Podcast for Nerdy Christians
Captain Marvel: Who Do You Say That I Am? (Ep 0301)

Captain Marvel: Who Do You Say That I Am? (Ep 0301)

September 21, 2020

Season Three is here! This season we are looking at facets of identity, and we're starting off with a mashup of Captain Marvel and Jesus' question of his disciples in Caesarea Philippi. Plus, the book club is back with the first four chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Also, we have a new Tolkien-inspired logo!

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 all of Adam's fantasy novels by clicking here!

End of Season Trivia Challenge! (Ep 0207)

End of Season Trivia Challenge! (Ep 0207)

April 13, 2020

Season 2 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, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Idolatry in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ep 0206)

Idolatry in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ep 0206)

March 30, 2020

In Season Two of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at idolatry in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Repentance in Ironman (Ep 0205)

Repentance in Ironman (Ep 0205)

March 16, 2020

In Season Two of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at repentance in the first film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ironman.

 

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Reconciliation in Brave (Ep 0204)

Reconciliation in Brave (Ep 0204)

March 2, 2020

In Season Two of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at reconciliation in the Pixar film Brave.

Things we mention in this episode:

Jesus Erasing Lines by David Hayward.

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Redemption in Return of the Jedi (Ep 0203)

Redemption in Return of the Jedi (Ep 0203)

February 17, 2020

The Podcast for Nerdy Christians is back for Season Two, and this season we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at redemption in Return of the Jedi, with a little help from the parable of the Prodigal Son.

Error in this episode: Space Jam came out in 1996, not 1993. Our apologies to Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan.

Things we mention in this episode:

Bryan Stevenson (author of Just Mercy) – TED Talk

The Harry Potter Alliance

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Wayfinding in Moana and the Church (Ep 0202)

Wayfinding in Moana and the Church (Ep 0202)

February 2, 2020

The Podcast for Nerdy Christians is back for Season Two and our AUDIO IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SEASON ONE! This season we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at wayfinding in Moana and in the modern Church.

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Grief in Avengers: Endgame (Ep 0201)

Grief in Avengers: Endgame (Ep 0201)

January 20, 2020

The Podcast for Nerdy Christians is back for Season Two and our AUDIO IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SEASON ONE! This season we are tackling single pieces of nerd canon to see how they can inform our walks as followers of Jesus. We're also reading through Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in our ongoing book group.

Today, we are looking at grief in the film Avengers: Endgame. Of course, spoilers abound.

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

Our Nerd Canons (Ep 0108)

Our Nerd Canons (Ep 0108)

December 16, 2019

In their final episode for the first season of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians, Carrie and Adam discuss their is about our personal nerd canons. First, what is a canon and where does the concept come from. Second, books, TV shows, movies, and games have shaped us? Which have shaped you?

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

Also, Adam's new book is out! You can find The Islands of Shattered Glass on Amazon.com by clicking here.

The Chosen One (Ep 0107)

The Chosen One (Ep 0107)

December 2, 2019

Our final archetype for the first season of the Podcast for Nerdy Christians is the Chosen One! We've got Harry, Buffy, Anakin and more on this star-studded episode, the penultimate one of our inaugural season. Over the course of the season, we've discussing archetypes from fantasy and sci-fi properties we love and how those archetypes interact with following Jesus Christ. Plus, we're discussing the last two chapters (16-17) of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in our ongoing book club.

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

*Apologies for the audio quality of Carrie's side of the conversation in this episode. We had some settings wrong and did our best to clean it up in production.

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