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Kathy Khang, Matt Mikalatos, Clay Morgan and JR. Forasteros bring you conversations with people you can't quit thinking about.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Kathy Khang, Matt Mikalatos, Clay Morgan and JR. Forasteros bring you conversations with people you can't quit thinking about.

    Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    The Planet of the Apes franchise has a strange staying power. With the release of the latest (ninth!) film, we review the long, odd history of the franchise - including its mixed success with social commentary. Then we dive into the new film, which embodies the best and worst tendencies of its predecessors. PLUS: a Planet of the... Kyles?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Improvising Church - Faith After Church Pt 2

    Improvising Church - Faith After Church Pt 2

    What would happen if we reimagined church from the ground up? Jazz musician and pastor Mark Glanville joins us for our second installment of Faith After Church. How has jazz helped Mark totally rethink what Church can look like? We should mention that Mark brought his piano...

    • 54 min
    Free Palestine

    Free Palestine

    How should we respond to the genocide in Gaza? We explore the complexities of US foreign policy, the origins of Evangelical Zionism and its anti-Semitic nature. What responsibility do we have? What can we do?

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Solo Planet: How the Church is Failing by Failing Single People

    Solo Planet: How the Church is Failing by Failing Single People

    Is there a church anywhere in the world where single Christians are flourishing? Why are churches so indifferent - or outright hostile - to the unique struggles and strengths of single Christians? Anna Broadway joins us to share her round-the-globe tour of Christian singledom. PLUS: you won't believe how Anna met Kathy. And there's a certain book award we have to talk about!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    CIVIL WAR

    CIVIL WAR

    Talking heads all over the country are warning we're headed for a second civil war. So is a movie called CIVIL WAR about exactly that a good idea? Kathy and JR. consider how that may be the wrong question as we explore Alex Garland's latest film from A24. What does it have to say about journalism? About politics? About being American?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Faith After Church Pt. 1

    Faith After Church Pt. 1

    What does faith look like when the church fails us? We reflect on our faith journeys - how we've all moved out of the institutional church in different ways. We explore what that has looked like, consider the state of our faith now and imagine what comes next. Join us for part one of a two-part discussion!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

EnsignOak ,

My Favorite Podcast!

I found this podcast after reading Matt’s Sunlit Lands books and his Narnia reread articles on tor.com. I appreciate their perspectives on the various topics around deconstructing and reconstructing your faith and have learned so much! And of course the “fascinating” items they share each week have been great recommendations for movies, tv, and books to read!

Tgilfriday ,

a solid mix of meaningful and trivial

I appreciate how they navigate complex topics of faith and culture. Their approach to these conversations is unique and refreshing and I think this manner and type of dialogue is what the world needs right now. It encourages and challenges me to think critically about things that matter.

It has made me laugh countless times. And even cry a few. But it has yet to make me laugh until I cry, so this is my one complaint. (Pod producers: consider this a challenge!)

srdlobdell ,

Honest, deep, raw, and also hilarious

This podcast is such a gift. It faces tough stuff head on. It engages both the mind and the heart. There is none of that faux juxtaposition of science and faith. Nor is there that slimy demonization of all things “secular.” The hosts name all good as of God. And my mercy, they are witty and fun. Love listening!

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