In episode 79, the irreverent trio returns with more mishigas than you can shake a cigar at… Eventually, we discuss the midterm election results and Christian nationalism. Click HERE to read the article we reference from the Huff Post.
In the face of the latest crisis that again exposes humanity’s disunity, this episode finds us seeking solace in community. Dr. Charles and Rev. Chris are again joined by Rev. Helena as they process the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
He’s better than Jack Skellington and the Great Pumpkin put together. Episode 77 the Depressive Duo are joined by Phil “Freaking” Wyman! Phil discusses his latest book “The Reformation of Halloween.” Way back in 1999 Phil Wyman moved to Salem, MA. Since then, a wild story of Christian Outreach and working with the city of Salem has unfolded. Phil’s work on the streets of Salem has been covered by the WSJ, PBS, Christianity Today, and movies such as “Furious Love.” If anyone has an insight on the intersections culture, faith, and the holiday known as Halloween it’s Phil.
In episode 76 of a Jew and a Gentile the Podcast, the depressive duo are joined by Rev. Helena Epstein to discuss Christianity’s cultural appropriation of Judaism. Rev. Epstein brings her keen theological mind and her personal faith journey that includes a conversion from Judaism to Christianity.
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.
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.
In our latest episode, we talk with Sarabeth Caplin about her journey from journey from Reform Judaism to the Episcopal church.
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 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.)
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?
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.
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.