The Christ-IN Culture

The Christ-IN Culture

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.


October 10, 2020 66 mins
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 M...
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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...
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September 26, 2020 53 mins
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 Knig...
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September 19, 2020 40 mins
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 Serie...
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September 12, 2020 69 mins
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 l...
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September 5, 2020 68 mins
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. #WelcomeToThe...
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August 29, 2020 54 mins
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 Kni...
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August 22, 2020 70 mins
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...
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August 15, 2020 71 mins
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...
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August 8, 2020 79 mins
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...
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August 1, 2020 49 mins
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 F...
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July 25, 2020 54 mins
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 ...
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July 18, 2020 70 mins
"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 Ou...
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July 11, 2020 75 mins
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." #We...
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July 4, 2020 61 mins
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 di...
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June 27, 2020 48 mins
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 ou...
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June 20, 2020 72 mins
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 C...
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June 13, 2020 72 mins
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 "...
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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....
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May 30, 2020 55 mins
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 W...
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