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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 • 147 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 331: Argylle

    Episode 331: Argylle

    Join James and Kat for a special episode from stately Harlemanor as they look at the underrated and overlooked fun film that kicked off 2024! Matthew Vaughn’s bombastic, eclectic action-adventure is a romantic comedy for people who don’t like romantic comedies, and also explores foundation themes of myth, caricature vs. reality, identity, and sin.
    Watch video podcast here.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

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    • 52 min
    Episode 330: CODA

    Episode 330: CODA

    CODA is a heartfelt “life transcendent” family drama-comedy with a fantastic soundtrack. Join hosts Maddy, Kat, and Eric as they tackle themes of the cost of discipline, what truly binds a family together and what it is like to live with a disability.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

    We've got new merchandise! Check it out at the merch store.
    Help us recruit more film lovers and theology nerds by sharing this episode with your friends.
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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Episode 329: The Holdovers

    Episode 329: The Holdovers

    Were hosts Eric, James and Rory stuck in a podcasting room over Christmas and forced to spend the holidays together? Perhaps not, but forced relationships at a snowy year’s end is where this movie takes an unlikely trio, and our three hosts explore those themes of burnt out teachers, frustrated students, and world-weary mothers struggling to connect and make sense of this life under the sun. Does Christmas offer them any transcendence? You decide.
    Links to references in this episode:
    Article by Warfield on Predestination vs. Fate (referenced by James)
    Link to teaching series on Westminster Confession (referenced by James)
    Watch the video episode on Youtube.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

    We've got new merchandise! Check it out at the merch store.
    Help us recruit more film lovers and theology nerds by sharing this episode with your friends.
    Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen to help attract more listeners. 
    Follow and connect with us on social media.
    Support us on Patreon.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 328: Killers of the Flower Moon

    Episode 328: Killers of the Flower Moon

    This week, Maddy and David investigate the Oscar-nominated film Killers of the Flower Moon. While this heavy film had a slow pace, it has plenty to say about the broken world we live in. Join Maddy and David as they investigate the themes in this movies, including foolishness (coyotes), deception (wolves), the love of money, and the perversion of justice. We think y'all are gonna love it.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

    We've got new merchandise! Check it out at the merch store.
    Help us recruit more film lovers and theology nerds by sharing this episode with your friends.
    Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen to help attract more listeners. 
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    Support us on Patreon.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 327: Breaking Bad: Season 1

    Episode 327: Breaking Bad: Season 1

    This week, the boys are back in the RV, cooking up a fresh batch of glass-grade film and theology content. Join David, James, and Jam as they dissect Season 1 of the AMC original series Breaking Bad. From slinging biblical worldviews to blowing up the mindless consumption that has been spread by Tucos of the world, the guys will cover it all. How can Christians engage with a series about dealing drugs, violence, and moral corruption? Join us in the lab and find out.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

    We've got new merchandise! Check it out at the merch store.
    Help us recruit more film lovers and theology nerds by sharing this episode with your friends.
    Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen to help attract more listeners. 
    Follow and connect with us on social media.
    Support us on Patreon.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Episode 326: Escape from New York

    Episode 326: Escape from New York

    Snake Plisskin (Eric), The Brain (James), and the President (Rory) seek to escape the mindless hellscape of 1980’s New York. Join them as they rescue a proper view of “living under the sun”, masculinity, and government from the nihilism of the 80’s.
    James' book Cinemagogue is getting a new edition! Hear more in this episode and read more here. For a sneak peak at the Director's Cut, click here.

    We've got new merchandise! Check it out at the merch store.
    Help us recruit more film lovers and theology nerds by sharing this episode with your friends.
    Rate and review the podcast wherever you listen to help attract more listeners. 
    Follow and connect with us on social media.
    Support us on Patreon.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 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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