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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

    537: The War Over Christmas Movies & Gen Z’s Mental Health with Josh Packard

    537: The War Over Christmas Movies & Gen Z’s Mental Health with Josh Packard

    The Hallmark Channel is now producing Christmas movies with LGBTQ characters and relationships leading the network’s former CEO to launch a new holiday movie channel with straight relationships only. The Holy Post crew discusses the role of representation in entertainment, and why a number of recent LGBTQ-centric movies have bombed at the box office. Then, Al Mohler attacked David French for not opposing civil same-sex marriages leading Phil to ask whether Mohler is more interested in defending Christianity or just conservatism. And Skye talks with Josh Packard from Springtide Research about the mental health of Gen Z. New data says young people who engage in spiritual practices experience greater mental health, but they’re not the practices most congregations promote.
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    News Segment
    00:00 - Intro and updates
    5:19 - The war over Christmas movies
    34:42 - David French and Al Mohler
    Interview with Josh Packard
    Springtide Research Institute: Gen Z and Mental Health - https://www.springtideresearch.org/gen-z-mental-health

    51:31 - Interview intro
    52:35 - Big takeaways from recent findings
    55:12 - Creating healthy environments
    58:33 - Gen Z and spiritual practices
    1:05:30 - Safety in faith communities
    1:08:37 - Challenge vs despair
    1:11:32 - Loneliness and connection
    1:23:53 - Further resources
    1:26:45 - Credits

    Other links mentioned:
    “The parable of David French” by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (World) - https://wng.org/opinions/the-parable-of-david-french-1669034447
    “Candace Cameron Bure Wants to Put Christianity Back in Christmas Moves” (Wall Street Journal) - https://www.wsj.com/articles/candace-cameron-bure-great-american-family-11668205295
    Holy Post Episode 529: Rapture Anxiety & Why Analog Discipleship is Better with Jay Y. Kim - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-529-rapture-anxiety-why-analog-discipleship-is-better-with-jay-y-kim
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    536: Listener Voicemails! Archeology, Abortion, & Avoiding Holiday Family Arguments

    536: Listener Voicemails! Archeology, Abortion, & Avoiding Holiday Family Arguments

    Just in time for the holidays, the Holy Post crew is answering another round of voicemails from our Patreon supporters. On this episode, Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn respond to listener questions about how much confidence to put in archeological evidence for the Bible, how did Christians interpret Revelation before the recent invention of "Left Behind" theology, when does satire and social media become sinful, what abortion policies could most Americans agree on, and how do you practice the Sabbath with a demanding job and young kids? Plus, they offer practical advice for avoiding arguments with your family about politics and religion during holiday gatherings.
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    00:00 - Sponsor: InterVarsity Press
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    00:44 - Intro
    6:08 - Ben: Holiday family conversations
    11:55 - Brad and Carrie: Dispensationalism
    22:58 - Millie: Mocking
    25:51 - Sponsor: Faithful Counseling
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    27:05 - Cody: Healthy social media use
    32:02 - Mark: Sabbath
    36:08 - Ali: Archeology and the Bible
    46:08 - Peter: How nations treat foreigners
    52:03 - Trudie: Political thinking around helping the poor
    1:02:31 - Yong: Policies around abortion
    1:09:57 - Credits

    Past episodes and other resources mentioned:
    Holy Post Episode 244: Cultural Lies, Human Longings & the Gospel with Trevin Wax - https://www.holypost.com/holy-post-podcast/episode/1c5a47cf/episode-244-cultural-lies-human-longings-and-the-gospel-withtrevin-wax

    Holy Post Episode 410: White Privilege, Cancel Culture, & Reading Revelation with Juan Hernandez - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-410-white-privilege-cancel-culture-reading-revelation-with-juan-hernandez

    Holy Post Episode 506: The Pro-Life Case for Paid Family Leave with Rachel Anderson - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-506-the-pro-life-case-for-paid-family-leave-with-rachel-anderson

    “The Millennial Maze” by Stanley J. Grenz - https://amzn.to/3tTUljk

    “The Liturgy of Politics” by Kaitlyn Schiess - https://amzn.to/3GzrGI1

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 535: What Does the Global Church Believe About Guns? with Morgan Lee

    Episode 535: What Does the Global Church Believe About Guns? with Morgan Lee

    The U.S. midterm elections were full of surprises. The Holy Post crew asks if the political side of the pro-life movement has hit a wall, and if the Republican Party is really moving on from Donald Trump. Then, new data shows a sharp rise among evangelicals who didn’t attend college and who don’t attend church identifying as Republicans. What does it mean? And a new book chronicles the rise of Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, and the rage-fueled conservative youth culture. Then, Skye talks to Christianity Today’s Morgan Lee about what global Christian leaders think about guns and self-defense. Her reporting on the issue reveals a wide spectrum of beliefs, how our perspective may be more cultural than biblical, and why dysfunctional governments elevate the appeal of guns. Plus, no one accidentally licks a toad.
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    Christian Asks... Salvation and the Sinner’s Prayer - https://www.patreon.com/posts/74702525/

    Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: The Church Calendar 101 - https://www.patreon.com/posts/getting-schooled-74529955

    News Segment
    0:00 - Intro
    4:26 - Psychedelic toads
    9:24 - Midterm election debrief
    22:33 - Conservative youth culture
    34:01 - New data on evangelical Republicans

    42:44 - Sponsor: Faithful Counseling

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    Interview with Morgan Lee
    “Should Christians Own Guns for Self-Defense? A Global Snapshot” (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/october-web-only/guns-christians-self-defense-mass-shootings-protection.html

    Morgan Lee: https://twitter.com/Mepaynl

    43:58 - Interview intro
    47:42 - Article overview
    51:38 - “God-given right to self-defense”
    59:18 - Biblical basis for arguments
    1:10:34 - Safe societies and effectiveness of government
    1:14:42 - Credits

    Links from news segment:
    Christian’s film, “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” - https://geni.us/TheGirlWhoWoreFreedom

    “Please stop licking psychedelic toads, National Park Service warns” (Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/08/national-park-toad-sonoran-desert-hallucinogenic/

    “How America’s conservative youth youth movement grew a powerhouse on the cult of rage” (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/10/31/how-americas-conservative-youth-movement-grew-a-powerhouse-on-the-cult-of-rage/

    Data from Ryan Burge on evangelical Republicans -https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1588292184914432000

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 534: Does Ministry Matter More than the Marketplace? with Joe Leininger

    Episode 534: Does Ministry Matter More than the Marketplace? with Joe Leininger

    With the midterm elections happening in the U.S., we’ve seen a rise in both hyperbolic political rhetoric and political violence. There’s evidence that fewer Christians are willing to denounce the use of armed conflict to achieve political goals, with some even arguing America was founded on it. Are they right? Is there a Christian case for political violence? Then, Skye interviews Joe Leininger, a Christian business leader about his journey from believing God only cared about ministry to a much wider vision of his work in the world. Leininger’s new book, “Dirt Clods and Donkeys: An experiment in mentoring that changed lives,” explores how he has helped other Christians in the marketplace develop a more integrated faith. Also this week—Indiana police pursue Pikachu, don’t kiss camels in Qatar, and Kaitlyn explains why she’s a nerd but not a geek.
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    News Segment
    00:00 - Intro
    5:27 - Police pursue Pikachu
    11:27 - Camels in Qatar
    18:35 - Political violence
    42:25 - Sponsor: Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology
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    Interview with Joe Leininger
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    Joe Leininger - https://joeleininger.com
    43:36 - Interview intro
    46:09 - Formation in faith and business
    51:28 - Christian assumptions about business
    55:50 - A wider vision of God’s work in the world
    1:01:45 - Capitalism
    1:05:44 - Risk and allocation of resources
    1:09:31 - Mentoring
    1:14:10 - Credits
    Links from news segment:
    “Indiana man dressed as Pikachu ran from police on lawn mower, cops say” - https://fox59.com/indiana-news/indiana-man-dressed-as-pikachu-ran-from-police-on-lawn-mower-cops-say/

    “World Cup fans told ‘steer clear of camels’ in Qatar due to bug ‘deadlier than Covid’ - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-camels-covid-bug-28373022

    “Some American Protestants Aren’t Letting Go of Revolution” - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/november/protestants-political-violence-protest-pelosi.html

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 533: Why Do We Struggle with the Sabbath? with Ruth Haley Barton

    Episode 533: Why Do We Struggle with the Sabbath? with Ruth Haley Barton

    Elon Musk announced his takeover of Twitter by carrying a porcelain sink into the headquarters. Will his plan to loosen restrictions on social media help or hurt the country? Archeologist have discovered a new way to verify events in the Old Testament, but Phil wonders if anyone really cares. And is it ever loving for Christians to mock their opponents? The gang examines six rules for Christian mockery from the 17th century and why they may not apply today. Then, spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton explains how she came to see sabbath as a gift rather than an obligation. Her new book, “Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest,” looks at why we struggle to practice sabbath rest, the challenge of technology, and how to make sabbath a lifestyle and not just a weekly discipline. Plus, the saving power of worm spit.
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    News Segment
    0:00 - Intro
    5:08 - Worm spit
    9:12 - Elon Musk and Twitter
    18:57 - Geomagnetic fields and Biblical narratives
    29:46 - Rules for Christian mockery

    45:21 - Sponsor: Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology
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    Interview with Ruth Haley Barton
    “Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest: From Sabbath to Sabbatical and Back Again” - https://amzn.to/3FSkMgP

    Ruth Haley Barton - https://www.ruthhaleybarton.com

    46:33 - Interview intro
    49:09 - Spiritual formation
    52:59 - Value of sabbath
    56:34 - Guilt around sabbath
    1:00:47 - More than a day of rest
    1:04:46 - Sabbath as delight
    1:07:00 - Challenges of technology
    1:17:55 - A communal practice
    1:24:24 - Credits
    Links from news segment:

    “Worm spit could be a secret cure to the world’s plastic problem” (Inverse) - https://www.inverse.com/innovation/worm-saliva-plastic-pollution

    “TAU, HU Scientific Breakthrough: Geomagnetic Fields Reveal Truth of Biblical Narratives” (Jewish Press) - https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/tau-hu-scientific-breakthrough-geomagnetic-fields-reveal-truth-of-biblical-narratives/2022/10/25/

    “Can you laugh at your enemies and love them? Rules for Christian mockery” (The Christian Post) - https://www.christianpost.com/voices/can-you-laugh-at-your-enemies-and-love-them.html

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    French Friday: What Abortion Abolitionists Get Wrong

    French Friday: What Abortion Abolitionists Get Wrong

    With the Dobbs decision earlier this year, the Supreme Court sent the issue of abortion back to the states, and divisions are opening up within the pro-life movement about what comes next. A very vocal faction calling themselves "abortion abolitionists" are arguing for a complete ban on abortion in all cases, including where the life of the mother is at risk, and the criminal prosecution of women who have them. David French and Skye Jethani examine the abolitionists' arguments, explore why they are gaining popularity among Christians, and why they will actually fail to create the culture of life we want. Plus, French and Jethani engage in unrestrained nerdery as they discuss season one of "The Rings of Power."
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:24 - Abortion abolitionists
    56:02 - Nerd corner
    Resources mentioned:
    “Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice” by Francis J. Beckwith - https://amzn.to/3WbiYF6

    “How Americans Understand Abortion: A Comprehensive Interview Study of Abortion Attitudes in the U.S.” by Tricia C. Bruce - https://news.nd.edu/news/national-abortion-study-finds-out-of-touch-labels-knowledge-gaps-appetite-for-moral-discussion/

    David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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