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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
Did you know unicorns appear in the Bible? Or that your personality type could say something about your relationship with God? On C-POP, Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ.
 
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This week on The Way Home podcast Jason Romano joins me to talk about his latest book “The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life.” Jason now works for Sports Spectrum, a ministry that connects sports and faith, but we spend time talking about what it looks like to be a faithful person working Monday through Friday in a pl…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Terms of Endearment Skye’s: Superman II (the Donner cut) Something New: Wonder Woman 1984 Josh’s Proposal: Wonder Woman 1984 surprisingly relies too heavily on female stereotypes. Skye’s Proposal: Wonder Woman 1984 Sucked. It was brilliant in it’s concept but utterly failed in the details of it’s execution. Something Borrowed…
 
Jemar Tisby (The Color of Compromise) rejoins Phil to discuss his new book, How to Fight Racism. Actual, real steps to be part of the solution, not part of the problem! Plus David French posits that the American church has been infected with something called “Southern shame culture,” which sends Phil on a journey into the “Lost Cause” narrative, co…
 
Bob Lepine joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his latest book “Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage that Honors God.” Bob has been married for 41 years, and in this conversation we talk about what it takes to have a lasting marriage and the sanctifying work that God does in people through both marriages and singleness. This ep…
 
Everyone is trying to make sense of the attack on the Capitol last week by a violent pro-Trump mob displaying Christian symbols—including us! Kaitlyn Schiess joins Phil, Skye, and Christian to talk through the madness. Skye explains why this attack is fundamentally different from political violence in America’s past. Phil worries about the loss of …
 
Yong Duk Jhun’s Imdb Something Old: Josh’s: Defending Your Life (1991) Skye’s: Big (1988) Yong Duk’s: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Something New: Soul (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Soul is another home run for PIXAR but PIXAR is gradually shifting away from their audience. Kids. Skye’s Proposal: What’s remarkable about Soul is it’s a Disney movi…
 
Lysa TerKeurst joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her own vulnerability about some of the trials and sufferings she has endured. We talk about her latest book “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again” and the forgiveness God put in her heart tow…
 
We’re starting the new year with a look back. John Fea, history professor from Messiah College, author of “Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump,” and the official historian of the Holy Post podcast, says 2020 was a year that “unveiled” the truth about American evangelicalism. He also explores how different court evangelicals have respon…
 
Recently, Young Earth Creation (YEC) champion Ken Ham took exception to Phil's statement that Ham "rejects mainstream science." In the flurry of social media activity that followed, a number of YEC experts took Phil to task, claiming he was wrong on several facts. Phil dug deeper and realized he WAS in fact wrong on a couple of things, but right on…
 
Trump supporters who believe the election was stolen, including Eric Metaxas and the My Pillow Guy, marched on Washington D.C. to blow their horns and sell their merch. Notable was the absence of many of the President’s evangelical allies. Why didn’t they show? Influential black pastors are leaving the Southern Baptist Convention over their blanket…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Memento (2000) Skye’s: Twelve Monkeys (1995) Something New: Tenet (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Tenet is like learning to waterski, it looks exciting, but it’s not easy to figure out. Skye’s Proposal: The Problem with Tenet isn’t that it’s too brilliant, it’s that it’s an A-hole. Something Borrowed: Josh’s Quiz Something Blew: Josh…
 
Tara-Leigh Cobble joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about why it’s important to read the Bible, how she struggled (like all of us) to keep on track, what to do if you get off track on your Bible reading program, and some of the myths we have about our quiet time with the Lord. This is a fun conversation with Tara-Leigh Cobble, and I think yo…
 
Advances in medical technology have produced a Covid-19 vaccine in record time, but some of these advances have a dark side. Gene editing technology may end some diseases, but should we interfere with the conception and birth of those who carry certain genes? And what about creating enhanced humans? Bioethicist Calum MacKellar joins Skye for an imp…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Citizen Kane (1941) Skye’s: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Something New: Mank (2020) Josh’s Proposal: Mank is like an expensive fine wine, you know it’s quality but that doesn’t mean you’re going to enjoy it. Skye’s Proposal: As much as it was giving a backstory to Citizen Kane, it had a message for…
 
Brant Hansen joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his journey into radio, his life-long obsession with words, and his experiences with Asperger syndrome and how that interacts with his faith and what has made him an advocate for those who are on the autism spectrum. This episode of The Way Home Podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling.…
 
Conservatives have recently found a new boogeyman—Critical Theory. Even Mr. Trump has issued an executive order declaring Critical Theory to be “anti-American,” and last week the presidents of six Southern Baptist seminaries said critical theory is incompatible with Christianity. Their statement, however, never defined what Critical Theory is nor w…
 
This special episode is a sneak peak of a podcast series I recorded in conjunction with LifeAudio to accompany my book “The Characters of Christmas.” I hope it will serve as a helpful resource for you and your family this Christmas season. This is a podcast all about the unlikely people caught up in the story of Jesus. But before we get to them, we…
 
Jared Moore joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about teaching our kids how to think about and embrace pop culture—movies, music, social media, and cultural artifacts. He helps parents walk through and navigate some of these challenges beyond just what is right and what is not right but how we consume cultural artifacts and look in them for th…
 
In November, seven states (both red and blue) had initiatives on their ballots to either decriminalize or legalize some drugs including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and LSD. Every measure passed. As the U.S. continues to rapidly abandon its war on drugs, how should Christians respond? And if these addictive and dangerous substances are legalized, wh…
 
The cultures which produced the Bible were collectivist, but most modern Western Christians are immersed in individualism. Biblical scholar and missionary, E. Randolph Richards says this causes many of us to misinterpret critical aspects of the Bible, or miss them altogether. He talks with Skye about his latest book, “Misreading Scripture with Indi…
 
Gene Getz joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his long years in ministry and what he’s learned from when he started ministry to what ministry is like today. He gives advice for teaching and preaching the Bible, and we talk about his brand new resource with B&H publishers, the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible. This episode of The Way Home …
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Skye’s: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Something New: The Mandalorian Season 2 Josh’s Proposal: Mandalorian Season 2 is a winner because it rings all the same bells as the original Star Wars and then some. Skye’s Proposal: The Mandalorian is still the best Star Wars Content since 198…
 
The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter testified before Congress this week about the toxic spread of misinformation on their platforms and the harm it causes to society. Sadly, many Christians are complicit in this trend. Daniel Darling is back to talk about how Christians must change the way we engage social media if there’s any hope of redeeming it. Al…
 
Alisa Childers joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her book, Another Gospel, and her story of wrestling with doubts about the central claims of Christianity and how she found answers that solidified her faith. She is courageous in taking on false teaching that some Christians are tempted to believe. This episode of The Way Home Podcast i…
 
The exit poll data from the election is in, and it looks like white evangelicals are as politically conservative and Republican as ever. Professor of political science from Eastern Illinois University, Ryan Burge, joins the Holy Post crew to discuss the findings. He says Democrats should give up on white evangelical voters who are now more Republic…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Legends of the Fall (1994) Skye’s: Parenthood (1989) Something New: On the Rocks (2020) Josh’s Proposal: We’re going to see more movies like On the Rocks because of COVID and streaming services. Skye’s Proposal: This movie is a pretty good illustration of what’s known as “Family Systems Theory” Something Borrowed: On the Rock…
 
Fear has been an ever-present part of our lives in 2020. It’s true that we have a lot of things to fear – the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, unrest, racism, and more – but Christians are often tempted to give way to an unhealthy sense of fear. Kristen Wetherell joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her book, Fight Your Fears, how fear…
 
It’s 2020, did anyone really expect the election to be easy? The morning after the vote, a sleep-deprived Holy Post crew discusses what the incomplete results mean for the country and the church. The country hasn’t repudiated Trumpism, but they don’t seem to be embracing progressivism either. Did evangelicals still “hold their nose” and vote for Tr…
 
Alister McGrath is an Oxford scholar and a prolific writer and great thinker. He joins me on The Way Home to discuss the power of apologetics, the life of J.I. Packer, and his new book, Born to Wonder. This episode of The Way Home Podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. At Faithful Counseling, you’ll find professional mental……
 
With less than a week until the election, Phil and Skye are joined by Kaitlyn Schiess to discuss what should, and should not, influence how Christians vote. First, they talk about reactions to Skye’s video (not Phil’s, he had nothing to do with it!) about abortion, and the different ways the issue is viewed by evangelicals. They also unpack recent …
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Presumed Innocent Skye’s: Murder in the First Something New: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Josh’s Proposal: The Editor is the real winner of this movie. Skye’s Proposal: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a way to explain 2020 through the lens of 1968. Something Borrowed: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/movies/chicago-7-trial.html…
 
Our nation is being torn apart. But what if there’s one big thing at the center of it all? Super Bowl champion tight end Benjamin Watson joins me again on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his new documentary, Divided Hearts of America, in which he goes on a journey across America to discover the truth……
 
Author and cultural commentator, Os Guinness, says, “If people don’t understand the 60’s, they can’t understand today.” Skye talks with Os about the re-release of his classic book, “The Dust of Death” and how the 60’s counterculture planted the seeds for the cultural upheaval and division we’re seeing in 2020. Also this week, can the National Assoc…
 
Is 2020 one of the most divisive and worrisome years in American history? David French, formerly of National Review and now a senior editor of The Dispatch, joins me on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his provocative new book, Divided We Fall, as well as the way Christians can meaningfully engage politics without losing……
 
The most esteemed New Testament scholar alive today is back on the show! N.T. Wright discusses his new book about John’s gospel, “Broken Signposts.” Wright talks to Skye about two competing visions of power and freedom at work in the world today, and how the church sometimes fails to follow the right one. He also unpacks how “identity” has become t…
 
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