Christ and Pop Culture

I'm joined by Managing Editor Alan Noble, staff writer Dawn Cheri Araujo, and special guest Thabiti Anyabwile for an extended discussion on reparations, inspired by Ta-Nahesi Coates' recent article.

Direct download: 68_-_Reparations_with_Thabiti_Anyabwile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Staff writer Luke Harrington is joined by fellow staff writers S.D. Kelly and Nathan Valle to discuss a group of students' efforts to identify deceased immigrants, how Jesus would vote just like us, and the modest Bible redesign project that has blown up beyond the designer's expectations.

Direct download: 67_-_Illegal_Immigrant_Burials_How_Would_Jesus_Vote_Bibliotecha.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about the big music concerts that dominate the summer, a cynical, depressingly effective marketing strategy by Dinesh D'Souza, and an even more depressing attitude driving Israelis to peep the bombings of their enemies.

Direct download: 66_-_Music_Festivals_Persecution_Marketing_Bombing_Spectators_-_fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss the twisted, failed attempt of a political statement that was a pastor's suicide, an moment of kindness and comfort between redditors, and "discovering" and appropriating traditional from other cultures.

Direct download: 65_-_Pastors_Suicidal_Statement_Online_Comfort_Columbus-ing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27am EST

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss how a particularly sad but classy act of fandom during the World Cup compares with typical fan behavior, what's so great about fake presidents on TV shows, and a dad that claimed a territory in Africa so that he could call his daughter "Princess" and really mean it.

Direct download: 64_-_A_Classy_Soccer_Fan_Fake_Presidents_Dad_Imperialism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined staff writer Nick Rynerson and Creator Spotlight artist Josh Compton to talk about Josh's work, a new release from parody genius Weird Al Yankovic, the passing of Tommy Ramone, and how tradition has been infused in each.

Direct download: 63_-_A_Ship_At_Sea_Weird_Al_Tommy_Ramone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly to discuss a TV network for atheists, whether homemaking has become an idol for evangelicals, and the heartwarming place that is the internet comments section.

Direct download: 62_-_Atheist_TV_Homemaking_Idolatry_Internet_Commenting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writers Wade Bearden and Nathan Valle to discuss common preaching that promises sexual fulfilment with Christianity, a Kickstarter we can get behind, and another Biblical epic.

Direct download: 61_-_Prosperity_Sex_Gospel_Reading_Rainbow_Exodus_Film.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EST

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza, staff writer Nick Rynerson, and Dr. Greg Thornbury to talk about Dr. Thornbury's Creator Spotlight book offering, "Recovering Classical Evangelicalism," how music can usher in spiritual ideas through the front or back door, and whether ads with social commentary can serve a greater, non-commercial purpose.

Direct download: 60_-_Greg_Thornbury_Non-Religious_Music_Can_Ads_Change_the_World.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Managing Editor Alan Noble is joined by staff writers Luke Harrington and S.D. Kelly, and various children, to discuss Robin Thicke's entry into the stalkerish pop catalog and decide whether to support a $7,000 potato salad project.

Direct download: 59_-_Robin_Thicke_Potato_Salad_Kickstarter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EST

Staff writer Drew Dixon is joined by staff writer Wade Bearden and friend of CAPC Brad Williams to discuss whether Christians should view nudity in television or film, some self-centered and short-sighted models for missions and charity work, and celebrate our nation's independence by badmouthing servicemen and women (not really).

Direct download: 58_-_Game_of_Thrones_Voluntourism_Military_Hero_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark is joined by associate editor Erin Straza and staff writer Nick Rynerson to talk about USA's awesome goalie, the hyper-charged Hobby Lobby court decision and national conversation, and a comedy's reception as an act of war by North Korea.

Direct download: 57_-_Tim_Howard_Hobby_Lobby_North_Korea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am EST

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