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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.

    613: Driscoll, Dawkins, & Political Discipleship with Curtis Chang

    613: Driscoll, Dawkins, & Political Discipleship with Curtis Chang

    Atheist Richard Dawkins has said he doesn’t believe one word of the Christian faith, but he now considers himself a “cultural Christian” and wants to defend the Christian values of his country against the influence of Islam and immigrants. Does this represent an alignment between the New Atheists and Christian Nationalists? Curtis Chang shares about “The After Party”—the new curriculum he’s developed with David French and Russel Moore to help Christians focus on hope and humility rather than partisanship. Also this week, Mark Driscoll gets booted from a men’s conference. And another infraction by a Florida man with a Bible.
     
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    0:00 - Intro
     
    1:02 - Show Starts
     
    3:02 - Theme Song
     
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    4:35 - Florida Man Scales Tower with Bible
     
    12:00 - Mark Driscoll Kicked Off Stage After Calling Sword-Swallower a “Jezebel Spirit”
     
    22:35 - Richard Dawkins, the “Cultural Christian”
     
    36:40 - Dusty Deavers, the Country Singin’ Senator
     
    46:06 - Pray for the Middle East
     
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    52:55 - Interview
     
    1:04:34 - The “What” vs the “How”
     
    1:16:26 - Four Quadrant of Political Engagement
     
    1:27:19 - End Credits




    Links Mentioned in the News Segment:
    Florida Man Climbs Cell Phone Tower
    https://www.newsweek.com/florida-miami-man-climbs-cell-phone-tower-disconnects-power-live-video-1886494
     
    Sword-Swallower on a Pole and Mark Driscoll
    https://www.newsweek.com/pastor-kicked-stage-strip-show-1890247
     
    Richard Dawkins and Cultural Christianity
    https://christianitytoday.com/ct/2024/april-web-only/new-atheism-destroy-christianity-richard-dawkins.html
     
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    The After Party: https://redeemingbabel.org/the-after-party/
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    612: The Religious Vacuum, Politics, & the Powers with N.T. Wright

    612: The Religious Vacuum, Politics, & the Powers with N.T. Wright

    This week we’re discussing a series of articles exploring what we’re gaining and losing as fewer Americans are committed to religion and attending church. Even some non-believers are beginning to worry that the decline in religion may not be good for society, but does it also represent a new opportunity for the message of Christianity? Then, N.T. Wright is back to discuss his new book with co-author Michael Bird, “Jesus and the Powers.” While everyone knows mixing faith and politics can be dangerous, Wright says there’s also a danger when we refuse to mix them. He talks to Skye about what the Bible says on matters of church and state, and why we should defend liberal democracy despite its many problems. Also this week: Is the sun alive? And a Florida man shares the Bible at Walgreens on Easter.
     
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    0:35 - Intro
    1:21 - Show Starts
    3:08 - Theme Song
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    4:34 - Kaitlyn’s new show announcement!
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    10:15 - Florida Man Strikes Again (with a Bible) on Easter
    13:43 - Does the Sun Dream of Electric Sheep? Consciousness and the Sun.
    19:43 - The Cost of the Churchgoing Bust
    28:52 - How Trump Fills the Secular Void
    44:19 - Is Trumpism Emptying Churches?
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    54:33 - Interview
    56:02 - Why Doesn’t Separation of Church and State Work?
    1:14:02 - Does the Kingdom of Heaven Imply There Will Be No Government?
    1:17:10 - When Should Christians Submit to Governing Authorities?
    1:24:56 - The Value of Liberal Democracy 
    1:30:15 - End Credits

    Links Mentioned in the News Segment:
    Florida Man Arrested for Hitting Manager with a Bible on Easter
    https://www.christianpost.com/news/florida-man-arrested-for-smacking-walgreens-manager-with-bible.html#:~:text=A%20Florida%20man%20was%20arrested,a%20Bible%20on%20Easter%20Sunday.
     
    The Sun’s Consciousness
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a60229168/panpsychism-everything-has-a-soul/
     
    Trump is Emptying Churches
    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-04-07/trump-s-brand-of-christian-conservatism-is-driving-people-from-church
     
    How Trump Fills a Void in an Increasingly Secular America
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/04/05/trump-religion-secularism-authoritarian-populism/
     
    The True Cost of the Churchgoing Bust
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/america-religion-decline-non-affiliated/677951/
     
    Other resources:
    Jesus and the Powers: Christian Political Witness in an Age of Totalitarian Terror and Dysfunctional Democracies by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird: https://a.co/d/7tCBCK8
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    611: Trump’s Bible, Biden’s Easter, and Climate Change for Christians with Katharine Hayhoe

    611: Trump’s Bible, Biden’s Easter, and Climate Change for Christians with Katharine Hayhoe

    The newest Holy Post team member, Esau McCaulley, joins Phil and Skye to discuss two stories that caused outrage from both ends of the political spectrum during Holy Week. Trump is selling an American flag-wrapped Bible, and the Biden administration honored “Transgender Visibility Day” on Easter. And why are Catholic Charities being attacked for helping immigrants? Then Skye talks to atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe about how her evangelical faith led her to become a climate scientist. She says combating global warming is part of our call to love our neighbors and care for the least of these. Plus, an “emerging behavior” on Twitch grabs Phil’s attention.
     
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    0:35 - Intro
    1:54 -  Show Starts
    3:45 - Theme Song
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    5:02 - Esau the Hufflepuff
    8:56 - News of the Butt, Twitch
    14:41 - The “God Bless the USA” Bible
    38:36 - Catholic Charities Targeted by Far-Right
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    51:25 - Interview
    54:51 - What Changed Things for Katharine Heyhoe
    1:03:49 - Are Evangelicals the Stumbling Block for Stopping Climate Change?
    1:25:26 - End Credits

     
    Links Mentioned in the News Segment:
    “God Bless the USA” Bibles
    https://www.the-independent.com/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-selling-bibles-easter-b2519373.html
     
    Threats to Catholic Charity Staffers
    https://religionnews.com/2024/03/22/threats-to-catholic-charities-staffers-increase-amid-rightwing-anti-migrant-campaign/ 
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    French Friday: TikTok Ban & Who Should Hold the Reins of Social Media

    French Friday: TikTok Ban & Who Should Hold the Reins of Social Media

    A recent bill to ban TikTok was passed in the House with bipartisan support. Skye talks with David French about the arguments for and against the bill, the likelihood of it passing the Senate, and why Trump claims China is America's biggest threat, and yet he still opposes the TikTok ban. Then, Skye and David break down two recent Supreme Court cases about social media content regulation. Should social media companies have complete control over what is posted on their platforms, and is it ok for the government to ask these companies to take down certain posts?
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    0:00 - Theme Song
    0:17 - Show Starts
    1:11 - Tiktok's Security Risk
    8:33 - Bipartisan Support
    13:49 - Trump's 180 on Tiktok
    19:27 - Will Bipartisan Agreement Last?
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    27:07 - Regulating US Social Media 
    41:19 -  Do Companies Have to Host Speech?
    51:59 - The Monopolies
    1:05:24 - The Wrap-Up
    1:09:36 - End Credits
    Other resources:
    What Trump's TikTok Flip-Flip Tells America by David French:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/17/opinion/trump-tiktok-ban-china.html
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    610: Learning to Disagree Respectfully with John Inazu

    610: Learning to Disagree Respectfully with John Inazu

    Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade almost two years ago, the debate about abortion has taken on new dimensions. Factions within the pro-life camp are now battling each other. Could they break apart the Religious Right? Then, Kaitlyn interviews professor of Law and Religion, John Inazu, about his new book, “Learning to Disagree.” He says our differences don’t have to become divisions, which is a timely message in an election year. Plus, is Indonesia hiding a secret island of Hobbits? And a new documentary asks if Jesus was a vegetarian?
     
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    0:55 - Intro
     
    2:29 - Show Starts
     
    5:20 - Theme Song
     
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    7:53 - Christspiracy—Was Jesus Vegan?
     
    15:45 - Homo Floresiensis Skeleton Found in Indonesia
     
    25:02 - Does Personhood Start at Conception?
     
    41:23 - Why “Life Begins at Conception” is a Misleading Phrase
     
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    1:03:00 - Interview
     
    1:15:40 - Is it Our Job to Change Someone’s Mind?
     
    1:22:42 - Why Ignoring Our Differences Doesn’t Help
     
    1:31:34 - Dropping Our Self-Protective Impulse
     
    1:35:19 - End Credits



    Links Mentioned in the News Segment:
     
    Was Jesus Vegetarian? https://religionnews.com/2024/03/18/was-jesus-vegetarian-new-christspiracy-documentary-says-yes/
     
    “Hobbits” in Flores, Indonesia?
    https://humanorigins.si.edu/research/asian-research-projects/hobbits-flores-indonesia
     
    Other resources:
    Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empanth and Respect by John Inazu: https://a.co/d/6ei1Sqk
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    609: Rebounding Pastors, Shifting Evangelicals, & Rethinking Christian Media with Jon Houghton

    609: Rebounding Pastors, Shifting Evangelicals, & Rethinking Christian Media with Jon Houghton

    After a number of difficult years and dismal statistics, a new report from Barna says pastors are on the mend. Another book about “ex-vangelicals” has been released. Does it have anything new to add to the conversation? And a record number of Latinos in the U.S. are leaving Catholicism to become Pentecostal evangelicals. What does it mean for the future of the church? Then, Holy Post Media’s CEO, Jon Houghton, joins Skye to discuss how he’s leading the organization, why Christian media needs to change, and the new projects launching this year. Plus, Wrinkle the duck, Albert the alligator, and an "audacious scheme" with super sheep.
     
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    5:03 - Petitions to Change News of the Butt
    6:18 - Animal News, Wrinkle the Duck in a Buc-ee’s
    10:16 - Animal News, Giant Blind Alligator Swims with Children
    13:22 - Animal News, Montana Mountain King, the Giant Super-Sheep
    20:25 - Are the Pastors Doing Better?
    25:06 - The Exvangelicals
    38:42 - Are New People Coming to Evangelicalism?
    49:17 - Latinos Moving from Catholicism to Evangelicalism
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    57:10 - Interview
    59:12 - Why Did Jon Houghton Want to Join the Holy Post?
    1:03:09 - Why Did We Hire Jon Houghton to Join the Holy Post?
    1:10:05 - Why Are We a For-Profit Company?
    1:18:37 - Directions for Projects Going Forward
    1:22:36 - Kaitlyn Schiess’s New Show
    1:34:49 - End Credits


    Links Mentioned in the News Segment:
    Duck Banned from Buc-ee’s
    https://pethelpful.com/pet-news/man-banned-bucees-service-duck
    Albert the Alligator Swam with Children and Was Seized by Authorities
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/blind-alligator-albert-seized-new-york-b2514522.html
    Giant Sheep Clone, Montana Mountain King
    https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/16/us/montana-sheep-wildlife-trafficking-charges-trnd/index.html
    Hopeful Increase for Pastors
    https://www.barna.com/research/hopeful-increases-pastors/
    “Exvangelicals” Book
    https://religionnews.com/2024/03/15/hurting-most-the-people-who-follow-the-rules/
    Latinos Flock to Evangelicalism
    https://www.thefp.com/p/latinos-are-flocking-to-evangelical?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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