The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!Nov 11, 2021
M3gan (and the Cult of Safety)
M3gan is a movie with more to say than its Overwatch-Dancing-Robot trailer would suggest.
The movie raises critical points about parenting, technology, and the all-consuming pursuit of safety - and your boys at PCCD Pod get into alllll of it.
Hit Download, press Play, and let's get it started!
Nefarious (PCCD 99)
Alright guys. We took our time getting to this one but it is a good one. Nefarious is a movie thoughtful Chrisitans ought to see and we're here to give you all the good stuff.
Thanks for hanging around while we were radio silent; we're looking forward to getting back in the groove.
Nefarious - Go See This Movie
Here's a quick drop-in to encourage you to go see Nefarious while it is in theaters. We aren't affiliated, aren't making any money off this but just think it is a good movie that Christians have a lot of good reasons to watch.
You should also get on twitter and nag Jared about watching the film so he and Jeff can do a longer review.
Demons, DMT, and The Return of the Dragon with Lewis Ungit
On this episode we're talking to author Lewis Ungit about his book The Return of the Dragon: The Shocking Way Drugs and Religion Shape Peoples and Societies.
Lewis is a careful thinker and researcher; in the book he lays out how our culture's increasing acceptance of mind-altering substances lines up with ancient pagan practices and dark spiritual forces.
This topic is important and Lewis' book addresses it well. Please reach out to a friend and ask them to listen to this one.
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Writing in the Silence and Starsong with Joseph Knowles
Joseph Knowles of Church History Matters fame joins Jeff to talk about his new writing project Silence and Starsong. They get into how a mutual appreciation for C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Stength factors in and how writers can get involved.
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Visit the Silence and Starsong Homepage & Give Their Stories a Read
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The Batman (PCCD 96)
Ep. 96 delivers a whole lotta that PCCD content you know & love.
We're reviewing The Batman and, before that, taking on the best & brightest of the Atheist Collective's criticisms of Biblical Authority. Sounds like a party? Get in here!
01:25 - Whatcha' Watchin'
09:25 - So Sorry to Interrupt - Taking on Atheist Arguments against Biblical Authority
53:47 - Reviewing The Batman
Thanks for listening!
Chronicles of Faith: David (Comic Book Project) from Brainy Pixel Productions and Mercy Ways Studios
We're talking to Brannan Hollingsworth of Brainy Pixel Productions and Ivan Anaya of Mercy Way Studios about their comic book series Chronicles of Faith and the IndieGoGo campaign available now that you can support in order to fund their work and give the world more top shelf Christian content.
Check the Episode Alert post for art you'll hear mentioned in this conversation and be sure to drop by the IndieGoGo and support Chronicles of Faith: David. You can get issues #1 and #2 through IndieGoGo and you can pick up #0 (along with other comic titles) at the Brainy Pixel Store or on Comixology.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (Finally!) (PCCD 94)
Yer boys at PCCD are finally covering Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Is it (a) Marvel's return to form, (b) the last gasp of what we used to love about the MCU, or (c) a movie aging like milk?
We also get into a spicy conversation about women participating in Mixed Martial Arts.
Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on Episode 94 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
We're doing a deep dive on Disney's Encanto on this one.
The Owen Cyclops Episode!
Here you go, y'all - nearly two hours of picking Owen Cyclops' brain. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as Jeff did!
And here's all the links you need:
First: buy Owen's book, Channel One: The First Collection of Comics here.
The Tuttle Twins Cartoon with Daniel Harmon
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PCCD 90)
On this one we're reviewing Ghostbusters: Afterlife and getting into Tuttle Twins, James Merritt's tweets and more!
Watch the Tuttle Twins cartoon!
Midnight Mass with Megan Basham
The Fight to Stay Human, Forever with James Poulos
On this episode we're talking to James Poulos about his new book, Human, Forever: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War.
Dr. Poulos wrote the book as a "guide to saving our souls from the digital apocalypse, showing how the swarm of programs and devices unleashed by our leaders has transformed our lives and defied our dreams, throwing the future into terrifying doubt. Scrambling for control at any price, today's ruling factions tempt us to grant them absolute power with utopian promises of superhuman autonomy and dystopian threats of subhuman servitude. But godlike fantasies and buglike nightmares won't snatch back our destiny from the jaws of the digital swarm. That task belongs to the first generation of the digital age who must retake control of our technology by restoring our full humanity (and their parents, who must help save them from the new cyborg system bent on ensuring they never come of age)."
Christian Horror with Mike Duran (Re-Release)
We're bringing out a treasure from our archive storehouse today - this interview with Mike Duran from September, 2019 is a hidden gem and we think it is high time Mike got a fresh hearing. Mike Duran is an author, artist, and all around fascinating individual. His book, Christian Horror, is one the finest pieces of Christian analysis you'll find anywhere. You're gonna like this interview too.
Connect with Mike On:
His website - www.MikeDuran.com
His books - https://www.mikeduran.com/books/
As Mentioned in the Episode: Holly Ordway - Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith
Malignant from James Wan (Plus Revoice & The Problem of Evil)
We're getting into the Halloween spirit with James Wan's Malignant. James has done some excellent work with The Conjuring - does this new original film belong in that class?
Also - we check in on the Revoice controversy, Jared's forthcoming work on the subject, and a dab of What about Evil? A Defense of God's Sovereign Glory by Scott Christensen!
A Quiet Place II (PCCD 85)
Has John Krasinski created the greatest film franchise of the 2000s? Serious question?
Your friends at The PCCD Pod love these films so you're getting the whole bag emptied out on this one. You'll also hear a bit of a fun trip back in time as the episode was recorded on the weekend the film opened.
The Hate U Give with Jared Longshore
A lost episode!
We recorded this review in Dec. of 2020 and, thankfully, have it processed now for your listening enjoyment! We approached Dr. Longshore to joins us for a review of a woke-approved movie and 2018's The Hate U Give seemed a good option. We think you'll enjoy this one.
WandaVision from Marvel (PCCD 83)
We're talking about Disney's WandaVision on this one, along with all your regular segments - including some interesting stuff Jared has been getting up to!
When you're done drop by our homepage and give this a read: We All Live in WandaVision Now."
A Christian Understanding of Suicide with Dr. Samuel Stephens
We've got a long episode on a critical topic for Ep. 82 - Suicide: how Christians should understand the topic, how we can faithfully care for those tempted by suicide, and the need for more clarity from Christians on this subject.
Segment 1: An interview with Dr. Samuel Stephens, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Website (full of resources, including finding a faithful counselor in your area)
Segment 2: Review the 2006 documentary The Bridge (IMB Description: "Filmmakers use hidden cameras to capture the various suicide attempts at the Golden Gate Bridge - the world's most popular suicide destination. Interviews with the victims' loved ones describe their lives and mental health.")
Are Our Governments in Contact with Aliens with Ray Boeche and Colin Samul
Recently The Jerusalem Post published an article containing a claim that the governments of Israel and the United States are in regular contact with a "Galactic Federation" of extra terrestrials. If this is true how should Christians understand this news?
Jeff is joined by returning guest Colin Samul (from Ep. 79) and new guest, Dr. Raymond W. Boeche, who has had extensive involvement in UFO / UAP investigation to explore this question.
Notes & Links
Check Episode 79 for more on Colin Samul.
Dark Skies (2013) with Dr. Rhyne Putman
On Episode 80 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast we welcome Dr. Rhyne Putman for a review of 2013's Dark Skies staring Keri Russell. Along the way we discuss all kinds of Outer Space subjects including:
The Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind documentary
A Christian Understanding of Extraterrestrials
Follow Dr. Rhyne Putman on Twitter
The Haunting of Bly Manor (PCCD 79)
You friends from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are here to review the latest Netflix Original frightfest from Mike Flanagan.
We'll also do a bit of quick review in Whatcha' Watchin' and have a debate about whether or Christmas or Halloween is the better holiday in So Sorry To Interrupt.
So let's get going - hit that Download button and press Play!
The UFO Phenomenon, 2020 Military Disclosures, and Tom Delonge with Colin Samul
On this episode we're asking (and answering) the question raised by the 2020 U.S. Military disclosures about UFO / UAP encounters: What if, in addition to all the weirdness already, 2020 gives us confirmation of extraterrestrial technology?
Think that is outlandish? Give this New York Times article a read and pay special attention to Marco Rubio's comments: "No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public: For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings."More Info for After You Listen - Colin's article for the Cultish Podcast: Engaging E.T. - Colin's Cultish episodes: Tom Delonge & The UFO Phenomenon, Part 1 and Part 2
- Give the new documentary The Phenomenon trailer a watch
Tenet from Christopher Nolan (with Special Guest Michael Dickerson!) (PCCD 77)
On this Giant Sized Episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast Jared and Jeff welcome Michael Dickerson back to the show to help breakdown the latest Christoper Nolan mind-bender.
On the way you'll hear about VidAngel's Chosen series, Lebron James' greatness, and the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
So let's get going press Download then hit that Play button and dive in to Ep. 77 of The PCCD Pod!
The New Mutants (PCCD 76)
On Ep. 76 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast we get into the latest (and last?) Marvel / Fox mutant movie collaboration. On the way we check in on Whatcha' Watchin' to hear about your hosts declining interest in sports as well as an HBO true crime doc and in So Sorry to Interrupt we find out how Jared recently broke Twitter by opposing suicide.
So hit that Download button, press Play, and let's get started on this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Don't forget: Jared's new book, The Pop Culture Parent, is available for purchase.
Also: drop by our Facebook group and say hello!
The Pop Culture Parent is Here!
On Ep. 75 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast Jeff and Jared sit down to talk with Jared's co-authors Ted Turnau and E. Stephen Burnett on their newly-released book, The Pop Culture Parent about how Christians understand, appreciate, and enjoy pop culture + how they hope the book is used by parents, pastors, and Christians of all vocational callings.
Order your copy of The Pop Culture Parent from Amazon here.
Relic (by Natalie Erika James with Emily Mortimer) (PCCD 74)
This week Jared and Jeff set down to talk about a movie that captured their imaginations: Relic - a metaphorical horror film from Natalie Erika James starring Emily Mortimer.
Worth Reading (and As Mentioned): Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel during Alzheimer’s Disease by Benjamin T. Mast
The Controversial Revoice Conference and Its Reach with Jared Moore
This time around your friends from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are doing double duty - this time for the new CR:V Podcast. They're talking about the controversial Revoice Conference and it's theology - on the temptation of Christ, the nature of same sex attraction, the Reformed tradition on sin - and how it impacts evangelicalism at large and the SBC in particular.
If the conversation sparks your interest you can read more of Jared's work on the problem of Revoice on The Founders Ministries Blog