BHC21 LIVE EVENT!

A couple weeks ago, I was at the Christianity21 Conference in Phoenix, AZ (or C21)– a conference that brings together Christian voices to share 21 big ideas in 21 minutes each. Homebrewed Christianity organized a live podcast called BHC21 Live Event, bringing together TNT (Theology Nerd Throwdown) and Culture-Cast. It’s a lively podcast to say [Read More…]

Day Two of My Jesus Project: Are We Done Yet?

First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long quest to more seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus, AKA “My Jesus Project.” And now the bad news: After today, I still have 363 days left of this. Turns out, Jesus stuff is hard. It’s not even that I’ve [Read More…]

AJ Jacobs, Sony, Summer Camps & Semi-Nude Skyping

After a, um, hiatus of sorts Christian, Amy, and Andy are back to talk about all things important… like summer camp for asthmatics, Beer and Hymns protests, and semi-nude Skype conversations. This episode’s interview is with A.J. Jacobs – author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Year of Living Biblically. [Read More…]

Los Angeles Has Been postChristian-ized

It’s official: the postChristian tour has left it’s mark on the City of Angels. We started this leg of the tour at Chapman University, where I shared a chapel sermon and a book talk at their AMAZING interfaith center. It’s legitimately one of the most inspiring spaces in which I’ve ever been a part of a [Read More…]

Early Praise for “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

With just over a month to go before publication, I’m getting really excited to share my next book with Jericho/Hachette, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with the world. It’s receiving some strong early praise, including from Publishers Weekly, which says the book is, “expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, [Read More…]

Heartbleed, Holy Chickens and Hancocks (CultureCast)

Amy shows off her yodeling and confesses that she and Christian *might* have a problem with Candy Crush. In the echo chamber, Andy talks about the Heartbleed internet security flaw and why maybe you should hold off on changing all your passwords. The crew talks about how Chick-Fil-A may be getting back into their good [Read More…]

Sneaky Televangelists, Fred Phelps is Dead, and a Glut of God Flicks

This week we are honored to have NPR Religion Correspondent John Burnett return to the show to talk about his investigative series on televangelists and fiscal transparency: Can a Television Network be a Church? The IRS Says Yes. You may remember that John first appeared on the Culture Cast last year when he was in Portland [Read More…]

Daystar’s Day of Reckoning: My Interview with NPR’s John Burnett

I first got to know NPR correspondent John Burnett when he was in Portland doing a story about beer and theology. He was featuring the Beer and Hymns event that we do monthly at First Christian Church in Portland. This time around John has a two-part exposé on evangelical churches in the United States, and [Read More…]