In this week's episode, Christian and Amy are exploring some questions about church and get a little help from some friends. What does the church mean in the 21st century? What of our identity, systems, or traditions should be preserved or continued? What needs to die? How do you think the … Read more about What Does “Church” Mean Today?
This edition of the CultureCast is from the second live session of Surviving the Bible for Lent, with Tripp Fuller and Christian and Amy. They take a look at the texts for the second Sunday in Lent (Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22). Tripp gives you 3 different sermons … Read more about #SurvivingTheBible for Lent: Cleansing Our Temples
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Rick Steves, travel journalist and host of the PBS show Rick Steves' Europe, and the public radio show Travel with Rick Steves, sat down with Christian and Amy in Washington DC to talk about the 500th … Read more about Reformation 500 with Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and Rick Steves
Coming at you LIVE from Surly Brewing in Minneapolis, it's the Homebrewed CultureCast. Get ready to wade into nerdy theological waters. Right after Christian keynoted at the Voices Conference, he hung out with Dr. Kyle Roberts and Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde of the United Theological Seminary of the … Read more about Homebrewed CultureCast LIVE from Minneapolis
Our nation is founded on the principle of placing central in our value system, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." But sometimes one negatively affects the other. Also, being "pro life" can mean so much more than most people assume. We discuss Diana Butler Bass' recent claim that maybe … Read more about This Episode is (Kinda) a Matter of Life and Death
To be clear, cohost Slim Moon totally didn't take his pants off and show his butt on air; it just worked for the title. But since it's a podcast we could also be lying. On the anniversary of 9/11 the CultureCastaways reflect on fourteen years since the attack on the Twin Towers and what it's like … Read more about Romal Tune, Kim Davis Swoons and Slim Moons
Be afraid...be very afraid... No, wait. Don't do that. That's Amy Piatt's job. How about just checking out part two of the awesome LIVE Homebrewed CultureCast instead? We dispensed with all the serious stuff in the first half (if you didn't check that out yet, CLICK HERE), so now it's time for … Read more about Something to Like, Believe…and FEAR (CultureCast LIVE Pt. 2 of 2)
Are you sitting down? Good, cause this show is pretty sure to rock your shorts clean off. And if you're at a coffeeshop, goofing off at work or the like that could be a little awkward. But Christian, you ask, pray tell why this show would rock me out of my clothes more so than the average … Read more about CultureCast LIVE (pt. 1 of 2): Chalke, Pagitt, Horse Feathers, Heatherlyn…and Beer
I tell ya, one week without our cohost Slim Moon around and it all turns to chaos. Well, not really, but we missed him this week. Sitting in for him is our buddy, Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of the much-publicized Christ Church Portland, who got kicked out of the Evangelical Covenant Church … Read more about Worship How-Tos, Franklin Graham Blues and New Tattoos (CultureCast)
It's official; the Piatt household has been declared a biohazard zone. With three of the four of the Piatt clan beaten down by a spring sickness, cohost Slim Moon wisely opted to keep his distance. But dammit, we have an interview just too good to wait, so Amy and Christian muscled through, tissue … Read more about “The Shack’s” Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…
Lots of people know about the new movie, "Killing Jesus," premiering on Nat Geo Channel on Palm Sunday. Most everyone who has heard about it has strong feelings about it, given that it's based - at least sort of - on the book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly. Some folks are abuzz about the … Read more about Interviewing Haaz Sleiman: Muslim Star of “Killing Jesus”
On Christian's recent "postChristian" book tour stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he caused quite a stir. No, folks weren't distressed by his claims of the decline of Christian empire, or his challenges to the religious powers that be... They were up in arms about serving 3.2 percent beer in (GASP!) … Read more about Beer, Hymns, Protesters and PostChristian in Tulsa? Oh yeah.