Bryne and JR. welcome blogger and activist Grace Sandra to reflect on the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and the strange case of Rachel Dolezal pretending to be black. We investigate what race is, how it's similar to and different from gender, and how these comprise our identity.
We wonder what it means to be be a Christian. How do you decide where the boundary markers are? From Hawaiian religion to Scientology to Islam and Mormonism to the Gospel Coalition, we ask some tough questions. And perhaps the toughest of all: does any of it really matter?
In this Episode:
1:30 – The Boys are Back Together!
4:00 – Matt and Hawaiian Religion
11:00 – Gary Marshall and Giveaway Winner!
13:00 – Clay and the Church of Scientology
25:30 – Billy Corgan and Christian Rock
33:00 – Who’s In? Who’s Out? How do we tell?
50:30 – Piper, Keller, Lewis and MacDonald
JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.