13 episodes

Jason Kirk, Emily Kirk, and friends are finding the Bible is so much better and weirder than we were taught as church kids.

Story by story, we're having fun learning history, religion, literature, mythology, and the amazingly weird stuff. All are welcome! Perfect five-star rating on Apple Podcasts!

Contact us at vacationbibleschoolpodcast@gmail.com, if you like! (Sure, it's long! Copy and paste like Matthew did the Gospel of Mark!)

Vacation Bible School Podcast Jason Kirk and Emily Kirk

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 481 Ratings

Jason Kirk, Emily Kirk, and friends are finding the Bible is so much better and weirder than we were taught as church kids.

Story by story, we're having fun learning history, religion, literature, mythology, and the amazingly weird stuff. All are welcome! Perfect five-star rating on Apple Podcasts!

Contact us at vacationbibleschoolpodcast@gmail.com, if you like! (Sure, it's long! Copy and paste like Matthew did the Gospel of Mark!)

    LEVITICUS: Fight fundie with fundie

    LEVITICUS: Fight fundie with fundie

    Our first attempt at doing an entire book in one episode, and it  happens to be one of the weirdest, grossest, narrative-lightest books. Yay!
    Spending as little time as possible on the chapters about bodily discharges, we promise.
    Leviticus has Bad Verses! Drown the Bad Verses in dorky red tape ...
    ... and/or insist we simply become eco-socialists every seven years, as Leviticus clearly commands.
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, if you please! 
    Show notes and other stuff available at patreon.com/vbspodcast.

    • 1 hr
    THE TABERNACLE: Minecraft tailgate church (with Rev. Chris Lee)

    THE TABERNACLE: Minecraft tailgate church (with Rev. Chris Lee)

    Pretty much the whole last half of Exodus, except for the Ten Commandments-adjacent rules and the Golden Calf chapter
    Why yes, we DID have fun talking about quite arguably the most boring stretch of the whole Bible!
    Why yes, you CAN recreate a very accurate Tabernacle in Minecraft
    Let's talk high church "versus" low church
    Featuring special guest pastor Reverend Chris Lee of St John's With St Mary's Mansfield
    And! Let's! Finally! Wrap! Up! Exodus, a dude book also about ladies
    Support the show by leaving us a rating/review on your podcast app!
    You can also visit us on Twitter or Instagram or even Patreon!

    • 53 min
    THE GOLDEN CALF: God's marshmallow test (with Jane Coaston)

    THE GOLDEN CALF: God's marshmallow test (with Jane Coaston)

    Exodus 24, Exodus 32, and so forth (there's a whole lot of laws and blueprints mixed within the storyline) ...
    Think the Bible itself is weird? Wait'll you get a load of church history! 
    Unchallenged faith: is that really even faith? 
    Aaron at Mount Sinai: total idiot, good cop, willing scapegoat, nepotism hire, anarcho-pacifist, retcon reclamation, or all the above? 
    By now, Moses and God are an old married couple ...
    Oh no, the big dweebs who wrote Leviticus just did a murder spree (for the Lord) ...
    Why a calf, anyway?
    Follow @janecoaston and @vbspodcast on the social medias, patreon.com/vbspodcast to exchange blessings, Homefield Apparel for VBS shirts, and your favorite podcast app to leave us a review! 
    Next up: God's traveling tailgate rig, the Tabernacle

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TEN COMMANDMENTS: Wife Guy Moses and God's TOS page

    TEN COMMANDMENTS: Wife Guy Moses and God's TOS page

    Exodus 20! How many of these Ten do we agree to keep today? They all seem pretty simple, obvious, or outdated, right? Well!! 
    Tried something new: recorded a Zoom with a few of our Patreon Associate Pastors, plus Interfaith Council guests: Michael Elkon (@BravesAndBirds) and Hasan Masood (@hasmas)! 
    Let's hear it for idols! 
    Now Lord, when you say "murder," what do you mean by that? 
    Youth pastors turn every commandment into a rule against making out!  
    The 10th commandment sees what you're plotting and urges you to consider otherwise! 
    Also, bonus Fellowship Q&A episode from this recording on the Patreon Early Service feed!

    • 57 min
    MOUNT SINAI: Loud and clear (with Richard Elliott Friedman)

    MOUNT SINAI: Loud and clear (with Richard Elliott Friedman)

    Exodus 19-20ish, the part about Moses leading the Israelites to meet Huge Loud Scary Firestorm God
    Greatest pyro entrance of all time
    Is monotheism having a moment?
    We're joined by Dr. Friedman (author of Who Wrote the Bible and many other books) to talk Prince of Egypt (he did some work on it), the Bible's overall storyline (it has at least one!), "Old Testament God vs. New Testament God" (not really a thing), the origin of the Golden Rule (maybe the story that revolves around Sinai), and a lot more!
    Support welcomed at patreon.com/vbspodcast! Got some merch and stuff there, and we might like to try out a monthly Zoom call. Let us know if you like that idea! 
    Follow @VBSpodcast on Twitter & Instagram, subscribe to jasonkirk.substack.com, review on your podcast app, and may the thunderfire speak to you softly

    • 1 hr 10 min
    FELLOWSHIP: Our first Q&A episode

    FELLOWSHIP: Our first Q&A episode

    Support for this program occurs at patreon.com/vbspodcast, where we have stickers, mugs, a Discord, hats (for now), early episode access, and so forth!

    - Taking a break from the main storyline, where we're making hilariously little progress (but having fun anyway), to talk whatever y'all wanted.

    - Oh family, it's testimony time! 

    - Christian punk rock bands, ranked! 

    - Why were Cain's veggies bad, if most of the dietary laws were about regulating dangerous meat?

    - Sunday school teachers, youth pastors, and finding God in s e c u l a r culture 

    - What's the Bible say about refugees?

    - The terrible Baptist hymn about spaceships is ... on the right track!

    -  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and newsletter town 

    - And if you like, give this podcast a lil ole rating and review on your listening app!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
481 Ratings

481 Ratings

AshZan ,

Interesting and comprehensive Bible history podcast

Explanation of hard-to-grasp Bible stories are broken down & made easy to understand.

emd0097 ,

Always Excellent...

But much prefer the Jason and Emily only episodes to the ones with guests. Perfect dynamic, Emily is great and Jason doesn’t have to get out of a guests way to crescendo into his beautiful poetic tangents

The_Conductor ,

Entertaining and education

As a born and raised heathen, this podcast is highly educational, presenting a balanced view of the Bible while keeping a light tone. Do crimes, y’all.

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