Christian and Amy go through the Acts of Mercy (Matt. 25) and give the country a grade for our efforts in food and nutrition, clean water access, affordable housing, homelessness, health care, prison reform, and immigration. How would Jesus say we're doing? Are we living into the things Jesus calls … Read more about Matthew 25’s Acts of Mercy: A National Report Card with John Burnett
After the tragic death of one of the occupiers at the nature preserve in Burns, Oregon and the arrest of several others, this interview I did with Oregon Public Broadcasting/National Public Radio's John Sepulvado is particularly prescient. As he states in this interview, there seemed to be no way … Read more about The Burns, Oregon Occupation with Public Radio’s John Sepulvado
This week we are honored to have NPR Religion Correspondent John Burnett return to the show to talk about his nvestigative series on televangelists and fiscal transparency: Can a Television Network be a Church? The IRS Says Yes. You may remember that John first appeared on the Culture Cast last year … Read more about Sneaky Televangelists, Fred Phelps is Dead, and a Glut of God Flicks
We're honored and more than a little geeked out of our skin this week to have John Burnett, Religion Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR in the biz, yo) as our guest. John was in Portland doing a story on our Beer and Hymns and about singer/songwriter Josh Garrels, so I roped him into … Read more about Snake Handlers, NPR Geek-Outs and White Power (CultureCast)
The boys are starstruck this week talking to author, pastor and sociologist Tony Campolo. Tony discusses aspects of the book he co-authored with Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Revolution, and how different generations are approaching the words and acts of Jesus. He also explains why it's so difficult … Read more about Tony Campolo, Which is All You Need to Know, Really.
There were two stories in the news last week that fascinated me as I watched them unravel. The first was the meteoric rise of the viral 30 minute video Kony 2012 that took over Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The second story was an NPR radio episode of This American Life about working conditions in … Read more about Kony 2012 and Apple’s Mr. Daisy
This week on Homebrewed Christianity, Fr. Richard Rohr discusses the Emerging Church, and the upcoming conference with Brian McLaren, Phyllis Tickle, and Shane Claiborne at his Center for Contemplation and Action. We talk about the relationship between contemplation and action. Fr. Rohr says that … Read more about Richard Rohr on Action and Contemplation: Homebrewed Christianity 41