Tag Archives: Darkness

Caleb Wilde: Confessions of a Funeral Director

Caleb Wilde joins the show to compare death to sex, silence, negative views of death, Resurrection, tradition, Holy Saturday, and his book Confessions of a Funeral Director.


Fr. James Martin SJ: My Life with the Saints

Fr. James Martin SJ returns to the show to discuss Stephen Colbert, the 10th Anniversary of My Life with the Saints, Sainthood like the Baseball Hall of Fame, Thomas Merton, Thomas Aquinas, the Saint of Darkness and the humanity of the saints.

Peter Rollins: Round Three

Philosopher, writer, storyteller Peter Rollins along with Peter’s biggest fan (Luke’s Dad) return to the show to discuss Burning Man, loss, rituals, doubt, the Divine Magician, certainty as a mental disorder, bad faith, Atheism for Lent, theodicy, and Pete’s upcoming festival Wake.


Kent Brantly: Called for Life

Dr. Kent Brantly joins the show to discuss God working through Ebola, why Kent went to the White House to talk with President Obama before coming on the podcast, the fear of death, being faithful while having Ebola, the distinction between God saving his life vs. God healing him,  and Kent’s new book Called For Life.


A.J. Swoboda: A Glorious Dark

Swoboda_AGloriousDark_wSPine.inddDr. A.J. Swoboda joins the show to discuss the full Easter weekend experience, telemarketing, Hell, the Portland of the South, the hipster ethos, grace as a hall pass, living in the pain of Friday, awkwardness of Saturday and the joy of Sunday, and his newest book A Glorious Dark.


Barbara Brown Taylor: Round Two

Barbara Brown Taylor returns to the show to discuss why she will not watch her interview with Oprah, who would play her in a movie,  introverted pastors, disappointment with God, transformation and translation, worrying and praying, the troubling word “sin” and Learning to Walk in the Dark.



Pepperdine Mega-Podcast

Three-part podcast with Sean Palmer, Josh Graves (starting around 18:00),  and Josh Ross (33:00), from Malibu, California. Why we didn’t get a picture outside, I don’t know.

Here are a few links to subjects discussed in the podcast:

*Sean talks with us about why dads don’t babysit referencing this blog post.

*Josh Graves discusses this U2 song and Luke mentions this live U2 song.

*To learn more about Josh Ross’ trip to Barrow, Alaska check out this great video.




Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark

10171015_10152002990971491_2127643665021905845_nNew York Times Bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor joins the show to discuss her career as a cocktail waitress, the difference of spelunkers verses cavers and debauchery verses darkness, and her newest book “Learning to Walk in the Dark.”