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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 ;)
 
Grab your beverage of choice and join Tori Williams Douglass and Justin Gentry as we dust off our Bibles to see if there is still anything good to be found. Each week is something new as we dive into the strange world of the Bible and explore the weird things people do with it. Part storytelling, part banter, mostly hilarious; if you always thought the Bible was bizarre but were afraid to say so you will feel right at home. Follow us on the Socials: Twitter: @gohomebible Instagram: gohomebib ...
 
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In this episode Mason chats with Jes Kast (and the occasional appearance of her puppy) about whether queer Christians should stay in conservative churches or not. We also talk about why I should become a Calvinist and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Jes Kast is a queer progressive minister and constructive theologian. Find Jes here: revjeskast.com Twitt…
 
Katie Callahan (@katie_callahan_music) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk about Consuming Fire, a Third Day song from their 1996 self-titled album. 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 Feeding Ameri…
 
Hello loves! This week I had such an incredible time getting to talk to Fallon Lapan, a body-centered psychotherapist (LICSW), and coach. Her work involves helping her clients with the development of deeper understanding and communication with themselves, moving through blockages, healing their relationships to trauma, and becoming more empowered, …
 
You are gonna need your favorite beverage because in this episode we lightly tackle the fall of mankind. No pressure. We also discuss that one article, how God has a second family somewhere else, and the joy or reinterpreting stories that were originally meant to harm. Its a good one, enjoy! If you are able we would love to have you join our Patreo…
 
Brenda Marie Davies joins Kevin and Caroline to talk about Bless This Child, a 2000 supernatural horror film about a woman who discovers that her niece, whom she has adopted, is being sought by a Satanic cult seeking to use her. Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become a "Patreon saint" ;) GCF - Second Service Patreon…
 
Hello people of the world! Oh how I have missed you all so much. I am pumped to be back with an incredible interview to share this week with Mimi Kuo-Deemer. Mimi is an author and teacher of both students and other teachers of qigong, internal martial arts (6th generation Baguazhang), mindfulness and yoga. I got the chance to pick her brain for an …
 
Grab your favorite beverage cause this week we dive into the most famous Bible verse of them all, John 3:16. Reading it again we aren't all that sure why it's famous but we did learn why we don't have social skills, how most American evangelicals probably aren't saved, and how organizing outside of power is probably the most "Christian" thing you c…
 
Mason chats with Dante Stewart about his new book, Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle. We chat about how infectious white supremacy is and why Jesus is Black, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Dante Stewart is a writer and speaker and recent author of Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle. Find Dante here: dantecstewart.com Twitter: @stewar…
 
Liz Maupin joins Kevin and guest host Alyssa Sabo to talk about Ocean Floor by Audio Adrenaline. 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 Feeding America! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor…
 
This week we welcome Andre Henry to the podcast to tell us a little story about his hometown's curious place in Christian history. We also talk about the KKK, Jonathan Edwards, and how White Jesus just might be a serial killer. Grab your favorite beverage, its a good one! You can preorder Andre's book "All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep" at this…
 
Lola Blanc and Meagan Elizabeth (@oohlalola & @meagangrainger) join Kevin and Caroline to talk about The Way Down, a docuseries the follows Gwen Shamblin Lara, the founder of a diet program Weigh Down Workshop, and The Remnant Fellowship, a Christian cult led by Shamblin Lara. Subscribe to our Patreon to get a weekly 2nd Service episode and become …
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with pagan, author, and libertarian anarchist Logan Albright about his book Conform Or Be Cast Out. We discuss the literal demonization of outsiders, how to interact with political and ideological outsiders, and much more. Find his work at loganalbright.com Become a patron so I can continue my crippling co…
 
Grab your favorite beverage and maybe your kid's candy and settle in for a delightful conversation with Alice Hamilton about evangelical Halloween. We cover Midnight Mass, the Satanic Panic, Hell Houses, and how not great Tori and Alice's Halloween traditions were. It's a delight. Enjoy your holidays! Content Warning: Brief mention of suicide. If y…
 
Mason chat with Hillary McBride about her new book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living. They chat about what science is learning about the body, why embodiment is important to justice, and how you can be more embodied. Guest Bio/Info: Hillary McBride is a therapist, researcher, podcaster, and …
 
Michael Mohan (@michaelmohan) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk about The Apple, a 1980 science fiction musical comedy. 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 Feeding America! See omnystudio.com/list…
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, Minister of Satan Shiva Honey returns to discuss death and dying within a Satanic context. We discuss grief in the age of Covid, forgiveness, the deaths of abusers, the role of psychedelics in ritual, and much more. Support Shiva Honey's project on death and dying here: https://www.serpentinae.com/ Become a patron…
 
This is our 25th episode and lets drink to that! Joining us this week is the delightful Andrew Nome, better know on the internet as Nome the Barbarian. He brings a wealth of knowledge, a handle of rum, and an absolutely fantastic perspective on this strange story of a wizardly hitman and a talking donkey. We cover everything from the anatomy of ang…
 
Nick Costanza (@nick_costanza, Reactivaders podcast) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk about Tim Hawkins, a Christian comedian and musician known for his parody songs. 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 donat…
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, free speech lawyer Adam Goldstein returns to discuss the culture war over Critical Race Theory. Learn more about Adam Goldstein and FIRE here: https://www.thefire.org/ Become a patron so I can continue my crippling content creation addiction: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong Join my Discord server: http…
 
Here it is folks, the long lost Elisha and the Two Bears episode! Grab your favorite beverage as we discuss this very strange story and ponder why God wakes up every morning and chooses violence. It's enough to drive anyone to drink. Cheers! Note: This episode was recorded a while ago so please bear (get it) with some of the audio issues. If you wo…
 
Mason chats with Dr. Angela Parker about her new book, If God Still Breathes, Why Can't I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority. We chat about the oppressive history of biblical inerrancy, how the Bible ought to shape our faith, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Dr. Angela Parker is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at McAfee School…
 
I was so happy to welcome my friend Coach Chris Rodriguez back onto the podcast for this week's episode. With him being back and getting more time to talk, I was able to ask him questions that had stuck with me that I didn't get to ask in the first interview. A lot of that was around the church and responding to how toxic religion and spirituality …
 
Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk about Mormonism, missions, and David Archuleta's cover of the Hillsong standard “What A Beautiful Name”. 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 donat…
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Satanic sociologist Zee Kay about the little-known history of the Werewolf Trials and what they tell us about human nature. Suggested reading from Zee: Jay M Smith - Monsters of the Gevaudan: The Making of a Beast: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/9564342Rolf Schulte - Man as Wolf: Male Witches …
 
We are taking a trip to the Tower of Babel this week and honestly we are feeling a way about it. Grab your favorite beverage cause we don't think anyone has any idea what this story is about and we are going to get to the bottom of it...or at lease have so fun trying. Enjoy! If you are able to support the show financially please consider joining ou…
 
Jocey Coffman (@joceydotcom) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the new biopic film about controversial televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. 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…
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with scholar and author Helen Pluckrose about her book Cynical Theories. We discuss where she believes modern social justice went wrong, whether technology is the primary explanation for online dysfunction, the limiting of LGBT identities, and much more. Find her organization Counterweight here: https://co…
 
Sometimes the Bible isn't so bad, in fact sometimes its still good, and this week we drink to that. Also we talk about how apparently we were never exposed to True Christianity™ and that is why we walked away from the faith. Oh, and Antifa is more like Jesus than Evangelicals. Enjoy! If you are able to toss a little mutual aid our way please consid…
 
Mason chats with Elle Dowd about her new book, Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist. We chat about how you can go from being a white moderate to an abolitionist and why people of faith should be committed to fighting white supremacy. Guest Bio/Info: Elle Dowd is a Lutheran minister and recent author of Baptized in Tear Gas: Fro…
 
Mason Mennenga (@masonmennenga) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about The Jesus Music, a documentary about the Christian Contemporary Music industry. 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 Rain…
 
Join us this week for a rousing conversation about Paul's unsuccessful attempts a quelling a riot and evangelicals unsuccessful attempts to keep people from being compassionate. We also compare notes on our training as teenage exorcists and take an inventory of the things we had to burn for Jesus. Enjoy! Content Warning: There is a brief comment ab…
 
Darin McKenna (Enneagram Coach! @darinmckenna!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the Pray Away, a documentary about the ex-gay movement 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 Rainforest Tr…
 
Hello, lovelies! This week, I am stunned at how perfect of a guest I got to interview. Dr. Rachel Allyn is a holistic psychologist, writer, retreat leader, and pleasure expert. Her new book, The Pleasure is All Yours, is about all of the things that I am interested in growing in right now. We talk pleasure, bodyfulness, sex ed, eastern and western …
 
You are gonna want to grab your favorite beverage; this one is alot to take in. Mason Mennenga joins us today to talk about Catherine of Siena and her unique way of loving Jesus, the Satanic Temple's similarity to the Early Church, and why Christian sexuality is important. We also discover that he has a deep seated and unconscious attraction to Jul…
 
Mason chats live at the 2021 Wild Goose Festival with Brenda Davies about her book, On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel. We chat about her journey through purity culture, how sex can shape our theology, and much more. (Episode content warning: Throughout the episode Brenda shares vulnerably about being sexually assaulted. Also, towards the …
 
Kate Bowler (No Cure For Being Human! @katecbowler joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the 1981 Christian children’s musical album Ants’hillvania! 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…
 
Joining us this week is the ever brilliant Brad Onishi to talk with us about Job and the family. The character of Job is probably the closest thing we have to a "family man" in the Bible and well...things don't really work out all that well for him. Grab your favorite beverage my friends., we are deconstructing sacred family values this week! If yo…
 
In this bonus episode, Kevin and Caroline share some of their favorite moments this year from GCF Second Service! Subscribe to the 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 Rainforest Trust! They need our support right…
 
Raise a glass to communist Jesus because this week we are talking about how God strikes down the capitalists with Lauren O'Neal. The story of Ananias and Sapphira is a troubling one but with a drink in hand nothing can stop us from diving into the deep end and solving the world's problems while we are at it. Also on the pod we briefly discuss our m…
 
Steve Hernandez (Read The Bible with Me Podcast! @BigHern!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the British worship band Delirious? 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 Rainforest …
 
Mason chats with Melissa Florer-Bixler about her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace. We chat about who are enemies, how we are to love them, and much more. Guest Bio/Info: Melissa Florer-Bixler is a Mennonite pastor and writer. Find Melissa here: melissaflorerbixler.com Twitter: @MelissaFloBix Instagram: melissa.fl…
 
Find the full transcript of this mini-episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/06/09/in-defense-of-reading-controversial-books/ Music by Trinium Become a patron so I can continue my crippling content creation addiction: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/PrDU4zx My work is sponsored by T…
 
This one we drank a bit more than usual and talked about Samson who is a deeply weird dude and probably a serial killer. Come for the drinks and laughs; stay for the takedown of conservative morality and a pleasantly heartfelt talk about deconstruction. If you like ad free content and are able to partner with us financially we would love to have yo…
 
Ben Cahn (Succession M&Ms! @buncahn!) joins Kevin and Caroline to talk all about the Michael W. Smith ballad Place In This World! 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 Rainforest Trust! Th…
 
Hello, people of the world. We are back! Today on the podcast I got to talk to Mason Mennenga, an aspiring theologian, podcaster, YouTuber, etc, about embodiment and religion. Mason did an amazing job talking with me through the problematic views religion has had on our relationships with our bodies historically and presents his embodied theory of …
 
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Christian podcaster and Youtuber Mason Mennenga about purity culture, surviving evangelicalism, and the intersection of Satanism and Process Theology. Find Mason Mennenga here. Become a patron so I can continue my crippling content creation addiction: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong My wor…
 
Hey friends we did it, we are finally taking on Paul! This is the first of a loose series tentatively titled Paul is a D*ck. We spill all the tea on everyones favorite theological cop and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. Grab your favorite beverage because we are setting captives free (unlike Paul). Also in this ep…
 
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