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...]

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

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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...]

Faith or Insanity? Homebrewed CultureCast w/ Psychologist Stephen Simpson

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This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. Specifically, we wanted to try and figure out with him where the thin line between religious fanaticism and pathological mental illness was. Hey, there [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...]


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