Episode 133: Addressing Systemic Racism with Guest Theon Hill

It’s Christmas! Check out the new fun ways our atheist and satanist friends are celebrating Jesus’s birth this year! Then Phil and Skye are joined by guest Theon Hill to discuss the church’s role in addressing systemic racism in a post-Ferguson America. Atheists and Satanists and racists! Oh my! To view Dr. Theon Hill’s talk on Ferguson and race, visit the following link: https://vimeo.com/114390518   Listen to the episode |

Episode 132: To Interstellar and Beyond!

It’s the most thought-provoking big budget film in a long, long time. Is it religious? Is it anti-religious? And why did one Christian blogger call it his new favorite Christmas movie? It’s Interstellar – Christopher Nolan’s $150 million musing on the nature of life, the universe and everything! (Note: This podcast does contain spoilers.)   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes

Episode 130: Churchless with Guest David Kinnaman!

David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group and America’s foremost Christian pollster, joins Phil and Drew Dyck to talk about his new book Churchless: Understanding Today’s Unchurched and How to Connect With Them.   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes

Episode 129: Adventures in Teaching Kids with Guest Seth Cohen!

Seth Cohen is a Christian educator who has run schools in inner-city Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic. He’s also a life-long friend of Christian Taylor! So Phil and Christian sit down with Seth to talk about his adventures in teaching kids, running schools, and following God.   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes

Episode 128: Modern-Day Israel with Guest Dr. Gary Burge!

Christians are supposed to be big fans of modern-day Israel, right?New Testament scholar Dr. Gary Burge joins Phil and Christian to discuss his thought-provoking and more-than-a-little-bit controversial book, Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians. In the words of our friend Justin Brierley, “It’s sure to be a sparky one!!”   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find Read More...

Episode 127: Violent Religion, Video Games, and Mars!

Is religion inherently violent? Will video games in the future only make us angrier? Can evangelicals train lawyers in Canada? And why would six people go to Hawaii to spend 8 months in a plastic bubble? (The answer has something to do with Mars.) All this and more on the podcast this week!   Listen to the episode |

Episode 126: Kentucky and Ken Ham’s Ark with Guest Drew Dyck!

The state of Kentucky is messing with Ken Ham’s ark, and Berkeley students are messing with Bill Maher’s commencement speech. Plus Malaysia bans Halloween for being (wait for it) TOO CHRISTIAN! And some final thoughts about the cautionary tale that is Mark Driscoll.   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes

Episode 125: Puppies, Islam, and Legalism!

An atheist calls Phil’s work “contemptible” and then doesn’t want to talk about it, then a Malaysian man in hot water for encouraging Muslims to pet puppies inspires a deeper conversation about legalism and the world’s second most popular religion. It’s sure to be a bumpy ride on the podcast this week…   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes

Episode 124: Mark Driscoll, John Dickson, and Peter Enns!

A bad week for Mark Driscoll. Hillsong Church doesn’t want to talk about gays. Friend of the show John Dickson threatens to eat his Bible, and theologian Peter Enns wants us to take it less literally. Or seriously. Or something. On the podcast this week!   Listen to the episode | Download to the episode | Find this episode on iTunes