Author: Phil Vischer

Episode 249: Marching for Science & Taking the “Benedict Option”

As the culture moves further away from traditional Christianity, some propose Christians need to move further away from culture, taking the “Benedict Option.” Is a return to more communal Christianity the answer to what ails us? Also, Americans march for science and against… hmm… what, exactly? And Fox News has a moral crisis, but do conservative Christians care? This week on the podcast!   Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 248: Veggies on SNL, “Seasonal” Eggs and Finding God in a Gorge with Paul Pastor

Bob and Larry make a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live and the Prime Minister of Great Britain gripes that her Easter eggs have been replaced with “seasonal” eggs! Plus Phil and the gang talk about hearing from God through quiet reflection with wood chopping Portland author Paul Pastor (not to be confused with Phil’s non-wood-chopping puppet Pastor Paul). This week on the podcast!   Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 247: Christian Theater, Chuck Colson & Bad DJ’s w/Tim Gregory

Skye and Phil sit down with writer, director and actor Tim Gregory to talk about his new Chicago stage play based on the life of – believe it or not – Chuck Colson! Plus Christians have some strange beliefs in the UK and what NOT to put in your DJ mix in the Middle East!   Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes Tickets for Tim's...

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Episode 244: Cultural Lies, Human Longings & the Gospel w/Trevin Wax

Skye steals Phil’s ukulele, sending Phil into an emotional tailspin. And Trevin Wax joins the podcast to talk about the lies we pick up from our culture, the longings we find beneath the lies, and how the gospel and the local church help us cut through the noise to offer real answers to our deepest longings. Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 243: Curiosity and the Christian Life w/ Barnabas Piper

Is curiosity a threat to faith? Or is it actually a key attribute of a healthy Christian life? Happy Rant podcast host Barnabas Piper joins the crew to talk through his new book, The Curious Christian. Plus – evangelicals and discrimination, and Phil & Skye offer Russell Moore a job! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 242: An Evangelical inside Obama’s White House w/Michael Wear

At the age of 20, Michael Wear became one of the youngest White House staffers in history, working in President Obama’s office of faith-based initiative. Michael joins Phil and Skye to talk about life as an evangelical Christian in Obama’s White House and his hope for the future of Christians and political engagement. Plus, Disney ruffles feathers with gay characters. This week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 240: Does Christian Media Stunt Christian Growth? W/Melinda Schmidt

Former Christian radio personality Melinda Schmidt joins Phil and Skye to talk about Christian radio, movies, TV, and whether Christian media stunts spiritual growth in the name of retaining an audience. Plus, The Atlantic writes about evangelicals losing jobs for opposing Trump!   Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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