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Zane Hodges Library features messages on the Bible by Zane C. Hodges. Zane ministered at Victor Street Bible Chapel in Dallas, Texas for over 50 years and published a number of books focusing on the free gift of eternal life by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and on the opportunities for eternal rewards for believers. Zane was known for his faithfulness to the text of the Bible through study and prayer. His life reflected a biblical joyful living faith, as he was a friend and minister to m ...
 
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One of the most powerful themes in human experience is that of separation and reunion. Do you realize that whenever we pass through suffering that is caused by separation, no matter what that separation may be, Jesus knows what that is all about, has experienced it, and prays for us in that kind of suffering. The purpose of the Lord’s Supper is not…
 
Today’s discussion covers the “breakup album” as in the album you would play during a breakup for whatever reason. The reasons and albums our hosts choose could not be more distant which is fascinating in its own right. Adam picked an album that is just as old as Maggie! Also, Maggie drops the knowledge that her dad is a big fan of Michael Swaim, s…
 
That’s right! It’s the KOK COC episode! So let’s talk about some murderous kids! Abe and Mike discuss King’s relationship with religious tales, the cult-y love for this film, the numerous sequels it birthed, and it’s rank along other King tales.Features:Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORPAbe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightySuppo…
 
Big Bean Jason Pargin drops by to discuss the PS5 platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the new PS5 installment in the series by Insomniac Games. The gang discusses the game’s ability to immerse you, the mechanical flaws of the game, and if the chaotic action of the game distracts from the narrative. Everything you’d expect from three men discuss…
 
We wrap up our first trilogy with the third installment of the 50 shades films. Listen as Sarah and Bridgett discuss how these movies are not actually stories but just series of things that happen, how communication would solve all of the protagonists’ problems in their relationship, and how Christian’s numerous red flags seem to be buried by Ana’s…
 
Ivette Ale (@dignityandpowernow, @justicelanow) and Dahlia Ferlito (@wp4bl) talk with Chanelle Gallant (@ChanelleGallant) about decriminalization and sex work. This is a collaboration between Small Beans and Showing Up for Racial Justice, produced by White People 4 Black Lives. You can find full show notes, including useful links and recommended re…
 
A problem that has haunted the Christian church from almost the very beginning, is the problem of confusing religious reality with religious fantasy. One of the ways we can fall into a fantasy, is through our own sense of pride and our own sense of self-importance. Sometimes we are tempted to feel so important and so special and that we have such a…
 
Big Bean Bridgett Greenberg sits in to discuss Tom Ford’s 2016 psychological thriller/noir Nocturnal Animals. With quick pacing and two simultaneous stories, this film is not a casual viewing experience, but is it a rewarding one? The group discusses the obvious metaphor surrounding the film, the scenes that made them tense, and how the outside lif…
 
This time around Abe tells us about the paint-by-numbers approach of the direction of Jurassic Park 3. It’s not the franchise’s most memorable film by a mile, but the story of Joe Johnston’s artistic involvement in the project makes its production a very unique story. Features:Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightyAdam Ganser: https://twitt…
 
In our modern day and society, one of the things that people try to avoid the most is responsibility. If something goes wrong in their life, they don’t like to accept responsibility for themselves. It is crucial that we accept our God given responsibilities. Salvation is absolutely free, but the minute you get saved, you are a vineyard keeper and h…
 
A unique game by many accounts: released as the first PS5 only major release during a pandemic and with few PS5s actually around. The boys discuss it’s repetitiveness and the uniqueness of a roguelike FPS Triple-A psychological horror game. Is this a new genre? Is this just Risk of Rain 2? Is the story anything? Adam says Adam things. Michael says …
 
Usually a patreon-only release, we decided to bring the Professor Scott Bug podcast to you for free this week! Enjoy!For today’s lecture, Professor Scott Bug explains the sneaky nature of stars, constellations, and the creatures that make them. Abe and Scott are joined by Dr. Uvula Tardonis I who helps us put into perspective the unique lives and p…
 
After the events of “Bean Town, A 23 Minute Radio Play,” Trish and Barb float in the void that once was time and space. However, there seems to be remnants of the universe seeping into the void. So, in order to prevent boredom, they manifest a TV to watch their favorite program, Ads. What will become of Trish and Barb? What eerie presence seems to …
 
2006. Tom Skerritt, Ron Perlman, Steven Weber. A god-like earth spirit destroys a town and local motorists. Seems pretty straight forward. So why do Abe and Michael take an hour to discuss King’s fascination with the “outsider” trope in moral tales, the nature of faith in storytelling, and centrism in Hollywood? Because it’s Kings of King, baby!Fea…
 
Old came out this weekend so we wanted to look at Shyamalan’s approach to scene work and camera motivation. In this episode, Adam dissects Unbreakable and offers an explanation as to why some of his films don’t connect with the audience emotionally. Features:Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzAbe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightyS…
 
One of the reasons that we are often blind to the significance of the cross of Christ for our daily life and experience, is because we never ask Jesus for eyesight. One reason is that we don’t open the Bible and we don’t ask God to give us insight, to give us vision and to take away any blindness in our hearts. If your eyes are really open to the s…
 
As we learned, this franchise is not really a story as much as a continuous series of fantasy scenes. Good thing we have Sarah and Bridgett to walk us through it. At one point, Bridgett slams her leg on their table and like a classic dom, Sarah takes over the podcast. I’m just keeping track of how their status changes through these episodes. Anyway…
 
Friend of the pod, Daniel O’Brien, a man from the Garden State himself, joins Michael and Abe to discuss writer/director Zach Braff’s debut, Garden State. The gang talks about how the following years have turned against this once beloved film. As one of the seminal Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope films, they unpack it’s at times misguided narrative, i…
 
It’s a free episode! Tell your friends they can listen! This episode covers the topics: Why does the universe exist? What is morality? Do you believe in an afterlife? Are these all human creations? So pretty low stakes stuff for our podcast that pairs Futurama episodes to Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. This show exclusively releases every…
 
There are many ways that parents can lose their children. The very best way to lose a child is to lose a child to God. We are not talking about abandoning our families once and for all, but we are talking about people who are committed to Jesus Christ and their commitment sometimes takes them away from home. A life committed to Jesus is the most re…
 
Zach Ryan returns to discuss the 2015 masterpiece Bloodborne with the fellas. Grab your nearest blood-based weapon and down a few blood vials because it’s time to tackle some heated discussion over the legacy of the game. The hosts discuss its insane story, complexity of games in general, and everyone’s feelings on how good games do optional quests…
 
Abe and Michael examine the 95 minutes of the 2017 action/adventure film The Dark Tower. Based on an eight book saga, this "sequel" was critically panned and financially a sleeper. Why wasn’t it memorable for some? Does it hold up on a second viewing? Your dads, Abe and Michael, would never fight, but they definitely have a difference in opinion.Lo…
 
Adam exposes how The Day After Tomorrow dramatizes science, how it attempts to prepare the viewer for moments of emotional significance, and how Roland Emmerich reels in world-spanning plots into simple parables. As always, we have our theories as to why Emmerich uses specific lenses, staging, and POV to evoke a thesis and an emotional response fro…
 
Lordship salvation theology views Jesus’ interview with the rich young ruler as the very best example of personal evangelism by Jesus recorded in the New Testament. Lordship salvation fails to understand the story of the rich young ruler on two levels: (1) What is really happening in this story (the historical level)? (2) What is the role of this s…
 
The Casters are back and they’re more Curious than ever! Both of them haven’t seen this film yet! And spoilers, as it came out last week, you may have not seen it either! Episode starts with Bridgett and Sarah pre-Fast 9, then you have about an hour and a half of glorious post-Fast 9 clarity. Features:Bridgett Greenberg: https://twitter.com/Bridget…
 
In this Show Me Producer chosen episode, Adam and Maggie each bring the film they consume like comfort food. We check in with Maggie’s cat’s grooming situation. So, I think we’re all squared up.If you patronize us, feel free to email us suggestions for episodes at any time at magsandganz@gmail.com.Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzMaggie …
 
This episode’s guest is streamer, cosplayer, and podcaster: Marina Reimann! Per usual for the pit, we have a disclaimer. We cover being queer, feeling impostor syndrome because we're in monogamous long-term relationships, and a bit of our sexual histories, including Marina's assault and how she came back from that.Features:Marina Reimann: https://t…
 
The Rei Man back, baby! Let’s get that going as a thing! The Rei Man! Did this recent update of the Doom franchise improve the basic game mechanics? Does the lore add much to the game? How do we all feel about “The Rei Man?” Most of these questions are answered and more! Tom Reimann: https://twitter.com/startthemachine Michael Swaim: https://twitte…
 
Do you realize that whenever an unsaved sinner believes on the Lord Jesus Christ for the free gift of everlasting life, that in that very moment of faith in Christ, that he is not only born into the family of God forever, but that he also becomes a citizen of the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is in the midst of the world, composed of every sin…
 
Oh great. The Nazi one. Michael and Abe dissect the very problematic production of Apt Pupil as well as the differences between the film’s execution and the novel. Did y’all know that David Schwimmer is in this? Crazy. Anyway, we also decided which Stephen King adaptation we’ll cover next time! So, you know, you can watch it before! See! We’re prep…
 
Strap on your best kicks! Sarah Griffith and Bridgett Greenberg join forces once again for their THIRD Small Beans show, Shooting Threes! The idea behind this podcast is to cover trilogies, one installment at a time. Listen in to these auditory dunks, swishes, and dimes? It’s a basketball theme. We made logos and everything.They of course decided t…
 
Willie Muse of College Humor drops by and graces us with several pieces of rough stuff. In this episode, he tells a tale of trying to be the hero of camp and his brother’s tale of an inappropriate walk during a funeral. Plenty oofs this time around. Maybe some yeeshes. Features:Willie Muse: https://twitter.com/Williesillie2Sarah Griffith: https://t…
 
Abe brings the story of the plagued production of Jan De Bont’s Twister. Not only was it rife with poor weather conditions and rough terrain, but choices made by the production and director made work unbearable for the cast and crew. Adam and Abe also discuss the purview of the director, when it’s invalid, and how to fight for your vision without c…
 
In this message given at Jansen Bible Church shortly after the publication Absolutely Free! (1989), Zane Hodges answers the following questions: What is faith? What is saving faith? What is the message that must be believed in order to be saved? What is a disciple? How is being a Christian different from being a disciple? What is repentance? What a…
 
As promised, it’s still May and you know what that means! Maggie Mae Monkey Movie Madness! The second Frame Rate this month featuring a discussion with film analyst and friend of the pod, Maggie Mae Fish! This episode, we cover George Romero’s Monkey Shines and discuss how it is seriously grounded for a film about a telepathic murder monkey.Feature…
 
“What kind of cop are you?” That’s a real loaded question, game studio ZA/UM. First, I’m not a cop. Who said I was a cop? And second, maybe to answer that question we’ll have to get into 1800s-esque geopolitical fiction. And maybe make Michael cry. That’s right! This game opened the floodgates of both Michael’s physical tear ducts and the more phil…
 
Adam brings the heat with 1995’s Heat. A discussion about how within Michael Mann’s apparent action film follows the beats and scene work of a family drama. Adam elaborates the bag of tricks the director uses to sneakily get you involved in the interpersonal relationships even amongst sweeping thrills. The conversation starts with a discussion of m…
 
In this message given at Jansen Bible Church shortly after the publication Absolutely Free! (1989), Zane Hodges answers the following questions: What is Lordship Salvation? Is there any substantive difference between Lordship Salvation and the Free Grace position? Is the difference between Lordship Salvation and Free Grace, just a difference in sem…
 
In the last of our three LIVE from UCLA episodes, co-hosts Ivette Ale and Dahlia Ferlito talk with Justino Mora and Karla Estrada on immigration. We talk about borders, the DREAM Act, American foreign policy, and policy reform efforts. You can find full show notes, including useful links and recommended reading, at patreon.com/smallbeans.…
 
HOW COULD YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN MAGGIE MAE’S MONKEY MADNESS MOVIE MONTH?!?! It’s May! At Small Beans, this apparently means we’ll be covering TWO movies this month with our long time collaborator Maggie Mae Fish! And guess what? They both have monkeys in them! And it’s May! What a time to be alive. This episode, we cover the film Monkeybone and discus…
 
It’s a mailbag episode! That means the star is you! You’re the awkward one! But down worry, Sarah and Bridgett open up about being bullies in school. Yes, they feel terrible about it and it wasn’t cool but in their defense they’re horrible. Then, we go through your emails and bask in your delicious rough stuff like schadenfrude-pigs in your awkward…
 
Is the Christian life just a matter of resolve and determination to live a holy life? The Christian life is not a do it yourself experience. The Christian life is partnership with the Holy Spirit. We need to turn our attention and turn our interests to the things of God and to the things of His Word. We need to go to the Word to see the Lord Jesus …
 
Michael has been waiting for this one! He loves Salem’s Lot! Can’t get enough of it! Abe brings him back to Earth by reminding him that this TV movie, the second film/TV adaptation of Stephen King’s career, had a small budget, the director was their second choice, and the production attempted to shoot a TV miniseries and a theatrical version at the…
 
Abe is out of control. He must be stopped. He just talked for an hour about how The Mask utilizes a very specific color strategy in its set decoration, props, costumes, and make up. Who is this podcast for? Why would you listen to this podcast? Because you gotta.Features:Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightyAdam Ganser: https://twitter.com…
 
Oh my Malkovich! Our resident Charlie Kaufman scholar, Brooks Brown, returns for the first major Kaufman feature release, Malkovich. The trio discusses the writer’s humble beginnings in comedy, his collaboration with Spike Jonze, and ultimately what separates his early scripts from his later scripts and direction. It’s truly a Malkovich you don’t w…
 
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