Convergence Christians, Gay Cakes and Dental Drama (CultureCast)

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Okay, who spiked the CultureCast punch with Aderall? These guys are all over the map today…hey look, shiny! This week we dig around in the gray matter of Eric Elnes, pastor of the online faith community Darkwood Brew, author of the Phoenix Affirmations (and many other books), and most recently, prophet and advocate for what [Read More...]

Patheos CEO Leo Brunnick, Dental Drama & Playing Doctor (HBCultureCast)

This week we settle in with Patheos co-founder and CEO, Leo Brunnick to talk about how one goes about taking an idea sketched on a cocktail napkin to being one of the biggest interfaith websites in the world. Sadly, we got no leads on magic words or fairy dust; just lots of hard work and [Read More...]

Christian Culture, Chuck Norris, Uppity Bakers & Evil Portland (HBCultureCast)

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After a two-week recording hiatus, the gang is back together, and Amy starts everything off with a harrowing story of survival and triumph of the human spirit at a female pastor’s retreat. Our guest this week is the very funny Stephanie Drury who blogs at Stuff Christian Culture Likes and also runs@FakeDriscoll on Twitter. We had a number of things [Read More...]

CultureCast: Game Church, Jason Collins & Amy on Driscoll

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Our guest this week is Drew Dixon, the editor-in-chief of GameChurch.com. Drew talks to us about video games, and their value within faith and culture. Later, in the Echo Chamber, the gang discusses Jason Collins, the first NBA player to come out of the closet. Then we talk about Mark Driscoll, and his latest controversy, [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...]

Pew Religion Quiz, Game of Thrones, Road Rage & the Beatles (Commando CultureCast)

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We didn’t have a guest this week, so we decided to take a Pew poll on religion. We got all of the questions right! And by “we”, I mean “me”, because Amy and Christian got one wrong. The poll itself shouldn’t be too difficult for listeners, but the statistics afterward about how various faith groups [Read More...]

When Radical Welcome Gets Messy

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It’s easier to guide the vision and mission of a church you start. It’s another thing to help a 135-year-old congregation re-imagine what it means to be a downtown urban church in a world that has changed dramatically all around it. At Milagro, the church we founded in our living room some nine years ago, [Read More...]

Rev. Amy Piatt on Sexuality, Beer and Ministry (Homebrewed CultureCast)

Although Jordan Green and Christian Piatt have had lots of authors on the show so far, they haven’t had many ordained ministers doing actual work in a church.They’ve also been called to the carpet for having too many dudes on the air. And then it occurred to them: Christian’s wife, Amy Piatt, was right there [Read More...]


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