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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Him the Money” Edition

So The Shack was wrong; God is a bald African American man with Tom Cruise fro an agent. Got it.

Daddy always told me summer was a sign that the Devil was coming to get me. Let’s see…no school/Satan. No school/Satan…Gimme a minute here. [Read more...]

Convergence Christians, Gay Cakes and Dental Drama (CultureCast)

eric-elnes

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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Arrogant Rabbis” Edition

As Tripp Fuller told me when he sent this to me, this is so incoherent it even fails to live up to its full potential as a church sign fail. First one to explain wins a cookie.

There’s really nothing worse than an uppity Rabbi. Except maybe for intransigent Swedes. They’re so radical!   [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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Edition

See grandpa? All those hours I spent in my room listening to Snoop and smoking funny cigarettes really paid off!

I once prayed for tickets to the Radiohead concert, and instead I got two tickets for Carly Rae Jepsen. I must have prayed in the wrong direction… [Read more...]

Bananas: The Atheist’s Nightmare

Ray comfort banana

Thanks to Jess, a young woman in my Banned Questions Sunday school class, for passing this fairly priceless video along to me. We were having a conversation about the potential complementary nature of Biblical creation stories and a theory of evolution, given the proper contextual appreciation for Biblical narrative, and she offered this gem, once [Read More...]


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