The Sermon on the Mount includes some of Jesus' most famous utterances. Rachel and Aisling taste a Treehouse Impermanence, discuss some of Jesus' greatest hits, and go on a tangent about whether young children remember their past lives.

There are a lot of people throwing around a lot of Bible verses for a lot of questionable reasons. In our mini-series, Holy or Boloney, we get to the bottom of Biblical rumor, one topic at a time.

You’ve heard a lot about him — an ancient apocalyptic Jewish prophet who was tortured by the Romans. We’ve finally reached the New Testament, and we lay the groundwork for who Jesus was and who wrote the Gospels, all while exposing our Christian bias and unconscious supersessionism.

Writer Virgie Townsend joins us to talk about her childhood in an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church and how it’s influenced her work. Then, we tackle the heroine of the apocrypha: Judith.

There are a lot of people throwing around a lot of Bible verses for a lot of questionable reasons. In our mini-series, Holy or Boloney, we get to the bottom of Biblical rumor, one topic at a time.

As Rachel finishes the Old Testament she wonders…Are God’s people slouching toward theocracy? How can ancient Israelites and modern Evangelicals reconcile their belief in manifest destiny with the reality of secular rule? And what’s so great about David and Solomon?

013 Our God is a Vengeful God

We use Joshua and the Battle of Jericho as a jumping off point to consider whether violence against other groups can be justified. Aisling’s dad, a retired Catholic deacon, joins us as our first authentic guest of faith.

Ecclesiastes: Biblical counterculture in a book. The words of Qohelet have made their way from stump speeches to folk songs and back — but if Ecclesiastes was written today, would modern Christians accept it? We discuss Ecclesiastes and the meaning of hevel over a Prairie Paradise stout.

011 Retributive Justice is an Illusion, Michael

Once upon a time, there was a man named Job. God murdered his family to prove a point to Satan. But what did Job do to deserve this? 

We talk about whether Job was a real guy, his judgmental friends, and luxury beer Evil Twin Harlan's Even More Jesus.