Bitcoin: Satan’s Currency? Plus Doritos Tacos & Best Strip Club Review EVER (HBCultureCast)

Is Bitcoin the one-world currency mentioned in the Book of Revelation? Are vegan strip clubs as good as advertised? Are Doritos Locos Tacos delicious? Is Amy Piatt having a bad week? Find out, on this week’s episode of the CultureCast! This is a different show than we’ve ever done. For one, we recorded outside. For [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...]

Tony Jones, Subverting Norms and Stupid Preschool Moments (Homebrewed CultureCast)

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To start things off, Amy has a lovely story in which she was humiliated by other preschool parents. It’s worth a listen simply for that. But there’s so much more! We welcome Tony Jones, one of the founders of the Emergent Christianity movement, to the show. He and Christian recently attended the Subverting the Norm [Read More...]

Heretic’s Guide to the Bible – Official Launch!

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Whether you’re a seasoned preacher or a Bible newbie, taking on scripture can be tougher than gnawing through week-old bagels (dontcha hate when you get those poppy seeds stuck in your teeth??). If I’m being honest with you, it freaks me out a little bit too, but I also think it’s an important thing to [Read More...]

Christian Marketing, Rob Bell & Emergent Bible Skills(?!) (#HBCultureCast)

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This week’s guest is Dave Palmer, a marketing expert at Dunk Tank Marketing, to talk about The Great American Bible Challenge (which is entering its second season on the Game Show Network), and why progressives are reluctant to appear on a show requiring Bible knowledge. He also discusses the challenge of marketing to Christians overall. In [Read More...]

Tattoos for Jesus/Christian’s Larry David Meltdown

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Jordan and Christian are finally back together after weeks of travel, and they catch us up on their adventures, including why Christian nearly lost hist sanity trying to park his car in Mexico. They talk with Chris Baker of Ink 180 Tattoos about his tattoo ministry with former gang members and sex workers. His story is inspiring and is [Read More...]

The Ikea Effect, Slow Church and Laboring Our Way Into Love

A man buys two dogs to live with him in his apartment. They drive him and his neighbors crazy. They bark at all hours, get sick all over the place and cause rifts between him and his neighbors. And yet he insists that, despite the tremendous amount of work and inconvenience they present, he loves [Read More...]

Jonathan Fitzgerald Talks About Your Mom(‘s Morals)

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I’ve suggested for some time that one key distinction between modernism and postmodernism is that, whereas modernism values perfection, postmodernism prefers authenticity. Author, blogger, editor and uber-hipster Jonathan D. Fitzgerald more or less agrees with me, so of course, I dig him. I sat down with Jon (and by “sat down,” I mean I emailed [Read More...]


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