Rodney Stark: The Triumph of Christianity
Book Review / Christianity

Rodney Stark: The Triumph of Christianity

Stark, Rodney. “The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion.” New York, NY: HarperOne, 2011. 506 pp. Every story worth telling is worth telling well, and Rodney Stark is worried that the story of Christianity has often been told poorly. The Enlightenment in general, and Hobbes and Voltaire in particular … Continue reading

Episode 9 – Candy Coated Monkies
C.S. Lewis / Christianity / Cthulhu / Eschatology / Fantasy / Jesus / Lord of the Rings / Mayan Calendar / Podcast / Theology / Video Games

Episode 9 – Candy Coated Monkies

Episode 9 – Candy Coated Monkies It’s the end of the world and Rebecca Cohen, Joshua Gonnerman, Billy Kangas and Joshua Wise are hunkered down in a present under the tree in the Pryz to talk about all things End…ish. Cthulhu, Flying Flaming Skulls, and the Bloop make their expected appearances. Continue reading

Episode 8 – The Happy Frog
Cabin in the Woods / Christianity / Drew Goddard / Fantasy / Horror / Jesus / Joss Whedon / Podcast / Science Fiction / Theology / Video Games

Episode 8 – The Happy Frog

Episode 8 – The Happy Frog This week we finally get around to talking about the Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon film The Cabin in the Woods.  We bring up questions about sacrifice, roles, horror movies, and whether people are more important than a person.  Also The Sword of Truth, and Kingdoms of Amalur come up.  … Continue reading

Episode 7 – The Knowledge of Fruit and Evil
Atonement / C.S. Lewis / Christianity / Fantasy / Jesus / Lord of the Rings / Podcast / Science Fiction / Theology / Video Games

Episode 7 – The Knowledge of Fruit and Evil

Episode 7 – The Knowledge of Fruit and Evil This week we discuss Eden, the Nile River, and C.S. Lewis…as always. We also consider the virtues of the Lord of the Rings, the fact that humanity has fallen, Gattica, and Bioshock. There’s also some debate on how to pronounce The Brothers Karamazov. Continue reading