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The Christ-IN Culture
66 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
The Season 3 finale is here and it could be our last one....EVER? Join us as we reminisce on the last 3 years of the show and our plans for going forward and maybe you'll even be able to beat us at TCIC trivia. Thank you all for being a part of this adventure with us! #WelcomeToTheAdventure #3SeasonsAndAMovie Media References: Community (TV Series) The Great British Baking Show (TV Series) Tenet (Movie) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Movie) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Movie) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Movie) Crusader Kings III (Video Game) Texas Renaissance Festival Irish and Scottish Music Minecraft (Video Game) Acquisitions Inc. "The C Team" (D&D Podcast) Smallville (TV Series) Catholic Stuff You Should Know (Podcast) Challenges: Recognize life as an adventure that God is at work in and constantly strive to find Him working in the story of your life and the lives of others. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN Culture
69 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
A Knight's Tale
This week we cover the last listener episode for a while: A Knight's Tale. We unravel Christian themes found in the middle ages, jousting, peasants, and so much more. Check out this episode for all that and so much more. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Love on the Spectrum (TV Show) The Oh Hellos (Band) 1920's/Speakeasy Music Gloomhaven (Boardgame) Dungeons & Dragons (TTRPG) The Hobbit: Deckbuilding Game (Card Game) Lord of the Rings: Deckbuilding Game (Card Game) The Dragon Prince (TV Show) The Great British Bake-Off (TV Reality Show) Red Wall: Mossflower (Redwall Book Series) James TW (Musician) A Knight's Tale (Movie) Challenges: Examen the desires in your heart and discern whether they are good (of God) or not. Then invest in the virtues and people needed to achieve the desires that are of God. Read Scripture. Start with the Gospels. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN Culture
54 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Good Vs. Holy
This week we contrast the two songs 'Karma' by AJR and 'Holy' by Justin Bieber. Why does it sometimes feel like we are doing everything right but everything is going wrong? Is it enough to just be good or are we called to something greater? Join us as we discuss what we can learn from these songs about pursuing a relationship with God. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Animal Crossing (Video Game) Hollow Knight: Silksong (Video Game) Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life (Netflix Comedy Special) Banjo Instrumental Pop Songs Greek (TV Show) Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Video Game) "A Cry of Honor" by Morgan Rice (Book) Counsel of Trent (Podcast) David Guetta (DJ and Producer) The Overtones (Band) 'Holy" by Justin Bieber ft Chance the Rapper (Song) 'Come Hang Out' by AJR (Song) 'Karma' by AJR (Song) Jon Bellion (Musician & Producer) 'Stressed Out' by 21 Pilots "Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Merton (Book) Lanky Guys (Podcast) Challenges: Pray with the Thomas Merton Prayer Be attentive to the needs of others and be interruptible Examine your mindset right now. Are you pursuing holiness and finding joy in your suffering or are you pursuing earthly things which are good but are leaving you unsatisfied? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Karma by AJR Genius Lyrics'Holy' by Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper Genius LyricsJustin Bieber - Holy ft. Chance The Rapper Music Video — The new era has begun for Justin Bieber with his first single HOLY featuring Chance the Rapper. So much more to come. Thomas Merton Prayer — the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
40 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
This week we discuss how God's creation can be seen so easily in the nature of the secular world, how the desire for community is needed for communion with God, and how finding the joys and struggles in "the journey" is spiritual whether you want it to be or not. These themes come from the reality tv game show: Alone. Tune in this week to check it out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: The Dragon Prince (TV Series) Rocket Man (Elton John Biopic) Word on Fire (Podcast) Bishop Barron (Podcast) Seven Days to Die (Video Game) James Bay (Muscician) Alone (Reality TV Series) Crusader Kings 3 (Video Game) Challenges: Offer up a prayer of thanks this week. Grow in Gratitude. Actively choose to not be alone. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN Culture
69 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Umbrellas for an Apocalypse
Join us this week as Gordon reveals his new recipes for meatless Friday fasting, Clint makes dad jokes, and we discuss the hit Netflix series and comic 'The Umbrella Academy'. The show reveals the consequences of a life apart from the father; desperately seeking love but often falling into deadly sin and temptation. With all of this we emphasize the need to find a family and a home for our oddities where we can experience love and a relationship with the father. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Parks and Recreation (TV Series) High Score (Netflix Mini-series) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Jurassic Park (Movie) Hot Ones (YouTube Series) The Interview (Movie) Warning: Mature Content Kangaroo Jack (Movie) 'Jesus is King' by Kanye West (Album) Taskmaster (British TV Show) James Acaster (British Comedian) Unicorn Store (Movie) Cyberpunk 2020 (Tabletop RPG Game) Dragon Prince (Netflix Series) Umbrella Academy (Netflix Series & Comic) X-men (Comic Series) Clockwork Orange (Book & Movie) Warning: Mature Content Challenges: Give special attention to the ways that you give and receive love. Recognize the gifts and talents that you have and use them. Don't fall into the sin of sloth or indifference. Pray and reflect on which of the 7 deadly sins you struggle with and address them. Contemplate your identity. As you do, remove any characteristics that are experiences and not identifiers. Then take what remains to prayer. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:The Beatitudes Within "The Umbrella Academy" — In the Beatitudes, Jesus says, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth…” If he had been watching Netflix’s recent release of The Umbrella Academy, he might have said, “Blessed are the beaten, broken, and the blundering… for they shall have to save the world.”The Umbrella Academy - Wikipedia — The Umbrella Academy is an American comic book series created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.IMDB - The Umbrella Academy — A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world.
69 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
This week we allow Clint to geek out over words, language, and their origin. We uncover common terms we may throw around or hear today and where we can see their roots found in scripture. Though all of these are attributed to the bible or Judeo-Christian culture, the origins of some of them are uncertain. But one thing we do know is that there are huge parts of modern languages that only exist because of Christianity. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Legend of Korra (TV series) Parks & Recreation (TV series) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Video Game) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Video Game) Hollow Knight (Video Game) Metroid (Video Game) Love, Rosie (Movie) Kacey Musgraves (Musician) Disney Music Lord of the Rings Deck Buidling Game Sword Art Online (TV series) Challenges: Be concious of the words that you use Choose one or more of these phrases and study their meaning Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:7 Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins — You can’t get away from the fact that Christianity has been highly influential to the culture of the West, from morality and science, to architecture and music. Our language, one of the most important aspects of a culture, has also been highly influenced by the Christian faith.18 Everyday Expressions Borrowed From the Bible — The Oxford English Dictionary credits The Wycliffe Bible, a 14th century Middle English translation of the Bible, with more early citations of English words than the works of Dickens, Ben Jonson, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, and John Milton combined. The Bible even outranks William Shakespeare in the OED, with evidence of a grand total of 1547 new words compared to Shakespeare’s 1524.37 Common English Sayings (From the Bible) — The Bible has influenced and transformed many lives, leaving a mark forever on the lives of millions. The cultural influence of the Bible even impacted even the English language, specifically with the King James Version.The Biblical Origin of the Phrase "Straight And Narrow" — The phrase the straight and narrow means the honest and morally acceptable way of living....
55 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Corona + 2 Hurricanes = $20.20
This week Steve and Gordon tackle current events as Hurricane Laura misses Houston and devestates those in Louisiana. With all that is going on in 2020 we decide its time to talk about Gods providence and free will. Why do bad things happen and what is our answer or purpose in all this? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: The Dollop (Podcast) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch Game) Hollow Knight (Switch Game) Community (TV Series) Good Will Hunting (Movie) Onward (Movie) Dungeons and Dragons (Roleplaying Tabletop Game) Challenges: For the rest of 2020 and heading into 2021: see the light in every day. When you encounter anyone who talks about how there is ANOTHER bad thing in 2020, direct the conversation to focus on the good. PRAY for those affected by Hurricane Laura. Although this episode will be release a few days after the actual event, those affected will still be working on cleaning and the aftermath. Pray and ask God how you may be able to help your neighbors. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Rain is a Good Thing — There has been so much suffering the past couple of months. From fires out West to Earthquakes in Mexico. From mass shootings to seemingly endless hurricanes throughout the gulf. This week we discuss how we can find light in the darkness.
70 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
The Waco Siege
This week Clint and Gordon discuss an American Tragedy: The Waco Siege of 1993. Netflix recently released a miniseries on this historical event and we break open the themes found within that dramatization. What can we learn from a religious movement hoarding weapons and engaging in polygamy AND FBI & ATF agents acting out of fear? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Sudoko (Puzzle Game) Moana Soundtrack (Music) Settlers of Catan (Board game) Lord of the Rings Deck Building Game (Board Game) A Very Potter Sequel (Starkid Musical Productions) Doctor Mario world (Mobile Game) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) The Legend of Korra (TV Series) Avatar the Last Airbender (TV Series) Folklore by Taylor Swift (Album) Waco (Netflix Miniseries) Jimmy Akins Mysterious World (Podcast) Counsel of Trent (Podcast) Catholic Answers (Podcast) Lanky Guys (Podcast) Challenges: During this time of pandemic, quarantine, social distancing, and wearing masks, remember to view those around you as other people rather than enemies/danger. Sit in prayer and ask God what needs to change internally or externally to help see others in this light. Take time this week to ask someone their story Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Jimmy Akins Mysterious World: Waco — Federal agents stormed a religious commune in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993 after a months-long siege, leaving dozens dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are back to consider the allegations of government misconduct, coverup, and conspiracy; examine the evidence; and seek the truth of what happened.Faith, Reason, and the Waco Siege — Trent just finished binge watching the new Netflix mini-series Waco and so he’s sitting down with Jimmy Akin to learn more about the religious beliefs of the Branch Davidians as well as to take a closer look at what really happened during the disastrous Waco siege.
72 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
The Prodigal Prince
This week we discuss one of the greatest redemption character arcs in television history as we break down the themes we love from Avatar the Last Airbender Season 3. Join us as we discuss the process of redemption and what lessons we learn from Prince Zuko, Aang, and our other favorite ATLA characters. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Super Mario: Odyssey (Nintendo Switch Game) Tiger King (Netflix Documentary) Waco (Netflix Series) 'The Human Condition' by Jon Bellion (Music Album) Antz (Movie) A Bug's Life (Movie) Dinosaur (Movie) Land Before Time (Movie) We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (Movie) 'Jerusalema' by Master KG (Song/Dance Challenge) The Dollop (Podcast) Crude Language GameChops (Musical Group) Yugioh Avatar the Last Airbender (Nickelodeon Cartoon) Challenges: Do something alone that you normally wouldn't do. Take yourself on a date or just go for a walk and take that time with yourself to grow as an individual. Remember that just because you are alone, that doesn't mean you need to be lonely. God is pursuing you always. Seek mercy both in your human relationships and with God. If possible, go to confession. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Dot and Line Article: "The Best Redemption Arc in Television History, Examined" — Long before the series began, when Iroh faced his lowest moment, it changed him into the man of wisdom, patience, and balance that could help Zuko become the same. But even with that wisdom, Zuko had to learn the hard way—by failing, by hurting the ones he loved, and by betraying his true self until, finally, he could find it.Geeks Under Grace Article: "ZUKO AND THE PRODIGAL SON" — As Christians, it’s hard to miss the parallelism between Zuko and the parable Jesus tells about the Prodigal Son. For those unfamiliar with it, the parable is the story of a son who prematurely requests his monetary inheritance from his father....Why Zuko's redemption arc succeeds where others fail — In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Zuko has an iconic redemption arc. This video details why Zuko's redemption arc works so well within the story of The Last Airbender.Avatar: 15 Reasons Zuko's Character Arc Is A Masterpiece — Avatar The Last Airbender had a lot of interesting characters, but the one that showed the most growth was Zuko as he went from villain to hero.Avatar Sub-elements ChartIMDB - Avatar: The Last Airbender — In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
80 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
When the Fire Nation Attacks
This week we take on one of our favorite childhood shows which has completely shaken the world now that it's on Netflix; Avatar the Last Airbender. In part one of our ATLA series this week we discuss the first two seasons of the show, and some of the key themes that make us love it so much. Join us as we take a look at what we as Christians can learn from the show even though it's based on Eastern religions. Spoiler...There is a lot. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Umbrella Academy - Season 2 (Netlfix Series) Super Mario: Odyssey (Nintendo Switch Game) Super Mario: Galaxy (Nintendo Wii Game) Super Mario: Sunshine (Nintendo Gamecube Game) Avatar the Last Airbender (Nickelodeon Cartoon) "Words of Radiance" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) Drain the Oceans (Disney+ Series) Challenges: In the midst of struggle, accept where God has placed you right now and strive to be faithful and holy in your immediate role. See this as an opportunity for growth within a type of extended Lent. Pray and meditate on what it means that we as Christians are "a people of hope." Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:IMDB - Avatar: The Last Airbender — In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.Christianity and Avatar: The Last Airbender — Though this is not a Paul related experience, Zuko has one of the most beautiful, Christ-like moments of the entire show. After abandoning his Uncle Iroh, who has been traveling with him since season one, Zuko once again attempts to capture Aang at the end of season two.
49 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Be A Penny
Who Said It: "The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." Was it a politician, Steve, or a character from our topic for this week? Join us to find out as we discuss the comedy musical Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, and what it teaches us about pursuing social justice and Christian moral perfection. In a world full of fake heroes and not quite nice villains, be a Penny. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner (Movie) A Fairly Odd Christmas (Movie) A Fairly Odd Summer (Movie) Rick And Morty (Adult Cartoon) What We Do In The Shadows (TV Series) "The Alexandria Link" by Steve Berry (Book) Community (TV Series) Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog (Comedy Musical) Language and humor not for children 'The Saint That is Just Me' by Danielle Rose (Song) Challenges: Find a safe way to perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy this week and check yourself to make sure you are doing "the right things for the right reasons." Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Wikipedia - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog — Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical comedy-drama miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles, the show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his superheroic nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), a charity worker and their shared love interest.Genius Lyrics - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogIMDB - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog — An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
54 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Seeking A Hero, Finding A Savior
This week we take on several songs ranging from 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days Grace to 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias as we discuss addiction and how to escape the hopelessness of quarantine. Join us as we focus on the story that emerges from feeling lost and alone to seeking and ultimately discovering the hero that is our Savior Jesus Christ. With all of the suffering in the world we discuss the reality that "Christ is still on His throne," and that should give us all hope. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "Return of the Prodigal Son" by Henri Nouwen (Book) "Why We're Catholic" by Trent Horn (Book) Big Fish (Movie) Classic UFC (MMA Tournament) DisneyNature: Chimpanzee (Disney+ Documentary) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix Movie) Eurovision Song Contest (European Song Competition) Brave New World (Peacock Television Series) "Star Wars Thrawn: Treason" by Timothy Zahn (Book) 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I (Song) 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias (Song) 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days Grace (Song) 'My Own Hero' by Andy Grammar "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" by Pope John Paul II (Book) Challenges: Find a COVID safe way to hug someone you love for at least 20-30 seconds. Pray and Meditate on hope by focusing on the passion, death, resurrection, and the phrase "Christ is still on his throne." Take time to invest in Christ-centered relationships and community even if it can't be in person. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Genius Lyrics - 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days GraceGenius Lyrics - 'My Own Hero' by Andy GrammerGenius Lyrics - 'Hero' by Enrique IglesiasStatue of Holy Family — Jesus, Mary and Joseph portrayed in perfect harmony, love and peace. A celebration of the purity of love.'Why We're Catholic: Our Reasons For Faith, Hope, And Love' by Trent Horn — Why We’re Catholic assembles the clearest, friendliest, most helpful answers that Trent learned to give to all these people and more. Beginning with how we can know reality and ending with our hope of eternal life, it’s the perfect way to help skeptics and seekers (or Catholics who want to firm up their faith) understand the evidence that bolsters our belief—and brings us joy.
70 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Hamilton - Act 2: The Legacy
"One Last Time" "Take a Break" and discuss with us Act 2 of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and what it can teach us about the Christian faith. Join the conversation as we discuss themes of forgiveness, family, and the need for us to sabbath well. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Take time this week to sabbath well. Build a legacy of forgiveness by seeking and/or offering mercy in your relationships. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:'‘Hamilton’ Would Last 4 To 6 Hours If It Were Sung At The Pace Of Other Broadway Shows' by Leah Libresco — “Hamilton” clocks in with twice as many words per minute as its closest competitor, “Spring Awakening.” With its long run time and dense lyrics, “Hamilton” has nearly an order of magnitude more words than “1776.”IMDB - Hamilton — The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.Hamilton Soundtrack - Genius LyricsLin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, visualized22 AMAZING DETAILS That Make Hamilton Even Better!
76 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Hamilton - Act 1: Rise Up
How does a musical, no, not the Suessical, become something so perusable, so beautiful and viewable that our global obsession becomes excusable? Join us this week as we discuss how Act 1 of the broadway musical Hamilton can teach us to be better Christians. The truth is "You will never be satisfied" with just one Act so 'You'll be Back' for Act 2 next week because you're "willing to wait for it." #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Pray with the Litany of Humility Reflect daily on the blessings in your life, and give thanks to God for all the ways He is working in your life. Stand up for what you believe even if only in a small way, but be sure that what you say and do comes from love not reckless like Hamilton or withdrawn like Burr. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Hamilton - IMDB — The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.Hamilton Soundtrack - Genius Lyrics — Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning American writer, composer, playwright, and actor. He created and starred in two hit musicals, In the Heights…'‘Hamilton’ Would Last 4 To 6 Hours If It Were Sung At The Pace Of Other Broadway Shows' by Leah Libresco — The “Hamilton” score still has a fair amount of variation in pace — the fastest tracks are just shy of 200 words per minute, while the five slowest fall in the range of 64 to 80 words per minute. Three of the slow songs belong to King George III (Jonathan Groff), a political and musical intruder in the show, and are explicitly intended to set him off from the rest of the characters.Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, visualized22 AMAZING DETAILS That Make Hamilton Even Better!Hamilton Themes
62 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Pursuing the Princess Bride
By request, this week we take on a classic movie which is basically Community meets fantasy D&D adventure: 'The Princess Bride.' This movie is jam packed with Christian themes that help us understand the love and sacrifice of Christ as He pursues His Princess Bride; the Church. Could Inigo Montoya reflect aspects of Peter's papacy? Is Fred Savage's character a metaphor for Christian conversion? Join us in our discussion this week and let us know what you think! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: When They See Us (Netflix Miniseries) Mature Content Waco (Netflix Miniseries) Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World (Podcast) Black Mirror (Netflix Series) Riverdale (TV Show) Flash (TV Show) Yugioh (Anime) Hamilton (Musical Soundtrack) Dear Evan Hansen (Musical Soundtrack) "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) "Star Wars: Thrawn Treason" by Timothy Zahn (Book) 'The History of Ancient Greece' (Podcast) 'The History of Egypt Podcast' (Podcast) "The History of Rome' (Podcast) The Princess Bride (Movie) Batman (Comic) Avengers: Infinity War (Movie Challenges: Assess your spiritual, physical, and mental health. Then ask yourself "are they balanced?" and "What am I doing to grow in each of these areas?" Honestly evaluate your relationship with the Gospel and determine which of the stages you find yourself in. (Dislike, Passive, Actively Invested, Acceptance) If you find yourself in one of the first two, what is keeping you from taking the next step? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:'The Dread Pirate and the Pope' NCR Interview with Cary Elwes — Cary Elwes was known for his role as Westley — a.k.a. the Dread Pirate Roberts — in the memorable 1987 film The Princess Bride. But that was before he got the role of a lifetime, playing young Karol Wojtyla in CBS’ “Pope John Paul II” miniseries, which Ignatius Press has just released on DVD.Home Movie: The Princess Bride | Quibi — Home Movie: Princess Bride is a scrappy fan film dedicated to one of the most beloved movies of all time. To benefit World Central Kitchen during the Covid crisis, a troop of today’s most talented actors assembled to create a backyard adventure of this timeless classic.The Princess Bride IMDB — While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.Inconceivable! The Catholic Twists of ‘The Princess Bride’ — Ask me what my favorite movie is, and I will answer without hesitation: “The Princess Bride.” For those of you who have never had the pleasure of watching this cult-classic, it’s about the romance between Westley and Buttercup, whose relationship is threatened when an evil prince named Humperdinck kidnaps Buttercup to become his wife. Religious Themes in The Princess Bride — There are movies that challenge you, movies that move you, movies that change the way you see the world—and then there are movies that are just fun! One expects to find religious themes in these first three sorts of movies, but religious themes in a movie that just makes you laugh and feel good? And yet, this is exactly what we find in The Princess Bride.
48 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
From Man's Sweat & God's Love
From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world.”- St. Arnold Steve and Gordon not only share a podcast and are friends, but both love beer & brewing. Because of that, Gordon has always wanted to do an episode with Steve on this topic. Join us this week to see how that goes. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Community: Find a way this week in the midst of pandemic to create a communal event to simply hang out, play a game, have dinner together in order to foster a space to learn something new about God Raise every drink you have this week to God in thanksgiving Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Beer me: A Catholic look at a classic drinkCheers to CommunityThese monks are in the habit (of brewing beer)Drink responsibly: The practices of moderation and sobriety
72 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
The Only Thing
This week things fall into place by God's grace (uninetended rhyme). We cover three songs that continue last week's conversation with Steve on loneliness. These songs break open the conversation of the struggle some of us may be facing during this crazy time and the response that we are being called into. It is the response God has been speaking to us this whole time. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Schitt's Creek (TV Series) Community (Tv Series) Hannibal (TV Series) Sweeney Todd (Musical) Elton John (Musician) ME: Elton John (Autobiography) Taron Egerton (Actor) Rocketman (Movie) Sing (Movie) Onward (Pixar Movie) Lord of the Rings (Movie Trilogy) Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Movie) Beautiful Boy (Movie) Hail Ceasar! (Movie) The Neverending Story (Movie) The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens (Song) Not Done With You Yet by The Classic Crime (Song) Burden by Foy Vance (Song) Challenges: Listen & Pray with one or more of these songs Recognize the near occastions of sin and cut those out Whatever it means for you to "Give God Everything" this week, do it Call someone you love and be there for them Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens LyricsNot Done With You Yet by The Classic CrimeBurden by Foy Vance
72 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
The Lonliness-IN Culture
Steve re-joins the podcast after a rather long hiatus and he has a lot to say. We use this episode to give him a platform to speak into the theology of loneliness, while Gordon gets him to watch a very strange movie; "Swiss Army Man". What an episode! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" by St. John Paul II "The Wounded Healer" by Henri Nouwen "Return of the Prodigal Son" By Henri Nouwen The Masked Singer (TV Show) The Sims (Video Game) Swiss Army Man (Movie) Fight the New Drug (Anti-Porn Organization) 1924 US (Branding Agency) Challenges: Go to the source of our primary relationship. If you are comfortable, attend mass or adoration. If not, find a cross and venerate it by glorifying the Lord. Become filled with God's love and then reach out to someone who you know is lonely and share that love with them. Define the roles you live each week. Then ask yourself if you feel alone in any of those roles. Then ask God for the humility to understand and be okay with that. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN Culture
2 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Your Voice Is Heard: A Resource Update
Here is a short explanation of why there is no episode released this week. Instead, please take some time to join us in taking advantage of these resources, educating ourselves on how best to fight racial injustice, and to help defend life and those in need. And above all, pray for those who have died and their families, pray for those who are suffering, pray for peace, and pray that God will make good come from evil and suffering. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015 — Imagine yourself as a White American teenager living in a poor urban area with few opportunities for you to get a good education and find meaningful employment. Imagine that some of your friends are trouble makers and when the African-American police come around they often intimidate them. This frightens you because another White friend of yours was shot and killed by African-American police when he reached into his pocket for his wallet which they thought was a gun. Since you were very young, your parents have cautioned you to avoid contact with the police because they may suspect you of wrongdoing.The Catholic Church and The Black Lives Matter Movement: The Racial Divide in the United States Revisited — By The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D. Bishop of Belleville, Illinois on February 26, 2016 The 4th Anniversary of the death of Mr. Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida African-American History Month The Journey to Racial Justice — As our country this month commemorates the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our nation’s most revered champions of racial justice, we cannot help but question whether his dream of racial unity will ever be attained. Even as we Americans celebrate his inspiring example, we feel the shame of witnessing public demonstrations of racial and ethnic violence and hatred such as we have not seen in decades.Open Wide Our Hearts The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism — Through his Cross and Resurrection, Christ united the one human race to the Father. However, even though Christ’s victory over sin and death is complete, we still live in a world affected by them. As bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States, we want to address one particularly destructive and persistent form of evil. Despite many promising strides made in our country, racism still infects our nationCombatting Racism - USCCB Statements and LettersStatement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests — Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue to be bandied about when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on. As members of the Church, we must stand for the more difficult right and just actions instead of the easy wrongs of indifference. We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities and yet still try to profess to respect every human life. We serve a God of love, mercy, and justice.COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH — Together with equality in the recognition of the dignity of each person and of every people there must also be an awareness that it will be possible to safeguard and promote human dignity only if this is done as a community, by the whole of humanity. Only through the mutual action of individuals and peoples sincerely concerned for the good of all men and women can a genuine universal brotherhood be attained; otherwise, the persistence of conditions of serious disparity and inequality will make us all poorer.Petition: Justice For George Floyd"So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo — Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
55 minutes | May 30, 2020
The Story We Tell
This week we discuss the Documentary 'The Amazing Johnathan' about the Comedian/magician of the same name. From Johnathan's life, we see themes of spiritual emptiness, absence of a father figure, coping mechanisms, and a loss of a sense of purpose which many of us can relate to in our own way. But the documentary takes a turn leaving us wondering, "what's the story they are telling?" #WelcomeToTheAdventure Warning: Several References to drugs Media References: Mad Men (TV Series) Contains Explicit Content Have a Good Trip (Documentary) The Dollop (Podcast) Adult Themes and Language Uncut Gems (Movie) Mountains of Madness (Tabletop Game) GloomHaven (Tabletop Game) Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG) Backstory (Podcast) Myths and Legends (Podcast) Unsolved Murders (Podcast) Lore (Podcast/Amazon Prime Series) The History of Rome (Podcast) The History of Egypt (Podcast) The History of Ancient Greece (Podcast) Community (TV Series) Hardcore History (Podcast) The Amazing Jonathan (Documentary) Not for Children Challenges: Ask yourself the question, "What is the story that I am telling to my family/God/others?" And is the story you're telling true or even the story that you want to be telling? What ending to your story would satisfy you? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Support The Christ-IN CultureLinks:Adore Ministries Intern — Adore Ministries envisions lives, and indeed churches, renewed through people worshiping God with their whole lives through knowing, loving, and serving God in the ordinary and extraordinary.'The Amazing Johnathan Documentary' - IMDB — What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.
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