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.
Faith Adjacent: Jane Austen
In this episode, Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon takes us on a deep dive into the faith adjacency of that saintly and saucy Regency author, Jane Austen. You know her for her popular works such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, but in this episode, we examine her life to see how her faith might have influenced these classic writings. Join us as we uncover Jane’s prayer life, discuss whether or not her writings can be considered Christian fiction, and find out just what she had to say about biblical womanhood as we search for God in the pages and life of Jane Austen.
This week on The Bible Binge we zero in on Stephen, the eloquent martyr who just might inspire you to quit your day job and become a missionary. In a time of division and hostility (sound familiar?), this man presents a masterclass in responding to a rebuke. Join us as we unpack the intricacies of stoning, deep-dive angels, and explore some truly unique relics in this rockin’ new episode.
Favored or Forsaken: Worship Music
Dim the lights, lift your hands, and gear up for that key change as we raise our voices in this most recent Favored or Forsaken episode all about Worship Music. We’re covering everything from that little red hymnal in the back of the pew all the way to chart-topping artists like Chris Tomlin and Hillsong to find out if worship music is Favored or Forsaken. Join us as we discuss worship through church history, the inner workings of the Christian music industry, how to know if you have a worship song that slaps, and so much more in our most musical episode yet!
Season 13 is all about Paul, the persecutor who became the persecuted. An entire season on Paul requires a warm-up stretch, so in this episode we take a departure from our traditional episode to set the scene for the rest of the season. Join us as we as dust off our Bible Drill skills, explore Paul’s rabbinical upbringing, and get to the bottom of just how many names this man actually had.
Faith Adjacent: The Enneagram
In this episode we dive into our most requested faith adjacent topic… the Enneagram! Instead of helping you type your dog or fuel your fire towards your frenemy who always finds ways to bring up their type in conversation, we wonder: Is this personality test essential for self-discovery? Is this a cult with Satanic roots? Could it possibly just be a helpful tool in the toolbelt of the Christian life? Join Resident Bible Scholar Erin Moon as she asks these questions to explore the history and faith adjacency of this polarizing phenomenon.
Before we wash our hands of all the drama of Season 12, join us for our villainous season finale in which we unpack Pontius Pilate. We all know him as the sealer of Jesus’ fate, but is there more going on than what we can see depicted in an Easter season church play? Join us as we explore that classic tension of choosing less drama over justice while also being responsible for fulfilling a prophecy of eternal significance. This final villain just may turn out to be the most relatable character yet.
Used to LOVE this podcast
This used to be one of my absolute favorite podcasts and couldn’t wait for new episodes to come out. Even used to be able to stomach the “favored or forsaken” and the “faith adjacent” episodes even though I was always less interested in these than the actual Bible episodes. But recently these aren’t even tolerable to listen to. The hosts progressive beliefs are far too evident and their unbiblical beliefs are no longer something I care to listen to. I do still listen to the episodes that actual focus on a story from the Bible but be warned you will need to listen knowing they are coming at this from a “woke” perspective and it does skew their theological stands and beliefs. Earlier episodes are much better.
A Fun and Informative Podcast
A doubt you’ll find a more fun way to listen to Bible stories and understand them.