Pew Reporting Empty Pews

May 20, 2015

They are Baa-aack! And they are taking on the latest Pew Research report along with the varying responses. Good times and a great hashtag game to join in on this week!

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Baltimore and Freddie Gray

April 30, 2015

Understandably, there's a lot of tension and questions around the events in Baltimore. From the yet explained death of unarmed Freddie Gray to underreported, peaceful protests to the riots. Mark and David give their perspectives on the events and talk a little about what churches, particularly white churches, might consider doing.

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Distilling the Gospel — The Good Shepherd

April 25, 2015

Every week David and Mark take their first look at the upcoming lectionary's Gospel reading and bring to it a bit of their high-octane theological perspectives. This week: John 10:11-18.

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Rebooting Nostalgia

April 23, 2015

David got a little nostalgic when they announce they'd be remaking Full House. It set the guys to thinking about our fascination with nostalgia and how it is hurting the Church.

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Distilling the Gospel — Jesus Appears to the Disciples

April 18, 2015

Every week David and Mark take their first look at the upcoming lectionary's Gospel reading and bring to it a bit of their high-octane theological perspectives. This week: Luke 24:36b-48.

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Daredevil and Religion

April 15, 2015

In many way, Netflix's Daredevil (based largely on Frank Miller's comic book reboot of the franchise) may be the most religiously deep superhero story around. David and Mark love the new show and dedicate this entire episode to looking at some of the intriguing theological tensions Daredevil presents.

And this week's hashtag game promises to be another winner!
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Back to “Back to the Future”

March 27, 2015

Believe it or not 2015 is the year Marty McFly travel to in Back to the Future II. David and Mark are both BIG fans of the movie and decided to have a little fun looking at what the movie guessed correctly and where they were way off. It all leads them to thinking a little about place where politics and the Church are trying to go back in time.

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Love Wins… But Let’s Not Talk About It

March 19, 2015

Mark and David take a look at the LGBT affirming change to the PC(USA)'s constitution and how the leadership of the denomination have approached communicating about it.

Don't forget to check out this week's hashtag game -- you are going to WANT to play!
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Distilling the Gospel — John 3:16

March 13, 2015

WITH APOLOGIES... it would seem we had some kind of recording issues with this episode. The sound cuts out at 5:19 and doesn't return until the end. We've checked the original recordings and it's the same way there. Again, with apologies, we won't be able to repost this episode.


Every week David and Mark take their first look at the upcoming lectionary's Gospel reading and bring to it a bit of their high-octane theological perspectives. This week: John 3:14-21.


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Artificial Intelligence and Artificial “Intelligence”

March 12, 2015

This week Mark and David look at two movies about Artificial Intelligence (Chappie and The Imitation Game) and then take a look at the lack of intelligence displayed by 47 Senators who sent a treasonous letter to Iran in an attempt to undermine the negotiating powers of the President of the United States of America around nuclear issues with that nation.

Oh... and there's a really fun hashtag game!  
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