Wild Goose Squawks, Gungor Rocks, Bald Brothers Talk (CultureCast LIVE)

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Live shows are always a blast, but the LIVE CultureCast at Wild Goose festival was a new kinda awesome. First, we chatted with Lisa Gungor about everything from their new three-album project to being judged by fundie fans and the challenge that was 2014 (hint: album one in the three-album set, “This Wild Life,” was inspired by that rather [Read More...]

Hacker’s Survival Guide, Charleston’s Hopeful Side, Obama’s Speech Divides (CultureCast)

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CultureCast cohost Christian Piatt is a geek when it comes to tech stuff. From gadgets to all things virtual, he’ll talk himself some ones and zeroes until the Minecraft cows come home. This week, our guest is professional hacker Mike Collins, who explains everything from Cyberterrorism to Silk Road, the Dark Web and why your [Read More...]

Malaysia, Marriage and Measles! (CultureCast)

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We continue our time-tested tradition on the Homebrewed Christianity CultureCast about taking completely unrelated topics, digging into them, making a smart-ass joke and then pretty much leaving a bunch of loose ends when we’re all done. And you listen to this because… We talk this week about the Malaysian airliner that’s been missing for some [Read More...]

Beer and Hymns: The Video

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Many thanks to Gregg Brekke at Sixview Studios for his fantastic work on this video. For those who have asked what Beer and Hymns is, or how we do it at our church, this should help address some of your questions. Check it out! We first enjoyed Beer and Hymns at Wild Goose Festival in [Read More...]

What is the CANA Initiative? An Interview with McLaren, Spellers and Pagitt

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I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people within mainline Christian churches note that, though they don’t embrace all of the theological positions of their evangelical sisters and brothers, they are impressed by their aptitude for organizing and affecting change on a large scale. At the same time, I see thousands converge at festivals [Read More...]

Why wild Goose Matters (Sojourners Exclusive)

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I just got back a few days ago from a campsite outside of Asheville, N.C., the site of the third annual Wild Goose Festival. For those who are unfamiliar with the event, imagine and old-fashioned days-long outdoor revival, combined with Bonaroo and a traveling circus. For several days, authors, activists, artisans, musicians, and seekers converge [Read More...]

Christian Anarchy, Jacques Ellul and Joel McKerrow

Up front, Christian and Jordan discuss their Christmases, and whether Hitler painted houses or paintings. The interview was actually recorded last summer, when the two sat down in Christian’s kitchen to talk with Australian spoken word artist Joel McKerrow. They discuss the land down under, Wild Goose West, and Joel does some really cool spoken [Read More...]

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (part 1)

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Yesterday I wrote about part of the discussion that took place around our Wild Goose Festival panel on masculinity and male identity. A few folks asked about the story I told during the panel, so I thought I’d share it here. It’s a bit long, so I’ll offer it in two parts, with part two [Read More...]


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