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Portland-based writer Christian Piatt, along with Rev. Amy Piatt and Slim Moon (founder of Kill Rock Stars and a Unitarian Universalist seminarian) discuss pop culture and news through the lens of progressive Christian spirituality.

Portland-based writer Christian Piatt, along with Rev. Amy Piatt and Slim Moon (founder of Kill Rock Stars and a Unitarian Universalist seminarian) discuss pop culture and news through the lens of progressive Christian spirituality.
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Portland-based writer Christian Piatt, along with Rev. Amy Piatt and Slim Moon (founder of Kill Rock Stars and a Unitarian Universalist seminarian) discuss pop culture and news through the lens of progressive Christian spirituality.

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English


Episodes

Season of Doubt

9/12/2018
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With a freshman in high school, Amy and Christian Piatt are getting familiar with a whole new set of doubts. This got them thinking about how much doubt we’re surrounded by every day. But a question keep nagging at them… Is our doubt getting worse? From AI mimicry to feel-good stories gone bad, it seems… Read more about Season of Doubt

Duration:01:03:16

Words at War

8/29/2018
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Words we use – or withhold – shape our culture, opinions and identities. From media and Church to the White House, our words are at war to claim attention more than ever before. We examine Trump’s words (and silence) regarding Sen. McCain’s death, the Vatican’s response to recent abuse allegations, what various media outlets chose… Read more about Words at War

Duration:01:22:43

Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville

8/16/2018
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It’s been a year since the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville took place. What has happened since then? Amy and Christian Piatt reflect on the impact of last year’s events, consider the recent “Unite the Right 2” rally in DC and consider MSNBC’s recent “Breaking Hate” special featuring former Hammerskin Nation leader and… Read more about Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville

Duration:01:04:48

The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump

8/9/2018
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In this episode, Christian and Amy ask why white Evangelicals support Trump in such big numbers. As much as 77% of white Evangelicals support Trump. Why do they continue to support him? Do progressives share anything with Evangelicals besides the name Christian? They talk about the moral compromise and rationalization of supporting Trump, the perceived… Read more about The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump

Duration:01:10:28

Modern Feminism and the Death Throes of Patriarchy

7/20/2018
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In this episode of the CultureCast, Amy and Christian talk about Jeff Sessions and Romans 13, Thai cave rescues and babies in cages, and free speech and feminism. You’ll hear about how a political cartoon sparked a debate about the difference between the efforts to rescue the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand and… Read more about Modern Feminism and the Death Throes of Patriarchy

Duration:01:12:37

Finding Middle Ground in a Red State

7/5/2018
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Christian and Amy are back! After a month-long hiatus, the Piatts are back behind the microphone. In this episode, they share a little about why they’ve been on sabbatical, the new chapter in their life, Amy’s new church in Texas, and the story of how they got there. They look at some current events through...

Duration:00:54:11

Best of the CultureCast

5/16/2018
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This is our first ever ‘Best Of’ episode, looking back at some of the best interviews from the 6 months… ish. These are just short clips from 7 different interviews, so if you want to listen to the whole thing just click on the links: Carol Howard Merritt talks about overcoming religious trauma Dr. Pamela...

Duration:01:20:33

Autism, God, and Family

5/3/2018
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In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy talk about autism, families, and ableism in the church. Their son, Mattias, who is on the spectrum, comes on the podcast to talk a little bit about what it’s like being on the spectrum, some of the challenges he faces, the most difficult moments in his life, what...

Duration:01:12:13

The Soul of Hip Hop (CultureCast LIVE in Chicago)

4/24/2018
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Live from Chicago at Fourth Presbyterian Church for the Associated Church Press Conference. Gregg Brekke is Christian’s co-host with guests J. Kwest and Dr. Daniel White Hodge. Learn a little about the history of the Associated Church Press, and our sponsor Lutheran World Relief. If you go to lwr.org/coffee and use the promo code LWRCOFFEE, you’ll...

Duration:01:05:20

Razing Hell with Ira Glass

4/17/2018
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In this episode of the CultureCast, Amy gets to share some big news about her new position in Texas, and Christian gets his nerd credentials boosted by Ira Glass. Amy and Christian look at the state of leadership in the church today. what does it take to truly lead the church in the 21st century?...

Duration:01:09:11

What Does “Church” Mean Today?

4/10/2018
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In this week’s episode, Christian and Amy are exploring some questions about church and get a little help from some friends. What does the church mean in the 21st century? What of our identity, systems, or traditions should be preserved or continued? What needs to die? How do you think the Christian religion will look...

Duration:01:10:55

The Very Worst Missionary with Jamie Wright

4/3/2018
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This week’s theme is wrestling with resurrection, transformation, the ways people are changing the world and when our best intentions go awry. Amy talks about how she was considering leaving the church and Christianity completely, the ways in which she has changed over the past year, and how resurrection has manifested in her life. Christian...

Duration:01:19:44

The Process of Resurrection (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent)

3/28/2018
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It’s Holy Week, and the CultureCast is here to help you survive Easter. John 20:1-18 | Amy shares the Easter message she would preach, the calling out of Mary’s name and the importance of the act of naming, the significance of Jesus the gardener, opening ourselves to truth, being broken open by suffering, what we’ve...

Duration:01:21:50

Ignorance Parties, Jackie Robinson, and Military Parades (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent)

3/20/2018
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This week on the CultureCast: the Triumphal Entry versus the Annunciation. Christian tries to convince Amy and Tripp that they should preach on the Annunciation texts, and not the triumphal entry, by showing how they’re connected. In Isaiah 7:10-14, Christian tells us about the scandal of particularity, and being participants in Easter without making it about us....

Duration:01:10:20

Mandy Moore, Harvey Weinstein and the Democratization of God (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent)

3/13/2018
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This week on the CultureCast we continue with highlights from the Surviving the Bible for Lent course. Tripp gives you your Bible-nerd fact of the day, you’ll hear about why David is like the Harvey Weinstein of the Hebrew Bible, what Mandy Moore has to do with the Psalms, and our avoidance of suffering. First...

Duration:01:19:29

Snake on a Stick! (#SurvivingTheBible for Lent)

3/6/2018
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This week on the CultureCast, you’ll hear about snakes on a stick (Numbers 21:4-9), Eddie Izzard, and Princess Leia. Christian and Amy are joined once again by Tripp Fuller to talk about some of the problems of reading this passage literally, the role this text plays in the relationship between God and Israel, those wilderness...

Duration:01:16:49

#SurvivingTheBible for Lent: Cleansing Our Temples

2/28/2018
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This edition of the CultureCast is from the second live session of Surviving the Bible for Lent, with Tripp Fuller and Christian and Amy. They take a look at the texts for the second Sunday in Lent (Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22). Tripp gives you 3 different sermons you can preach for Lent using this text,...

Duration:01:10:33

#SurvivingTheBible for Lent: Super-Duper Pooper-Scooper Messiah

2/21/2018
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We just passed 15% of our monthly goal! Thanks to everyone who helps to support the CultureCast. You can help us reach our goal, support the podcast, and get some sweet perks by donating at patreon.com/culturecast This special edition of the CultureCast is from the first live session of Surviving the Bible for Lent, with Homebrewed...

Duration:01:16:14

The Christian Obsession with Sex and Fear, with Benjamin Corey

2/13/2018
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In this episode, all the way from Hawaii, Christian and Amy talk about the Christian obsession with sex and fear. Are we too focused on sex and sexuality too much? Are we sometimes focusing on things like inclusion of LGBTQ to the exclusion of other things like poverty, homelessness, ecology? Is defending one’s identity or...

Duration:01:07:26

Surviving the Bible for Lent with Tripp Fuller

2/9/2018
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Tripp Fuller, from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast, join Amy and Christian to extend a warm invitation to join the Surviving the Bible for Lent community. For a lot of us these texts have been used as weapons, experienced as burdens, so let’s acknowledge that together and discover what it looks like to survive the bible today. If...

Duration:00:57:59