Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.
Writing on the Wall
Nothing will crash a night of frivolity like a disembodied hand writing cryptic words on the wall. In this episode, Daniel is called out of his 50 year retirement to do what he does best - interpret. In exchange for a new purple robe, it's Daniel's job to set the record straight as to whether God is for or against the use of sacred, ceremonial goblets as the nice china.
Faith Adjacent: Thanksgiving
Pull up a chair and settle into a tryptophan fever-dream as we feast on the faith adjacency of the Thanksgiving meal. We’re covering a cornucopia of topics from the creation of our national holiday and the origins of green bean casserole to the real story behind the first Thanksgiving. The truth might be messier and more complicated than our narrative of fellowship and unity, but together let's create a fuller, more inclusive table where all are welcome.
The Fiery Furnace
Grab your lyre and gather ‘round the furnace because we’re firing up another episode! When word reaches the king that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to bow down to his new gold statue, fiery hijinks ensue. Daniel might be mysteriously MIA throughout the ordeal, but there’s another in the fire - Is it Jesus?
Favored or Forsaken: #MakeJesusViral / Faith-Based: The Movie
This episode takes a look at Gabe Poirot and the new wave of Christian Tik Tok influencers to decide if the #MakeJesusViral movement is inspired, dangerous, or a blurry mix of both. Then, we chat Faith Based the movie, as well as the Christian film industry. Plus, a bonus conversation about Matthew McConaughey’s faith discussion on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
This 11th season of The Bible Binge is all about that reader of dreams, tamer of lions and prognosticator supreme, Daniel. With the Babylonian takeover plan in full effect, Daniel and his bffs are peacefully living in captivity, but things get dicey when King Nebuchadnezzer’s melatonin refuses to kick in. It’s up to Daniel to interpret the King’s troubling dreams...or else.
Faith Adjacent: Mister Rogers
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, won’t you join us as Host Erin Moon studies the life of the beloved Mister Rogers? There is no one better to remind us of our own capacity for human kindness than this modern-day disciple, and in today’s episode we’ll learn the true meaning of compassion and how to be a neighbor.
I love that they make the Bible a little less intimidating and a lot more understandable!