11 episodes

A devout Christian and a stubborn secular humanist and pantheist use themes from popular movies to inspire their own spiritual journeys. Using film classics, both old and new, the two find a spring-board from which to compare, contrast and grow their own disparate faiths, while inspiring others to explore the same.

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A devout Christian and a stubborn secular humanist and pantheist use themes from popular movies to inspire their own spiritual journeys. Using film classics, both old and new, the two find a spring-board from which to compare, contrast and grow their own disparate faiths, while inspiring others to explore the same.

    The Matrix

    The Matrix

    Philip and Ben are back with a slightly different format asking each other questions around signs, coincidences, limits, and impulses.


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    • 41 min
    The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Discipline, Redemption and Hope are the three major themes that Ben and Philip pull from the 1994 prison drama, The Shawshank Redemption.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    After viewing the 1998 hit, The Truman Show, Philip and Ben organize their thoughts around the topics: "Outside the box",  "Call to action", and "Fear and deceit".


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Overnighters

    The Overnighters

    Ben and Philip contemplate the themes Community, Migrants and Defending the Defenseless spurred by Jesse Moss' The Overnighters (2014)


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Amelie

    Amelie

    Philip and Ben converse about Kindness, The Little Things, and Childhood after watching Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie (2001)


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Fight Club

    Fight Club

    Ben and Philip discuss their spiritual views of the topics: Asleep, Leadership, and The Battle Within, as they relate to David Fincher's Fight Club (1999)

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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Must listen! Thought provoking and compelling!!

This podcast is a rare opportunity listen in as Ben and Philip discuss their different views and perspectives (but not always agree!) using movies as a springboard to discuss spiritual topics. Not only is this an entertaining podcast but it drives home the important tenet “it’s okay to disagree.” In this divisive world, we’d all do well to remember things are rarely black/white or good/bad and dichotomous thinking often drives a wedge between us. We need more of the respect and civility modeled by Philip and Ben in this world! But make no mistake, the questions they ask of each other aren’t soft ball questions! Depth while holding complexity with humility and vulnerability is key...admitting what you don’t know is more growth inducing than asserting what you do know! Thank you Ben and Philip and keep ‘em coming!

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