Tripp Fuller, the "Podfather" of the Homebrewed podcast network, is a busy little bee. When he's not curating a ten-book series or hosting one of five or so regular podcasts, he works with this kind of revolutionary new theological education program out on Redondo Beach called The Hatchery? What is … Read more about Tripp Fuller Hatching Awesome Jesuses. Jesii? Jesusii?
It took a few weeks for her to feel ready, but Amy finally opened up about the group of protesters that showed up outside our church a while back. They brought all the requisite "burn in hell" signs, disrupted worship, and even prayed for God to kill her and to send our kids to hell. And I gotta … Read more about Religious Haters, Stunned Red-Staters and Pop Culture Raters
The CultureCast crew took a few minutes away from enjoying their waning days of Portland sunlight to drop some tracks this week, straight from their mouth-parts to your ear-pieces. Why did that sound gross? As if Christian doesn't get enough time on the show, this week he took over the … Read more about Christian Panders, Fundies for Sanders, Bible Slanders (cultureCast)
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
With live shows all along the east coast this summer, it was nice to head back to the left coast to wrap up our live summer series. And hey, while we're at it, why not have on one of the bestselling authors of all time, Wm. Paul Young (THE SHACK) as our featured guest? Paul came to town for this … Read more about Wm. Paul Young, Del Phoena & Group Mad Libs (CultureCast LIVE, pt 1 of 2)
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.
This week on the CultureCast, we welcome special guest John Paul Lederach, international peace activist and negotiator, and author of the popular nonviolence book, "Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians" this book, just reissued with a new foreword from Bill and Lynne Hybels, … Read more about Lederach’s Peace Train…And Coloring with Satan! (CultureCast)