Episode 82: Peter Boghossian, Atheism, and Epistemology!

How to make an atheist in five easy steps! (Okay, maybe not quite THAT simple.) Phil and the gang discuss Dr. Peter Boghossian’s new book, A Manual for Creating Atheists. What does he get wrong? Even more importantly, what does he get RIGHT? Is faith a “flawed epistemology?” Is it an epistemology at all? The answer may determine the fate of western civilization as we know it!   Listen to Read More...

Episode 81: The Pope, Batman and Magic with Drew Dyck

Is the pope going out at night like Batman?? And then Phil leads Skye and recurring guest Drew Dyck on a wild trip through recent kids movies and how the portrayal of “magic” and the supernatural has shifted from Christian, to modern, to post-modern. And sometimes back again.   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Episode 80: Thanksgiving, Walmart, and Science vs. the Bible with John Walton

Fisticuffs in Walmart and drag queens in the Macy’s parade – this is not your grandfather’s Thanksgiving! Then Skye and Phil settle in fora return visit with OT scholar Dr. John Walton about Genesis 1 and the “war” between science and the Bible, after which Phil discovers that making up songs is really hard when you’re short on sleep!   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find Read More...

Episode 79: Sweaty Atheists and Drew Dyck on Generation Ex:Christian!

Does God make atheists sweat?? Plus, guest Drew Dyck talks about his book, Generation Ex-Christian, and the reasons more and more Christian kids are walking away from their faith! Don’t miss it! It may or may not have something to do with the end of Western Civilization as we know it!     Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Episode 78: Science, the Meaning of Life, and Stephen Colbert!

A new TV show looks for “the meaning of life” in the scientific narrative, and Stephen Colbert points out the lunacy of their pursuit. Also, Phil and Skye dive into all the listener feedback from last week’s podcast fun about gender, then even more fun with their ongoing discussion about the definition of the Gospel and the difficulty of sharing the Good News in an increasingly post-Christian West. Whee!!   Read More...

Episode 77: Women, Christianity, and the Gospel?!

Phil has an epiphany about western civilization – could Christianity have actually made the hyper-sexualization of women POSSIBLE?!? Skye and Christian are dumbstruck, but Phil presses on with his startling theory. And then Skye elaborates on the definition of “gospel,” based on listener feedback from last week. Don’t miss it! It’s the most shocking podcast yet!     Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode Read More...

Episode 76: Religious Illiterates and an Evangelical “Hell House”!

Britain is a nation of religious illiterates!  Or so says the BBC.  But what’s the solution – religious instruction in public schools??  Then, in honor of Halloween, the gang discusses the peculiar evangelical outreach known as the “Hell House,” and a pastor in hot water for building himself a 16,000 square foot house!  (Wait – that last story isn’t Halloween-related.  Oh well.  It’s still a sure sign of … THE Read More...

Episode 75: Religious Billboards, Christian Movies, and Japanese Youth!

Religious billboard wars break out in Time Square!  The group discusses two upcoming “Christian-ish” movies that have folks (and/or Phil) a bit concerned, and then talks through the moral, economic and spiritual implications of the collapsing interest of Japan’s youth in … um … “physical contact” with the opposite sex.  To put it another way, Japan is having no babies!!  Is it Godzilla?!?  Robots?!?  And what does it mean for Read More...

Episode 74: Disneyland, Vegas, Hobby Lobby and OJ Simpson!

Phil goes to Disneyland while Skye goes to Vegas! Lively discussion ensues about gambling, Christian morality, and the ascendency of Halloween as Disney’s new favorite holiday. Our friends at Hobby Lobby get into some hot Jewish water, and will OJ Simpson be America’s next great televangelist??? It’s surely the end of Western Civilization as we know it!     Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this Read More...

Halloween at Disneyland

Halloween is now big with Disney. Really big. Christmas big. I think it is safe to say that Disney now makes as big a deal out of Halloween as they do Christmas. Pumpkins EVERYWHERE. Halloween bunting and signage and snacks and special menu items. The Haunted Mansion gets an entire Fall makeover based on Jack Skellington and the other characters from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington merchandise is Read More...