Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.
In this latest episode, Knox and Jamie along with Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon are talking all about Joshua (or Moses 2: Electric Boogaloo). Throughout this episode you’ll hear deep dives on the history surrounding this famous story, lots of talk about mass circumcisions, and even more talk about rams horns. Come for practical application of the story, but stay for the section in which Knox and Jamie practice their battle cries.
Favored or Forsaken: Paid Christian Content
In this brand new Favored or Forsaken episode, we’re talking about paid Christian content! As creators of paid Christian content, Jamie, Erin, and Evan take a look at the history, biblical references, and the current cultural context to decide if it is good for the Christians or bad for the Christians. Along the way you’ll hear conversations about whether or not the PMG should have its own museum, whether or not we would subscribe to Paul’s substack, and what Steven Furtick’s REAL name is.
Office Hours with Erin and Evan
In this very special episode, Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon is teaming up with Community Manager Evan to present Office Hours, in which they answer listener questions on theology, church, and more! Office Hours is normally a weekly resource on Instagram, but this week we thought we would do an expanded edition. You’ll hear Erin and Evan explore things like tarot cards, excommunication, when to know if it is time to leave a church, and (trigger warning) the Romans Road. All this and more awaits you in our most instagrammable episode yet!
SWDGISS: Who is My Neighbor?
Who really IS your neighbor? Shannan Martin is joining Jamie and Erin in this latest Stuff We Didn’t Get in Sunday School episode to answer that question. Shannan will hold your hand as we explore what it looks like to be a good neighbor while also living as a neighbor. Along the way, you’ll hear hostile students Jamie and Erin talk about kitchen fires, money laundering, and murderous neighbors. All this and more awaits you in our most neighborly episode yet!
Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar
We’re all about reconsideration here at The Bible Binge, so in this episode, we are doing a new deep-dive on Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar. Join Knox, Jamie, and Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon as they rethink some of the most iconic figures in the Bible. Along the way, you’ll hear about senior discounts on tampons, what it means to be hot in the Bible, and an exploration of ancient marriage contracts.
Favored or Forsaken: Prosperity Gospel
It’s time to name it and claim it because in this latest Favored or Forsaken episode, we’re talking all about Prosperity Gospel. Join Jamie, Erin, and Terrance as they take you on a journey through the history of this movement while discussing both its pitfalls and highlights. Along the way, you’ll hear each host pick their prosperity gospel mascot in addition to a surprising shark tank pitch and the board game you never knew you needed. All this and more awaits you in what is sure to be the most prosperous episode yet!
Lighthearted AND informative!
I so enjoy how these stories are delivered! I’ve taught classes at my church for years and just wish I was able to deliver the stories just like this! 😂 The gentle rebuke is wonderful too! Love it all!!
I ❤️ this podcast
This is a never miss an podcast for me. I learn a lot. I laugh like crazy. And I wish all of the hosts lived on my street. So glad I found you!
Just starting the series
TL;DR - LOVE IT
This is exactly the podcast I was looking for. I am a relatively new believer and tells about the stories of the Bible in everyday, easy to understand terms. They are relatable and HIGHLY entertaining.
In every episode, there is a “Gentle Rebuke.” I am in season 2 (late to this game!), and at the end of Cain and Able, the gentle rebuke was about calling God “Chatty Cathy God.” Knox said that he grew up with the idea that God was a harsh punisher, wiping out entire groups of people, and punishing people for making one mistake. That is how I have always viewed God and thought “why would anyone praise or worship someone so awful?” As a new believer, this podcast has changed my perception in that God is not some short-tempered being “sitting on a cloud in heaven” but someone with a plan, that wants what is best for us, and someone with whom we can communicate with directly. I fully understand that this podcast is just 2 people having a conversation, but it is one that I often ruminate about throughout the day.