Hello, meet Charles and Chris!
2 gentlemen, 1 Jewish & 1 Christian, blogging and podcasting about faith, cigars, mental health, cigars, social justice, cigars, and other interfaith issues. Oh, and cigars.
About the Podcast...
In our podcast we focus on faith, mental health, and cigars. We approach these subjects from many directions: personal, academic, theological, and philosophical. However, we are less than enthusiastic with the description of our blog, our podcast, and even our relationship as “interfaith.” Interfaith is such a constricting term, so we created a new moniker for what we do—interfaithED. We want anyone wishing to join in our discussions to understand our goal, to share our respect for each other and The Other. In order to learn grow, and expand our view requires we put ourselves in uncomfortable situations, that we expose ourselves to “dangerous” ideas, but that learning only happens when we are uncomfortable, and ideas only seem dangerous because they come from The Other.
e sure hope Episode 70 is repentance after Episode 69–insert Beavis and Butthead chuckle–by welcoming actual talent, decent people, and minor Christian celebrities on to the show. We welcome back 1/3 of the Twisted Sisterds Podcast, Sisterd Becky. She’s a sister, an aunt, an oxford comma apologist “;”. Becky is joined by author, speaker, minister, teacher, friend of the podcast…and likely our last chance at being converted, the prolific, J Dana Trent. Together we preview the upcoming 2018 Wild Goose Festival and try to pregame what we might talk about when we take to the Goosecast Stage during Happy Hour. Hint: Ex-evangelicals.
In episode 69, the depressive duo take time out of their busy schedules to come to the aid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to offer him our exegetical prowess in defending the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. You know how we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to being pastoral. (Yes, we’ve turned the sarcasm level to 11.)
Finally, a new episode of a Jew and a Gentile walk into a Bar…Mitzvah, the Podcast. In episode 68, the Rev. argues that the account of the Gerasene Demoniac is a PARABLE and not a healing story. The Rev. and the Doc then talk about the necessity of properly identifying mental illness as a disease and not as a demonic possession.
In episode 67, the Rev and the Doc discuss, with their tongues firmly in their cheeks, this season’s theologians draft. Grade our draft classes. Pick our later rounds. Who did we leave on the board? Who went undrafted? Who would be your picks?
In this week’s episode, the Jew and the Gentile continue their discussion of grace with the Gentile discussing his faith post-depression.
In this episode, the depressive duo talks about grace. Our chief topic is grace. Grace and theodicy. Amongst our topics are grace, theodicy, and cigars. Our three, three topics, are grace, theodicy, cigars, and alcohol. OK…try it again… I wasn’t expecting… Nobody expects… Copyright infringement.
“Interfaith conversations are more often parallel monologues. Christians are performing apologetics, while Jews are performing Midrash.” Dr. Meredith Gould joins The Jew and The Gentile to discuss interfaith communication, social media etiquette, and matzo ball recipes. Visit Dr. Gould’s website Meredith Gould.com and her check out her mosaic art.
In this episode the Jew and the Gentile interview our latest sponsors at our new home (i.e., SummerGail Studios) away from home (i.e. Cigarage) away from home, Top Leaf Cigar Lounge in Winston-Salem, NC. JD and Bethany are gracious hosts and top notch tobacconists. Top Leaf is THE premiere cigar lounge in the Triad featuring a member selected humidor, three indoor smoking lounges with filtration, and high-definition televisions. Bethany shares about life in the Triad, cigars, and all things sisterhood of the leaf.
In this Episode, the Jew and the Gentile discuss how our image of G-d can affect how we respond to mental health issues and suffering. Does having an image of G-d as limited (i.e. being only a G-d of love) shape our response to suffering? How can an expanded image of G-d help us maintain our I-Thou relationship with G-d and prevent it from reverting to an I-It, subjective transnational relationship?
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