The Kingsmen is a podcast bridging Christian ideas with pop culture and martial arts.
S2E06 Pixar’s Inside Out
The Kingsmen and special guest, Danny Fitelson, embark on an inward journey exploring emotions in Disney Pixar’s Inside Out (2015). What is the purpose and effect of emotions and human imagination? How do Joy AND Sadness partner together in the Christian life? Don’t be afraid to let your emotions out on this episode. You might get angry and disgusted with yourself if you miss out. Trust us, you’ll be joyful that you didn’t.
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[00:02:35] What makes Inside Out such a good movie?
[00:06:50] What happens to memories? Are they truly forgotten?
[00:09:38] How does Bing Bong reflect Christ?
[00:11:13] What is imagination, why is it so important for life, and how does it complement with Joy?
[00:19:35] What is the significance of Joy as our first emotion?
[00:23:12] What makes Joy unique in respect to the other emotions?
[00:25:13] Why are the range of emotions equally important?
[00:30:25] What exactly is Joy? In the general sense and specifically in Christian terms?
[00:42:40] Why is it healthy to embrace personal and corporate sadness?
[00:50:00] Are we allowed to feel anger, fear, or sadness?
[00:51:42] Would relying only on emotions lead us astray?
[00:55:58] How might reason and emotions work together in decision-making??
[00:57:18] What is Sadness’s unique contribution that Joy could not provide?
[01:02:00] How can Joy sustain us during the COVID-19 pandemic?
[01:05:28] Do children have disparate feelings?
[01:08:25] How might self-talk be so deceptive?
[01:13:17] What is the value of going through the Pit?
[01:26:50] Closing Remarks and Final Thoughts
S2E05 The Mandalorian
Baby Yoda is the best! The Kingsmen unpack the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian (Season 1). How does the Mandalorian culture and creed sync with Christianity? In what ways do Kuiil the Ugnaught and Baby Yoda reflect the figure of Jesus Christ? How can we revolutionize a world marked by betrayal? Joey and Simon go deep into these subjects. Don’t miss it. We have spoken!
[00:01:08] War of Mandalore and Peace of Christianity
[00:13:50] Kuiil: A Kenotic Christ Figure
[00:17:12] IG-11: Resurrection and Transformation
[00:24:28] Baby Yoda: Another Christ Figure
[00:27:12] Understanding the Mudhorn Pit
[00:33:43] The Powerful God Incarnated in Weak Flesh
[00:41:12] Trust Overcomes Betrayal
[01:03:15] Let Go of Prejudices and Learn to Trust
[01:07:18] The Vacuum of Fallen Empire
S2E04 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
The Kingsmen pay homage to the finale of the 49-year Star Wars saga, with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Joey and Simon reflect on how culture re-imagines mythology, how identity is formed, and the way to defeat evil without becoming evil yourself, and how God subtly works throughout the universe to rescue every creature. The Force is strong with this one!
[00:00:42] Kylo Ren’s Mask and the Art of Kintsugi
[00:05:05] Re-Telling & Re-Imagining of the Skywalker Myth
[00:07:33] Redeeming Skywalkers
[00:16:28] The Impact of Our Perspective on Others and Ourselves
[00:25:56] Resolving Identity Crisis and Overcoming Loneliness
[00:44:35] Overcoming Cosmic Evil
[00:57:04] The Pit and Coming Out from It
[01:02:37] The False Security of Invulnerability and Power
[01:09:36] Confronting Evil in Trinitarian Partnership
[01:19:02] Acceptance: Freedom from Old and Journey to the New
[01:25:46] The Universal Activity of the Holy Spirit
Superman has had a prevailing impact on popular culture, sparking the imagination of every new generation. The Kingsmen explore what makes Superman so fascinating and how the hero reflects truths about Jesus Christ.
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[00:00:00] San Diego Comic Con: Affirm or Counter Culture?
[00:04:45] Superman’s Dual Identities as Same and Other
[00:08:55] Superman: Analogy and Inspiration of the Incarnate Jesus
[00:13:38] Jesus and Superman’s Scandalous Compassion
[00:19:50] A Hero’s Gentleness and Self-Control
[00:23:22] Superman’s Value of Free Will
[00:26:37] Lex Luthor: Antithesis of Superman
[00:32:50] Why Does Superman Help Other People?
[00:37:00] What Makes Superman Good?
S2E02 Spider-Man: Far From Home
In the consequential aftermath of Thanos' destructive snap and ultimate defeat, Spiderman: Far From Home grapples with themes like grief, self-worth, following in the footsteps of heroes, the passing of the mantle, and exercising discernment of character. As always, The Kingsmen analyze these themes through a Christian worldview.
00:00:00 - Introduction
00:00:40 - Iron-Man and Spider-Man's Relationship
00:14:11 - Why is Spider-Man Worthy?
00:35:51 - Mysterio: False Hero, False Prophet
00:55:48 - The Peter Tingle and the Christian’s Spiritual Discernment
01:08:42 - The Heart of the Kingsmen Podcast
01:12:27 - Conclusion
S2E01 God as Parent
Among all the analogies that Christians use to describe God, none has been more central than the concept of God as Parent. In the second season opener, the Kingsmen reflect on both the paternal and maternal qualities of God. As usual, the Kingsmen suggest several movie references that showcase this concept of God as Parent.
00:02:44 God as Father
00:22:38 God as Mother
00:36:29 Knowing God as Parent is a Calling
00:44:42 Knowing God as Parent is a Guide
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God's Story + Our Story
I am always fired up about story, and I'm really enjoying being part of this conversation about God's story + our culture's story. These guys make me value the work that goes into a film's story and they bring a great story to life in a deeper way. I'm really looking forward to seeing where this goes! - Joy @ Real World Bible Study