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After the Likeness

After the Likeness

By Matt Kitchen and Father Eric Holloway

Father Eric Holloway and Matt Kitchen (not a Father, but a Dad!) hang out and talk through all things related to following Jesus in the Episcopal Church.

Bible stories, dad jokes, Christian practices, prayers and piety, and whatever listeners write in and ask about, nothing is off topic in this podcast geared toward Episcopalians and those wanting to learn more about the Episcopal tradition and how it’s lived out by regular folks today.

Episodes come out every other Wednesday. Send your questions, compliments, unsolicited advice, and criticisms to afterthelikesness@gmail.com! Share it!
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9 - Cain and Abel and Padded White Cells

After the LikenessAug 26, 2021

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37 - The Life of Father Eric
May 10, 202301:23:02
36 - Predensity. I mean… Predestiny.
Apr 21, 202301:14:41
35 - Inside Job
Mar 23, 202301:19:47
34 - Max Episcopalian
Feb 09, 202301:17:53
33 - The First Interview - Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings (Extended Episode)

33 - The First Interview - Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings (Extended Episode)

Our first interview on ATL!  Today we welcome the Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings to discuss an assortment of topics.  The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings is the Milton Richardson Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies at the Seminary of the Southwest. A native of Austin, Professor Jennings returned to his hometown when he joined the faculty of Seminary of the Southwest in 2005. Jennings has also served as the Director of the Anglican Studies Program at Seminary of the Southwest since 2008. Jennings is interested in liturgical theology, dogmatic theology, ascetical theology, theological hermeneutics and the way these disciplines intersect and inform one another. Most importantly, he was/is Father Eric's favorite professor!  Join us for a great conversation, and also WE MET C.S. LEWIS!  Tune in to hear about that.  Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Dec 23, 202202:08:46
32 - Becoming Episcopalian
Dec 02, 202201:27:58
31 - The Apocryphal Rabbit Hole
Nov 04, 202201:02:30
30 - Prayer (Livin’ on a?)
Oct 05, 202201:30:06
29 - Narnia: Part Trois: We Actually Finish the Book

29 - Narnia: Part Trois: We Actually Finish the Book

We did it, y’all! We made it through the book. After many tangents, divergences, and detours, we get to the end. Plus we talk about karate. Thanks for listening! Make sure to submit questions for future episodes to afterthelikeness@gmail.com!
Sep 07, 202201:18:32
28 - Narnia: Part Deux: We Actually Talk About the Book
Aug 25, 202201:14:13
27 - Narnia: Episcopal Lit is Lit
Aug 17, 202201:09:39
26 - The Sabbath (Not Black)
Jun 22, 202201:14:10
25 - Pentecost and the Birth of the Episcopalians

25 - Pentecost and the Birth of the Episcopalians

Well now that we fixed Easter and the season is drawing near its end, let's talk about the next big thing - Pentecost!  And did you know that there's a strong tie between Pentecost and the birth of the Episcopal Church?  We discuss this along with the tragedy in Uvalde and what we as Christians can do.  Stick around to hear about the meanest wasp in existence and learn some great church history!  Don't forget to like, rate, subscribe, comment, and share!

Jun 01, 202201:19:36
24 - Fixing Easter

24 - Fixing Easter

After the likeness, after the likeness likeness! That’s the theme song in Matt’s head. Join us as we fix Easter! Or moreso try to get it back to its roots, the way the good Lord intended! We explain Easter, how and why we celebrate, and what in the world we’ve gotten wrong since the beginning. Join us and share us with your peeps!

May 19, 202201:16:06
23 - Charisms the Last - It Is Done
May 05, 202201:09:52
22 - Charisms the Fifth: Lifestyle and Creativity
Apr 20, 202201:15:54
21 - Charisms the Fourth: Communication and Understanding
Apr 06, 202201:11:24
20 - Charisms the Third: All Pastoral Up in Here

20 - Charisms the Third: All Pastoral Up in Here

Round 3! We’re in our twenties! Woot woot! Who likes tea and crumpets? Apparently Matt does! As like as “crumpets” just means “delicious cookies.” And yeah, he’ll drink some tea if it’s an obstacle in the way of the cookies. Oh, and also, we talk about pastoral charisms: Encouragement, Helps, Hospitality, Mercy, and Pastoring. Which one(s) might you have? If it’s hospitality, please send more cookie crumpets. And if you like crumpets, give us a five star review and tell us all about it!

Mar 12, 202201:04:38
19 - Charisms the Second: All About the Organization

19 - Charisms the Second: All About the Organization

Round 2! Let’s keep talking about charisms. This week we delve into the gifts of organization - Leadership, Administration, Giving, and Service! Which one do you think you might exhibit? Shoot us an email and tell us! Side note: If I told you Father Eric played flag football, would you believe me? No? Same. Granted, it was flag football in seminary versus a Presbyterian team. So, you know, there’s that.
Mar 02, 202201:09:43
18 - Charisms the First: Intercessory Prayer and Healing

18 - Charisms the First: Intercessory Prayer and Healing

Let’s dig in! Last time we discussed discipleship and started a discussion about gifts and charisms. This time we dig deeper and jump into our first two charisms! Do you pray for the sick and they miraculously heal? Do people come to you with prayer requests and the prayers you pray for others seem to go super well? These might be the ones for you. Oh, and to be clear, we love Sparrow Nerds.

Feb 18, 202201:10:17
17 - Discipleship and Gifts

17 - Discipleship and Gifts

Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free, tis a gift to come on down and listen to this episode! This week we discuss discipleship and the gifts that come with it. What’s a disciple? What’s an apostle? Does burning off adenoids give you bad breath? Has Matt joined a cult? All that and more this week!

Jan 27, 202201:04:55
16 - Christmas and Twelve Other Days

16 - Christmas and Twelve Other Days

It’s Christmas! Well, it was Christmas when we recorded this. You know those awesome twelve days leading up to Christmas that we sing about in the song with all the birds? FALSE. The twelve days are Christmas and the days following! Did ya know that? If you didn’t, listen to this episode and there’s all sorts of juicy Christmas tidbits. If you did know that, then go start your own podcast and let’s have a feud. Merry Christmas and Happy Epiphany, friends!

Jan 07, 202201:01:11
15 - Midnight Mass and the Thoughts of a Priest

15 - Midnight Mass and the Thoughts of a Priest

The Midnight Mass episode! We both watched and we had thoughts. This is the chance of a lifetime: To hear our thoughts. Hard to resist, I know! We discuss the show, the great things and not as great things, and also, Father Eric came over and watched football! If you didn’t watch the show, go check it out on Netflix. If you don’t care about it being spoiled, listen anyway!

Dec 13, 202101:15:49
14 - Resurrection and the After After Life Life

14 - Resurrection and the After After Life Life

We’re finally back! After a brief (month) hiatus, we have returned to tell you all the thins you wanted to know since we’ve been gone. Today, we let you know that what you’ve believed about what happens after death is entirely wrong! Thanks, Plato! Or DeCartes? Was Matt listening? Who knows?? Listen in and gain that knowledge, brah! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 202101:03:10
13 - Death and Demons

13 - Death and Demons

SPOOKY SEASONNNNNN!! Come get weird. Today we talk about death. What even is death? What happens when we die? Also, what’s with exorcisms? Are they a real thing? And do Episcopal priests do them? Better yet, can Matt? Find out allllll that and more on today’s episode!

Oct 21, 202101:15:21
12 - More Jacob and More Esau and Elevators of Doom (Part 2)

12 - More Jacob and More Esau and Elevators of Doom (Part 2)

Have you ever wrestled with God? But no, like literally. Like rolled around on the ground and broken your hip and stuff with the Man Upstairs? Well, Jacob has. Listen to hear about that, and also we discuss free will. Is there such a thing? Find out on this episode!

Oct 09, 202101:13:03
11 - Jacob and Esau, the Hairy Red Man (Part 1)

11 - Jacob and Esau, the Hairy Red Man (Part 1)

But seriously, how hairy was this guy? Listen and find out! More birthrights and younger brothers leading the way. Plus, we answer questions about death by communion and the dangers of hypocrisy. Thanks for listening!

Sep 22, 202101:15:22
10 - Abraham and Isaac and Father Eric Likes That

10 - Abraham and Isaac and Father Eric Likes That

Abraham and Isaac! Sometimes you just have to sacrifice your child, ya know? Just make sure God is paying attention to tell you not to do it at the last second.  EXCLAMATION POINT!  Father Eric doesn't like that.  Or does he?  Am I typing in train of thought? I am.  Also, what's up with the real presence in the Episcopal Church?  Take a listen and find out!

Sep 10, 202101:02:04
9 - Cain and Abel and Padded White Cells

9 - Cain and Abel and Padded White Cells

So this guy kills his brother.  The end.  Right?  NOT A CHANCE!  Are you your brother's keeper?  Or your daughter's?  Who is Drew Brees, anyway?  Is reality real?  What does real mean?  Press the button, Eric!  Yup, we've gone crazy.  All that and more on this week's episode!

Aug 26, 202101:12:26
8 - The Fasting and the Furious

8 - The Fasting and the Furious

I’m hungry just typing this. Today we talk about fasting! Matt’s least favorite thing, and something Father Eric has taken a liking to! We discuss that and cat o’ nine tails and much more in this episode!  Now time to go get some Whataburger...

Aug 10, 202101:06:36
7 - David and Bathsheba and Backwards Microphones

7 - David and Bathsheba and Backwards Microphones

We heard about him slaying Goliath, but what happens when the slayer is slayed.. by a… bathing woman? Named… BATHsheba? Come on, man! Get answers to all your burning questions, like: Is Houston really that bad? (Yes) Have guys always been fools? (Obviously) Why did Matt record this entire episode with his microphone backwards?? (Who knows??). All that and more on this week’s episode!

Jul 27, 202159:03
6 - David and Goliath and Slumber Party Delirium

6 - David and Goliath and Slumber Party Delirium

A Sunday School favorite!  But what happens after the good old fashioned head-smashing?  And why are Matt and Father Eric losing their minds today?  Where does Come and Take It come from?  Is David like Puss in Boots?  Give it a listen, you decadent Philistine!

Jun 30, 202101:14:17
5 - Samson and Delilah, Cruelest of all Barbers

5 - Samson and Delilah, Cruelest of all Barbers

Samson and Delilah.  You know the story.  Or do you?  The Hercules of the Old Testament.  Beating dudes with jaw bones.  Eating honey straight from the rotting flesh of a dead beast.  A man of God who slays a thousand men mercilessly because his wife-to-be is a little loose-lipped about riddles.  I know you're interested.  Click it!

Jun 16, 202101:02:30
4 - Sodom and Gomorrah and How Not to Treat Angels and/or Daughters

4 - Sodom and Gomorrah and How Not to Treat Angels and/or Daughters

We've all heard of Sodom and Gomorrah.  But do you know what brimstone actually is?  Have you ever looked back in anger?  Are you from the wrong city in Texas?  Do Oompa Loompas sell cars out of giant vending machines?  And while we're at it, what's the good news, anyway?  Father Eric and Matt discuss all of this and more!

Jun 02, 202101:04:50
BONUS - Mailbag the First

BONUS - Mailbag the First

That's right, folks!  Time for a non-bonus Bonus episode!  We take some of the listener questions we've received and give you all the answers you've ever dreamed of.  Plus Matt asks extra questions that don't matter to anyone but Matt, because that's what Matt does.  Ever wonder if Adam and Eve had belly buttons?  Matt does.  And why does Father Eric have the focus of Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star with something that was DEFINITELY A LASER?  Find out the answer to these hot button topics and more this week!

May 19, 202101:09:27
3 - John the Bug-Eating Baptist

3 - John the Bug-Eating Baptist

Episode 3!  How was John the Baptist like the Kardashians?  We know you've always wanted to know, and we're here to create a bad analogy to explain it!  Tune in and hear all about Mr. Baptist, along with a heavy hamster, a really long word Father Eric definitely made up, and a listener question about the sign of the cross!

May 07, 202101:03:49
2 - Adam and Eve and Hugging Robots

2 - Adam and Eve and Hugging Robots

Today we discuss the story of Adam and Eve.  Walking, talking serpents.  Hugging robots.  Cake.  We KNOW cake.  Ringing office phones.  We've got it all.  Plus a listener question about Revelation!

Apr 21, 202101:17:59
1 - In the Beginning

1 - In the Beginning

In the beginning, there was a podcast.  And we saw that it was okay.  In this episode we talk about the story (stories??) of Creation from the Bible and discuss its meaning and significance in the Bible as a whole.

Apr 14, 202101:05:13