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Popcorn Theology is a podcast where entertainment and theology meet. We look at film and TV, both new and
old from a Biblical perspective, enjoying the arts to the glory of God. Join in on the conversation!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 140 Ratings

Popcorn Theology is a podcast where entertainment and theology meet. We look at film and TV, both new and
old from a Biblical perspective, enjoying the arts to the glory of God. Join in on the conversation!

    Episode 276: The Rings of Power

    Episode 276: The Rings of Power

    This week longtime listener and first time guest host Eric joins David and Miles for part 2 of our exploration of the Rings of Power. Our opinions differed on the show itself, but we remained united in our fight against the dark forces of mindless entertainment. Rings of power inspired discussions on the honorable choice to help one another, the struggle against evil, the hope of redemption, and the deceptive nature of spiritual evil.

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 275: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Episode 275: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Can James, Miles and David brave the thematic darts, swing over the theological pits and dodge the rolling ball of tropes to recover the treasures in this cinematic relic? Whether it’s the years or the mileage, this film has aged well and opens up a box of conversation treasure. Thanks to our Patreon supporters for commissioning this narrative expedition!

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 274: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Episode 274: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Hello neighbor. We’re so glad that you’re here. This week we cover A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood the story of a hardened journalist who comes face to face with Mr Rogers. Listen in as we discuss Mr Rogers’s virtue, his impact on others, and his spiritual disciplines that allowed him to maintain such an incredible life. Also this week David and Miles are joined for the first time by Becky Watkins our Social Media Manager and longtime Patron Saint of Popcorn Theology.

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 273: The Rings of Power (1+2)

    Episode 273: The Rings of Power (1+2)

    Is Tolkien rolling in his grave? Have modern political sensibilities warped middle earth beyond recognition? This week Miles, James, and David watched the first two episodes of the Rings of Power to find out. Regardless of your reaction to the show itself this episode may help you commit to being watchful for evil at all times and to fight the good fight of faith even as you hope to leave all the evil and pain in this world behind.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 272: King Richard

    Episode 272: King Richard

    This week we cover the award winning movie King Ricard, based on the incredible real life story of Richard Williams and his successful plan to raise the world’s greatest female tennis stars. Proverbial wisdom shines through in this story of diligent work and family solidarity. Join our very own podcast king Richard along with James and Miles as they serve up some Biblical insights from the film.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 271: Mean Girls

    Episode 271: Mean Girls

    Stop trying to make Mean Girls happen” they said, but that didn’t deter our Patron Saints from voting this the film we totally had to cover! Kat, David and James talk about Girl World, the company we keep, confession, and why we are all white.

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

Micah Brueckner ,

Popcorn Theology

I was recommended this podcast by a friend and thoroughly enjoyed listening to every episode. It’s really nice to listen to people talk about movies grounded in a biblical world view! I highly recommend you give Popcorn Theology a listen.

Nathan Houchens ,

Thought provoking

This is a fun podcast but thought provoking as well. The hosts dive into film and television to see how the stories that entertain us relate to God and the Bible. As a mindless consumer this was something I never really thought about that much before but their discussions add new layers to the viewing experience as they find Biblical parallels in every story and see what we can learn from our entertainment.

The Eric G ,

Best podcast for engaging the world of entertainment

This is the best podcast for teaching you how to "engage in the art of our day" with a Godly worldview. You will learn how to Reject, Redeem, and Receive the themes found in movies and TV/Streaming series. If you only have time for one podcast listen to Renewing Your Mind with RC Sproul, but if you listen to two podcasts then make the bold and wise decision to subscribe to Popcorn Theology "and you will never view entertainment in the same way again."

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