The Christ-IN Culture

A podcast that uses secular pop culture as a means of evangelization.

About the show

The Christ-In Culture is a podcast that begins the discussion in which we recognize that our human desires draw us deeper into a relationship with Christ. Through this open dialogue we attempt to show that our culture is a manifestation of our longing for Christ even in the seemingly small and mundane aspects of everyday life. Using primarily sources of apparently secular media we hope to foster within others a familiarity in actively participating in this discussion in their daily lives.

Thoughts and opinions are our own and do not necessarily portray the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Diocese of Galveston-Houston.

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Episodes

  • Ep. 104: Happy Birthday!!

    October 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins
    acoustic, adventure, art, batman, beardedblevins, beyonce, birthday, blevins, book, call of duty, catching foxes, catholic, chernobyl, christ, christian, christmas, clothing, coco, comedian, comics, covers, culture, d&d, delta, delta rune, discernment, dragons, dungeons, dungeons & dragons, duolingo, evangelization, fable, faith, favorite, focus, fortnite, frosty the snowman, game of thrones, games, god, gomer, good place, goose, got, grand theft auto, guest, halloween, harry potter, harry styles, heath ledger, holiday, holmes, honsk, house, it, j.r.r. tolkien, jeff dunham, jesus, johnnyswim, joker, kacey musgraves, kanye, leah murphy, life teen, lion king, live, maniac, minecraft, movie, music, new, patriot, pocahontas, podcast, polar express, reflection, remember me, review, runescape, science, shania twain, shoutout, snowman, sound effects, spotify, st. ignatius, star wars, still the one, taylor swift, tcic, technology, ted bundy, thank you, thanks, tolkien, untitled goose game, welcome to the adventure, year

    It's crazy to believe that this episode marks the end of the second year of the show. To celebrate, we walk through the history of our show, discuss some of your favorites and ours, and, most importantly, announce some huge and exciting changes that will be coming with the start of Season 3. Join us as we celebrate the "birthday" of our show! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 103: A Nuclear Lie (Part 2)

    October 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 54 secs
    catholic, chernobyl, christ, christian, cold war, cover up, explosion, firefighter, hbo, hero, history, jesus, kgb, life, mission, nuclear, pride, radiation, radioactive, sacrafice, scientist, trial, truth, ussr, villain

    What is the cost of lies? This week we continue our two part series on the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. Join us as Clint attempts to explain how a nuclear reactor works and we discuss the power of truth and lies, nuclear cover ups, pride, sacrifice, life, and more. Spoiler Alert #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 102: A Nuclear Lie (Part 1)

    September 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 11 secs
    anatoly dyatlov, boris scherbina, catholic, chernobyl, christ, christian, cocatholic, cold war, cover up, explosion, firefighter, greed, hbo, hero, history, ignatenko, jesus, kgb, life, mission, nuclear, pride, pripyatver up, radiation, radioactive, sacrifice, scientist, sin, trial, truth, ukraine, ulana khomyuk, ussr, valery legasov, villain, weakness

    In this two part episode, Clint captivates us with his retelling of the HBO drama miniseries: Chernobyl. He also lies about when he watched the show & in between all that we discuss the cost of lies within major disaster. Spoilers #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 101: Welcome To The Loser's Club

    September 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins
    andres muschiette, ben hanscom, beverly marsh, bill denbrough, bill hader, bill skarsgard, catholic, chosen jacobs, christ, christian, culture, derry, devil, eddie kaspbrak, fear, finn, isaiah mustafa, it, jack dyan grazer, jaeden lieberher, james mcavoy, james ransone, jay ryan, jermey ray taylor, jessica chastain, jesus, losers club, maine, mike hanlon, movie, pennywise, podcast, richie tozier, satan, sophia lillis, stanley uris, stephen king, temptations, tim curry, welcome to the adventure, wolfhard, wyatt olef

    With the coming of All Hallows' Eve and the recent release of IT Chapter 2 , we take a look at the classic Stephen King novel "IT". What does the classic tale of The Losers vs Pennywise tell us about our fight with Devil? Tune in this week to find out. Spoilers #WelcomeToTheAdventure #WelcomeToTheLosersClub

  • Ep. 100: i.AM

    September 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 38 mins
    ai, artificial intelligence, audience, boats, cars, catholic, celebration, change, christ, christian, communication, community, computers, elevate, faith, feedback, fire, god, jesus, live, live show, live stream, planes, podcast, reality, robots, sin, social media, space exploration, spaceships, technology, tool, transform, transportation, virtual, virtual reality, vr, welcome to the adventure, wheel

    We celebrate our 100th episode with a live audience! We cover the topic of technology with the help of listener feedback and submission. We discuss fire & simple machines, communication, transportation, computers, A.I., oh... and trees. Join us on this podcast miletsone & THANK YOU for making this possible. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 99: Don't Wreck The Petal

    September 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 45 secs
    alan tudyk, brewing, catholic, charismatic, christ, christian, culture, disney, family, gal gadot, game, games, god, growth, insecurities, internet, jesus, john c. reilly, lies, ministry, movie, petal, podcast, rad trad, rose, sarah silverman, slaughter race, trad, velelope, virus, wedding, welcome to the adventure, wifi, wreck it ralph

    Our discussion this week ranges from our family histories to Steve's swing dancing prowess and then to Disney princesses and bad guys wrecking friendships. Join us as we discuss the Disney movie Wreck it Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet and dive into topics so random that they could be your google search history...or not! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 98 Mirrors by JC

    August 31st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 10 secs
    adventure, apostle, catholic, chernobyl, christ, christian, culture, despair, discussion, god, grandparents, hbo, heart, image, jesus, jt, justin, justin timberlake, life, love, lover, mary, mirrors, moon, music, peter, podcast, reflection, song, swift, taylor, taylor swift, timberlake, welcome to the adventure, widow

    This week Steve is back and we discuss the song Mirrors by JT (Justin Timberlake). Join us as we talk about the love story behind the song, how it reflects the love story between ourselves and God, identity, Mary being the moon, relationships, and more. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 97: Free Will Hunting

    August 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 8 mins
    adventure, ben affleck, book, boston, catholic, childlike, christ, christian, culture, evangelization, faith, forgiveness, free will, friendship, genius, gifts, god, healing, honesty, jesus, love, math, matt damon, mit, movie, music, podcast, professor, psychiatrist, relationship, robin williams, sensor, smart, trust, university, vulnerability, welcome to the adventure, will, will hunting

    This week we discuss the Academy Award winning movie Good Will Hunting and what it teaches us about our relationship with God the father. Join us as we discuss what each of the characters in this movies teaches us about that relationship as well as the themes of intimacy, vulnerability, and trust. Due to sensitive language and content in this movie, this episode is not intended for children. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 96: Hot N' Heavy Ft. Lizzie Rinn

    August 17th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
    adventure, book, captain, captain fantastic, catholic, christ, christian, culture, dating, dating culture, downtown abbey, engaged, engagement, expectation, expert, faith, fantastic, feminine, feminine genius, god, guest, heavy, hot, jesus, john paul 2, john paul the great, jp2, jpii, love, marriage, movie, mulan, music, podcast, pope john paul ii, pope jpii, priest, priesthood, relationships, religious, ryan gosling, single, trap, truth, vocation, welcome to the adventure

    Steve's in San Antonio & Clint's in Georgia so Gordon invited his fiancé Lizzie on the podcast to discuss dating culture (as experts). We talk about false expectations we had in the beginning, things secular culture tells us, truths that oppose those things, and traps we can fall into. Lizzie talks about Mulan... a lot. So there's that. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 95: Press START To Begin

    August 10th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins
    3 below, adventure, anime, ash ketchum, bishop, bishop robert barron, book, brock, catholic, chance the rapper, christ, christian, church, culture, disney, downtown abbey, faith, faith & culture, far from home, firefly, games, god, harry potter, henri nouwen, holland, jake gyllenhaal, jesus, jonah, jonah hill, joseph pearce, let's go! eevee, letter, letter to a suffering church, love, marvel, mid-90's, misty, mj, movie, music, mysterio, nf, nick fury, peter parker, pikachu, podcast, pogo, pokemon, pokemon go!, prodigal son, rwby, samuel l. jackson, serenity, skate, skateboarding, sony, spider, spider man, spider-man, spiderman, suffering, team rocket, the big day, the notebook, tom holland, video game, virtue, welcome to the adventure, wizards unite, zendaya

    This week we discuss the Adventure we take on in life, the tools we need to achieve it, and what we might face along the way. We break down Pokemon, the film Mid-90's, and Spider-Man: Far From Home as a guide in this discussion. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 94: Lions, Leah, And Life Teen Oh My! Ft. Leah Murphy

    August 3rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 11 mins
    acts, adventure, africa, animals, anime, bearded, bearded blevins, beardedblevins, beyonce, bible, billy eichner, blevins, book, catholic, chance the rapper, childish gambino, christ, christian, collaboration, culture, cymc, destiny, donald glover, ed sheeran, faith, fire, fortnite, god, halsey, hamilton, henri nouwen, high kings, hollywood, holy spirit, identity, irish, james baldwin, jamila, jamila woods, janet devlin, jesus, john oliver, jon belion, keegan-michael key, key, key and peele, king, lies, lion, lion king, mary, mary healy, melody, movie, music, musical, once upon a time in hollywood, podcast, prodigal, queen, remember, rwby, seth rogan, son, spirit, stars, the return of the prodigal son, thomas rhett, welcome to the adventure, wind, world cup

    This week we are joined by the one and only Leah Murphy who is the Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach for Life Teen. Leah is a bit of an expert on youth culture and uses different areas of that culture as a "modern areopagus" (Acts 17) to bring Christ to the world. Join us this week as we talk about youth culture, methods and resources for finding God within youth culture, Lion King, and the Queen B herself. (That's Beyonce...) #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 93: Fortnite "Pre" Evangelization ft. Jon Blevins (BeardedBlevins)

    July 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 45 secs
    adventure, battle royale, beard, beard brigade, bearded, beardedblevins, beauty, blevins, bonsai, bonsaibros, book, catholic, christ, christian, chug, community, conversation, conversion, culture, epic, evangelization, faith, fortnite, game, gamer, god, goodness, gratitude, jesus, joy, love, movie, music, ninja, podcast, prayer, priest, reverse2k, shooter, skins, stream, tfue, truth, twitch, tyler, video, video game, welcome to the adventure

    This week we are joined by guest host Jon Blevins AKA "BeardedBlevins" who is a Director of Evangelization for a Catholic Parish and a Twitch Streamer. He uses his Twitch stream to play the Battle Royale game 'Fortnite' and "pre" evangelize to his community with his signature phrase "I love you. God loves you more. Let's go change the world" being the center of that message. Join us this week as Jon teaches us about what it means to Evangelize and how we can use new platforms and different aspects of the culture to reach those who have never really been exposed to the Gospel. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 92 With Great Grief Comes Great Responsibility

    July 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 50 secs
    aaron davis, acq inc, acquisitions inc, adventure, animated, book, brian tyree henry, cartoon, catholic, christ, christian, cop, culture, d&d, death, despair, disney, dragons, dungeons, dungeons and dragons, faith, far from home, god, graffiti, grief, gwen stacy, hailee steinfeld, hope loss, into the spiderverse, jake johnson, jefferson davis, jesus, john mulaney, kingpin, life, love, mahershala ali, marvel, meaning, miles morales, mist, movie, multiverse, music, netflix, new york, nicholas cage, nyc, peter parker, podcast, police, purpose, reconciliation, shameik moore, sony, spider, spider man, spider-ham, spider-man, spiderman, stan lee, stranger things, welcome to the adventure

    This week we discuss despair, grief, and sense of purpose in the animated movie Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. Join us as we talk about loss and taking the leap of faith to trust that God is on our side. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 91: Aim Small, Miss Small

    July 13th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins
    10 things i hate about you, a knight's tale, action, actor, adventure, aim, airplane, all things new, alpha, america, americans, anthem, army, arrogance, batman, beginning, behold, beliefs, benjamin, book, british, butcher, catholic, cause, charlestown, charlotte, chris cooper, christ, christian, colonel, colonel tavington, colonies, continental, cornwallace, culture, cup head, dc, dc comics, death, dogs, end, evil, faith, fight, fireworks, flag, forgiveness, french, gabriel, game, general, ghost, god, gotham, hand, hand of god, heath ledger, heaven, hell, hope innocent, humility, ignatian examen, independence, injury, jason isaacs, jerusalem, jesus, jon bellion, liberty, margaret, martin, maybe idk, mel gibson, mercy, militia, miss, movie, music, nathan, nation, national anthem, netflix, new, occam, occam's razor, omega, patriot, podcast, pride, promise, rebuild, revelation, revolution, sacrifice, samuel, silence, sins, small, south carolina, stranger things, susan, tavington, tears of the sun, the dark knight, thomas, trilogy, war, washington, welcome to the adventure, yorktown, young

    When we "Aim Small" towards a heavenly goal, our "cause," we are more likely to stay on track for that goal. So many times in our lives we decide to remain where we are because it seems like the safer option. Spiritual warfare is dirty. Oftentimes the innocent are swept up in the aftermath whether they choose to act or are too afraid to get involved. But in this week's episode we are reminded of our duty to act upon our beliefs not out of pride or glory, but rather to truly humble ourselves before God. “I ask only that you act upon the beliefs for which you have so strongly spoken. And in which you so strongly believe” Join us as we discuss acting on our beliefs, humility, and hope in this week's episode on the movie 'The Patriot.' #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 90: Hold The Light

    July 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins
    acq inc, acquisitions, acquisitions incorporated, adventure, anya, barry, book, broken, bruce willis, c.s. lewis, casey cooke, catholic, christ, christian, comics, crumb, culture, d&d, darkness, dennis, discernment, disney, dragon prince, dragons, dungeons, dungeons & dragons, every knee shall bow, extraordinary, faith, game, glass, god, harry potter, hedwig, holy spirit, horde, identity, ignatius, inc, incorporated, jade, james mcavoy glass, jesus, kevin, letters, lewis, lies, light, love, m night shyamalan, miracle, movie, music, netflix, orwell, patricia, podcast, pogo, pokemon, pokemon go!, raconteurs, ralph, ralph breaks the internet, redemption, rules, samuel l jackson, satan, science, screwtape, showdown, spirit, split, superhero, supernatural, taylor-joy, temptation, the beast, the mighty ducks, unbreakable, welcome to the adventure, wendell, wizards unite, wreck it ralph

    In this week's episode, we "give each other permission to be superheroes," to "awaken" the hero within each of us. Join us as we discuss the M. Night Shyamalan trilogy of Unbreakable, Split, and Glass where we find strong themes of spiritual warfare and identity rooted within. (Spoilers) #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 89: The Pursuit Of Truth ft. The Catechist Scientist

    June 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 10 secs
    adventure, alaskan history, aliens, blue bloods, book, catechist, catholic, christ, christian, connection, contact, culture, desire, disney, examen, faith, faith across the multiverse, god, guest, ignatius, jesus, jodie foster, matthew mcconaughey, movie, multiverse, music, podcast, ralph, ralph breaks the internet, religion, science, scientist, space, spirituality, truth, welcome to the adventure, wreck it ralph

    This week we have a good friend, long-time listener, and constant shout-outee, Dani Seckfort join us to talk over faith and science. Dani is known on the webs as "The Catechist Scientist" where she tries to help people understand the union faith within science, vice versa, and why it needs to be used to evangelize. Join us as we talk prayer, aliens, and truth. #WelcometotheAdventure