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.
When looking at strong women in the Bible, everyone tends to think that they are a Ruth, but sometimes when we take a hard look in the mirror, we see that we might actually be more of a Herodias. Find out why in this episode as we look at the New Testament villain Herodias who has the power of privilege. Join us as we explore what happens when you fall victim to the no take-backs rule. (Spoiler alert, you just might end up with your head on a platter…)
Faith Adjacent: Extraterrestrials
Today on Faith Adjacent, Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon invites us to beam our antennas into outer space as we talk about extraterrestrials. Join us for an out of this world episode in which we navigate through the theology of C.S. Lewis, explore the Danny and Sandy of Church history, and unpack medieval celestial phenomena while asking ourselves what it would do to our faith to take it not only to the nations, but also the planets.
If you thought villains were only in the Old Testament, just wait until you hear this episode as we turn a corner into the New Testament to deep dive Herod. In this episode, we take a look at this shady ruler, find out why he was so afraid of a little baby and explore the great lengths he went to preserve his throne. Join us as we revisit some beloved characters while unpacking the biggest bad guy of the Christmas story.
Favored or Forsaken: Dave Ramsey Explained
In this episode of Favored or Forsaken, we explore the financial empire Ramsey Solutions and examine the man behind the money, Dave Ramsey. After recent reports about working conditions at Ramsey Solutions, we ask whether it's possible to separate the teachings from the teacher and what role Christianity should play in finances. Hang on to your envelopes and buckle up as we see if there really is peace in the home of Financial Peace. (Spoiler: Also introduced in this episode is the WENAR Index… you won’t want to miss it!)
We’re venturing into the dark and wicked world of ancient royal politics. When Athaliah receives word that her son, the king, has been killed, she does what anyone would do and ascends the throne by murdering her entire family. Or so she thinks. This story twists and turns through secret hideaways, flash mob coronations, and surprise horses. Wickedness is everywhere, but can the line of David prevail?
Faith Adjacent: Bachelor Nation
In today’s episode, Host Erin Moon embarks on our most dramatic episode ever to explore the faith adjacency of Bachelor Nation. Is The Bachelor a network television dumpster fire that good Christians should send home packing, or is this a show that’s here for the right reasons? Please accept this rose as we explore the intersection of faith and Bachelor Nation in an attempt to find God in what might be the strangest place of all.