Podcast for Nerdy Christians
I Know Your Name (Ep 0402)

I Know Your Name (Ep 0402)

September 13, 2021

The Podcast for Nerdy Christians returns for our fourth season, and we're back with a new tagline: "Where faith meets fandom." This episode, we're talking about naming and mission in Moana and a few other properties. We'll also tackle some chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Head to facebook.com/nerdychristians to ask us a question about faith or fandom on the show. Please leave us a rating or review on your podcast platform. And check out Adam's fantasy novels on his website adamthomas.net.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, Jedi, and Jesus.

The Last Jedi and the End of Christendom (Ep 0401)

The Last Jedi and the End of Christendom (Ep 0401)

August 30, 2021

The Podcast for Nerdy Christians returns for our fourth season, and we're back with a new tagline: "Where faith meets fandom." This episode, we're talking Star Wars: The Last Jedi, focusing on Luke Skywalker's critique of the Jedi order. We'll also tackle the first five chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Head to facebook.com/nerdychristians to ask us a question about faith or fandom on the show. Please leave us a rating or review on your podcast platform. And check out Adam's fantasy novels on his website adamthomas.net.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, Jedi, and Jesus.

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Ep 037503)

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Ep 037503)

April 11, 2021

We're posting a mini-season in between Seasons 3 and 4 in order to jump from Harry Potter 3 to Harry Potter 7. We'll deep dive into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when we get to season 4. For now, in Season 3 and 3/4, we're spending one episode each chatting about the really long, middle year Harry Potter novels. Today is #6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Ep 037502)

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Ep 037502)

March 28, 2021

We're posting a mini-season in between Seasons 3 and 4 in order to jump from Harry Potter 3 to Harry Potter 7. We'll deep dive into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when we get to season 4. For now, in Season 3 and 3/4, we're spending one episode each chatting about the really long, middle year Harry Potter novels. Today is #5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ep 037501)

Season 3.75: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ep 037501)

March 15, 2021

We're posting a mini-season in between Seasons 3 and 4 in order to jump from Harry Potter 3 to Harry Potter 7. We'll deep dive into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when we get to season 4. For now, in Season 3 and 3/4, we're spending one episode each chatting about the really long, middle year Harry Potter novels. Today is #4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

End of Season Trivia Challenge (Ep 0309)

End of Season Trivia Challenge (Ep 0309)

January 10, 2021

Season Three of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians concludes with a fun trivia challenge. Carrie and Adam fire off fifteen questions each from across their favorite pieces of nerd canon, and you can play along!

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's brand new website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

Dungeons and Dragons: Exercising the Divine Imagination (Ep 0308)

Dungeons and Dragons: Exercising the Divine Imagination (Ep 0308)

December 28, 2020

In Season Three, we are looking at facets of identity, and in our eighth and penultimate episode, we are talking imagination and creativity in Dungeons & Dragons. We welcome our second special guest, Nik Combs, who also happens to be Carrie's husband, to the show to show with us his questions and insights after a few years of playing D&D and being a pastor at the same time.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's brand new website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

Lord of the Rings: I Can Carry You (Ep 0307)

Lord of the Rings: I Can Carry You (Ep 0307)

December 14, 2020

In Season Three, we are looking at facets of identity, and our seventh episode looks at the male friendships in The Lord of the Rings and discuss how they provide a counter-narrative to the scourge of toxic masculinity. Plus, in our book club we tackle chapters 21-22, the final ones of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's brand new website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

Star Trek: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (Ep 0306)

Star Trek: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (Ep 0306)

November 30, 2020

In Season Three, we are looking at facets of identity, and our sixth episode uses the lens of Star Trek to look at gender, sex, and sexual orientation. In this episode we welcome our first ever special guest: Rowan Larson, a friend, podcast listener, and the trekkiest of Star Trek fans. Plus, in our book club we tackle chapters 17-20 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's brand new website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

BONUS: Here's the knitting pattern for Rowan's famous scarf.

Frozen 2: Grow Yourself Into Something New (Ep 0305)

Frozen 2: Grow Yourself Into Something New (Ep 0305)

November 15, 2020

In Season Three, we are looking at facets of identity, and our fifth episode looks at the songs in Frozen 2, as we talk growing into the people we are meant to be. Plus, in our book club we tackle chapters 14-16 ofHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Join hosts and Episcopal priests Carrie Combs and Adam Thomas for this podcast for progressive Christians who love Hogwarts, Hobbits, and Jesus, too.

Also, check out Adam's brand new website AdamThomas.net for all his fantasy novels.

ERROR ALERT! Adam says in this episode that "Prince Ali" is the last song in the animated Aladdin. It's actually "A Whole New World." The point about most songs happening in the first half of Disney movies still applies. Oops!!

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