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56 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Episode 215: Your Ash is Showing
Bob Saget encouraged us to choose to be happy. Sidney Poitier inspired us to become better. Amy Piatt joins Bryan and Shannon for a fantastic conversation as we reflect on these two and their words, as well as what meaning can be found in the baptism of Jesus. Tune in! It’s Episode 215 of PTLive!
62 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Episode 214: The Spiritual Birds and the Bees
What is the most meaningful part of Christmas for you? Bryan, Ogun and Shannon share their thoughts, make merry, and explore what it means for God to be born in us. Enjoy our Christmas week episode!
56 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Episode 213: Jesus Would Really Struggle with Christmas
When lost, are you an “ask for directions” or “just keep going” kind of person? Is the type of middle class life portrayed on the Simpsons still possible today? And what kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? Derrick Weston joins Bryan and Shannon to discuss!
66 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Episode 212: Silent Night
Shannon floats a new theory as to why Zechariah was struck mute by the angel, Ogun shares why he was fired once, and a plumber finds cash behind a toilet at Joel Osteen's church. Also: are parents liable for the bad behavior of their children? Tune in! It's Episode 212.
54 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Episode 211: The Evolution of Humanity
Is humanity changing for the better? Do the Scriptures provide us with a template for perfecting ourselves? Bryan, Shannon and Ogun discuss on this week's episode. Also: when is the right time to put up a Christmas tree and listen to Christmas music? We break it all down. Tune in! It's Episode 211 of Pub Theology Live.
56 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 210: Not Every Voice
What are the limits to providing a platform for troubling viewpoints? Does every voice deserve to be heard? Every opinion? We discuss the blessings and curses of technology, Thanksgiving favorites, whether hemorrhoids constitute a proper prayer request, and more!
58 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Episode 209: Stayin' Alive
This week we discuss the battle between religious freedom and public health & safety. Should churches support vaccine or mask mandates? What does it take to stay alive? And what is going on with Aaron Rogers? We discuss that, plus our favorite ways to waste time. Tune in!
58 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Episode 208: A To-ur of Purgatory
What in the world is purgatory and why did it feature prominently in Martin Luther's 95 Theses? We take a to-ur, aided by a of couple saints and legends, and discuss the post-mortem waiting room, plus the role of technology in the Reformation. Plus, what would you post on a church door today?
70 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Episode 207: Dear Satanic Socialists
Is Halloween simply a Satanic celebration of candy for freeloaders? Would you go through an insane haunted house for eight hours if someone paid you to do it? And what is the scariest story in the Bible? We discuss all of this and more, plus which Halloween candy is the best. Tune in for screams and giggles, it's our 2021 Halloween Special!
80 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 206: Sex in a Church
There's a new trend of camping in churches, called "champing." Would you want to sleep in a church? Ogun has thoughts. We discuss that, plus what we'd like to get better at, how life will look in 10,000 years, and whether intelligent alien life exists. Rev. Kelly Isola joins the show, and good conversation ensues!
60 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 205: Skittles and Squid Game
Bryan, Ogun and Eli discuss whether they'd prefer it to rain skittles or marshmallows, and how much money they'd have to be offered to consider playing a game that could result in serious harm or even death. And in the middle of this Skittles and Squid Game sandwich they discuss the spiritual benefits of seeking balance and integration.
51 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 204: If Jesus Had a Gun
Bryan, Shannon and Ogun discuss the bumper sticker: "If Jesus had a gun, he’d still be alive today.” Shannon and Ogun think it's an unwitting gun-toting NRA member who put this on their car, while Bryan thinks someone might be trolling said gun lover. Tune in for that and a lot more!
53 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 203: Do I Get a Lightsaber?
We discuss our favorite meal, understanding God, and violence over COVID vaccines. Plus, did you know there are Jedi Senior Pastors? Ogun wants in. The force is with this latest episode of Pub Theology Live!
61 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 202: Don’t Do Math After Car Wrecks
Bryan recounts a nearly traumatic experience while Shannon and Ogun talk him through it, while also discussing favorite things about fall, facing challenges, Lilith in the Bible, and the pursuit of happiness. So grab a favorite beverage and tune in!
63 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 201: Holy Helicopter Parents
PT Live is back! Tune in as Shannon, Ogun and Bryan discuss parenting, what they wish was in the Bible, and whether folks are coming back to church. Also: did Mary and Joseph give Jesus enough space?
93 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 200: Happy Hour Celebration
During this live happy hour show, Bryan, Shannon, Ogun and friends celebrate reaching this milestone episode, hit some deep theological questions and share which biblical events they would like to be present for (you don't want to miss these). Also, what happens after we die? Tune in! It's the Episode 200 Extravaganza.
68 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode 199: Good Karma Man
If something at a yard sale is far more valuable than the posted price, do you have to let the seller know? If the church had a garage sale, what should it get rid of? What happened at Pentecost? And will there ever be peace in the Middle East? We discuss, and a bee decides to weigh in.
65 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 198: Bird Trauma and Clergy Burnout
Why are so many pastors burning out? We explore reasons behind the clergy exodus, technology, the Bible, and why there was a bird in Shannon's house. Tune in!
62 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode 197: May the Vax Be With You
Should churches require vaccinations for in-person worship attendance? Will you take young children to church who are not yet vaccinated? Would you travel to space with a private company? Ogun is ready to go to space. Then again, it was a two-beer episode.
73 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Episode 196: A Time to Sow and a Time to Binge
Would you rather go back in time or forward to the future? Can the simple act of gardening enact real change in the world? Is magic immoral? And why does representation matter in the church? Derrick Weston joins Bryan and Ogun for a brew and some good conversation. Tune in!
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