA. Things…get a little sloppy. I won’t give too much away, but some violence ensued, and it’s all captured on tape. You [Read More...]

Non-Asian Asians, Barack’s Bobbles & the NSA (HBCultureCast)

Bruce-Reyes-Chow

This week, as the rest of the country swelters, the CultureCast crew complain about the cool, overcast weather in Portland. Hey, everybody has to gripe about something, right? Our guest for the episode is Bruce Reyes-Chow, returning to the show for another go-round. This time he discusses his new book, “But I Don’t See You As [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer, Arrested Development & the Red Wedding (HBCultureCast)

Frank-Schaeffer

This week we welcome the great Frank Schaeffer to discuss modern art, the fight against human trafficking, and why we aren’t outraged about tech companies Frank compares to “modern day slave ships.” It’s an illuminating discussion, and it goes long because everything Frank was saying was awesome. Later, Amy is afraid of drowning, so none [Read More...]

Nature’s Elegant Geometry: Signs of God?

portland rose garden

Amy and I try to take Mondays off together. It’s our only time without kids but with each other and few job demands looking over us. Yesterday after lunch on the east side of Portland, we decided to check out the famous Rose Gardens near Washington Park. We had heard a lot about them but [Read More...]


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