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The Dead Sea Trolls Podcast
46 minutes | Sep 5, 2017
Episode 10 - The Rich Fool
In the wake of the Joel Osteen controversy, the Trolls discuss the perils of wealth in the life of a Christian. Troy says he won't name names then promptly names names. Luke helps rich Christians thread their camel through the eye of the needle. It's agreed on that fiat money and God's existence have one thing in common.
53 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Episode 9 - Sin
The Trolls get into the idea of sin and whether or not sinning is an absolute concept. Troy's anger gets the best of him at a dumpling spot in Brooklyn. Luke opens up about struggles with weight as a kid and how that manifests in adult life. More malaprops fly around in the studio.
48 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Episode 8 - The Prodigal Son
The Trolls get into all of the good reason to leave home, party until you drop, then return to the comfort of home. If The Prodigal Son did it, why can't you? There is some discussion about Troy supplanting Luke's place in Luke's family, but Luke never offers to take Troy's place at home. Neither of the Trolls seem ready to return home.
56 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Episode 7 - Good Samaritan/Charlottesville
The Trolls discuss the struggle of embracing the lessons in the parable of The Good Samaritan the day after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA turned violent and took the life of Heather Heyer, who showed up to protest the rally.
53 minutes | Aug 1, 2017
DSTPrimer-The Books of the Bible
The Trolls talk about the varieties of books in the Bible (law, psalms, history, law, prophecy, etc.). Luke points out that it's "Revelation," singular, not "Revelations." Troy reveals that he's hidden a treasure in the library at Georgetown and tells a story about a cab driver who tried to justify prostitution with a verse ostensibly found in the Bible.
46 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Episode 6 - The Birth of Moses
The Trolls talk about why leaving a baby in the reeds along the Nile River bank is good parenting. Troy reaches for pop culture references to make his point about a Bible story. Luke gets abstract and continues his assault on Troy's verbal slips.
44 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
Episode 5 - David & Goliath
From the story of David & Goliath, the Trolls get into the psycho-social aspects of why it's important to confront bullies, even if you are just a wee little sheep-herder who was sent to deliver bread. Troy announces he's a convert. Luke denies science.
53 minutes | Jul 11, 2017
The DST Origin Story/The Book of Genesis
This is actually the first recording for The Dead Sea Trolls podcast where Luke and Troy weave the genesis of the podcast together with The Book of Genesis from the Bible. Luke reveals a horrible transgression from his adolescent years. Troy talks a little about trying to reconcile mainstream Christian thought with the reality of having a pedophile for a father.
57 minutes | Jul 4, 2017
Episode 4 - Daniel In The Lion's Den
The Trolls explore this popular story about standing strong in your faith. Troy still seems angry about most things, specifically powerful people. Luke mocks Troy's accidental word mash-up, and soon after learns about karma.
49 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Episode 3 - Jonah & The Big Fish
The Trolls navigate the rough waters in the story of Jonah & The Whale. Luke maintains that it's not a "whale," but actually a "big fish." Troy admits to being petty and spiteful. Luke points out that God missed a merchandising opportunity.
47 minutes | Jun 21, 2017
Episode 2 - Abraham & Isaac
The Trolls get into the problematic story of Abraham & Isaac and explore the lighter side of child sacrifice. Luke outs his father as a nudist and drops an ancient TV reference. Troy wonders why the Old Testament has so little regard for the suffering of children and also drops an ancient TV reference.
55 minutes | Jun 11, 2017
Episode 1 - Cain & Abel
The DST's dive into the story of Cain and Abel. Troy talks about a humiliating incident from his high school years which he has not let go. Luke recounts a story about his 3rd grade sketch group. A Pauly Shore reference sneaks its way into a discussion about timeless wisdom.
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