Religious Haters, Stunned Red-Staters and Pop Culture Raters

It took a few weeks for her to feel ready, but Amy finally opened up about the group of protesters that showed up outside our church a while back. They brought all the requisite “burn in hell” signs, disrupted worship, and even prayed for God to kill her and to send our kids to hell. [Read More…]

Eric Elnes, Spiritual Wellness and Free Stuff…Hell Yes!!!

We welcomed a good friend and colleague to Portland for a recent live CultureCast. Eric Elnes came to the Lucky Lab for a pint and to talk with us about his new book, “Gifts of the Dark Wood.” It’s a spiritual guidebook for what he calls “Soulful Skeptics.” I’m not sure, but I think it’s [Read More…]

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…]

Why Hell Isn’t Scary and Failure’s a Blessing

In preparation for Eric Elnes’ visit to Portland to appear live on the Homebrewed CultureCast October 1st, I got some insight into what he calls his “best book yet,” “Gifts of the Dark Wood.” In it he offers a spiritual guidebook to navigating faith and seeking God in a postmodern world. As always, Eric offers [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…]

Convergence Christians, Gay Cakes and Dental Drama (CultureCast)

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…]

My Visit with Eric Elnes on Darkwood Brew

I really enjoyed getting to take part in the worldwide Darkwood Brew worship service yesterday with author and pastor Eric Elnes. We talked about my personal faith experience, Banned Questions About Jesus and the Bible.Aside from our chat, it’s a really cool way to see yet another expression of religious community. Check out the episode [Read More…]


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