Episode 75: The Ghost of Podcasts Past

Episode 75: The Ghost of Podcasts Past

The Jew and the Gentile celebrate a milestone in producing their 75th podcast. A milestone that is millstone to those long-suffering listeners. Episode 75 is our diamond episode because just as a diamond is the hardest material, listening to our schtick is equally as hard. The Jew and the Gentile reflect on their favorite guests and episodes. They also introduce two new party games: Prooftexting and Bibles Against Humanity. The Gentile even censors himself twice in one episode.

Episode 74: #BeThe1To

Episode 74: #BeThe1To

September is suicide prevention awareness month, so the Jew and the Gentile revisit the subject of faith and suicide. For our previous discussion of this subject take a listen to Episode 43. What starts out as the good Dr. interviewing the very right Rev. about his experience with suicide soon becomes an invitation to follow the Rev. and his faith journey many years after, and some 31 episodes later, his attempt.

Episode 73: African-American Resistance and White Cultural Appropriation

Episode 73: African-American Resistance and White Cultural Appropriation

Author and syndicated NPR personality Byron Williams joins The Jew and the Gentile to discuss how, in the current era of resistance, Progressive White Christians can learn from African-American Christianity without it leading to cultural appropriation. This episode is the first of a special series on this topic.

Episode 71: Wild Goose Festival 2018

Episode 71 is from the Goosecast Stage at the Wild Goose Festival 2018. The Jew and the Gentile are joined by J Dana Trent, a Baptist minister and author, with her spouse Fred Eaker, a devout Hindu and a former monk (you have to get Dana’s book Saffron Cross to read about their story). They are joined by 1/3 of the Twisted Sisterds podcast, Becky Seville. We discuss this year’s Wild Goose Festival, a first time for Fred and Becky, and how we might take the spirit of the Goose with us. We also ask, “what is the future of the church?” Did I mention that we are joined by a live studio audience? (Special thanks to Russ Jennings for making the Goosecast Stage happen… You should also check out his podcast Love in a Dangerous Time.)

Episode 70: Wild Goose 2018 Preview

Episode 70: Wild Goose 2018 Preview

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.

Episode 69: Helping Jeff Sessions

Episode 69: Helping Jeff Sessions

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.)

Episode 68: The Parable of the Gerasene Demoniac

Episode 68: The Parable of the Gerasene Demoniac

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.

Episode 65: Grace

Episode 65: Grace

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.

Episode 64: #Interfaith Chat with Dr. Meredith Gould

Episode 64: #Interfaith Chat with Dr. Meredith Gould

“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.

Episode 63: Top Leaf Cigar Lounge

Episode 63: Top Leaf Cigar Lounge

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.

EPISODE 62: DOES YOUR IMAGE OF G-D AFFECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

EPISODE 62: DOES YOUR IMAGE OF G-D AFFECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

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?

Episode 61:

A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are not. (Jeremiah 31:15)

In episode 61, our intrepid interfaithED duo once again try to make sense of a senseless act of gun violence.  Praying. Click this LINK to give us a listen.

Episode 60: Us and Them

In episode 60 Dr. Jew and Rev. Gentile talk about crossing the line between evangelicals and mainliners. But there is so much more to share….where do we start? Since our last episode, we were a tour stop for the Welsh Troubadour Phil Wyman. Phil even interviewed the Jew about Pharisees. And even invited the Jew to join him on his summer tour in the UK. Visit the Jew’s gofundme page to offer him some support. And we got an advanced copy of David Finnegan-Hosey’s soon to be released “Christ on the Psych Ward.” Oh yeah, and we talk about cigars. CLICK THIS LINK.

EPISODE 59: CHOICE & REDEMPTION: THEOLOGY AND STAR WARS, THE LAST JEDI

EPISODE 59: CHOICE & REDEMPTION: THEOLOGY AND STAR WARS, THE LAST JEDI

In this episode, The Gentile goes AWOL, but The Jew persisted.  Guest Host Kristen Leigh Southworth and Special Guests the Rev. Joe Mitchell and Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, discuss the theological implications of the Star Wars Universe. Yeah, that’s the kind of stuff we do here!