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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.
 
Good Christian Fun is a podcast delving into the strange upside-down world of Christian pop culture. Hosts Kevin T. Porter and Caroline Ely are your tour guides through the weird and hilarious world of faith-based entertainment. GCF is a show for skeptics and believers alike, all are welcome. Don’t worry, they won’t make you go to church ;)
 
Do you like to talk to tomatoes? You probably don't, because that's not a common interest! But maybe, just maybe, you'd like to hear us talk ABOUT tomatoes. Not to mention cucumbers, asparagus, grapes, and also the lord and savior Jesus Christ!... that last one seems like an odd fit. Check out the world's first ever podcast about the Christian children's animated sensation, Veggietales, as we put far too much effort into figuring out the internal logic of this dumb cartoon for babies, as wel ...
 
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Have you ever had a dream you’ve been unable to fulfill? Phil Vischer was born in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1967. He grew up mesmerized by Disney films, Star Wars, and later by MTV. Phil also came from a family that was deeply religious. As he grew up, he longed to see media created that would […] The post PMP227: Me, Myself and Bob. 7 Lessons from the R…
 
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…
 
In the book David and Goliath (Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants) by Malcolm Gladwell, the author presents two ideas in the introduction of his book. First, he says that much of what we consider valuable in our world arises out of ‘lop-sided’ conflicts – the act of facing overwhelming odds creates moments […] The post PMP229: Facin…
 
Natalie Walker (Search Party! @nwalks!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the 1973 musical adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're matching iTunes reviews with donations to SELAH. They …
 
Host Taylor Huff and guest Sergio Marquina discuss and rank the top 5 TV shows and movies best for binge-ing. How does your list stack up to ours? Sergio also guesses the top 5 streaming services with the highest subscriptions. Top 5 - Dead or Alive is brought to you by:St. Pete Cold Brew Coffee stpetecoldbrew.com Use Code : TOP 5 for 15% off Beaut…
 
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 …
 
Years ago, when I was transitioning from assistant principal to high school principal, my superintendent gave me an assignment to map out goals for the next three years of my school. What was helpful about this assignment was the long-term planning required. Determining where I wanted my school to grow in the next three years […] The post PMP228: S…
 
Mike McHargue (The Cozy Robot Show! The Liturgists! @mikemchargue!) joins Kevin and Caroline for a holy showdown in the Hunt for the Worst Christian Song of All Time - Michael W. Smith vs. E.T.W.! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month w…
 
Tanner Huff joins Host Taylor Huff to discuss their personal top 5 board games they enjoy playing. Taylor and Tanner play a new segment "Guess the 5" (5:15) -- discuss their personal Top 5 Board Games (11:10) -- try to guess the Top 10 best selling board games of All Time (19:35) -- name SpongeBob and VeggieTales characters til they run out (25:00)…
 
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…
 
It's 2021 in the year of OUR Lord (Jesus Christ) and Kevin and Caroline are kicking off the new year no guest to talk all about the Catholic coming of age movie Yes God Yes! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're matching iTunes re…
 
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…
 
This past semester, Dr. Jeff Springer has helped me facilitate the weekly book study portion of our Principal Matters Mastermind. In this week’s podcast episode, we share Part 2 of a conversation about the benefits of Masterminds for education leaders. Dr. Springer’s dissertation was on the power of play at the secondary level. As we […] The post P…
 
Carey O'Donnell (Billy on the Street! @ecareyo! joins Kevin and Caroline on the Hunt for the Worst Christian Christmas Song of All Time!! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're matching iTunes reviews with donations to The Okra Pro…
 
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…
 
As you are wrapping up the semester, I wanted to send this note of encouragement. This semester you have managed school in ways you never have before. Some of you have served students who have been at home all semester. Others have been in-person or in hybrid models. Whatever your circumstance, I have heard from […] The post PMP225: 4 Wishes for Yo…
 
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…
 
This past semester, I had the honor of leading a Mastermind with principals from across the U.S. Like eating a meal with family members each week, a Mastermind is a way for consistent growth with people you trust and admire. Dr. Jeff Springer has helped facilitate the Principal Matters Mastermind by leading our weekly book […] The post PMP224: The …
 
Dan Prevette (The Back Pew Podcast! @danprevette!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're matching iTunes reviews with donations to The Okra Proj…
 
Antitrust charges are finally being levied against Facebook, and a long GAMES UPDATE. Barking Point: Pitch an episode of a CW-ified reboot of a franchise. This week's Barking Pointers:https://twitter.com/takelgryph/status/1332744983456133120?s=21 https://twitter.com/sixarmedsweater/status/1333521673220481024?s=21 SPONSORS: Adept Omega, Ahundred, Ao…
 
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 last week’s episode, Colonel Brad Ruttman shared lessons from his military experience that may also apply to education leaders. This week, he unpacks more of his “Pocket-List for Leading a New Command” as well as some of his favorite leadership quotes. Meet Colonel Brad Ruttman Col. Brad Ruttman is a 21-year veteran of the […] The post PMP223: A…
 
Angela Giarratana (@giovanagiarrantana!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the Dolly Parton Christine Baranski new holiday classic Christmas on the Square! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're matching iTunes reviews wit…
 
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…
 
Leadership is tactical, operational and strategic. These are three words Colonel Brad Ruttman has learned as the framework for understanding how to help others accomplish their goals. In this week’s episode, I had the privilege of learning lessons from a fighter pilot that also apply for all leaders, including in education. Meet Colonel Brad Ruttma…
 
Molly Lambert (Night Call Podcast! @mollylambert!) joins Kevin and Caroline for the first 2020 episode of Good CHRISTMAS Fun to talk all about the Xmas standard Do You Hear What I Hear?! PATREON! Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon! CHARITY: This month we're match…
 
A tangent-heavy episode covers worldwide protests against state corruption, a movement to make amazon pay some damn taxes, and another for Disney to pay authors royalties, also Ready Player Two is as bad as you expect. BARKING POINT: Which public figure is going to pick a fight with a random twitter account, and how will that play out? SPONSORS: Si…
 
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…
 
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