Sam and Brian Review: The Batman

Sam and Brian discuss the newest DC offering of the dark knight, The Batman. We talk vengeance and vocation, as well as Sam’s fond memories of the “Great Pittsburgh Blizzard Game”, the modern church’s abandonment of the city, and the need for restorative justice in the world. And, in Batman’s quest for vengeance, is he the worst?

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Do Tuskan Raiders Have Potlucks? Sam and Brian Discuss the Book of Boba Fett

Sam and Brian discuss the new Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett. Was it Boba Phat or Boba Phffft?

We talk misspent characters, pulled punches and Boba’s healing of body and soul. We also talk the church’s struggle with community and the individual. Plus just how much of a jerk is Luke? And please invite Sam to your next potluck!

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To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeek

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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.

Discussed:

  • 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?
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The Dollar Bin: Reading Comics and Scripture with Dr. Elizabeth Coody

Here is our Dollar Bin, Church of the Geek’s equivalent version of the discount long box full of old comics that hold a treasure. Brian and Sam hold up a previous episode for a re-examination and this one is a gem. Brian and Sam talked 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.

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To help support the podcast, please visit our Ko-Fi page here: https://ko-fi.com/churchofthegeek

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