Bible Bash: Ancient Gay Lovers -- Luke 7

Liam Hooper takes on the "gayest" passage in the Christian Bible, the story of the Roman Centurion and the healing of his personal servant. Does this text condone gay sex? Gay relationships? Slavery? Liam deepens the significance of the passage by connecting it to the narrative that comes immediately afterwards: Jesus raising a widow's only son from the dead. See Luke 7:1-17 Peterson joins in the discussion as they look at queer readings of ancient texts, privilege, white supremacy, and the central role relationships have in the texts they are discussing. For the "Other Text" Peterson reads an excerpt from Mary Renault's novel, The Persian Boy. Alexander the Great and his lover, a eunuch fro

Sacred Tension: What's Going On With Evangelicals? Feat. John Morehead

In this episode of Sacred Tension Stephen is joined once again by Evangelical John Morehead to discuss the psychology of evangelicals and why they do what they do. John details his research into the emotions that drive toxic evangelical behavior. You can listen to this episode on Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here. Citations provided by John for this conversation, in order of appearance: Pew Research Center – “How Americans Feel About Religious Groups,” July 16, 201https://www.pewforum.org/2014/07/16/how-americans-feel-about-religious-groups/ Pew Research

Common Creatives #36 - Minority Report (Story and Film)

This week, we dig into a topic suggested by a listener! Maestro and the Doctor read the short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick and watched the Steven Spielberg film of the same name. We talk about the role of prose in conveying a story, why Joe needs a character he can root for, and the challenges of adapting conceptual science fiction into an action film. It’s always the most fun when Maestro and the Doc disagree. Thanks to the listener who sent us this episode idea! And as always, let us know what YOU’D like to hear us talk about in upcoming episodes! Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Important links to support Black Lives Matter: https

Eleventylife Episode #108 - Critics, Cults & Crushing It w/ Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime (p2)

Matt talks to Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime about his experience in Protestant culture and his latest album Patterns in The Static. Check out The Classic Crime here. Eleventyseven's Basic Glitches on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp. Listen to the podcast episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcast, or the player below. Find the Rock Candy Store here Fine the Eleventylife Book Shop here

Sacred Tension: What Took You So Long? Feat. Ally Henny

In this episode of Sacred Tension Stephen is joined by Ally Henny who gives an intro on how to be good allies to the black community. She defines basic terms and gives white people some hard, probing questions. If you are new to conversations about race, this episode is for you. Ally has been writing about race, identity, culture, and racial conciliation on Twitter, her personal Facebook profile, and on her blog, The Armchair Commentary, since 2014. She is a regular contributor for The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, where she writes about black motherhood and other topics related to the black experience from a faith-based perspective. Ally has participated in several panels and facil

Common Creatives: #35 - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark w/John from Magnified Pod

Our newest episode ever has a guest! John from Magnified Pod joins us to talk about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark franchise! The classic 1980’s series of spooky folklore books is by Alvin Schwartz with iconic art by Stephen Gammell. John talks with us about our early experiences with Scary Stories, why the books are so memorable, and the approach the movie took to creating a single narrative. Magnified Pod is a deep-dive into some of the most fun bands of the 90’s! Season one focuses on MxPx and season two digs into Five Iron Frenzy. Check it out and subscribe wherever you get podcasts! Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Email us: commoncreativ

Sacred Tension: QAnon, Satanic Panic, and New Religious Movements with Prof. Megan Goodwin

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by religious studies professor Megan Goodwin to discuss abuse within religious communities, Satanic Panic, New Religious Movements, QAnon, her new book Abusing Religion, and more. Find Professor Goodwin here You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

Common Creatives: #34 - Zack Snyder

Martha!!! This week, Doc and the Maestro talk about Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, and the DC Comics movies, more broadly. We dig into his visual style, underlying philosophy, and what he loves about superheroes. We also get real nerdy, and we try to keep it positive! No fan-boy hating here, just reasonable art criticism. This is Sparta! As always, let us know what YOU’D like to hear us talk about in upcoming episodes! Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Email us: commoncreativespodcast@gmail.com

Eleventylife Episode #107- Critics, Cults, & Crushing It w/ Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime (p1)

Matt talks to Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime about his experience in Protestant culture and his latest album Patterns in The Static. Check out The Classic Crime here. Eleventyseven's Basic Glitches on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp. Listen to the podcast episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcast, or the player below. Find the Rock Candy Store here Fine the Eleventylife Book Shop here

Sacred Tension: Bubble&Squeak, feat. Peterson Toscano

In this episode of Sacred Tension Stephen is joined by actor, quaker, and LGBTQ/climate activist Peterson Toscano to discuss his show Bubble&Squeak. They talk about formative queer experiences, the importance of storytelling, our awkward gay sex experiences, and more. Listen to Bubble&Squeak here You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

Common Creatives: #33 - HBO's Watchmen

This week, Doc and the Maestro talk about HBO’s Watchmen. This nine-part series from Damon Lindelof continues the story of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel. We dig into race in Watchmen, our ignorance of the 1921 Tulsa massacre, important conversations in the context of fantasy, and Joe’s personal Jeremy Irons story. Squids! Cops! Clones! Get on board! As always, let us know what YOU’D like to hear us talk about in upcoming episodes! Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Email us: commoncreativespodcast@gmail.com

Bubble&Squeak: Black Lives

Part one: Aeryka Harvey, the host of Brown Suga Diaries. Part two: Peterson Toscano asks 500 people to imagine a world without Fossil Fuels. Part three: a Sound Slice from a 2014 Black Lives Matters worship service in NYC. Reading of Ephesians 6:10-13 Beautifully interpreted by Dean Yvette Wilson Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Peterson on Twitter @p2son Logo design by Christine Bakke Find the Bubble&Squeak Book Shop here Bubble&Squeak is a podcast with uncanny sounds, funny interludes, and stories—most weird, many true. Created by Peterson Toscano and for his Dr Carol Wayne White, who helps Peterson encounter all that is seen and unseen. Our them

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