**SPOILER: This podcast contains a discussion of Santa Claus, and therefore may not be appropriate for children.**
This week’s podcast opens up with a discussion of pink legos, and whether or not churches should encourage belief in Santa Claus. Then Phil and the gang talk about consumerism vs. consuming, and how many churches have a tendency to commodify the Gospel.
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Ahhhhh, Phil – good to know my wife isn’t the only one who quashed an attempt at being more colorful with the Christmas lights. Tell Lisa, in the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka (Stripes), “Lighten up, Francis.” 😉
I love your podcast – it is now my #1 for sure. I look forward to it every Wednesday morning for my drive to work.
I laughed out loud at the reveal on Phil and his mom being the Yes and No for CT survey.
Skye – I really appreciated your take on commercialism. Well described.
About being more professional – don’t get me wrong here, but where there are Uke’s there ain’t no professionalism.
Here is a funny story – i am an elder in my church – and we are having this serious elder meeting. My recently update iPhone with special podcast player does something weird from time to time. If you just press pause and don’t kill the ap – and you get a phone call, it starts playing again when the phone call is over, even if you missed the call. Well on the way to the elder meeting i was listening to the last couple minutes of last weeks podcast. I had the phone on mute, so when i got a call – no sound – missed the call, and then my phone sitting on the table in the center of this somber meeting starts with Phil singing with the Uke –
I did get a few looks – LOL
But seriously guys – i love the podcast love the format – and love what each of you brings to the table. Great mix.
I will be putting this weeks post out to my little blog world to try to spread the love a bit.
Thank you all – keep up the good work.
I think I’ve finally figured out how to leave a “response/comment/post” rather than email – whew!
Thoroughly enjoying the podcast every week. So funny how a few weeks ago I was listening in the YMCA and then this week I was driving when Christian told me not to get in a car wreck while looking for the tag that says where my clothing was made – made me laugh!
Who would you like as a sponsor? I’m interested to know what type of company would make sense … maybe you should just keep a list of all the bells that go off each week and then send an invoice out to those companies…say $100 per mention? Looking forward to next week.
I’m surprised there’s any controversy over the new line of Legos; haven’t they been doing this sort of thing for decades now? I remember as child being annoyed when the pink and purple girly Legos got mixed in with the “normal” Lego blocks. My sisters never seemed to show much preference for either kind, they just built houses instead of spaceships and castles.
Phil, perhaps someone has pointed out to you already the fact that pastel pink was originally meant for boys- that’s right boys. It was seen as a more decided color, a diminutive of red. Blue was intended for the girls. At some point these patterns shifted to the norms we see today. Pink is not intrinsically right for either gender by is own merit, it’s more of a self- perpetuating cultural thing.