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The TLDR Bible Show

By Elizabeth Pruchnicki & Rev. Billy Kluttz

A podcast for people interested in the Bible, just not interested enough to read it. Co-hosted by Elizabeth Pruchnicki and Billy Kluttz. Send your questions, comments, and show requests to tldrbibleshow@gmail.com.
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Thanks, Sinners!
Thanks, Sinners!
Liz and Billy say "thank you and goodbye (at least for now)" to all the sinners out there. Thanks for your questions, comments, and all the rude remarks. We're grateful to have shared some of our favorite (and least favorite) Bible stories with you all over the past five seasons. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You made the show so much fun, Charlie. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs.
07:56
September 06, 2022
Genesis 19-21: Who We Punish and Who We Forgive
Genesis 19-21: Who We Punish and Who We Forgive
Genesis 19-21 is a wild ride with way too much to cover in one brief episode. Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. Lot’s wife is turned to stone. Abraham keeps trying to trick people into thinking that his wife is his sister and for some reason it’s the ultimate con. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
28:25
August 24, 2022
Genesis 16-18: Abraham also Laughs
Genesis 16-18: Abraham also Laughs
Billy and Liz read the OG passage that brought them together through the power of Biblical Storytelling. We talk about Abraham, the covenant, and lots of circumcisions.  As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
39:58
July 18, 2022
Genesis 12-15: Abram & the Covenant
Genesis 12-15: Abram & the Covenant
Billy and Liz discuss the beginning of the matriarchs and patriarchs— that’s right, it’s finally time to talk about all these people we vaguely remember but can’t place in the family tree…. I think there’s someone named Joseph at some point? God makes a covenant with Abram (later to be renamed Abraham) and God choice of Abram is not meritocratic. Abram is just as ridiculous as the rest of us… as we’ll find out in this crazy adventure through the rest of Genesis. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
39:41
June 20, 2022
Rapunzel's Tower of Babel (Genesis 10-11)
Rapunzel's Tower of Babel (Genesis 10-11)
First of all, diversity is not a punishment. It’s a little too easy to read this story in a typical English language Bible and walk away with any other impression. Billy and Liz unpack a more helpful interpretation of the Tower of Babel story. We finish up with a summary of the primordial history of Genesis 1-11 before pivoting in a few weeks to the family history of Genesis 12-50. We’ll be off for a few weeks, but we’re excited to hit your podcast feed again with Genesis 12-50! As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
31:58
April 25, 2022
Noah's Ark: Violence is Bad (Genesis 6-9)
Noah's Ark: Violence is Bad (Genesis 6-9)
Billy and Liz talk about that beloved children’s story Noah’s Ark. You know, the one where everyone dies. Classic children’s story. But there ARE lots of cute animals! Liz returns to the question of incest as the whole of humanity is reduced to a tiny remnant of Noah and his family, and Billy is continually uninterested in this question. We close out our conversation thinking about violence and come to the conclusion that even God decides that they can’t resort to violence to try to fix the problems of the world. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
33:30
April 18, 2022
The FIRST Murder! (Genesis 4-5)
The FIRST Murder! (Genesis 4-5)
Billy and Liz start this episode off with an error on the Bible. Cain and Abel are the sons of Adam and Eve, not the brothers of Adam and Eve. The rest of the episode, I’m sure, you all will find completely error free. We continue the conversation with a little suspicion of the heterosexual family, since literally this first family commits murder; and finish up with a conversation about how God chooses to elevate those who have nothing. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
31:32
April 11, 2022
Bone of My Bone & Flesh of My Flesh (Genesis 2:4b-3:24)
Bone of My Bone & Flesh of My Flesh (Genesis 2:4b-3:24)
It’s another Creation Story & THE FALL (you must say “the fall” in a very spooky voice). While in Genesis 1 we get a zoomed out Creation story, here we get much more intimate in the garden of Eden (which maybe all women still have the keys to?). Adam and Eve are together and happy, until that pesky snake comes by and ruins it all. Sexism and homophobia (but NOT marriage) enter the story nice and early at end of our conversation. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
33:28
April 04, 2022
Ordering the Gobbledygook (Genesis 1:1-2:4a)
Ordering the Gobbledygook (Genesis 1:1-2:4a)
Billy and Liz start from the very beginning, because as Julie Andrews teaches, it’s a very good place to start. We’re taking things aaaaall the way back to the Book of Genesis for our fifth season of the TLDR Bible Show. In Genesis 1:1-2:4a, we learn about a first creation story where God orders the formless void and fills the world with all manner of creatures. There are very few women, but that’s okay, because that means that sexism and homophobia haven’t entered the story at this point. Hooray! As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
38:03
March 28, 2022
New Season Coming Up: The Book of Genesis
New Season Coming Up: The Book of Genesis
We take it back to the very beginning this season. We're unpacking Genesis 1-11: The Primordial History in our first five episodes of this season. We'll touch on some of the most famous stories in the Bible: Creation, Adam and Eve, the first murder, Noah's Ark, and the Tower of Babel (spoiler alert: diversity is not a punishment!).  New episodes will drop on Mondays for the next five weeks. See you later, sinners! As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
02:08
March 21, 2022
Christmas Bonus Episode featuring Special Guest Kate Mitchell
Christmas Bonus Episode featuring Special Guest Kate Mitchell
Longtime listener and longer-time friend Kate Mitchell joins Liz and Billy for a special Christmas bonus episode on Luke chapter 2 and Isaiah chapter 9.  As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our SPECIAL Christmas theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
51:18
December 27, 2021
Advent 4: The Ghost of Christmas Past!
Advent 4: The Ghost of Christmas Past!
Y'all sinners out there loved our 2020 Christmas mini-sode last year so much that we wanted to rerun it. In honor of Advent 4, we bring you our classic conversation about the birth narrative we find in the Gospel of Matthew.  Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:23   As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our SPECIAL Christmas theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
31:50
December 20, 2021
A Brood of Vipers and OMG Christmas is almost here: Advent 3 with Lee Catoe
A Brood of Vipers and OMG Christmas is almost here: Advent 3 with Lee Catoe
Rev. Lee Catoe of Justice Unbound and the podcast A Matter of Faith joins us this week as we cover Advent 3 and debt, corporate sin, and judgement. Advent is a time of holding space for the coming of Jesus who will radically change the way our world functions— so we talk about those big themes alongside the whirlwind of human emotions that the holiday season brings. At the end, we discuss the age-old dilemma: what’s the proper etiquette for giving and receiving items that have been re-gifted? Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20 & Luke 3:7-18 As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our SPECIAL Christmas theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
46:58
December 13, 2021
One Week Closer to Christmas (Advent 2) with Jeff Baker
One Week Closer to Christmas (Advent 2) with Jeff Baker
Rev. Jeff Baker from Chosen Family Church joins us for our conversation about Advent 2 as we think about what those pesky Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy come from. We discuss the age-old dilemma of: What to do when Christmas carolers come to your home? Scripture: Malachi 3:1-4 & Luke 3:1-6 As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our SPECIAL Christmas theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
43:34
December 06, 2021
Almost Christmas (Advent 1) with Brooke Scott!
Almost Christmas (Advent 1) with Brooke Scott!
Rev. Brooke Scott from Church on Main in Delaware stops by the pod once again to tell us about her favorite Christmas traditions as we begin our advent season! We cover sections of the Advent lectionary, reading Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke 21:25-36 before diving in with a cup of hot cocoa and some Christmas ornaments to get in the holiday spirit. As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
44:33
November 29, 2021
Markan Wrap Up: The Return of Herodias!
Markan Wrap Up: The Return of Herodias!
Billy & Liz take you on a wrap up tour of our favorite moments from the Gospel of Mark. We talk about some of the overarching themes of the gospel including Rome, masculinity and power. Even as Jesus is trying to dismantle these systems, the author uses those same constructions to tell his story of Jesus. So we get a MANLY Jesus! We'll be taking next week off in a mini-break between Season 3 and Season 4, but we'll be back in your podcast feed on Mondays in Advent (November 29-December 25 for the non-churchy of y'all, Sinners!). Our Advent season will rock your preparatory world and you get ~in the mood~ for the Christmas spirit.  As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
21:33
November 15, 2021
A Market for Snakes (Mark 16)
A Market for Snakes (Mark 16)
The tomb is empty— Thanks be to God! Billy and Liz talk about the Resurrection in Mark 16 and we cover those pesky pesky alternate endings in 16:9-20. You can pick up snakes if you're faithful to God? You can drink poison?! We unpack what is going on in these alt endings and get back to the Resurrection basics (like if that young man wearing a white linen cloth is hot).  As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
26:58
November 08, 2021
Devouring the Widows' Houses in Mark 11-15 (Part 2)
Devouring the Widows' Houses in Mark 11-15 (Part 2)
You’ve stuck it out for Part 2 of our conversation with Rev. Jeff Baker of Chosen Family Church! This episode covers the irreverent queer and feminist critiques of the Mark 11-15 that you know and love. We talk a lot about the poor widow who gives away all her money— spoiler alert, we don't think that's a good thing and we figure out exactly what are we supposed to give unto Caesar. Many thanks to Rev. Jeff Baker for joining this conversation. They tell all the best jokes. You can find Jeff at: chosenfamilychurch.com As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
29:34
November 01, 2021
It’s the Apocalypse? (Mark 11-15)
It’s the Apocalypse? (Mark 11-15)
Rev. Jeff Baker of Chosen Family Church joins this episode for the anniversary of their first visit to the TLDR Bible Show! This episode is just the first half of our conversation about the Book of Mark 11-15 because we enjoyed gabbing way too long. In this section of the conversation we cover the summaries, the characters and dive into the historical context. We spend a lot of time talking about the apocalypse narrative from Mark 13, so buckle up! Many thanks to Rev. Jeff Baker for joining this conversation. You can find Jeff at: chosenfamilychurch.com As always, all the love to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. You make the show fun. Reach out to Charlie for all your music production needs. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
38:57
October 25, 2021
Divorce, Adultery, and Identity: Who IS Jesus in the Gospel of Mark 8:22-10:52
Divorce, Adultery, and Identity: Who IS Jesus in the Gospel of Mark 8:22-10:52
Billy and Liz talk Mark 8:22-10:52 as Jesus pivots the narrative towards Jerusalem. We cover that pesky, harmful, and oft-cited passage on adultery and why no one should ever get divorced (lol). Then we spend a lot of time talking about identity: who IS Jesus? What does he want us to know about him... and when? My goodness, it's all so mysterious.  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
45:30
October 18, 2021
Dragon Eggs, Disability, and the Gospel of Mark (Chapters 5-8)
Dragon Eggs, Disability, and the Gospel of Mark (Chapters 5-8)
Liz and Billy discuss evil women, healing stories, Markan "sandwiches," and disability/ability in the Gospel of Mark (chapters 5-8). This road trip makes no sense, but the fun continues!  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
54:47
October 11, 2021
Prepositions, Penetration and Plots to Kill in Mark 1-4
Prepositions, Penetration and Plots to Kill in Mark 1-4
Billy and Liz use the word “preposition” incorrectly a whole bunch of times, but that doesn’t slow down this ministry road trip! What is a preposition anyway? Jesus calls ~The 12~ and he and his followers are on the move. They travel around Galilee healing people and aggravating the authorities so much that we get an early plot to kill Jesus in Chapter 3. Billy and Liz think about chosen family, queer community, and the way that Simon Peter’s mother-in-law jumps up from her death bed to start serving supper. Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
42:06
October 04, 2021
Introducing The Gospel of Mark: Testosterone-filled mega hunks, queer sleep away camp, & the Passion
Introducing The Gospel of Mark: Testosterone-filled mega hunks, queer sleep away camp, & the Passion
Hey there, Sinners! We begin The Gospel of Mark with a really scintillating conversation about the first century world: Who this Mark fellow is and how did he come to write this really great thing? Get ready for a meaty conversation about history that's just an appetizer for our juicy feminist and delectable queer critiques that are headed your way. Who's hungry for some tasty tasty Bible summaries?   Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible Send us an email at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com
39:19
September 27, 2021
A Little Tease for the Book of Mark
A Little Tease for the Book of Mark
We've got a little teaser for y'all Sinners out there today— a small taste of what you can expect with this new season of The TLDR Bible Show. Stick around next week and check your podcast feed Monday mornings for episodes to drop on the Gospel of Mark. We'll continue to cover feminist and queer critiques of the Bible, give context to where some of our historical baggage with the Bible comes from, and as always, be irreverent and silly.  Send your questions and comments to tldrbibleshow@gmail.com Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
05:28
September 20, 2021
TLDR Season 3 Trailer: We're Back!
TLDR Season 3 Trailer: We're Back!
Hey there, Sinners! We're back for Season 3 of The TLDR Bible Show— the show for people who are curious about the Bible, just not curious enough to actually read it. We figured that it was time to bring Jesus into the picture, so this season we're covering the Gospel of Mark.  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
02:13
September 14, 2021
The Megilloth, What's That Again? Season Two Wrap Up
The Megilloth, What's That Again? Season Two Wrap Up
Billy and Liz discuss what we learned (or didn't learn?) during season two's summarization of Esther, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Song of Songs (otherwise known as the Megilloth) and try to summarize our summaries. This is our last conversation in this series, but, fear not, season three on the Gospel of Mark will be coming out soon!  Send your Bible questions, comments, and rude remarks to tldrbibleshow@gmail.com. Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
31:52
August 06, 2021
Song of Songs
Song of Songs
Billy and Liz are joined with amazing guest star, Brooke Scott. We talk about sex, the body, pleasure, delight... you know, normal Bible things!  Find more about Brooke’s work here: https://brookealexandriascott.wordpress.com/. Please be aware that this conversation involves sex, sexuality and sometimes sexual violence. We encourage young listeners to listen up and reach out with questions/comments/concerns about sexuality in the Bible. But also, maybe wait to listen to this episode of the TLDR Bible show when you can have a constructive conservation about human sexuality Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
52:35
July 30, 2021
Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes
Billy and Liz discuss Ecclesiastes with Anthony Cruz, a humanist chaplain, public theologian, and trans-religious scholar. Here's more about Anthony and all the interesting work he is doing: https://www.acpantojas.org.   We also discuss Esther Perel and the idea of "the third" several times. Here's Perel's book where she discusses the idea and how it can strengthen romantic relationships. Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions! Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
48:42
July 23, 2021
We're Back!
We're Back!
We are back with the rest of season two, featuring conversations with Brooke Scott on Song of Songs, Anthony Cruz on Ecclesiastes, and a wrap up/what did we learn/did we learn anything(?) conversation with Billy and Liz on the Megilloth (fancy word alert for the five books we've read this season). Look for episodes the next three Fridays in July.  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions! Follow him on Instagram, @charliekluttz. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, @tldrbible
02:49
July 16, 2021
We've Missed You, Too! Updates on Season Two
We've Missed You, Too! Updates on Season Two
We're taking a break while Liz cares for her mom and herself. We'll be back soon with the rest of Season Two. Until then, enjoy the old episodes and join us in praying for Liz's mom and family as they care for one another. Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions. Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, @tldrbible.
02:34
May 20, 2021
Ruth
Ruth
Billy and Liz are joined by Rev. Brandan Robertson to talk about the Book of Ruth as we continue our journey of the Megilloth. Find more about Brandan's ministry here: http://www.brandanrobertson.com/. We mention intersectionality early in the conversation and never really define the term if it's new to you. Check out this article by Vox that explains the term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for writing our theme song and musical transitions! Support The TLDR Bible Show: https://patreon.com/tldrbibleshow And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @tldrbible
44:39
April 30, 2021
Esther
Esther
Liz really carries this conversation with her timely and accurate pop culture references. Listen up for some Selena/Taylor love and spontaneous songs. Billy is also there.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tldrbibleshow 
46:39
April 23, 2021
Lamentations
Lamentations
Billy and Liz give Lament 10/10 stars. Billy's microphone is a little loud in this episode so maybe don't turn up the volume too loud.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tldrbibleshow Follow us at Twitter and Instagram @tldrbible and Facebook @tldrbibleshow Thanks to Charlie Kluttz for the amazing intro and transition music. 
38:58
April 16, 2021
Season 2 Trailer: Megilloth
Season 2 Trailer: Megilloth
Get ready for Season 2, Sinners! We're coming at you every Friday in April with a new episode covering the books of the Megilloth: Esther, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. Email us at tldrbibleshow@gmail.com Follow us @tldrbible on Instagram and Twitter
01:26
March 17, 2021
Christmas 2020 Minisode
Christmas 2020 Minisode
It's Christmas, so we're bringing you a special minisode to celebrate the birth of the Baby JC! Billy and Liz read Matthew 1:18-25 and talk about all the fun Christmas things: genealogies, Ariana Grande, and country club culture (CW: a brief conversation of sexual assault). And since this is, above all, a birthday episode, we'd like to extend a special birthday shoutout to our devoted and beloved listener @JackieDaytona, who for this one glorious moment doesn't have to share the birthday limelight with the Baby JC.  Many thanks to Charlie Kluttz for our Christmas edition of the TLDR Bible Theme Song! Hit us up @TLDRBible on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the special tunes. Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas season and we'll catch you in 2021. See you later, Sinners!
31:49
December 18, 2020
Episode Twelve: Hosea
Episode Twelve: Hosea
Hosea: a fascinating combination of feminine imagery for God and deeply disturbing depictions of spousal abuse. It's the last episode of season one! Send your questions, comments, concerns, and requests for season two to tldrbibleshow@gmail.com. Intro and outro music composed and recorded by Charlie Kluttz. 
38:59
October 30, 2020
Episode Eleven: Joel
Episode Eleven: Joel
Billy and Liz welcome special guest star, AJ Lenowicz, to talk about the Book of Joel
39:03
October 23, 2020
Episode Ten: Amos
Episode Ten: Amos
Billy really brings his A-mos game on the podcast this week as we talk about the book of Amos, the Day of the Lord, and try to make some Hebrew word puns. 
30:30
October 16, 2020
Episode Nine: Obadiah
Episode Nine: Obadiah
Liz and Billy are joined by Guest Star Pastor Jeff Baker of Chosen Family Church as they discuss the book of Obadiah. Learn more about their congregation here: https://www.chosenfamilychurch.com/  Many thanks to our theme song creator, Charlie Kluttz— follow him on instagram @charliekluttz to reach out for your theme song needs :)
45:31
October 09, 2020
Episode Eight: Jonah
Episode Eight: Jonah
Billy and Liz are joined with their first ever Guest Star extraordinaire— Elijah Ferebee of the podcast Heart, Mind and Jugular. We talk about the Book of Jonah, Mercy, and Whitney Houston.  Many thanks to our theme song creator, Charlie Kluttz— follow him on instagram @charliekluttz to reach out for your theme song needs :) 
50:32
October 02, 2020
Episode Seven: Micah
Episode Seven: Micah
Billy and Liz do a mike-uh check with the book of Micah! Don't miss the hilarious conversation of Micah's predictions about Jesus (possibly), commands to do justice, and more comments about women. Special thanks to Charlie Kluttz for composing and recording our theme song. 
38:46
September 25, 2020
Episode Six: Nahum
Episode Six: Nahum
Billy & Liz somehow manage to make jokes and have a good, hope-filled conversation even as they discuss what’s gotta be the worst book of the Bible. (Don’t worry— We’ll keep a running list of contenders!) Further Reading Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. Michael Carden. “Malachi.” In The Queer Bible Commentary, edited by Deryn Guest, Robert E Goss, Mona West, Thomas Bohache, 481-484. London: SCM Press, 2006. Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tool Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.”
32:53
September 18, 2020
Episode Five: Habakkuk
Episode Five: Habakkuk
Billy and Liz get super passive aggressive this episode as we debate the importance of historical context. Listen in and tally up the number of times we say “I love that for you…” Further Reading Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. William Cavanaugh, “Killing for the Telephone Company: Why the Nation-State is not the Keeper of the Common Good.” Beverly Harrison. Making the Connections: Essays in Feminist Social Ethics. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.
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September 11, 2020
Episode Four: Zephaniah
Episode Four: Zephaniah
According to Zephaniah... God is ANGRY! Listen in as we discuss all kinds of Judgement, and the dangers of nationalism.  Further Reading:  Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. Michael Carden. “Zephaniah.” In The Queer Bible Commentary, edited by Deryn Guest, Robert E Goss, Mona West, Thomas Bohache. London: SCM Press, 2006. Christine Hays. “Literary Prophecy: Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habbakuk.” Lecture, Yale Divinity School: https://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145/lecture-18  Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. Julia M. O’Brien. “Zechariah.” In Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Mark Boda. Haggai, Zechariah: The NIV Application Commentary, Book 9. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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September 06, 2020
Episode Three: Haggai
Episode Three: Haggai
In this episode, we discuss the book of Haggai— where Bobby from Queer Eye rebuilds the Temple in Jerusalem (if Bobby were really into hierarchies that disenfranchise minority communities). Tell us what you think about the conversation and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook @tldrbible. Further Reading: Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. Julia M. O’Brien. “Haggai.” In Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley, 342-345. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Mark Boda. Haggai, Zechariah: The NIV Application Commentary, Book 9. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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August 28, 2020
What We Meant to Say: Zechariah
What We Meant to Say: Zechariah
Our mid-week check-in on Instagram live where we say all the things we meant to say about the book of Zechariah, but we forgot. This week, we have an entire segment of forgotten content including beloved segments like closet check and how-to prooftext! Enjoy and stay tuned for our next episode on the book of Haggai! Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 
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August 25, 2020
Episode Two: Zechariah
Episode Two: Zechariah
In this episode, we discuss the book of Zechariah: Flying scrolls, colorful horses, baskets full of women, and so much more. Tell us what you think about the conversation! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook. Special thanks to Charlie Kluttz for our amazing new theme song. Learn more about Charlie and his work by contacting him at charlie@yadkinarts.org. Co-hosted by Elizabeth Pruchnicki (she/hers) and Rev. Billy Kluttz (he/him). References: Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, and David L. Petersen. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. Christine Hays. “Visions of the End: Daniel, and Apocalyptic Literature.” Lecture, Yale Divinity School: https://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145/lecture-23 Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. Julia M. O’Brien. “Zechariah.” In Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley, 346-349. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. Mark Boda. Haggai, Zechariah: The NIV Application Commentary, Book 9. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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August 21, 2020
What We Meant to Say: Malachi
What We Meant to Say: Malachi
Welcome to our first ever "What We Meant to Say" episode where we jump on Instagram Live and revisit our previous discussion of a part of the Bible and say all the things we meant to say, but, well, forgot. This week, we say all the things we meant to say about Malachi, but, forgot. 
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August 18, 2020
Episode One: Malachi
Episode One: Malachi
In this episode, we discuss the book of Malachi: Anger, sacrifice, divorce, and more. Tell us what you think about the conversation! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook @tldrbible. Co-hosted by Elizabeth Pruchnicki (she/hers) and Rev. Billy Kluttz (he/him).   References:  Ingrid E. Lilly. “Malachi.” In Women’s Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacquline E. Lapsley, 350-353. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.  New Oxford Annotated Bible. Edited by Michael Coogan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.  Stacy Davis. Haggai and Malachi. Edited by Barbara E. Reid and Carol J. Dempsey. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015.  Julia M. O’Brien. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004.  Michael Carden. “Malachi.” In The Queer Bible Commentary, edited by Deryn Guest, Robert E Goss, Mona West, Thomas Bohache, 481-484. London: SCM Press, 2006.  Lillian Daniels “Spiritual But Not Religious Please Stop Boring Me,” Huffpost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/spiritual-but-not-religio_b_959216
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August 16, 2020
Trailer - TLDR Bible Show
Trailer - TLDR Bible Show
Co-hosts Elizabeth Pruchnicki and Rev. Billy Kluttz welcome you to the TLDR Bible Show. The podcast for Bible who are curious about the Bible, just not curious enough to actually read it. Follow along during each episode, as we summarize and offer commentary (sometimes unhelpful) on a portion of the Biblical text. Season one features the the books of the Hebrew Bible starting with Malachi. 
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August 15, 2020