Christ and Pop Culture

Matt Linder joins the show from Grand Rapids, where a large Christ and Pop Culture contigent attended the Faith and Music Festival at Calvin's College. Sam, Cray, and Matt share some gleaned insights relevant to hip hop, from other genres represented at the conference.

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Category:sundayoldskool -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It's Documentary Week on Seeing & Believing, as Wade and Kevin talk about HBO's new miniseries THE JINX, review the Roger Ebert doc LIFE ITSELF, and offer their top picks for various documentary subgenres.

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Category:seeingbelieving -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Drew Dixon and Brad Williams discuss the ethics of using assault rifles to grill tasty meats.

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Category:digest -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode, Nick looks at the weird, strange, spiritual world of...music from the 1920's? The contagious mystery of The Anthology of American Folk Music has captured the imagination of Rock n' Roll, country, and blues musicians for the last 60 years.

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Category:burnafterlistening -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

What role do values play in shaping the life we lead? Special guest—and first male on the show—Preston Yancey joins Erin and Hannah to discuss how our decisions about everything from platform building to the #LeanInTogether movement are a product of the values we hold dear.

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Category:persuasion -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In one of the rare episodes where we live up to our name, we go old school and listen to "Stresss" Organized Konfusion. Pharoahe Monch's old group reveals their method for dealing with stress on a spiritual level, which involves both keeping an eternal perspective and wasting fools like you're a plague from Revelation.

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With new versions of BLADE RUNNER and GHOSTBUSTERS around the corner, Kevin and Wade take a good look at the question of whether reboots can ever be justified. Plus, they review the Terrence Malick-produced THE BETTER ANGELS, a film about the early life of Abraham Lincoln.

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Category:seeingbelieving -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Valarie Dunham joins the cast to talk about striving for truly loving communication in light of the rise of new political correctness movements.

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Category:digest -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In episode #5 of Burn After Listening, Nick talks with film writer and CaPC member Colin Stacy about the mid-2000's indie rock opus that is the soundtrack to the motion picture Garden State. Shenanigans, nostalgia, and waxing philosopical about teenage angst naturally insues. 

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Category:burnafterlistening -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Special guest Karen Swallow Prior joins Hannah and Erin to discuss her book (Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist) as well as the value of working while pursuing higher education.

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Category:persuasion -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Earl Sweatshirt reflects on his upbringing and his comeupannce in "Chum", a track that conjures the spiritual affect of fatherlessness and the emptiness of fame.

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With season 3 of House of Cards out on Netflix, Wade and Kevin take a look at the whole series thus far. Plus, the new film CHAPPIE puts the guys in mind of movie robots and their search for what it means to be human.

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Category:seeingbelieving -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Brad and Drew chat with Christ and Pop Culture's managing editor, Alan Noble, about the Department of Justice's report on racial discrimination on the Ferguson, Missouri, justice system. We chat about how this report illustrates how people on both the left and the right often talk about abortion in ways that devalue black people and how Christians should respond.

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Category:digest -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the fourth episode of Burn After Listening, Nick talks with David Zahl, editor-in-chief of Mockingbird (www.mbird.com) and author of A Mess of Help: The Crucified Soul of Rock n' Roll, about teenage angst, the Beach Boys, law & gospel, the Replacements, and more.

 

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It is often said that we are spiritual beings housed in physical bodies. In this episode, Hannah and Erin discuss physical embodiment as it relates to the personal space infringement by Joe Biden and John Travolta as well as how it’s addressed by Joe Rigney in his book The Things of Earth.

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Category:persuasion -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In a very "real hip hop" kind of track, Alert321 goes in on the word "Damn", teasing out the implications for the common swear in its various uses. They even pack in some hellfire, brimstone, and gospel as well.

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Michael Leary of Filmwell joins Wade and Kevin to talk Better Call Saul. Plus, the guys share their favorite Leonard Nimoy moments.

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Category:seeingbelieving -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Luke T. Harrington joins the cast to talk about the appeal of Internet Mob justice and the importance of offering grace to those who offend us online.

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Category:digest -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the third episode of Burn After Listening, Nick talks with Christ and Pop Culture editor-in-chief Richard Clark about sad, sad songs: heartbreak music, break-up songs, and the sounds that get you through tough times. 

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Hannah and Erin discuss the sexual exploitation of teens joining ISIS, visit with Simone Halpin from Naomi’s House to highlight human trafficking here at home, and close with a conversation about our use of Lenten practices.


"Sin City" is a typical depiction of the fast life, but the track lines up with a Christian posture of hating the wickedness that captivates the world while also hoping for mercy to reach the city's gates.

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