The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast
March Madness!! (and Sports in General) - How should Christians consume popular sports as entertainment?
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...
Pixar's Coco starring Anthony Gonzalez by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
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...
The Last Jedi starring Daisy Ridley by Rian Johnson
"“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...
Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman by Ryan Coogler
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. 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...
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt by James Gunn
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...
Hostiles starring Christian Bale by Scott Cooper (PCCD 08)
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...
Moana starring Dwayne Johnson by Ron Clements and John Musker (PCCD 07)
"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,...
Dunkirk starring Tom Hardy by Christopher Nolan (PCCD 06)
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...
The Thing starring Kurt Russell by John Carpenter  (PCCD 05)
"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...
Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson by Bill Condon  (PCCD 04)
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...
It starring Bill Skarsgård by Andy Muschietti  (PCCD 03)
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.
Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot by Patty Jenkins (PCCD 02)
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.
Get Out starring Daniel Kaluuya by Jordan Peele (PCCD 01)
"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.