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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
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Something Old: Josh’s: Terms of Endearment Skye’s: Superman II (the Donner cut) Something New: Wonder Woman 1984 Josh’s Proposal: Wonder Woman 1984 surprisingly relies too heavily on female stereotypes. Skye’s Proposal: Wonder Woman 1984 Sucked. It was brilliant in it’s concept but utterly failed in the details of it’s execution. Something Borrowed…
 
Jemar Tisby (The Color of Compromise) rejoins Phil to discuss his new book, How to Fight Racism. Actual, real steps to be part of the solution, not part of the problem! Plus David French posits that the American church has been infected with something called “Southern shame culture,” which sends Phil on a journey into the “Lost Cause” narrative, co…
 
Everyone is trying to make sense of the attack on the Capitol last week by a violent pro-Trump mob displaying Christian symbols—including us! Kaitlyn Schiess joins Phil, Skye, and Christian to talk through the madness. Skye explains why this attack is fundamentally different from political violence in America’s past. Phil worries about the loss of …
 
Yong Duk Jhun’s Imdb Something Old: Josh’s: Defending Your Life (1991) Skye’s: Big (1988) Yong Duk’s: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Something New: Soul (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Soul is another home run for PIXAR but PIXAR is gradually shifting away from their audience. Kids. Skye’s Proposal: What’s remarkable about Soul is it’s a Disney movi…
 
We’re starting the new year with a look back. John Fea, history professor from Messiah College, author of “Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump,” and the official historian of the Holy Post podcast, says 2020 was a year that “unveiled” the truth about American evangelicalism. He also explores how different court evangelicals have respon…
 
Recently, Young Earth Creation (YEC) champion Ken Ham took exception to Phil's statement that Ham "rejects mainstream science." In the flurry of social media activity that followed, a number of YEC experts took Phil to task, claiming he was wrong on several facts. Phil dug deeper and realized he WAS in fact wrong on a couple of things, but right on…
 
Trump supporters who believe the election was stolen, including Eric Metaxas and the My Pillow Guy, marched on Washington D.C. to blow their horns and sell their merch. Notable was the absence of many of the President’s evangelical allies. Why didn’t they show? Influential black pastors are leaving the Southern Baptist Convention over their blanket…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Memento (2000) Skye’s: Twelve Monkeys (1995) Something New: Tenet (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Tenet is like learning to waterski, it looks exciting, but it’s not easy to figure out. Skye’s Proposal: The Problem with Tenet isn’t that it’s too brilliant, it’s that it’s an A-hole. Something Borrowed: Josh’s Quiz Something Blew: Josh…
 
Advances in medical technology have produced a Covid-19 vaccine in record time, but some of these advances have a dark side. Gene editing technology may end some diseases, but should we interfere with the conception and birth of those who carry certain genes? And what about creating enhanced humans? Bioethicist Calum MacKellar joins Skye for an imp…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Citizen Kane (1941) Skye’s: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Something New: Mank (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Mank is like an expensive fine wine, you know it’s quality but that doesn’t mean you’re going to enjoy it. Skye’s Proposal: As much as it was giving a backstory to Citizen Kane, it had a message for…
 
Conservatives have recently found a new boogeyman—Critical Theory. Even Mr. Trump has issued an executive order declaring Critical Theory to be “anti-American,” and last week the presidents of six Southern Baptist seminaries said critical theory is incompatible with Christianity. Their statement, however, never defined what Critical Theory is nor w…
 
In November, seven states (both red and blue) had initiatives on their ballots to either decriminalize or legalize some drugs including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and LSD. Every measure passed. As the U.S. continues to rapidly abandon its war on drugs, how should Christians respond? And if these addictive and dangerous substances are legalized, wh…
 
The cultures which produced the Bible were collectivist, but most modern Western Christians are immersed in individualism. Biblical scholar and missionary, E. Randolph Richards says this causes many of us to misinterpret critical aspects of the Bible, or miss them altogether. He talks with Skye about his latest book, “Misreading Scripture with Indi…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Skye’s: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Something New: The Mandalorian Season 2 Josh’s Proposal: Mandalorian Season 2 is a winner because it rings all the same bells as the original Star Wars and then some. Skye’s Proposal: The Mandalorian is still the best Star Wars Content since 198…
 
The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter testified before Congress this week about the toxic spread of misinformation on their platforms and the harm it causes to society. Sadly, many Christians are complicit in this trend. Daniel Darling is back to talk about how Christians must change the way we engage social media if there’s any hope of redeeming it. Al…
 
The exit poll data from the election is in, and it looks like white evangelicals are as politically conservative and Republican as ever. Professor of political science from Eastern Illinois University, Ryan Burge, joins the Holy Post crew to discuss the findings. He says Democrats should give up on white evangelical voters who are now more Republic…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Legends of the Fall (1994) Skye’s: Parenthood (1989) Something New: On the Rocks (2020) Josh’s Proposal: We’re going to see more movies like On the Rocks because of COVID and streaming services. Skye’s Proposal: This movie is a pretty good illustration of what’s known as “Family Systems Theory” Something Borrowed: On the Rock…
 
It’s 2020, did anyone really expect the election to be easy? The morning after the vote, a sleep-deprived Holy Post crew discusses what the incomplete results mean for the country and the church. The country hasn’t repudiated Trumpism, but they don’t seem to be embracing progressivism either. Did evangelicals still “hold their nose” and vote for Tr…
 
With less than a week until the election, Phil and Skye are joined by Kaitlyn Schiess to discuss what should, and should not, influence how Christians vote. First, they talk about reactions to Skye’s video (not Phil’s, he had nothing to do with it!) about abortion, and the different ways the issue is viewed by evangelicals. They also unpack recent …
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Presumed Innocent Skye’s: Murder in the First Something New: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Josh’s Proposal: The Editor is the real winner of this movie. Skye’s Proposal: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a way to explain 2020 through the lens of 1968. Something Borrowed: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/movies/chicago-7-trial.html…
 
Author and cultural commentator, Os Guinness, says, “If people don’t understand the 60’s, they can’t understand today.” Skye talks with Os about the re-release of his classic book, “The Dust of Death” and how the 60’s counterculture planted the seeds for the cultural upheaval and division we’re seeing in 2020. Also this week, can the National Assoc…
 
The most esteemed New Testament scholar alive today is back on the show! N.T. Wright discusses his new book about John’s gospel, “Broken Signposts.” Wright talks to Skye about two competing visions of power and freedom at work in the world today, and how the church sometimes fails to follow the right one. He also unpacks how “identity” has become t…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: The Blair Witch Project (1999) Skye’s: WarGames (1983) Something New: The Social Dilemma Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Josh’s Proposal: The Social Dilemma paints too much doom and gloom and not enough hope or solutions. Skye’s Proposal: T…
 
Does the Bible have anything to say about the police? What about racial diversity? Are Christians called to submit to the government or reform it? Professor and Anglican priest, Esau McCaulley, talks about his new book, “Reading While Black,” and the African-American tradition of Scripture interpretation that avoids the either/or (conservative vs. …
 
The Holy Post crew discusses the new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” about the way social media is contributing to the breakdown of society and how Facebook’s algorithms make reasonable people into extremists. Also this week, Skye and Josh Lindsay—his co-host on The Movie Proposal podcast—interview actor and screenwriter, Luke Barnett, a…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Waiting for Guffman (1996) Skye’s: Speed (1994) Luke’s: Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) Something New: Faith Based (2020) Something Blew: Josh’s: Unorthodox Skye’s: The Social Dilemma Luke’s: PEN15 Jason’s: The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer & the WandaVision Trailer Follow Luke On Twitter…
 
The United States now has more guns than people, and while overall violent crime is down the number of mass shootings is set to break a record in 2020 and suicides from guns is rising. How should Christians think about America’s gun culture? David French is back to offer a legal and moral argument for why most attempts at gun control are misguided.…
 
At numerous points throughout American history, Christians had a choice to confront the evils of racism or quietly ignore them. In a challenging conversation Jemar Tisby, author of “The Color of Compromise” and host of the “Pass the Mic” podcast, explores key moments from the arrival of the first African slaves in 1619 to the rise of the Religious …
 
Something Old: Josh’s: The Big Lebowski Skye’s: Karate Kid Something New: Bill & Ted Face the Music Josh’s Proposal: Bill & Ted Face the Music is a must see for all fathers from Generation X. Skye’s Proposal: Bill & Ted Face the Music epitomizes the decadence of American society and how far we have fallen. Something Borrowed: ‘Bill & Ted Face the M…
 
Why does everything feel like it’s “us vs. them” these days? Pastor and author J.R. Briggs says it’s because we’ve been taught to see everything as either/or, while Jesus modeled how to live in the tension of both/and. Briggs calls the space between opposing ideas the “sacred overlap.” He talks to Skye about the role of mystery and paradox in Chris…
 
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