Steve to Sam, Clint to Kate – Passing the Mantle

It’s an extra special episode with two of our favorite people, Janel Baker and Rev. Shayna Watson! Inspired by our discussion of the Hawkeye series, the gang gets together to talk about the topic of “passing the mantle” in comics, movies, academia and the church.


  • the nuances and complexities of passing the mantle(s) in Thor
  • THAT batsuit
  • choosing the mantle vs. being chosen for the mantle
  • Michael Keaton’s eyes
  • comparing the prophet Samuel to Tony Stark
  • choosing new voices in academia
  • accepting the mantle without losing your identity
  • how do congregations pass the mantle of leadership well?

Shayna Watson — founder and director of TheoCon. Find her on Twitter @theoconlive, and TheoCon at the website

Janel Baker teaches philosophy and religion at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can find her on twitter @theogek.

Connect with us on Twitter @GeekChurch and on Facebook at Church of the Geek.

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Theme song by @RickRackYouTube

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