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The Christ-In Culture is a podcast that begins the discussion in which we recognize that our human desires draw us deeper into a relationship with Christ. Through this open dialogue we attempt to show that our culture is a manifestation of our longing for Christ even in the seemingly small and mundane aspects of everyday life. Using primarily sources of apparently secular media we hope to foster within others a familiarity in actively participating in this discussion in their daily lives. Thoughts and opinions are our own and do not necessarily portray the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Diocese of Galveston-Houston.

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    • Oct 10, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 157 EPISODES


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    #3SeasonsAndAMovie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2020 66:21

    The Season 3 finale is here and it could be our last one....EVER? Join us as we reminisce on the last 3 years of the show and our plans for going forward and maybe you'll even be able to beat us at TCIC trivia. Thank you all for being a part of this adventure with us! #WelcomeToTheAdventure #3SeasonsAndAMovie Media References: Community (TV Series) The Great British Baking Show (TV Series) Tenet (Movie) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Movie) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Movie) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Movie) Crusader Kings III (Video Game) Texas Renaissance Festival Irish and Scottish Music Minecraft (Video Game) Acquisitions Inc. "The C Team" (D&D Podcast) Smallville (TV Series) Catholic Stuff You Should Know (Podcast) Challenges: Recognize life as an adventure that God is at work in and constantly strive to find Him working in the story of your life and the lives of others. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    A Knight's Tale

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2020 68:49

    This week we cover the last listener episode for a while: A Knight's Tale. We unravel Christian themes found in the middle ages, jousting, peasants, and so much more. Check out this episode for all that and so much more. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Love on the Spectrum (TV Show) The Oh Hellos (Band) 1920's/Speakeasy Music Gloomhaven (Boardgame) Dungeons & Dragons (TTRPG) The Hobbit: Deckbuilding Game (Card Game) Lord of the Rings: Deckbuilding Game (Card Game) The Dragon Prince (TV Show) The Great British Bake-Off (TV Reality Show) Red Wall: Mossflower (Redwall Book Series) James TW (Musician) A Knight's Tale (Movie) Challenges: Examen the desires in your heart and discern whether they are good (of God) or not. Then invest in the virtues and people needed to achieve the desires that are of God. Read Scripture. Start with the Gospels. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Good Vs. Holy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2020 53:59

    This week we contrast the two songs 'Karma' by AJR and 'Holy' by Justin Bieber. Why does it sometimes feel like we are doing everything right but everything is going wrong? Is it enough to just be good or are we called to something greater? Join us as we discuss what we can learn from these songs about pursuing a relationship with God. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Animal Crossing (Video Game) Hollow Knight: Silksong (Video Game) Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life (Netflix Comedy Special) Banjo Instrumental Pop Songs Greek (TV Show) Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Video Game) "A Cry of Honor" by Morgan Rice (Book) Counsel of Trent (Podcast) David Guetta (DJ and Producer) The Overtones (Band) 'Holy" by Justin Bieber ft Chance the Rapper (Song) 'Come Hang Out' by AJR (Song) 'Karma' by AJR (Song) Jon Bellion (Musician & Producer) 'Stressed Out' by 21 Pilots "Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Merton (Book) Lanky Guys (Podcast) Challenges: Pray with the Thomas Merton Prayer Be attentive to the needs of others and be interruptible Examine your mindset right now. Are you pursuing holiness and finding joy in your suffering or are you pursuing earthly things which are good but are leaving you unsatisfied? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Alone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2020 40:12

    This week we discuss how God's creation can be seen so easily in the nature of the secular world, how the desire for community is needed for communion with God, and how finding the joys and struggles in "the journey" is spiritual whether you want it to be or not. These themes come from the reality tv game show: Alone. Tune in this week to check it out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: The Dragon Prince (TV Series) Rocket Man (Elton John Biopic) Word on Fire (Podcast) Bishop Barron (Podcast) Seven Days to Die (Video Game) James Bay (Muscician) Alone (Reality TV Series) Crusader Kings 3 (Video Game) Challenges: Offer up a prayer of thanks this week. Grow in Gratitude. Actively choose to not be alone. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Umbrellas for an Apocalypse

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2020 69:06

    Join us this week as Gordon reveals his new recipes for meatless Friday fasting, Clint makes dad jokes, and we discuss the hit Netflix series and comic 'The Umbrella Academy'. The show reveals the consequences of a life apart from the father; desperately seeking love but often falling into deadly sin and temptation. With all of this we emphasize the need to find a family and a home for our oddities where we can experience love and a relationship with the father. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Parks and Recreation (TV Series) High Score (Netflix Mini-series) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Jurassic Park (Movie) Hot Ones (YouTube Series) The Interview (Movie) Warning: Mature Content Kangaroo Jack (Movie) 'Jesus is King' by Kanye West (Album) Taskmaster (British TV Show) James Acaster (British Comedian) Unicorn Store (Movie) Cyberpunk 2020 (Tabletop RPG Game) Dragon Prince (Netflix Series) Umbrella Academy (Netflix Series & Comic) X-men (Comic Series) Clockwork Orange (Book & Movie) Warning: Mature Content Challenges: Give special attention to the ways that you give and receive love. Recognize the gifts and talents that you have and use them. Don't fall into the sin of sloth or indifference. Pray and reflect on which of the 7 deadly sins you struggle with and address them. Contemplate your identity. As you do, remove any characteristics that are experiences and not identifiers. Then take what remains to prayer. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Judeo-Christian Linguistics

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 68:31

    This week we allow Clint to geek out over words, language, and their origin. We uncover common terms we may throw around or hear today and where we can see their roots found in scripture. Though all of these are attributed to the bible or Judeo-Christian culture, the origins of some of them are uncertain. But one thing we do know is that there are huge parts of modern languages that only exist because of Christianity. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Legend of Korra (TV series) Parks & Recreation (TV series) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Video Game) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Video Game) Hollow Knight (Video Game) Metroid (Video Game) Love, Rosie (Movie) Kacey Musgraves (Musician) Disney Music Lord of the Rings Deck Buidling Game Sword Art Online (TV series) Challenges: Be concious of the words that you use Choose one or more of these phrases and study their meaning Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Corona + 2 Hurricanes = $20.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2020 54:48

    This week Steve and Gordon tackle current events as Hurricane Laura misses Houston and devestates those in Louisiana. With all that is going on in 2020 we decide its time to talk about Gods providence and free will. Why do bad things happen and what is our answer or purpose in all this? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: The Dollop (Podcast) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch Game) Hollow Knight (Switch Game) Community (TV Series) Good Will Hunting (Movie) Onward (Movie) Dungeons and Dragons (Roleplaying Tabletop Game) Challenges: For the rest of 2020 and heading into 2021: see the light in every day. When you encounter anyone who talks about how there is ANOTHER bad thing in 2020, direct the conversation to focus on the good. PRAY for those affected by Hurricane Laura. Although this episode will be release a few days after the actual event, those affected will still be working on cleaning and the aftermath. Pray and ask God how you may be able to help your neighbors. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Waco Siege

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2020 70:15

    This week Clint and Gordon discuss an American Tragedy: The Waco Siege of 1993. Netflix recently released a miniseries on this historical event and we break open the themes found within that dramatization. What can we learn from a religious movement hoarding weapons and engaging in polygamy AND FBI & ATF agents acting out of fear? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Sudoko (Puzzle Game) Moana Soundtrack (Music) Settlers of Catan (Board game) Lord of the Rings Deck Building Game (Board Game) A Very Potter Sequel (Starkid Musical Productions) Doctor Mario world (Mobile Game) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mobile Game) The Legend of Korra (TV Series) Avatar the Last Airbender (TV Series) Folklore by Taylor Swift (Album) Waco (Netflix Miniseries) Jimmy Akins Mysterious World (Podcast) Counsel of Trent (Podcast) Catholic Answers (Podcast) Lanky Guys (Podcast) Challenges: During this time of pandemic, quarantine, social distancing, and wearing masks, remember to view those around you as other people rather than enemies/danger. Sit in prayer and ask God what needs to change internally or externally to help see others in this light. Take time this week to ask someone their story Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Prodigal Prince

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2020 71:40

    This week we discuss one of the greatest redemption character arcs in television history as we break down the themes we love from Avatar the Last Airbender Season 3. Join us as we discuss the process of redemption and what lessons we learn from Prince Zuko, Aang, and our other favorite ATLA characters. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Super Mario: Odyssey (Nintendo Switch Game) Tiger King (Netflix Documentary) Waco (Netflix Series) 'The Human Condition' by Jon Bellion (Music Album) Antz (Movie) A Bug's Life (Movie) Dinosaur (Movie) Land Before Time (Movie) We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (Movie) 'Jerusalema' by Master KG (Song/Dance Challenge) The Dollop (Podcast) Crude Language GameChops (Musical Group) Yugioh Avatar the Last Airbender (Nickelodeon Cartoon) Challenges: Do something alone that you normally wouldn't do. Take yourself on a date or just go for a walk and take that time with yourself to grow as an individual. Remember that just because you are alone, that doesn't mean you need to be lonely. God is pursuing you always. Seek mercy both in your human relationships and with God. If possible, go to confession. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    When the Fire Nation Attacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2020 79:42

    This week we take on one of our favorite childhood shows which has completely shaken the world now that it's on Netflix; Avatar the Last Airbender. In part one of our ATLA series this week we discuss the first two seasons of the show, and some of the key themes that make us love it so much. Join us as we take a look at what we as Christians can learn from the show even though it's based on Eastern religions. Spoiler...There is a lot. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Umbrella Academy - Season 2 (Netlfix Series) Super Mario: Odyssey (Nintendo Switch Game) Super Mario: Galaxy (Nintendo Wii Game) Super Mario: Sunshine (Nintendo Gamecube Game) Avatar the Last Airbender (Nickelodeon Cartoon) "Words of Radiance" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) Drain the Oceans (Disney+ Series) Challenges: In the midst of struggle, accept where God has placed you right now and strive to be faithful and holy in your immediate role. See this as an opportunity for growth within a type of extended Lent. Pray and meditate on what it means that we as Christians are "a people of hope." Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Be A Penny

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2020 49:24

    Who Said It: "The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." Was it a politician, Steve, or a character from our topic for this week? Join us to find out as we discuss the comedy musical Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, and what it teaches us about pursuing social justice and Christian moral perfection. In a world full of fake heroes and not quite nice villains, be a Penny. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner (Movie) A Fairly Odd Christmas (Movie) A Fairly Odd Summer (Movie) Rick And Morty (Adult Cartoon) What We Do In The Shadows (TV Series) "The Alexandria Link" by Steve Berry (Book) Community (TV Series) Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog (Comedy Musical) Language and humor not for children 'The Saint That is Just Me' by Danielle Rose (Song) Challenges: Find a safe way to perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy this week and check yourself to make sure you are doing "the right things for the right reasons." Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Seeking A Hero, Finding A Savior

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 54:26

    This week we take on several songs ranging from 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days Grace to 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias as we discuss addiction and how to escape the hopelessness of quarantine. Join us as we focus on the story that emerges from feeling lost and alone to seeking and ultimately discovering the hero that is our Savior Jesus Christ. With all of the suffering in the world we discuss the reality that "Christ is still on His throne," and that should give us all hope. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "Return of the Prodigal Son" by Henri Nouwen (Book) "Why We're Catholic" by Trent Horn (Book) Big Fish (Movie) Classic UFC (MMA Tournament) DisneyNature: Chimpanzee (Disney+ Documentary) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix Movie) Eurovision Song Contest (European Song Competition) Brave New World (Peacock Television Series) "Star Wars Thrawn: Treason" by Timothy Zahn (Book) 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I (Song) 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias (Song) 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days Grace (Song) 'My Own Hero' by Andy Grammar "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" by Pope John Paul II (Book) Challenges: Find a COVID safe way to hug someone you love for at least 20-30 seconds. Pray and Meditate on hope by focusing on the passion, death, resurrection, and the phrase "Christ is still on his throne." Take time to invest in Christ-centered relationships and community even if it can't be in person. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Hamilton - Act 2: The Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2020 70:03

    "One Last Time" "Take a Break" and discuss with us Act 2 of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and what it can teach us about the Christian faith. Join the conversation as we discuss themes of forgiveness, family, and the need for us to sabbath well. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Take time this week to sabbath well. Build a legacy of forgiveness by seeking and/or offering mercy in your relationships. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Hamilton - Act 1: Rise Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2020 75:56

    How does a musical, no, not the Suessical, become something so perusable, so beautiful and viewable that our global obsession becomes excusable? Join us this week as we discuss how Act 1 of the broadway musical Hamilton can teach us to be better Christians. The truth is "You will never be satisfied" with just one Act so 'You'll be Back' for Act 2 next week because you're "willing to wait for it." #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Pray with the Litany of Humility Reflect daily on the blessings in your life, and give thanks to God for all the ways He is working in your life. Stand up for what you believe even if only in a small way, but be sure that what you say and do comes from love not reckless like Hamilton or withdrawn like Burr. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Pursuing the Princess Bride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2020 61:49

    By request, this week we take on a classic movie which is basically Community meets fantasy D&D adventure: 'The Princess Bride.' This movie is jam packed with Christian themes that help us understand the love and sacrifice of Christ as He pursues His Princess Bride; the Church. Could Inigo Montoya reflect aspects of Peter's papacy? Is Fred Savage's character a metaphor for Christian conversion? Join us in our discussion this week and let us know what you think! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: When They See Us (Netflix Miniseries) Mature Content Waco (Netflix Miniseries) Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World (Podcast) Black Mirror (Netflix Series) Riverdale (TV Show) Flash (TV Show) Yugioh (Anime) Hamilton (Musical Soundtrack) Dear Evan Hansen (Musical Soundtrack) "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) "Star Wars: Thrawn Treason" by Timothy Zahn (Book) 'The History of Ancient Greece' (Podcast) 'The History of Egypt Podcast' (Podcast) "The History of Rome' (Podcast) The Princess Bride (Movie) Batman (Comic) Avengers: Infinity War (Movie Challenges: Assess your spiritual, physical, and mental health. Then ask yourself "are they balanced?" and "What am I doing to grow in each of these areas?" Honestly evaluate your relationship with the Gospel and determine which of the stages you find yourself in. (Dislike, Passive, Actively Invested, Acceptance) If you find yourself in one of the first two, what is keeping you from taking the next step? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    From Man's Sweat & God's Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2020 48:05

    From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world.”- St. Arnold Steve and Gordon not only share a podcast and are friends, but both love beer & brewing. Because of that, Gordon has always wanted to do an episode with Steve on this topic. Join us this week to see how that goes. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Challenges: Community: Find a way this week in the midst of pandemic to create a communal event to simply hang out, play a game, have dinner together in order to foster a space to learn something new about God Raise every drink you have this week to God in thanksgiving Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Only Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2020 72:04

    This week things fall into place by God's grace (uninetended rhyme). We cover three songs that continue last week's conversation with Steve on loneliness. These songs break open the conversation of the struggle some of us may be facing during this crazy time and the response that we are being called into. It is the response God has been speaking to us this whole time. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Schitt's Creek (TV Series) Community (Tv Series) Hannibal (TV Series) Sweeney Todd (Musical) Elton John (Musician) ME: Elton John (Autobiography) Taron Egerton (Actor) Rocketman (Movie) Sing (Movie) Onward (Pixar Movie) Lord of the Rings (Movie Trilogy) Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Movie) Beautiful Boy (Movie) Hail Ceasar! (Movie) The Neverending Story (Movie) The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens (Song) Not Done With You Yet by The Classic Crime (Song) Burden by Foy Vance (Song) Challenges: Listen & Pray with one or more of these songs Recognize the near occastions of sin and cut those out Whatever it means for you to "Give God Everything" this week, do it Call someone you love and be there for them Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Lonliness-IN Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2020 72:04

    Steve re-joins the podcast after a rather long hiatus and he has a lot to say. We use this episode to give him a platform to speak into the theology of loneliness, while Gordon gets him to watch a very strange movie; "Swiss Army Man". What an episode! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" by St. John Paul II "The Wounded Healer" by Henri Nouwen "Return of the Prodigal Son" By Henri Nouwen The Masked Singer (TV Show) The Sims (Video Game) Swiss Army Man (Movie) Fight the New Drug (Anti-Porn Organization) 1924 US (Branding Agency) Challenges: Go to the source of our primary relationship. If you are comfortable, attend mass or adoration. If not, find a cross and venerate it by glorifying the Lord. Become filled with God's love and then reach out to someone who you know is lonely and share that love with them. Define the roles you live each week. Then ask yourself if you feel alone in any of those roles. Then ask God for the humility to understand and be okay with that. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Your Voice Is Heard: A Resource Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2020 2:07

    Here is a short explanation of why there is no episode released this week. Instead, please take some time to join us in taking advantage of these resources, educating ourselves on how best to fight racial injustice, and to help defend life and those in need. And above all, pray for those who have died and their families, pray for those who are suffering, pray for peace, and pray that God will make good come from evil and suffering. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Story We Tell

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2020 55:18

    This week we discuss the Documentary 'The Amazing Johnathan' about the Comedian/magician of the same name. From Johnathan's life, we see themes of spiritual emptiness, absence of a father figure, coping mechanisms, and a loss of a sense of purpose which many of us can relate to in our own way. But the documentary takes a turn leaving us wondering, "what's the story they are telling?" #WelcomeToTheAdventure Warning: Several References to drugs Media References: Mad Men (TV Series) Contains Explicit Content Have a Good Trip (Documentary) The Dollop (Podcast) Adult Themes and Language Uncut Gems (Movie) Mountains of Madness (Tabletop Game) GloomHaven (Tabletop Game) Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG) Backstory (Podcast) Myths and Legends (Podcast) Unsolved Murders (Podcast) Lore (Podcast/Amazon Prime Series) The History of Rome (Podcast) The History of Egypt (Podcast) The History of Ancient Greece (Podcast) Community (TV Series) Hardcore History (Podcast) The Amazing Jonathan (Documentary) Not for Children Challenges: Ask yourself the question, "What is the story that I am telling to my family/God/others?" And is the story you're telling true or even the story that you want to be telling? What ending to your story would satisfy you? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Human Condition Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2020 35:14

    This week we continue our discussion of the album 'The Human Condition' by Jon Bellion. Join us as we discuss Jon's insights on the struggles, failings, successes, and temptations of each of us as humans. Be sure to stay tuned to the end where he brings the whole story together and reveals what "the human condition" has to do with God. Wait...that sounds familiar! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Warning: Though we don't say any explicit words, these songs do contain adult language and themes Challenges: Write down your story. Top ten best moments and top ten low points. Listen to The Definition by Jon Bellion and find themes within it that point us to christ Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Human Condition Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2020 46:18

    This week we begin part one of our discussion of the album 'The Human Condition' by Jon Bellion. Join us as we discuss Jon's insights on the struggles, failings, successes, and temptations of each of us as humans. Be sure to stay tuned to the end where he brings the whole story together and reveals what "the human condition" has to do with God. Wait...that sounds familiar! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Warning: Though we don't say any explicit words, these songs do contain adult language and themes Media References: Mad Men (Tv Series) Adult Content The Gentleman (Movie) Star Wars Jigsaw Puzzle Escape Tales: Low Memory (Escape Room App & Board Game) The Good Place (TV Series) Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Series) Community (TV Series) Adult Humor RWBY (American Anime) The Last Kingdom (Netflix Series) Adult Content Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World (Podcast) Counsel of Trent (Podcast) Word on Fire Show (Podcast) Every Knee Shall Bow (Podcast) Catholic Answers Live (Podcast) Catholic Stuff You Should Know (Podcast) Pints with Aquinas (Podcast) Tea with Tolkien (Podcast) '>>* The Human Condition' by Jon Bellion (Album) Adult Language and themes Challenges: Look up the lyrics to these songs (linked below) and see what parts of the 'Human Condition' you need to address in your life right now by bringing them to God in prayer. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    When Useless is Useful

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2020 54:34

    This week Clint forgets it's Gordon's birthday and we discuss what it means to be useless. We discuss this and the desire for our own story & truth found within the movie Secondhand Lions. Tune in this week for that discussion. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Zoom (Video Call) Jackbox Partybox Games (Video Game) *The Big Sick (Movie) Minecraft (Video Game) Storm of Swords Adult Content (Game of Thrones Book Series) Useful Charts (Youtube Channel) Lewis Capaldi (Musician) Ed Sheeran (Musician) Outlander Adult Content (TV Series) Secondhand Lions (Movie) Challenges: Share Your Story with someone. Testimony or Life. Do something useless this week Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Memento Mori

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2020 57:06

    Speaking openly about death is something that is taboo in many modern cultures. Why do we avoid talking something so inevitable? Are we afraid or is it something else? Join us to find out as we discuss the movie 'The Farewell' and what it can teach us about our faith. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: The Farewell (Movie) 7 Days to Die (Video Game) Pokemon: Sword (Video Game) Pokemon: Shield (Video Game) "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini (Book) "Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm" by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Book of Folk Tales) Twitch (Streaming Platform) Jon "BeardedBlevins" Blevins (Twitch Streamer) Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rican Reggaeton Musician) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Show) Community (TV Show) I Am Innocent (Mobile Game) Sentence (Mobile Game) 'Come Healing' by Elayna Boynton Challenges: Listen to the closing song of the movie 'Come Healing' by Elayna Boynton and take the lyrics to your prayer. (See link below for lyrics) Talk to someone you trust about your death and discuss what desires you have for when you die. Be vulnerable and honest with someone you trust and talk about how you are really doing with everything going on in your life right now. Take to prayer what it means to be an adopted child of God. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    A Tiger King in a Tiger Cage

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2020 64:18

    This week Clint takes on a special request as we cover the "most popular Docuseries in the world": Tiger King. What does owning tigers, crazy marriages, scandals, and speculated murder have to do with our desire for God? Tune in this week to find out. Adult themes and content covered #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Ozark (Netflix Show) Adult Content Bob's Burgers (TV Show) The Masked Singer (Reality Show) Lego Masters (Reality Show) Vinyls Music Video Chat Hangouts Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG) Board Games Seven Days to Die (Video Game) PokemonGo (Mobile Game) Pokemon: Sword (Video Game) Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul (Video Game) "Eldest" by Christopher Paulini (Inheritence Cycle Series) "Eragon" by Christopher Paulini (Inheritence Cycle Series) Calum Scott (Musician) Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV Show) Clone Wars (TV Show) Tiger King (Netflix Docuseries) Adult Content Challenges: Sit with things you build up as your kingdom, or habits you are currently creating, or routines you may or may not have: reflect with whether or not they are putting you into a cage (isolation from yourself, God, or others?) What is your Kingdom? Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Through Darkness to Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2020 52:02

    This week we discuss a movie that both of us really wanted to see. Join us as we discuss the movie '1917' and the poems and songs in the movie which all convey powerful themes of light and darkness, suffering and hope, as well as countless themes and tips for spiritual warfare. In a movie where we see the characters literally crawling over death in the hopes of finding and saving life, we see the Easter story played out in a completely unexpected way. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG Game) Ozarks (Netlfix Series) WARNING: Adult Content Game of Thrones (HBO Series) WARNING: Adult Content Zoom (Video Chat Software) Scattegories (Board Game) Codenames (Board Game) "A Realm of Shadows" by Morgan Rice (Book) "Inkdeath" by Cornelia Funke (Book) "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini (Book) Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (Series) PokemonGO (App Game) Pokemon: Sword (Video Game) Yugioh: Eternal Duelist Soul (Video Game) Sky: Children of the Light Virtual Catholic Conference Project YM Live (Weekly Virtual Catholic Youth Ministry Event) 1917 (Movie) "The Winners" by Rudyard Kipling (Poem) "The Jumblies" by Edward Lear (Poem) "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book/Movie) 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger' by Unknown Writer/Performed by Jos Slovick (American Folk Song) Challenges: Watch the movie! Read 1 or more of the poems/song and pray with the words/lyrics to help guide you in your spiritual life (All are linked below) Take your struggles to God in honest prayer Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    O For Onward

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2020 62:15

    As we come out of Holy Week and into the joyous season of Easter, we cover a movie that embraces the same loss and journey of finding our Father: Disney Pixar's Onward. Even with it being Easter, Covid-19, the pandemic, & this quarentine makes finding our heavenly father a little more difficult. So tune in this week to see what we can take away from this quest to end all quests. #WelcomeToTheAdventure FYI: Due to Social Distancing Recording, there are a few parts in this episode where it cut out for a few seconds. If you hear elevator music, that is why. Our apologies. Media References: Zoom Podcasts Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop Roleplaying Game) Bob's Burgers (TV Show) Toilet Paper & Butts Luke Spehar (Musician) 'Champion' by Luke Sepehar (Song) "Beowulf" by Francis B. Gummere (Translated Poem) "Beowulf" by Robert K. Gordon (Translated Poem) "Angels & Demons" By Dan Brown (Book) "DaVinci Code" By Dan Brown (Book) "Inferno" by Dan Brown (Book) "Origin" by Dan Brown (Book) Onward (Pixar Movie) Bright (Netflix Movie) Challenges: Pray. Focus on one of the 3 decrees found in Onward: Speaking from you heart, Focus and do not become distracted, Or Trust & Have Faith Tackle the 4 items on Ian's "New Me" list at the start of this Easter Season: Speak Up More (about your faith), Learn to Drive (Pray), Invite people to the party (invite someone into your faith), Be Like Dad (grow into your Heavnely father) Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Divine Comedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2020 48:25

    This week we tackle something we could have and should have a long time ago: Meme's! With COVID-19 and being stuck at home we are left to the comedy of ourselves, others, and even God. What does this all mean? Is it healthy to make lite of all that is going on? And how or why does it happen? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG Game) Ukulele Vinyls Board Games This American Life (Podcast) Buzzfeed (Online Articles/Media) Guitar "Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi" by F. C. Yee (Book Series) Avatar, The Last Airbender (TV Series) Legend of Korra (TV Series) "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson (Book) "Mossflower" by Brian Jacques (Redwall Book Series) Tech Stuff (Live Streaming & Website building) Memes Political Comics Comedy Challenges: Examen the things in your life that you find funny and what subjective truths that may reveal about you. Examen what jokes you may be making and what subjective truths you may be trying to make. What may God be trying to tell us in the truth we find in humor? LAUGH & MAKE OTHERS LAUGH! Make some Memes! Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Uprooted

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2020 41:26

    Join us this week as we discuss the spirituality of isolation within the COVID-19 quarantine as well as "The Giver" book series, and the song 'No Roots' by Alice Merton. Our conversation focuses on the themes of letting go of attachments, gifts, and the longing within each of us for something more than the world that we live in. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Yahtzee! (Board Game) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Perilous Parlor Game (Board Game) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Book Series) 'Hey Big Boy' by Bert Kreisher (Netflix Comedian Special) Adult Content 'Ball Hog' by Tom Segura (Netflix Comedian Special) Adult Content Luke Spehar (Catholic Folk Musician) 'Be Still' by Luke Spehar (Song) 'To St. Michael' by Luke Spehar (Song) Aly Aleigha (Catholic Folk Musician) 'Jealous Love' by Aly Aleigha (Song) The Place We Find Ourselves (Podcast) Movie Soundtracks (Music) "The Giver" by Lois Lowry (Book) "Gathering Blue" by Lois Lowry (Book) "Messenger" by Lois Lowry (Book) "Son" by Lois Lowry (Book) 'No Roots' by Alice Merton (Song) Challenges: Consider what gifts God has given you and ask yourself if you are using those how God wants you to right now especially in light of COVID-19 isolation. Since most of us are now isolated from COVID-19 take advantage of the opportunity to pray and dialogue with God about what it means that your "home" is not here but rather with him. Don't forget to tithe and to support those who are losing their jobs and their loved ones. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Can You Teach A Mountain Goat To Swim?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2020 62:43

    This week we take on what we hope was a listener request: The Glass Castle. In this episode we cover what the love of the Father looks like in a broken world, what true value of person(s) means, and so much more. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Show) "The Gunslinger" by Stephen King (Dark Tower Book Series) "Dune" by Frank Herbert (Book) "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book Series) Blade Runner (Movie) Blade Runner 2049 (Movie) "Inkspell" by Cornelia Funke (Book) "A Forge of Valor" by Morgan Rice (Book) 'Invitation' by Rita West (Song) 'Zombies' by The Cranberries (Song) Zombieland: Double Tap (Movie) Jimmy Akin's: Mysterious World (Podcast) The Glass Castle (Movie) The Glass House (Movie) Glass (Movie) Captain Fantastic (Movie) Challenges: Stay rooted in prayer & Joy during this time Practice Social Distancing & Wash Yo Hands! Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    A Doughnut in a Doughnut Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2020 58:48

    By request, our discussion this week brings us to the movie Knives Out. Join us as we discuss the star-studded film, the underlying not-so-subtle political message, and what spiritual truths we can find there including what it means to truly be a "good" person and inheriting the father's house. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Yugioh! (Animated TV Show) "Driving Heat" by Richard Castle (Book based of the ABC show Castle) Trainwreck (Movie) Rated R - Adult Content) What We Do In The Shadows (Movie) Rated R LeVar Burton Reads (Podcast) "Navigators" by Mike Meginnis "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline Every Knee Shall Bow (Podcast) Start With This (Podcast) 'Skye Boat Song' (Scottish Folk Song) High School Musical (Disney Movie) Dear Evan Hansen (Musical) "Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances" by Timothy Zahn (Book) "A Fate of Dragons" by Morgan Rice (Book) "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini (Book) Clue (Board Game/Movie) Knives Out (Movie) Some Adult language Challenges: Stay rooted in prayer. God is the source of all goodness! Step back and look at the truth of the world around you. God is the source of all truth! Be a GOOD person. Practice good acts and develop good virtues with motives from the heart and not to seek outward acknowledgement. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    We'll Fight In The Shadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2020 58:29

    This week we have a chance to hear Clint geek out on something other than Tolkien (although he finds a way to still sneak it in) as we discuss the movie '300.' A historically fictional movie about brotherhood, a fight for freedom, and a worthy king against a false god who is trying to conquer the world through lies, power, and greed. Sound familiar? Join us for the fruitful discussion in this weeks episode. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "True Devotion to Mary" by St. Louis-Marie De Montfort (Book) 'Fix You' by Coldplay (Song) Color Guard 300 (Movie) Challenges: Take St. Joseph, the Terror of Demons, to prayer and ask for his intercession this week. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Gospel According to Metallica

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 29, 2020 51:26

    Sometimes God speaks through random chance encounters. This week's episode comes from a conversation that resulted from one of those encounters. Join us as we break down a couple of songs by Metallica and see what they show us about Salvation History and how they point to Christ. The word 'Gospel' literally means 'Good News' and though it may not seem like it, the dark and heavy messages in this song actually lead us to a story full of hope and light centered around Christ himself. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: "H.P. Lovecraft: Short Stories" by H.P. Lovecraft (Book) LeVar Burton Reads (Podcast) Colassal (Movie) Knives Out (Movie) "Clash of Kings" by George R. R. Martin (Book) [Adult Content] "The Weight of Honor" by Morgan Rice Selena Quintanilla (Singer-songwriter) 'Como La Flor' by Selena (Song) 'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom' by Selena (Song) 'Scotland the Brave' (Scottish Anthem) 'Until it Sleeps' by Metallica (Song) 'Creeping Death' by Metallica (Song) 'I'm a Little Teapot' (Children's Song) "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis (Book) 'Shadows' by Macklemore ft. IRO (Song) Challenges: Take time to recognize what in your life you have grown overly attached to and throughout Lent find ways to detach yourself from it and allow God to take its place in some way. Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Hey Diddle, Diddle, a Cup and a Fiddle

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2020 51:12

    Making a deal with the devil is such a common story trope that the phrase has even made its way into the modern English language and pop culture. This week we discuss two of these stories; the video game 'Cuphead' and the country folk song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Join the discussion as we break down the obvious, and not so obvious, moral consequences of these famed deals. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Cuphead (Video Game) LeVar Burton Reads (Podcast) "Kin" by Bruce McAllister (Short Story) "The Lighthouse Keeper" by Daisy Johnson (Short Story) "Empty Places" by Richard Parks (Short Story) "H.P. Lovecraft Short Stories" by H.P. Lovecraft (Book) "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story) "The Tomb" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story) "Dagon" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story) "Tomb of Annihilation" Dungeons and Dragons Module "A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson" by H.P. Lovecraft (Short Story) "The Man Who Was Thursday" by G.K. Chesterton (Book) Tolkien (Movie) 'Ep. 85: The Eagle and Child ft. Chris Donatto' (TCIC Episode) Coup (Tabletop Card Game) The Oregon Trail (Tabletop Card Game) 'Icarus' (TCIC Episode) "Clash of Kings" by George R. R. Martin (Book) Adult Content 'Ep. 87: The Real War (GoT) (TCIC Episode) "The Weight of Honor" by Morgan Rice (Book) "The Monsters and The Critics, And other Essays" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book of Essays) "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke (Book) 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' by Charlie Daniels (Song) "The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet (Poem) Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Shrek 3, Hercules, Shrek (Disney and Dreamworks movies with Faustian Bargains) "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis (Book) Challenges: Read and pray with Isaiah 43 (Link) Read and pray with The Temptation of Christ (Luke 4:1-13) (Link) Read and pray with the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs #391-395 (Link) Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Icarus

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2020 66:16

    The sun is dying and we've built a bomb the size of Manhattan to fix the issue. Eight people, sent into space to drop the payload, come across trials, drama, and many challenging moral dilemmas in this Sci-Fi thriller: Sunshine. How can we rationalize morality within our faith? And will we discuss the obvious theme of light and darkness yet again? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Oscars (Award Show) Parasite (Movie) Baby Driver (Movie) Spencer Sutherland (Band) Wallows (Band) Matilda (Musical) Mamma Mia (Musical) Tales of Shipwrecked (Play) "Star Wars: Thrawn" by Timothy Zahn(Book) "Raging Heat" by Richard Castle (Book) "Redwall" by Brian Jacques (Book) LeVar Burton Reads (Podcast) Sunshine (Movie) Challenges: Carefully engage in discussion/debate of moral philosophy with friends and family without falling into the trap of relativism. Meditate, question, and research where needed. But be open, honest, and willing to listen. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Yes Man!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2020 53:23

    This week Gordon & Clint break open an older movie that bombed & got terrible reviews: Yes Man. As we look at this story we realize what the word "yes" means in our lives and individual journey. What does it mean to say yes to life? To a life in relationship with Jesus? Tune in this week to find out. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Super Bowl LIV (National Holiday) Heavyweights (Movie) The Dollop (Podcast) How Did This Get Made? (Podcast) Cuphead (Video Game) "Faith For Exiles" by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock (Book) "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline (Book) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (Book) Brother Isaiah (Musician) Gregorian Chant (Music Genre) Danielle Rose (Musician) Matt Maher (Musician) Audrey Assad (Musician) Rita West (Musician) Yes Man (Movie) Challenges: Sit or Pray with the idea that "if God is real... what does he want with and for me?". Does what comes to mind harden or soften your heart? Ask yourself why? Find something you should have done a long time ago or recently and do it! Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    The Two Nopes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2020 69:29

    This week we recap some of the adventures of Gordon and Lizzie's wedding and hear about some of their travels for their honeymoon. But our main topic this week is something that we have received several requests for; Netflix's 'The Two Popes.' We break down the story, do a lot of fact checking, and discuss themes that we found as well as the themes found by some of those who requested this episode to help us understand what it is about this movie that we enjoy even if it's not necessary factual. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Bad Lip Reading: Seagulls 'Stop It Now' (YouTube Video) Mandalorian (Disney+ Series) Firefly (TV Show) Dr. Who (TV Show) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Series) One Year Bible & Catechism Study "Slave, Warrior, Queen" by Morgan Rice (Book) 'Creep' by Radiohead (Song) Callum Scott (Music Artist) James Arthur (Music Artist) James Bay (Music Artist) Haley Reinhart (Music Artist) Stellar Kart (Christian Punk Rock Band) The Two Popes (Netflix Movie) 'Dancing Queen' by Abba (Song) Challenges: Have a friendly dialogue with someone you disagree with. This can be about religion, morality, or any topic. Tips for Dialogue: Listen Stay calm Ask questions to better understand their viewpoint If you don't have an answer, just be honest about it, then go look it up later. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Being Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2020 52:21

    From bad confession stories to criteria for just war, this week's conversation takes us all over the place. Join us as we discuss the Netflix movie "Marriage Story" which some have more accurately dubbed "Divorce Story." We share our own experiences with parents who are divorced and how a life without love often seems like no life at all, but a life full of love is truly 'Being Alive.' #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: @GregorianSwears (Twitter Account) Klaus (Netflix Movie) Hot Ones (YouTube Interview Series) The Two Popes (Netflix Movie) Out of the Box (Disney TV Show) Zoom (Children's TV Show) Zoboomafoo (Children's TV Show) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Movie) The King's Man (Movie) Jedi: Fallen Order (Video Game) The HU (Mongolian Throat Singing Metal Band) Star Wars: Rebels (TV Show) SKÁLD (Viking Metal Band) "On the Accidental Wings of Dragons" by Julie Wetzel (Book) Hacksaw Ridge (Movie) Catching Foxes (Podcast) Marriage Story (Netflix Movie) Catholic Stuff You Should Know (Podcast) Company (Musical) Challenges: Read "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis Have a real and vulnerable conversation with someone who is important to you Write a letter to someone telling them why you love them Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    I Heard You Paint Houses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2020 61:05

    Many of you have probably found three hours and 29 minutes to watch the Netflix movie 'The Irishman' based off of the hit man Frank Sheeran's testimony of what happened to the famed Jimmy Hoffa. This movie is considered one of the best movies of 2019 and many believe that it will change cinema. This week we take a look at why that is. Join us as we give the fastest synopsis of the plot you will ever hear and discuss spiritual temptations that the mafia exudes but can also be found in our own lives including; justifying our sins, isolation, and invincible pride. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Exodus 90 (Spiritual Fasting Program for Men) The Irishman (Netflix Movie) Marriage Story (Netflix Movie) Catching Foxes (Podcast) Art of Manliness (Podcast) Catholic Stuff You Should Know (Podcast) Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World (Podcast) Greetings Adventurers (Podcast) Catholic Answers Live (Podcast) The Witcher (Netflix Series, Books, Video Games) Adult Content The Lord of the Rings (Books, Movies, Future Amazon Series) "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt (Book) UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry by Fr. Mike Schmitz (Podcast) Challenges: Live well the moments that God gives you. Don't leave feeling as though there was more for you to do or say. Have a real conversation with someone that goes beyond surface level. Ask them big questions and if possible follow up with them. Write a list of things that you are passionate about in order of importance to you. Create a second list from the perspective of a friend ordering the passions in the way that they think are important to you. Compare the two. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Becoming a Mindhunter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2020 54:56

    Gordon and Lizzie are getting married today! But the show must go on. Celebrate with us by checking out this week's episode and listening to Gordon's awkward marriage jokes. While you're at it, join in the discussion that we have about the Netflix series Mindhunter. The series dives into one man's research into his perception of the greatest evil and the effects it has on his own mind. Our discussion centers around the idea that we should do the same in our spiritual lives. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Support Gordon and Lizzie's Mission or give them a Wedding Gift: Support Registry Media References: A Fake Artist Goes to New York (Game) Mysterium (Board Game) Twitch (Streaming Platform) MrsRuvi (Cool Lady Twitch Streamer) BeardedBlevins (Bearded Twitch Streamer) BonsaiBros (Twitch Streaming Clones) Kirby (Video Game) Flapjacks and Sasquatches (Game) Runescape (MMORPG) Smallworld (Board Game) Toy Story 4 (Movie) The King (Netflix Movie) The Crown (Netlfix Series) Mindhunter (Netflix Series) Ep. 88: Extremely Shameful, Shockingly Hopeful, & Long (TCIC Episode on Serial Killer Fascintion) Frozen (Movie) Hamilton (Musical) Challenges: Choose a sin that you struggle with and identify as many near occasions of that sin as you can. Then identify which parts of that chain need to be cut out or strengthened. Take time this week for silent prayer. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    A True Act of Good Will

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2020 61:27

    This week we talk about Netflix's version of the history of Santa Claus. Within this story it helps us better understand the meaning of tradition, kindness, and love. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Glow Up (Netflix Series) Mindhunter (Netflix Series) The Irishman (Netflix Movie) Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (Movie) Ignatian Book of Days (Book) The Ides (Book) Mrs. Ruvi on Twitch Nintendo Switch Pokemon Sword & Shield (Video Game) Mario Kart (Video Game) Klaus (Movie) Challenges: Listen to Invisible by Zara Larson and pull out the themes that point us back to Christ Do something of kindness for someone else this week. Pay it forward Meditate on the things in your life that you need to let go of in order to be kinder Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Cooking with Good Eggs ft. MrsRuvi (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2019 64:48

    This week we are joined by Katie Ruvalcaba AKA Twitch Streamer 'MrsRuvi'. "Sometimes I worry that the Church makes too much of an effort to change the Church to fit the chat instead of allowing the chat to fit the Church." Join us as we discuss the importance of living our faith in our daily lives, the impact of a faithful Catholic with a "normal" story, and how a little food can create a space for community. Also, Gordon forgets how chairs work. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Connect with Katie: Twitch Twitter Instagram Check out Part 2 of this episode by becoming a Patron! Media References: Marriage Story (Netflix Movie) James Acaster (Comedian) The Crown (Netflix Series) "The Way, Furrow, The Forge" by St. Josemaría Escrivá (Books) BeardedBlevins (Twitch Streamer) BonsaiBros (Twitch Streamers) Quizzical Papist (Podcast) Goodreads (Book Database) Catechesi Tradendae (Papal Encyclical) "The Ides" by Peter Tonkin (Book) "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book) Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World (Podcast) Challenges: Use the small things to show love to your friends and family this Christmas season. Help prepare or clean up after meals to spend quality time with your family and show your appreciation for them. As you serve others this holiday season, show them that you see them as a person and not just a project. Consider donating to Katie's 'Good Egg Fund' to help serve those in need. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Special Guest: Katie (MrsRuvi) Ruvalcaba.

    The Grain-IN Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2019 56:15

    This week we go back to the drawing board or rather our request board to play some "catch-up" on ideas and requests from the past. In doing so we cover four completely different songs about love in order to share the conversation and journey we share with God. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Daybreak (Netflix Series) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes (Netflix Stand-Up) Riverdale (TV Series) Mandalorian (Disney+ Series) The Dragon Prince (Netflix Series) Adventure of Discipleship (Free Online Class) Bearded Blevins (Twitch Streamer) MrsRuvi (Twitch Streamer) "Lost" by Michael Buble (Song) "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner (Song) "I Run to You" by Lady Antebellum (Song) "I Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley (Song) Challenges: Last minute Advent preparation for Christmas Take some time to think about why you appreciate your family, why they are important in your life, & why do you run to them? Meditate on the people you would naturally run to and who you spend your time with: are they the same people? LOVE YOUR FAMILY DANGIT!!! Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Into The Unknown

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2019 68:39

    This week we go "Into the Unknown" as we discuss the new Disney movie "Frozen II." Join the adventure as Clint and Gordon attempt to sing like Disney princesses, we record one of the longest episodes we have ever done, and Clint spends way too much time using a new editing trick. We discuss Vocations, Discernment and more themes than we can mention here, so just check it out for yourself! SPOILERS #WelcomeToTheAdventure For the second half of this episode, become a patron today! Media References: Frozen II (Movie) Frozen (Movie) Moana (Movie) "Adventure of Discipleship" by Dr. Daniel Keating (Book and Online Seminar) Challenges: Recognize the attachments in your life. Choose a short period of time to fast completely from one of those things. Based off of your own specific gifts, what are you being called to right now? Take the "next" step in discernment by doing the "Next Right Thing." 2A. Pursue your Vocation! Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    How To Be Human

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2019 68:02

    This week we cover a topic that came up through conversation during Gordon's bachelor party: Pinocchio. Whether through a silly challenge or a fruitful short topic discussing our own podcast we realized the themes of what it means to be a real person, conscience, and more was a need to record. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: *The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix Series) * Welcome to Marwen (Movie) *Daybreak (Netflix Series) *The Irishman (Movie) * House of Hospitality by Dorothy Day (Book) *Mandalorian (Disney+ Series) *Star Wars Resistance (TV Series) *Fr. Mike Schmitz Homilies (Podcast) *Dear Evan Hansen (Musical) *The Flash S:6 (TV Series) *The Bible: Revelation (Scripture) *The Adventure of Descipleship (Free online discipleship course incorporating C.S. Lewis & Tolkein: https://equip.shms.edu/courses/29900/enrollment/new?utmcampaign=MOOC&utmsource=hsemail&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=80092333&hsenc=p2ANqtz--iDiBiX3ZSuWXOabtv5y9nZiir0M1yhHgzpVNmhmipMURk5Ssn5dZIWT3G9jsesPZAvj9WZRAIphJ6oZaxtLSZL1IWQ&hsmi=80092333) *Wizards of the Coast: DnD Presents (Stream/Podcast) *Pinocchio (Movie) Challenges: Take this week to sit with the words "Bold, Courageous, & Unselfish". Pick one to work on in your life. Take time to form you conscience. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Dance: The Gift of Life & Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2019 65:33

    This week we discuss Taika Waititi dark comedy 'JoJo Rabbit' about a 10 year old german boy who wants to be a Nazi soldier and even has an imaginary friend who is Adolph Hitler. The movie unfolds as he discovers his mother is hiding a Jew in their home. Join us as we discuss the themes of freedom, beauty, and love. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Thanksgiving Weddings & Anniversaries Games (Board Games w/ the Boys) Frozen II (Movie) RWBY (TV Series) The Mandalorian (TV Series) Baby Yoda (Star Wars Character) Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Series) Star Wars: Resistance (TV Series) "The Lambs Supper" by Scott Hahn (Book) Scott Hahn (Theologian) DJ Earworm (DJ Artist) JoJo Rabbit (Movie) Challenges: Examine your life and the state of the world and find the good. Then show gratitude to God for these things. Take time this week to let go of your worries and just dance. Be Free! Just like Rosie, go out and serve someone who needs you regardless of the cost to yourself. Be Christ to them. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Runnin' From The Shadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2019 60:07

    By request, this week we discuss two songs by Macklemore. The first song is "Intentions" and the second "Shadows." These two songs show a progression of ones desire to be better and escape the confinements of sin, complacency in that sin, and the consequences of remaining there years later. We discuss themes like desire, addiction, weaknesses, sin, triumphs, Identity, and so much more! #WelcomeToTheAdventure It's Gordon's Bachelor party weekend! Please pray for him, Lizzie, and for all of us as we get ready to celebrate their marriage! Sign Up for the FREE Course on "The Adventure of Discipleship" by Dr. Daniel Keating Media References: The Conjouring (Movie Franchise) Hush (Movie) Cabin in the Woods (Movie) Annabelle (Movies) The Nun (Movie) The Amityville Horror (Movie) Ep. 2 Stranger Things Halloween Special (TCIC) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix Series) "Daughter of Havenglade" by H.C. Harrington (Book) "The Signs of Life" by Dr. Scott Hahn (Book) "The Adventure of Discipleship" by Dr. Daniel Keating (Book/Course) "I shouldn't Be Telling You This" by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (Jazz Album) "Intentions" by Macklemore ft. Dan Caplan (Song) "Shadows" by Macklemore ft. IRO (Song) The Art of Manliness (Podcast) Challenges: Make a list of things that you would like to do or that would bring you joy/make you a better person. Create a second list of what is stopping you from doing each of the things in the first list. Chose one thing from that list and fast from anything that is preventing you from that thing for one full week. Take time to recognize the lies that you tell yourself about who you are and your worth. Bring these to prayer and dismiss them. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    You Are A Good Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2019 59:20

    This week we discuss a theme very close to Fr. Gregory Boyle: Kinship. To see what this word loks like in our faith life we look at the movie The Peanut Butter Falcon. How can sharing characteristics, origins, and/or relations bring us back to ourselves? Check out this weeks episode on community, identity, and culture. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Redemptoris Missio (Papal Document) Parasite (Movie) The Lighthouse (Movie) JoJo Rabbit (Movie) The Mandalorian (TV Series) Disney+ [Streaming Service (Not a Sponsor)] Renaissance Festival (Festival) The Dublin Harpers (Band) The Tartanics (Band) Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Series) Catholic Answers: Live (Podcast) Counsel of Trent by Trent Horn (Podcast) Mysterious World with Jimmy Akin (Podcast) Start With This (Podcast) Greetings Adventurers (Podcast) Art of Manliness (Podcast) Rita West (Musician) Off Kilter (Band) Kilts (Manly Article of Clothing) Peanut Butter Falcon (Movie) "Tattoos on the Heart" by Fr. Gregory Boyle (Book) The Classic Crime (Band) Challenges: Look at the community that you surround yourself with (work, family, friends). Is it a community that builds you up? Makes you a better person? Brings you closer to God? If not, discern letting them go. Return to yourself. Meditate on the names God gives us in scripture Discern on things within identity, community, & culture you need to "Hold On" to & "Let Go" Share with us your Wrestler Name Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

    Finding the Cross in CrossFit ft. Joel Stepanek

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2019 56:21

    This week we were able to sit down with Joel Stepanek, Vice President of Parish Services for Life Teen and talk about his experience with CrossFit and the culture that has developed around it. Join us as we discuss what it means to regain an understanding of the "Why" of our Catholic faith. What can we as a Church learn from CrossFit culture? Where do we see Christian ideals, beliefs, and values manifesting in the CrossFit community? Join the conversation and let's answer these questions together. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Connect with Joel: @LT_jstepanek Learn more about Life Teen Fr. Mike Schmitz on CrossFit Media References: Jesus Is King by Kanye West (Album) Parasite (Movie) Snowpiercer (Movie) Okja (Netflix Movie) Redemptoris Missio (Papal Encyclical) The Art of Manliness (Podcast) "Start with Why" by Simon Sinek (Book) "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek (Book) Behind the Front by Black Eyed Peas (Album) De La Soul (Hip Hop Trio) A Tribe Called Quest (Hip Hop Group) Atypical (Netflix Series) Star Wars: Rebels (Cartoon) Star Wars: Clone Wars (Cartoon) 2019 World Series (MLB Baseball) Scottish Folk Music Challenges: Ask yourself the question, "what is the WHY of my faith?" If you work in ministry, take a week and stop focusing on the WHAT and reconnect with Jesus. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Special Guest: Joel Stepanek.

    Becoming a Rebel Leader ft. Taylor Schroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2019 64:22

    This week we are joined by our hilarious friend, Ablaze missionary, and host of the podcast Forte Catholic Taylor Schroll! Join us as we geek out over the official canon of Star Wars and discuss themes from the show Star Wars: Rebels which takes place between the original trilogy and the prequels. Throughout the episode we discuss Christian Leadership, Taylor's crush on one of the alien characters, and how we are to react to loss. #WelcomeToTheAdventure SUPPORT ABLAZE MINISTRIES FIND TAYLOR AT HIS WEBSITE Media References: Living with Yourself (Netflix Series) Star Wars: Thrawn (Book Trilogy)* Star Wars Rebels (Cartoon)* Solo: A Star Wars Story (Movie)* "The Barnabas Way: A New Perspective on Christian Leadership" by Isaac Smythia (Book) El Camino (Movie) Firebringer (Starkid Theater) "Signs of Life" by Scott Hahn (Book) Catholic Answers Live (Podcast/Radio Show/YouTube Show) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon)* Star Wars: Resistance (Cartoon)* Star Wars Original Trilogy (Movies 4-6)* Star Wars Prequels (Movies 1-3)* Star Wars Sequels (Movies 7-9)* Hamilton (Musical) *Denotes Official Star Wars Canon Challenges: Reflect on where in your life you need to be more obedient and where in your leadership roles you need to listen and serve those that work below you. Focus on winning the "small victories" of charity in your life. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube Special Guest: Taylor Schroll.

    Go Forth in Lightness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2019 52:25

    This week we discuss the newest album by the Australian indie rock band Gang of Youths. The album is a journey from the difficulties of life into perseverance and in the end light. Join us as we discuss the album "Go Farther in Lightness" and the themes of suffering, grace, virtue and more! #WelcomeToTheAdventure Media References: Joker Soundtrack (Movie Soundtrack) "Go Farther in Lightness" by Gangs of Youth (Album) Sails (Band) "Sail" by Awolnation (Song) Chairlift (Band) TikTOk (App) "10,000 Hours" by Dan & Shay ft. Justin Bieber (Song) Star Wars Rebels (Cartoon) "Firebringer" by StarKids Theater (Musical) Mumford and Sons (Band) Challenges: Look at your life and say 'Yes' to the little things that God is calling you to each day. Accompany someone in their suffering and assure them that God is faithful and his grace is abundant. Remember that "The Heart is a Muscle" and love through the hard times and suffering. Check Us Out Website Twitter Facebook Youtube

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