After Phil’s trip to the International Christian Retail Show, the gang discusses the current state of Christian retail. Moving on to current events, they touch on the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado and NCAA punishments for Penn State. Lastly, the crew responds to listeners’ questions about dreams and calling!
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Holy beans! I can’t buy another NIV Bible. I guess it’s NLT for me. I don’t mind the nonChristian owner, but I definitely mind Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp as an owner.
Long time listener; first time writer.
I’m really enjoying the show; keep up the good work! Although, the next time you have a guest on, be sure to get another microphone so Christian can stay in the conversation. Or maybe Phil and Skye can get cozy around the same mic. She adds an excellent perspective to the conversation.
I think folks are missing the tremendous crossover opportunities that VeggieTales has now as a part of the Dreamworks catalog. How to Train Your Veggies. Kung Fu Peas. Bob in Boots. Larry vs. Aliens. This could be their opportunity to invade mainstream media!
Keep up the good work. I got a fever, and the only prescription, is more ukulele!
I found Skye’s comments on vocation and silence interesting. Interesting enough to blog a bit about it. http://paulvanderklay.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/vocation-skye-and-willi/
Love the podcast. Keep them coming. KEEP the Ukulele by all means. Phil’s whimsy is part of his genius and sets this podcast apart. There are a lot of podcasts that strive to be informal, humorous and light-hearted but your folksy charm is what sets yours apart!
I know that it is only a 50-minute podcast so it is impossible to explain completely every position on every topic that you mention. But I would like to ask for further proof or clarification on the premise that the modern missionary movement created this hierarchy of values for different vocations (from missionary to pastor to “everyone else”). I do not see a direct correlation between the church’s engaging the unreached world with the message of redemption (which at the very least is one of the central themes of the entire Bible) and 20th/21st century western Christians abandoning their intimate walk with Jesus and looking down upon their work. I can think of other possible reasons for what we see in modern-day western Christianity (e.g., prosperity theology, lack of a clearly developed theology of suffering, the over-valued concepts of comfort and security, etc.). So do you have some additional thoughts on how the one (modern missionary movement) led to the other (disdain for non-professional “Christian” vocations)?