This time around your friends from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are doing double duty - this time for the new CR:V Podcast. They're talking about the controversial Revoice Conference and it's theology - on the temptation of Christ, the nature of same sex attraction, the Reformed tradition on sin - and how it impacts evangelicalism at large and the SBC in particular.
If the conversation sparks your interest you can read more of Jared's work on the problem of Revoice on The Founders Ministries Blog
Your boys from The PCCD Pod have a treat for you on Ep. 72! We're taking a look at perhaps the most charming movie of 2020 with the man who told both of your normal hosts to watch the movie: Michael Dickerson, a friend from back in the day who you're gonna love. So what are you waiting for? Hit that Download button, press Play and let's get going on this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
So the Dance has come to an end and it is time for your friends from the Coram Deo Podcast Family to deliver the Deep(est) Dive Analysis like the clutch performers they are. So let's get going - hit the Download button, press Play, and let's get started on the this Coram Deo Super Show!
We've got the one and only Chocolate Knox of The Fight Laugh Feast Network and the CrossPolitic Podcast on this episode and did we ever cover some ground. Knox takes us through his time with Todd Friel and Wretched to making movies with Darren Doane (and Kirk Cameron) before working with Founders Ministries on their By What Standard cinedoc then to Moscow, ID for the launch and growth of CrossPolitic and The Fight Laugh Feast Network. Make sure you go check out the registration page for the upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference in Nashville, TN and take advantage of that early bird pricing!
We're past the halfway mark on The Last Dance and things are getting a bit bleak in the life of Michael Jordan and the Bulls. Here to talk it all over - along with much, much more - are you regular Dance partners: Jared Moore, Terry Felton, and Jeff Wright. Let's go!
We're back for The Deepest Dive on Episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance! Hit that Download button, press play, and let's get going on this episode of the Pop Culture Coram Deo / Sports Coram Deo Supershow!
It's here, y'all, and everyone is watching: The Last Dance, a documentary 22 years in the making. Terry Felton, Jared Moore, and Jeff Wright - lay experts on all things 90's basketball with a specialty in Michael Jordan take you on perhaps the deepest possible dive into the first two episodes of this documentary. What time is it?!? Game time. Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on this special covergence of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast and Sports Coram Deo!
We're back to take a long look at the latest from Pixar's hit-making factory, Onward. But, boy, is there a doozy of an episode even before we get there. Our So Sorry to Interrupt section on this episode (starting at 03:06 ) turned into a prolonged disagreement about application of Communion and Baptism in odd circumstances. If you like the back-and-forth you can find that part starting at 22:39 and wrapping up at 31:12 Or you can skip it altogether to jump ahead to Whatcha' Watchin' at 31:24 and/or the review at 41:13. So let's get moving... dare we say, Onward?... on Ep. 64 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
We've got a special treat for you on this one, y'all - Pastor Doug Wilson joins us for an interview on culture and culture building. This one is rich with helpful insight and you're going to enjoy it immensely. So let's get going - hit Download, press Play, and start enjoying Episode 63 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! ---As Mentioned in the Episode--- Doug's Blog: Blog and Mablog Books Mentioned: Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work and Wealth- Canon Press / Amazon Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing - Canon Press / Amazon Empires of Dirt: Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Mere Christendom Alternative - Canon Press / Amazon
Bonus PCCD Pod this week, featuring the triumphant return of Dr. Jared Moore to the show. We're looking at 1995's star-studded Outbreak (the film everyone is streaming on Netflix during the 'Rona Quarantine of 2020) as well as getting into a pre-Tiger King Whatcha' Watchin'? as well as an extended look at how Christians should think about anxiety. You know the play: hit the download button. Press play. Let's get going on Episode 62 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Star Wars. Star Wars? Star Wars. Jeff has long been hoping to get Joe Davis on the podcast to talk about this particular idea and the physical-media release day of The Rise of Skywalker seemed like the perfect time take the jump. Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on why Star Wars is for Americans what The Odyssey was for Greeks.
Stuck inside & looking for something to watch? Your friends at The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast have your back! Jeff brings in his favorite CoronaQuarantine partner, his wife Christie, to review the slate of films nominated for the Best Film Oscar of 2020. They give a min (well, sometimes kinda mini) review of each film, along with conscience warnings, and thematic analysis to help you either (a) decide if you want to watch the movie or (b) think through it as a Christian if you have already seen it. Here's the timestamps for each review: 08:01 - Little Women 10:06 - Marriage Story 29:06 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 38:46 - The Irishman 54:04 - Joker 01:05:14 - Ford v. Ferrari 01:16:40 - Jojo Rabbit 01:25:42 - Parasite 01:45:00 - 1917
The guys from The PCCD Pod were all set to review 1917, perhaps the best movie of 2020, when new broke that Kobe Bryant and his daughter had died. Those two subjects drive the entire discussion on Episode 59 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Got feedback? Questions? Comments? Drop in on The Pop Culture Coram Deo Perpetual After Party and let us hear 'em!-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E. Stephen Burnett of Lorehaven makes his triumphant return to The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast - this time to talk about #ReleaseTheSnyderCut and why it matters beyond the world of superhero movies. Fandom sometimes becomes the story when it comes to pop culture artifacts and, like everything else in Jesus' spoken world, this part of life has to be understood in light of Christ's Lordship. So hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on Episode 58 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! ---- As Mentioned in the Episode ---- The Pop Culture Parent from New Growth Press - Now available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com! "Superman: Not Just a Man, but a Just Man" by Geoffrey Reiter "Comic Creators Respond after Zack Snyder Tells Fans to 'Wake the ---- Up' About Batman Killing People" (Warning: Blue Content)
Gentlemen, we know more now about this world around us than at any moment in our history. And yet, still, still, we are limited by our ignorance as to what is truly above us.- James Glaisher, The Aeronauts Guess who's back! That's right - Jared Moore makes his triumphant return to The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast after a long hiatus and full-blown doctoral upgrade. That's right, y'all he's here - Dr. Jared Moore. The guys catch us up on what they've been watching over he holiday season before launching into their trademark analysis of The Aeronauts (and Amazon Original and thus available for no extra cost on Amazon Prime Video) - a beautiful movie full of good things but with some very real darkness lurking under the surface. So wait no more - hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
It's here - the conclusion of the Skywalker era of Star Wars films - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! If you've listened to the podcast you know at least one of our hosts had strong feelings about The Last Jedi (Episode 11, if you haven't listened, from March 5th, 2018) so expectations for this film couldn't be much higher around PCCD Studios. To give the movie the kind of attention it deserves Jeff brought in two hardcore Star Wars nerds - Nick Duncan (@NickDuncan0627) and Joe Davis (of the forthcoming Script vs. Manuscript Podcast). [NB: There's another extra-specialer guest mixed into the audio as well but you'll have to listen to find out who.] So hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
On this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo we're talking to Cap Stewart about his newly-released curriculum Sex in Cinema - A New Approach for Christian Engagement with a Pornified Culture. Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! ** Resources ** The Curriculum: Sex in Cinema - A New Approach for Christian Engagement with a Pornified Culture Cap's Blog: Happier Far Article: Here’s the problem with just closing your eyes during the sex scenes Book: Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues Book: Worldly Amusements: Restoring the Lordship of Christ to Our Entertainment Choices
Welcome to my house. I'm delighted you could come. I'm certain you will find your stay here most illuminating. Think of me as your unseen servant, and believe that during your stay here I shall be with you in spirit. It's time to dive in to the Horror Genre with special (and re-occuring) guest Terry Gant! This time the fellas are diving into the genre through a review of 1973's The Legend of Hell House. This one is a doozy - with different kinds of ghosts, ideologically speaking, than you may be expecting. So hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on Episode 54 of the Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
On this episode your friends from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are bringing you an interview with Pastor Ted Giese who you may have heard on Issues, Etc. giving phenomenal movie reviews. You're going to enjoy this conversation as Ted walks through his faith and how it informs his consumption of movies. So let's get going - hit that download button and press play! NB: Connect with Ted: - On Twitter - Listen to his reviews on Issues, Etc. - Read his reviews on his church blog - Listen to his podcast Bill and Ted Watch Movies
For my whole life, I didn't know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice. Jared Moore is back, baby, and the PCCD Pod Dynamic Duo are reformed to talk about Todd Phillip's Joker, a film that has truly captivated the movie-going public. Getting soon-to-be Dr. Moore back in the saddle mans a free-flowing conversation about a movie both hosts were fascinated even if it isn't one they could love. Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! - - - - - - - - - - - - NB: Visit our Facebook Group to discuss Joker and so much more
Last month in our Facebook group guest host Terry Gant ran a poll asking about particular film genres' inherent capacity to either reveal the glory of God or obscure it. This episode is the first step in giving that question a thorough answer. We're starting that process by taking a look at the Western genre and then reviewing a classic film, The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly . In this Jeff and Terry: (1) Identify the defining marks of the Western genre (2) Detail the specific plot structures used in the genre (3) Give a review worth of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (4) Nail down the ways this genre pushes viewers to see the glory of God as well as where it unhelpfully pushes back against a Christ-centered view of reality. So let's get to it! Hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on Ep. 51 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!\
This week we've got a special treat to offer via The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! We're presenting an interview with Mike Duran, author, artist, and all around fascinating individual. We trust you are going to find the conversation interesting and edifying so what are we waiting for - hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest from THE PCCD Pod! Connect with Mike On: His website - www.MikeDuran.com His Amazon author page - https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Duran As Mentioned in the Episode: Holly Ordway - Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith
Swear... Swear if It isn't dead... if It ever comes back... we'll come back, too.- Bill Denbrough It - Chapter 2 drops this week and, to help you get ready, we're re-releasing our review of Chapter 1 from 2017 (along with our "Why Christians Watch Horror" segment) to whet your appetite for the next chapter. Enjoy!
Craziest NBA Offseason ever, huh? It really is a brand-new league after all the shuffling. That means it's time to get a handle on the new power structure of the league and the guys from Sports Coram Deo are here to help you get it sorted! Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest from Sports Coram Deo!
Sports Coram Deo is back with all you need to get ready for the 2019-20 College Football season! We get started with some not-so-serious questions before moving on to the biggest headlines in the national College Football conversation. You know we're going to follow that up with some SEC-specific (and UT Vols specific questions) before ending with a smidge of Madden 2020 talk and a dab of WWW Summerslam commentary. So you know what to do - hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest from Sports Coram Deo!
My friend? No. He’s my accessory. – Bo Peep, about Woody Toy Story 4 hit movie theaters not too long ago and hit its audience right in the feels. That experience, however, doesn't meat the feels are good. Want to know more? Hit that download button, press play, and get started on Ep. 49 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Make mistakes, learn from 'em. When life hurts you, because it will, remember the hurt. The hurt is good. It means you're out of that cave. The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast has returned from The Upside Down to report back on Stranger Things Season 3. We've brought in some extra firepower to give the show a proper evaluation as well! You know what to do from here - hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on Ep. 48 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
This week we're taking a look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters (finally!) and we're doing it in style! We've recruited E. Stephen Burnett to guest on this one and we're confident you're going to enjoy what Mr. Burnett brings to the table. It is time to hit that download button, press play, and lets get going on this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
The NBA Finals Done Got Good! Ya boys from Sports Coram Deo is here to take the pulse of the 2019 NBA Finals following a dominant Game 3 victory for the North! But that's not all you'll get in Episode 5 - check out the episode timeline: I. The Big Idea - ( 00:50 ) 1What about that weird fan who pushed Kyle Lowry? 2 Stop the Curry hate. 3 Who ya got? 4 Does Kawahi stay if the Raptors win? II. So Sorry to Interrupt - ( 40:41 ) What happens with 2019'S Top 20 NBA Free Agents (and Anthony Davis)? 1 Kevin Durant 2 Kawhi Leonard 3 Kyrie Irving 4 Kemba Walker 5 Klay Thompson 6 DeMarcus Cousins 7 Jimmy Butler 8 Tobias Harris 9 Khris Middleton (PO) 10 Brook Lopez III. Whatcha’ Watchin’?- ( 01:16:30 ) 1. Are You Watching All Elite Wrestling? 2. Will the Vols get no recruits for 2020? Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest episode of Sports Coram Deo!
You are special. We believe that you came here for a reason. This week The PCCD Pod heads out to the heartland to take a look at the Breyer's family's latest addition. Pray he doesn't look back.f Here's what you'll get on the way: I. Whatcha' Watchin' Billy Graham Documentary Chernobyl GodzillaFest! II. So Sorry to Interrupt Game of Thrones ended - did The PCCD Pod notice? How explicit is Rocketman going to be about Elton John's life? III. Pull the Curtain: Brightburn Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you. You're a laboratory experiment, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle. Finally. Avengers: Endgame is here and the PCCD Pod guys are anxious to dive in to the film with you. I. Whatcha' Watchin' - 03:16 Two Podcast Recommendations II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 16:21 The Poway (CA) synagogue shooter's relationship to the Reformed tradition III. Pull the Curtain - Avengers: Endgame - 31:04
It's been a long time but your friends from Sports Coram Deo are gonna make it up to you with a special Extra Deluxe edition episode. Here's what you'll find inside: I. Quick(ish) Hitters - ( 11:38 ) NCAA Tournament Evaluations Wrestlemania 35 Reactions II. The Main Diet - ( 27:50 ) How Damion Lillard managed to win the 1st round - the entire first round NBA Playoffs Officially Begin and End with the Second Round Predictions for the rest of the playoffs & the X-Factors each team is depending on III. Personal Coup de Grâce - ( 57:20 ) All about the Vols baby! - Welcome Kellie Jolly Harper! - Rick Barnes done broke my widdle heart - Spring Football wrapped up in Neyland. Is there any hope for our O-line and pass rush? P.S. - What do we expect from the NFL draft?
Say the magic word and your friends from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast will appear with a fresh - and in this case, definitive - Shazam! review! Fair warning: this could be the most boring intro to a PCCD episode ever but it ramps up quickly. Here's what you're gonna get in this one: I. Whatcha' Watchin'- 03:13 Jeff and Jared hash out The Office vs. Parks & Rec. Episode 03 of Peele's Twilight Zone We mourn the destruction of Notre Dame and do some speculating on what God may be doing through it. Another fair warning: potentially a little controversial here. II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 25:14 Disney's streaming service (Disney+) announces its pricing and early content Hollywood has a rough day at the Box Office as Hellboy and The Missing Link flop hard Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker dropped a teaser and you know we gotta talk about it III. Pull the Curtain: Shazam! - 40:19 Heads Up: Jared figures something out about this movie mid-conversation that makes this film even more enjoyable (at least for the PCCD Pod hosts)
The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast watched a new adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary rise from the mist and are returned to tell the tale. Is dead (again?) really better? Jeff and Jared will let you know! And here's what you get on the journey: A special guest appearance by the Church Curmudgeons! I. Whatcha' Watchin' - 09:25 A spoiler-filled mini review of Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone ( 14:38 - 24:25 ) Shazam! and some concerns with the movie for conscientious parents. II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 27:29 One of Jared's favorite shows isn't coming back as quickly as once thought! What does the proliferation of streaming services mean for us as entertainment consumers? Speaking of consuming: what is consumerism doing to the evangelical church family? III. Pull the Curtain: Pet Sematary (2019) - 46:27
The guys from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are back in the saddle, riding the road pursuit of the next great film to review. We have a suspect: Netflix's The Highwaymen. One the trail we also find: I. Whatcha' Watchin' - 02:46 Lords of Darkness Nacho Libre Umbrella Academy Nate Bargatze's Tennessee Kid Comedy Special on Netflix The Hellboy reboot staring David Harbour II. So Sorry to Interrupt! - 13:18 Shazam! and Pet Sematary drop this week. Which to see first?!? Mark Hamill signs on to voice Chucky in the Child's Play remake. III. Pull the Curtain: The Highwaymen - 23:32
The latest film from Jordan Peele is, unsurprisingly, one that rewards careful watching and reflection. For this one Jared and Jeff set aside the traditional episode format and spend their time all on analysis. The guys had a blast recording this one and we trust you'll find it a good conversation to join. Oh - one more thing: hang around after the review for our Miscellaneous discussion of some of the cool storytelling elements of this film that didn't fit into our normal analysis (hint: ~ 01:20:27) Hit that download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Your boys at Sports Coram Deo got their shot off just before the horn sounded and here they are to give you a bit of predictive prophecy (not really) about this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament! So grab our bracket, press play, and let's get started on what is simply the very best warm up to this year's March Madness!
Jeff and Terry were recording Episode 2 of Sports Coram Deo before and during the latest Duke/UNC clash that saw the basketball world take a collective gut punch as Zion Williamson collapsed to the floor clutching his ankle while the tattered remains of his sneaker held on for dear life. In this one you get the emotional roller coaster of The Zion Situation along with the regularly scheduled segments: I. The Big Idea: Time to Check in with Pre-Tourney College Basketball - 05:05 - Reconsidering Zion Williamson as an NBA prospect - Duke/UNC - who ya got tonight? - Ranking the Top 5 Greatest Sports Rivalries II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 44:25 - Making sens of the post-trade deadline, post-All-Star break NBA - Can anyone in the East take the Warriors to a game 6? III. Whatcha' Watchin': 01:10:57 - Spring College Football draws near! - How the mighty [Vols] have fallen! Can they get up again? IV. Bonus SCD! - 01:32:31 - Hang around after the credits for a UNC/Duke All-Timer Draft (see below) + more on the fall out from Zion's injury and our predictions for whether or not Zion ever plays ball for Duke again.
Netflix's High Flying Bird is the main event for this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! However, that's not all that is on tap in this one. Check it out: I. Whatcha' Watchin' - 02:51 Abducted in Plain Sight - Jeff catches up to Jared Horror Noire The Prodigy II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 15:49 [Less Serious] Will Smith's Aladdin Blew Up the Internet [More Serious] ( 18:46 ) The Southern Baptist Convention is the focus of a devastating investigation by The Houston Chronicle which uncovered a significant and heart-wrenching record of sexual abuse. Jeff and Jared, pastors of Southern Baptist congregations, get into the whys and what-to-dos in the aftermath of this report. III. Pull the Curtain: High Flying Bird - 01:02:47 Economic Justice is a topic of interest among evangelicals. What does High Flying Bird have to say about the subject and, even more importantly, how does the film function as a gateway to considering the Biblical material addressing authentic economic justice? Find out in this episode!
Welcome to the launch of Civics Coram Deo - a podcast aimed at helping citizens of Christ's greater kingdom live as good citizens of the lesser kingdoms on Earth. This is a long-form podcast aiming the wisdom of God at the political matters of the moment. This inaugural episode is over-flowing with lots of goodies! I. Low Hanging Fruit: The 2019 State of the Union Address - 02:35 All the analysis of President Trump's most recent address that is fit to podcast! II. The Broken Clock - 32:27 Did Bill Maher end his career for a Popeye's joke? Should his career be over for a Popeye's joke? III. Better Luck Next Time! - 49:24 Fantasy Draft Time! This week we're picking from the ever-increasing number of 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominees! IV. The Big Idea(s) - 01:07:50 Trump wants the Bible taught in public schools? Good idea or bad idea? Princeton prof says maybe its time to kill the study of Classics in the name of eradicating white privilege! Governor Northam of VA has had a rough week. What would justice look like in his controversy? Or for the pre-born children in his state?
You guys. The guys from The PCCD Pod went extra long-form this week! In fact, there was so much to cover that they pulled in Terry Felton from Sports Coram Deo to handle the heavy lifting. You'll find timestamps below; these are your friends - use 'em to jump around to all the goodies in this week's episode! I. Whatcha Watchin' - 02:34 - Jeff and Jared give Terry a Call to Talk Over the Most Boring Super Bowl Ever (?), Why the Pelicans Would Be Crazy to Trade Anthony Davis Before July, the Trouble with the Knicks Building around K.D. and Kyrie, and some Hopes for the Vols' National Signing Day - 02:45 - After wrapping up with Terry the guys get into Velvet Buzzsaw and Abducted in Plain Sight from Netflix - 36:34 II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 46:31 - So Donald Trump is Open to Putting Bible Classes in Public Schools. Good idea or bad? III. Pull the Curtain: Chronicle (2012) - 01:10:43 - Surprisingly enough, this is a first-time viewing for both of the guys. What's the verdict? Hit download, press play,and find out on this episode!
It's time for something new on The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast network: welcome to the debut of Sports Coram Deo! In the world of SCD we're looking at our cultural fascination with sports in the light of God's glory in Christ. The new show brings a new co-host too; everyone say hi to Terry Felton, gentleman, pastor, and thoughtful brother. Here's what you'll get from the first episode: I. The Big Question: Is the Super Bowl Satanic? - 05:11 II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 46:12 The MLB Hall of Fame Welcomes Its First Unanimous Inductee Speaking of Halls of Fame - How Brutal is the Induction Process (according to Tony Boselli)? How Sure are We that Zion Williamson Should Be the #1 Pick in the NBA Draft? III. Whatcha' Watchin' - 01:21:40 Here's where you get an undiluted dose of the teams nearest and dearest to the hosts of The SCD Podcast Let's Love on the #1 Tennessee Volunteer Men's Basketball Team Speaking of the Vols, How will the last National Signing Day play out on Rocky Top? Chicago Bulls Fans Suffer Under the Worst Front Office in the NBA. Is There Anything They Can Do to Change the Depressing Status Quo? Perhaps.
The PCCD Pod is back with a review of Shyamalan's Glass and so, so much more: I. Whatcha' Watchin'? - 04:48 The Discovery Channel's Gold Rush The Sisters Brothers A Dog's Way Home II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 18:12 The Prodigy's Two Trailers for Two Different Movies Oscar Nominations Are Out - Surprises, Disappointments, Should-Wins The Barbarous New York State Abortion Expansion III. Pull the Curtain - 01:17:20 Stay Tuned for the Definitive Ranking of Movies in the Shyamalaniverse
Here's a treat: Jared and Jeff scheduled an audio record of their throw-down over Eighth Grade. One of the guys is very negative, the other very positive. Can either convince the other? We'll find out on this episode. In addition you get the regular goodies you've come to expect from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast: I. Whatcha' Watchin'?- 01:34 Noroi: The Curse (2005) First Reformed Date Night (Re-watch) II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 11:47 The deplorable fan reaction to Cody Parkey's missed blocked field goal in the Bears' playoff game. Award season is staring up proper and Jeff gets a bit fascinating quizzing Jared on his picks for the Golden Globes & Critic's Choice awards. III. Pull the Curtain: Eighth Grade - 32:45
The PCCD Pod is back and ready to start the year off right! Specifically, we're talking two of the biggest films of the young new year, Netflix's Bird Box and the DCEU's Aquaman! Here's what's in store for this special Double Feature episode: I. Whatcha Watchin’? - 02:17 (1). Taylor Swift's Netflix Concert (2) Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (Amazon) + Terrified [Aterrados] (Shudder) (3) Bird Box (Review) II. So Sorry to Interrupt! - 39:39 Ranking our most anticipated films of 2019 III. Pull the Curtain: Aquaman - 45:39
The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast is back to send 2018 out the right way! The guys have your year-end review covered, starting the absolute worst of the stay-aways from the year that was. You'll get the toppermost of the poppermost as well plus all that slots in-between. Here's the breakdown: I. Whatcha' Watchin' - 03:32 Rapid fire on: Annhilation Into the Spider-Verse Aquaman The Good Place Won't You Be My Neighbor Bumblebee Bird Box Instant Family Ralph Breaks the Internet (Spoilers!) The Grinch (Spoilers!) II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 19:39 1. Black Mirror's Bandersnatch (Netflix) is all your choose-your-own-adventure dreams come to film. 2. Jordan Peele's Us trailer creeped us right out this Christmas! III. The Very Worst and Best of 2018! - 31:43
This week's Pop Culture Coram Deo episode gets upgraded with the addition of special guests. This band of brothers covers a broad range of topics on their way to reviewing Upgrade. Here's what is in store: I. So Sorry to Interrupt - 01:16 Who are the best NFL QBs, RBs, and WRs of all time? II. Whatcha' Watchin' - 06:16 - The Grinch - College Football - Instant Family (including a frank conversation about adoption challenges from three adopting fathers) - Why should (or shouldn't) adults watch cartoons? - What's the deal with getting a podcast like The PCCD Pod out, anyway? III. Analysis: Upgrade - 27:28 Hit that download button, press play, and let's get started!
It's Double Feature time on The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast! This week Jeff and Jared went extra innings to cover two projects: the Freddie Mercury (and Queen) biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek plus Netflix's Black-Mirror-for-Tween series Creeped Out. Here's how the episode breaks down: I. So Sorry to Interrupt (yes, we mixed the order up this week) - 01:32 - Why are movies with nudity such a non-negotiable for the Jeff and Jared? II. Whatcha Whatchin' - 06:57 - Jared watched He's Out There; was it worth his time? - Jeff has been mulling over The Haunting of Hill House some more and wants to talk about Liv and that ending. - The guys get into spoiler-filled proper review of Netflix's Creeped Out ( 14:02 ) III. Pull the Curtain: Bohemian Rhapsody - 55:12 So hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone. Jared and Jeff from The PCCD Pod walked together into the halls of Hill House. For 10 episodes they explored the various rooms and crannies of the Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, left no door unopened, and return now to report what they found. Here's what's ahead on Episode 32 of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast: I. Whatcha' Watchin? - 00:45 A spoiler-filled commentary on: a. Hulu's Castle Rock b. The 2018 Halloween Sequel c. Netflix's Creeped Out II. So Sorry to Interrupt - 24:12 a. Guillermo del Toro is set to create a Pinocchio series for Netflix - good news, bad news, or something else? b. How do Jared and Jeff think throw whether or not to watch a movie that contains foul language and/or nudity? III. Pull the Curtain: Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House - 51:19 So let's get started. Hit that download button, press play, and dive in to the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Jeff and Jared braved the carnage of the latest Sony/Marvel collaboration, Venom, to report back on how the movie holds up compared to the ultimate story God is telling about His Son through cosmic history. On the way there the guys also got into: I. Whatcha Watchin'? (Featuring a brand new play-in bump :D) ~Spoiler Warning~ 1. How Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom holds up on re-watch. 2. The first episode of Netflix's Creeped Out and its usefulness to parents. II. So Sorry to Interrupt 1. The Chronicles of Narnia is heading to Netflix - should we suspect Aslan is on the move or more winter but never Christmas? 2. Since we're in October let's talk some scary movies - how do Jeff and Jared disagree about Hereditary? 3. And since we're talking Venom - why do we continue to find ourselves fascinated by anti-heroes? III. Pull the Curtain: Venom You know what to do - hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Jeff and Jared are back to give their new 31 Days of Horror list the kickoff it deserves by looking at 1987's cult-classic Monster Squad. You know what you get on the way: Whatcha Watchin'?, special edition, where we test Jared's knowledge of horror trivia using Trivial Pursuit's new Horror Movie Edition and So Sorry To Interrupt where we discuss the beautiful conjunction of Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers in a forthcoming film. So what are you waiting for? Hit the download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
I didn't know her... I didn't know my daughter. This week Jared and Jeff tracked down Searching and, spoiler alert, liked what they found. But how does the film stand up when compared against the story God is telling through history? The guys from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast are here to help answer that question. You'll find this episode of The PCCD Pod chock-full of details, analysis, and some bonus content after the final credits roll. Here's what's in store: Whatcha Watching - 03:04Castle Rock came to an endStreaming services loading up on scares for Halloween So Sorry to Interrupt - 13:32 The Venom film releases soon. So what are the top 3 comic book villains of all time?Debate: What is the better holiday, Christmas or Halloween?Speaking of Halloween, what are the top 3 scariest movies Jared & Jeff have seen? Analysis: Searching - 50:23Did the movie give away the ending too early?What does the film have to say about our online lives and the intersection of family and profile?How do we see the gospel (if at all) in Searching? Bonus: Storytime - 90:32The time Jared royally betrayed Jeff in terrifying fashion.
"Our memories make us who we are." - Project 77 Netflix paid big $$$ for Next Gen. And why not? The movie has all the talent in the world involved and a built-in fanbase from one of China's most popular - and infamous - websites. The movie has a lot to say about some pretty big ideas: how technology remakes humanity in it own image, what relationship exists between our memories and our identities. But is this a movie that holds up in the light of God's revelation of Himself in Christ? Jared and Jeff give Next Gen the full Pop Culture Coram Deo workout to answer that question. And on the way they do a deep dive on The Predator, WB's continual weirdness with the DCEU, and try their hand at casting an actor to play the Joker who can hold up to Nicholson and Ledger's precedent. So hit that download button, press play, and lets get going on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
What's the opposite of a miracle, Father? There guys from the PCCD Pod had a date with a Romanian convent and let's just say it didn't go well. The latest (and perhaps most hyped) film from The Conjuring Universe is here and its time to put the movie under the spotlight of God's glory revealed in the face of Jesus Christ. On the way there the guys hit on the latest video game featuring Marvel's Spider-Man, the return of football, and even more. So is The Nun a story that tells the truth about God's greater story or one that should be dumped into the pit of condemnation? Hit that download button, press play, and let's find out on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
There's always time for a smackeral of wonder. . Time for an expetition... er... expedition into The Hundred Acre Woods to get re-acquainted with Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eyeore, and all his friends. It is also time for Pooh and the crew to get re-acquainted with Christopher Robin. This week Christopher Robin goes under the PCCD Pod's microscope and you'll get a hearty dose of the good, bad, and otherwise in and around this movie. So let's get started! Hit the download button, press play, and let's see what this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast has in store!
"Your mission, should you *choose* to accept it." I wonder - did you ever choose not to? The end you've always feared is coming. And the blood will be on your hands. The fallout of all your good intentions. Jared and Jeff have [finally] chosen to accept Mission: Impossible - Fallout for review under the Pop Culture Coram Deo lens. Is the series long in the tooth or still in stride? What, if anything, should Christians embrace and reject in this film? You know how to find out! Hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on this episode of the PCCD Pod!
The guys from the PCCD Pod are back and this time they've got into extra innings with a favorite horror movie, 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose! Lots of ground gets covered in this one: Do they guys think possession still happens? If so, how? And what would they do if they were tasked with an exorcism.The real-life tragedy that forms the source material for this movie.-Scott Derrickson as, at least once upon a time, a thoughtful Christian creative working in the horror genreSo let's get started! Hit that download button, press play, and jump in to the latest from Pop Culture Coram Deo!
You can do it. You can do anything. You're the world's greatest grandma. Ant-Man and The Wasp dropped this week and became Marvel's latest #1 box office draw. Jared and Jeff hit their regulators and dropped into the world of Scott Lang and Hope Pym. What did they find? Quantum... stuff. Lots of it. More importantly, how does the film stand up when scrutinized in light of God's self-revelation? Well, go ahead and press the download button, hit play next, and let's find out on this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Senator: "Do these animals deserve the same protection given to other species? Or should they just be left to die?" Dr. Ian Malcolm: "These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful... they're going to be here after. Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life... finds a way." Jared and Jeff head in to Isla Nublar to look in on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Catastrophe is close at hand, not just in the form of volcanoes and greedy arms dealers but also in broken minds, hearts, and decisions. We wonder: has any goodness survived, like a lurking Mosasaurus, just under the surface? You know how to find out: hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest episode of the Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Helen Parr: "You know it's crazy, right? To help my family, I gotta leave it to fix the law, I gotta break it." Bob Parr: "You've got to, so our kids can have that choice." The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast is back with a long-awaited 21st episode, this time covering an even longer-awaited sequel to 2004's beloved animated hit The Incredibles. Pixar took their sweet time but finally we've got another chapter of the Parr family saga. Like the first film, the sequel raises lots of good questions - both through the good guys and the bad. So what are you waiting for? Hit the download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one will love you as you are But I won't let them break me down to dust I know that there's a place for us For we are glorious Time for some music! This week the guys are pulling The Greatest Showman into the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. What do you know? The PCCD Pod guys find a lot to be thankful for. This was a fun episode to record and we think it'll be a fun listen as well. Hit that download button, press play, and find out. When you are done drop by iTunes or our new Facebook group to let us know what you thought!
On Facebook? Join in the conversation at The Pop Culture Coram Deo Perpetual After Party Solo has finally shown up and it is making news for all the wrong reasons: Too little at the box office Too much progressive politics Too much weirdness with Lando's characterToo many Star Wars movies (?)The guys from The PCCD Pod get in to it all - Pansexuality, L3's social justice crusade, and why Solo's opening weekend disappointed - all before they dive into the worldview and value of the Solo story. Inside you'll hear a [surprising?] take on the likability of this movie plus how the moral world of Solo leads to theological consideration and, from there, worship. So hit that download button, press play, and let's get started on the latest from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why. 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, ODA 595, under the leadership of Captain Mitch Nelson, who must work with an Afghan warlord to take down a critically important Taliban stronghold. The movie is a story of bravery, upright conduct, and fighting a good fight. Time to hit that download button, press play, and dive into this film with the guys from the PCCD Pod!
"In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives." - Thanos It's here. After 10 years, [seemingly] countless movies, and long days of waiting Avengers: Infinity War has arrived and [again, seemingly] the whole world rushed out to watch it. The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast Guys were in the first wave in and they've emerged to talk it over with you. So another important event has arrived. It is time for you to hit the download button, press play, and let's get going on the latest from the PCCD Pod!
"He's more human I am. He lived in this world, fell in love, had a job. In spite of all that power." - Bruce Wayne describing Clark Kent. The PCCD Pod is back with an attempted rehabilitation of a much-maligned movie, 2017's Justice League. More importantly, we're also attempting to help you think through this movie in light of God's glory. And, while he's no friend of the film, this episode features a special appearance from none other than the Calvinist Batman! What more motivation do you need? Hit that download button, press play, and let's see if we can convince you to take another look at Justice League!
"It's a lot easier to be brave when you've got lives to spare. It's a lot harder when you only have one life." Pop Culture Coram Deo is back with some Redbox-friendly movie fare. We're going back to the world of Jumanji except this time there's a haunted Atari-clone video game system rather than a board game (Robin Williams we miss you!). Does the decades-later sequel live up to the original? Either way, is there anything in the film that displays God's glory in a particular way? Time to hit that download button, press play, and find out!
"What are we if we can't protect them?" - Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt's) to her husband Lee (John Krasinski) in reference to the couple's children. The calling of parents to care for their children even as they prepare them for the future provides the heart and drama of A Quite Place, the John Krasinki vehicle that is garnering rave reviews in the early days of its run. Join the guys from the PCCD Pod help you gather the true, good, and beautiful from A Quiet Place and throw away any wickedness. Hit that download button, press play, and get started with this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
We're barely past opening weekend and this March has already been particularly mad. Fan of Virginia? Sorry. Fan of underdogs (like the Chicago Loyola Sister Jeans)? Congratulations! The fundamental reality is that Christians make up a significant portion of the throngs of viewers gulping down the excitement of the organic national holiday known as the NCAA Tournament. The guys from the PCCD Pod want to help Christians get the most out of their fandom without falling into the readily-available potholes that remind us the term fan is short for fanatic. In this rollicking conversation your hosts take you through the subject of sports and how to participate as Christians. So now is your own one shining moment - hit the download button, press play, and jump in to this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
We have to podcast. It's not just in us... It is us. Coco is one of Pixar's most beautiful films. It is also one of the studio's most pagan. The film commits to an afterlife - and tells us a host of dangerous lies about the afterlife (admittedly not the ones we'd expect though). So how do viewers (and parents) separate the beautiful from the beautiful lies in Coco. Hit the download button on this episode, press play, and let the guys from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast help you do just that!
"“My disappointment in your performance cannot be overstated.” – Supreme Leader Snoke to Kylo Ren. Also Jeff Wright to Rian Johnson It's time to take The Last Jedi under the Pop Culture Coram Deo microscope. And don't worry, like Kylo's yin to Rey's yang, Jared isn't nearly as negative as Jeff. So where does the image of God show itself in The Last Jedi? Where does fallenness rear its wretched head? Hit that download button, press play, and lets jump into to the latest episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
Find more Pop Culture Coram Deo on Patheos! "I have seen gods fly. I have seen men build weapons that I couldn't even imagine. I have seen aliens drop from the sky. But I have never seen anything like this." - Agent Ross Marvel's Black Panther is the latest MCU film to capture truckloads of money and popular acclaim. Beyond those elements the movie has spurred a broad cultural conversation about race, foreign policy, and more. The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast dives in to King T'Challa's Wakanda with both feet and looks for all the ways the image of God shows up in this film. What they find is, we think, pretty provocative. So hit that download button, press play, and let's talk about Black Panther! Website listeners can stream the episode on TuneIn here!
I had a pretty cool dad. What I'm trying to say here is... sometimes that *thing* you're searching for your whole life... is right there by your side all along. And you don't even know it. Time for a new voyage on The Good Ship PCCD! This time we're hoping on board The Milano and taking a spin around the cosmos with Peter, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and [Baby] Groot. What does Vol. 2 yield when examined in the light of God's glory? It isn't just Egomaniacal (see what I did there?) false gods and Destroyer's with hearts of gold. So you know what to do... Wait... What do you mean you don't remember? Ok - no worries. Let me explain it again: All right, first you flick this [download button]. That activates it. Then you push this button, the play button, which will give you about fifty-five minutes to get all the good out of this movie. Now, whatever you do, don't push that *other* button... that will set off the bomb immediately and we'll all be dead. Now, repeat back what I just said. :) Website listeners can stream this episode here via TuneIn
The PCCD Pod is on Patheos now! Visit our new blog for episode companion pieces as well as analysis on subjects not covered in our audio content! Hostiles, the latest Christian Bale vehicle, may just be (in order of escalating significance): 1. The best film of the year in the Western genre. 2. The movie with the most violent opening sequence of 2018. 3. The most Christian film released by secularists this year. Interested? The hosts of Pop Culture Coram Deo will give you the kind of walk-through you need to decide if you can or should watch Hostiles and, if you do, how to find the true, good, and beautiful in the film while rejecting the false and idolatrous? Press that download button, press play, and let's talk about Scott Cooper's Hostiles! Connect with The PCCD Pod on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit! Give us a review on iTunes? Thanks in advance if so!
"Who am I and what should I do?" This is the central question of Moana and all the resources of Disney animated are brought to bear on giving the answer in the most beautiful (both visually and audibly) manner possible. Moana is a remarkable young lady in a world populated by characters both charming and bad counterfeits of The Living God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. How do we navigate the compelling world of Moana as Christians and parents? Download the episode, press play, and let's find out on the latest episode from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast!
1 beach, 400,000 British and French soldiers. Nazi forces at their back, in the sky, and in the water. A profound longing for home. The only thing absent? God - if not on the historical beach then at least in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Nonetheless (and as is usual with Nolan's films) there is much to chew on in Dunkirk. How should Christians think through the film? Press that download button, hit play, and let's talk about it on the latest Pop Culture Coram Deo! Website listeners can stream this episode on TuneIn here!
"We're gonna hide this recording when we're finished. If neither of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. The storm's been hitting us hard now for 48 hours. We still have so much to address... One other thing: We think this story rips through your delusions of being a good person when you really understand it. Jared found some shredded self-righteousness earlier but the name-tag was missing. It could be anybody's. Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired.That's what happens when you're just out for yourself. Nothing else we can do, just wait..." - Jared Moore and Jeff Wright, Hosts, The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast, US Outpost Number 31. Follow The PCCD Pod on Twitter and Facebook! Website listeners can stream this episode on Stitcher here.
This story of a cursed castle and a poor provincial village holds much more than Belle, the Beast, or Gaston can possibly tell. Join the guys from The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast as they take a thorough look at a story that features Federal Headship, Substitutionary Atonement, and a morality tale (almost) as old as time. Well, okay... not quite that old. Let me try again... Jared and Jeff have set the table and they invite you to relax, pull up a chair, and be their guest for a podcast that is never second best! Follow The PCCD Pod on Twitter and Facebook! Website listeners can stream this episode on Stitcher here.
In this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast the guys head to the town of Derry. While there they encounter a killer clown, negligent adults, and a loser's club of misfit children. Did the guys find anything redeemable in this story that haunted them as children? The answer may surprise you! Follow The PCCD Pod on Twitter and Facebook! Website listeners can stream this episode on Stitcher here.
In this episode of The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podast Jared and Jeff head back to WWI. There they find Diana, Ares, and proto-Nazis running for their lives. Can Hollywood's ideal "strong woman" save mankind or has Hollywood traded distinct strong femininity for something less? The answer may surprise you. Follow the PCCD Pod on Twitter and Facebook! Website listeners can stream this episode on Stitcher here.
"Come visit my parents!" she said. "It'll be fun!" she said. "They'll just love you!" she said. It's time for The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast to drop in on the Armitage family and their uniquely evil form of appropriating the black community. Is staying woke sufficient to save? Or at least survive? Give this episode a play and find out! Follow the PCCD Pod on Twitter and Facebook!Website listeners can stream this episode on Stitcher here.