#KillerSerials: TRANSPARENT, S3, Eps. 6-10

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker wrap up 2016 with a discussion of one of the year's best series, TRANSPARENT. They talk about the brilliance of Judith Light, lament the absence of Rabbi Raquel, and speculate where the series might go in its upcoming fourth season. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: TRANSPARENT, S3, Eps. 1-5

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the first five episodes of the third season of TRANSPARENT, streaming on Amazon, and the themes of religiosity, sexuality, classism, and narcissism. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: LUKE CAGE, Eps. 11-13

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker wrap up their discussion of Marvel's┬áLuke Cage, streaming on Netflix. They lament a fading narrative, celebrate strong performances, and discuss the theological importance of setting a story such as this in a particular, real world time and place. Listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: LUKE CAGE, Eps. 9 & 10

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 9 & 10 of Marvel's LUKE CAGE, streaming on Netflix and the ways in which the narrative has begun to echo the biblical stories of Cain and Abel and Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: An Interview with Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Seminary, joins Tony Jones and Ryan Parker for a discussion about his new book, WATCHING TV RELIGIOUSLY: TELEVISION AND THEOLOGY IN DIALOGUE. The new book is a perfect resource for educators, influencers, and fans looking to engage the medium on a deeper level. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: LUKE CAGE, Eps. 7 & 8

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 7 & 8 of Marvel's LUKE CAGE, streaming on Netflix, and welcome Kutter Callaway of Fuller Seminary to talk about racial diversity, the use of scripture, and the way the series beckons us to talk theology and religion. … [Read more...]

#Killer Serials: LUKE CAGE, Eps. 5 & 6

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 5 and 6 of Marvel's Luke Cage, streaming on Netflix. In this episode, they talk about the role of the church, viewing the world as a battle field vs. seeing it as a pasture, and whether or not we can rightly refer to "back in the day." Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: LUKE CAGE, Eps. 3 & 4

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome guest Jay Bakker to discuss episodes 3 & 4 of Marvel's Luke Cage. Jay and Ryan attempt to school Tony on the Marvel cinematic universe and talk about what Luke's backstory has to say about political, cultural, and religious issues today. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]