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Two different pastors looking at the places where geek culture and faith intersect.
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This episode is the 75th episode that Church of the Geek has put out. That's right between regular episodes, and special offerings, COTG has had 75 episodes It is also out seven-year anniversary. For this august occasion, we have good friends of the the podcast join us: The Rev. Shayna Watson, founder of TheoCon and regular guest here on the podcast; and to top it all off, we have a very special guest. The Rev. David Hansen, the original co-host here on Church of the Geek. It was great to have them back on as we discuss where we have been, but more importantly where we might be going. David Hansen can be found on Twitter @rev_david or at his website digitalpastor.org.Shayna Watson -- founder and director of TheoCon. Find her on Twitter @theoconlive, and TheoCon at the website theocon.live. You can find the most recent TheoCon Thursday video here: "Parables, Prophets, and Politics"Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube         
Brian and Sam get to work. They asked for people to submit questions. Wow did they ever! The people had questions!Thanks to Ryan @savagecarebear1, Jesse @pastorjesseck, Bill @chmbrlinb, David @adlewis, and Will @willrose72 for the great questions!  Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube        
Brian and Sam delve into their experience with the genre of horror across different types of media: film, books, games. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube       
Brian and Sam sit down to talk about Star Trek: Discovery as they sit on the verge of the premiere of Discovery's third season. This iteration of Star Trek takes them into territory that is both familiar and alien at once.  Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube      
Brian and Sam are living on the edge! They go to a REAL LIVE MOVIE THEATER to see The New Mutants, the final X-Men movie from Fox, now that the film rights have reverted to Marvel. They share their thoughts about going to the theater during the pandemic, and then discuss the movie itself. To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube     
GeekChurch -- Checking In

GeekChurch -- Checking In

2020-09-1801:09:48

Brian and Sam take some time to check in with each other. As our social isolation continues, school begins, and our normal routines are still out of whack, they discuss how they are looking both to the past and to the future to keep a good state of mind.  It's good nostalgia, really! To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube    
Brian and Sam are thrilled that our new season starts off with the return of Dr. Barron Bell, creator of the comic Dominion: Fall of the House of Saul. Dr. Bell was with us back in March to talk about Dominion as it was in process. But Dr. Bell has returned to talk about Dominion because... IT HAS RELEASED! It's a joy to have him back. You can find Dr. Bell on Twitter @DominionComic and on Instagram @dominion.comic. You can get a copy of Dominion at Terminus Media. There is also a four-page free preview if you want to get a look at the book first. Here. To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeekTheme song by @RickRackYouTube      
In this episode, Brian and Sam talk with Gilly Deltrez and Ronald Christian, the creators of the fanfic Star Wars comic Darth Krell Cometh, now on Kickstarter. Check out their project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/201379763/darth-krell-cometh-a-star-wars-fancomic-mini-series To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube     
Brian and Sam are all by themselves this week, and they have some trouble communicating! But fun and games are still had, and even some thoughts about interpretation and meaning.To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube    
Brian and Sam talk with Dr. Elizabeth Coody, assistant professor of Religious Studies at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. We discuss various titles and how they help us interpret scripture. You can connect Dr. Coody on Twitter @ecoody. To see information about TheoCon, check out TheoCon.live for the website or the Twitter account @theoconlive. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube         
Brian and Sam talk today with the Rev. Kimberly Van Driel, pastor of First English Lutheran Church in Butler, PA. We wanted to talk about the ways the pandemic has been affecting us, and how it might have lasting impact on us for the future. You can find Pastor Kimberly's congregation's website here: http://firstenglishbutler.org/ And definitely check out her sermons if you can. She is a wonderful preacher. The episode from VoxPopcast "COVID-19 and the Death of the Comic Shop" can be found here: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Literature/The-VoxPopcast-p1119760/ Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube        
Brian and Sam talk with friend of the podcast Andy Walsh, along with his wife Jody to talk about the Church's response to Corona. Andy and Jody have started their own podcast, Bio Break. You can find them on Twitter, @BioBreakPod and listen to their podcast at https://biobreak.podbean.com/. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube       
In this episode, Brian and Sam are joined by return guests, Shayna Watson and Will Rose. The four of us participated in The Triduum Project, a 54-hour live stream vigil over Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (those three days are called the Triduum... tri- doo- um). We discussed death in the world of geek culture. Shayna is an episcopal priest and founder and director of our favorite theological comic-con, Theocon. Find it here. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube      
Brian and Sam get together to talk about what they are geeking out about. They try to focus on the good while being isolated so they talk about what is keeping them connected.Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube     
Brian and Sam are joined in this episode by our friends over at The Min/Max Podcast, Ashley, Allen, and Kyle. We talk about spiritual practices in Lent and how things are affected by the social distancing brought about by the Corona virus. As always, we end the podcast by discussing what we are geeking out about.  The Min/Max Podcast -- iTunes: https://apple.co/2to1Am1 Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2rK5L9Q RSS feed: https://bit.ly/2wNJwjw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinMaxPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minmaxpod/ Website: http://www.minmaxpod.com/ Phone number: (773) 789-9369Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube
Brian and Sam sit down to talk with Dr. Barron Bell, creator of the upcoming comic Dominion. Dominion is a space fantasy comic that is based on the book of the Bible, 1st Samuel. We talk about the creative process, meaning and purpose, as the comic moves toward its release later this year. Samples of art and bits of the ongoing comic creation can be seen on Twitter @DominionComic Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube      
Brian finally relents and digs into the X-men series House of X and Powers of X, so he and Sam can discuss this fantastic story. The powers of resurrection are at hand and the religious resonances with the Christian story are powerful. (Oh also... Dogs go to heaven and Barbies)Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube     
Sam and Brian sit down by themselves to talk about in greater depth an article they started discussing on twitter. An NBC executive talked about reviving or rebooting the 90's show Quantum Leap. Along the way, they also hit on Ghost In the Shell, MacGyver, Battlestar Galactica, Lost In Space, Martin Luther, Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism. And Sam unknowingly activates Brian Winter Soldier Style. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube    
GeekChurch -- Second Coming

GeekChurch -- Second Coming

2020-01-2401:03:31

Brian and Sam sit down and talk with Mark Russell, creator and writer of the comic book Second Coming. Second Coming, published by Ahoy Comics, is the story of Jesus Christ, returning to earth to live with Sunstar, a nigh invulnerable superhero, and his girlfriend Sheila, a smart television reporter. Originally set to publish with DC's Vertigo label, controversy arose and Second Coming ultimately landed with Ahoy Comics (https://www.comicsahoy.com/comics). Mark Russell can be found on Twitter @manruss. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube     
Brian and Sam are joined by guests, Pastor Will Rose and Pastor Jennifer Shimota. Will is a friend of the podcast, but this is Jennifer's debut on Church of the Geek, where the four of us discuss the end of the saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek or at the blog Church of the Geek. Theme song by @RickRackYouTube     
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