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

  • Episode 13: Bright of the World

    January 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 34 secs
    adventure, book, catholic, christ, christian, culture, evangelization, faith, god, jesus, movie, music, podcast, welcome to the adventure

    Orcs, fairies, and elves, OH MY! Beyond racial aggression, this fantasy world reminds us a lot of the "[BRIGHT] of the world," Jesus. MAJOR SPOILERS!! Like all of the spoilers actually... You have been warned!

  • Episode 12: Star Wars The Last Jedi ft. Anthony Digmann

    January 6th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 3 secs
    adventure, alec guinness, anakin, anthony digmann, at-at, balance, baptism, baptismdventure, book, buddhist, c-3p0, catholic, chastity, christ, christian, clone, clone wars, confession, culture, dagobah, dark, dark disciple, darth sidious, darth vader, death star, disney, evangelization, eve, evil, ewok, failure, faith, fall, finn, force, force ghost, galaxy, george lucas, ghost, god, good, good evil, guest, han solo, hate, hero of a thousand faces, hero's journey, holy spirit, hope, hoth, incarnation, jabba, jar jar, jar jar binks, jedi, jedi council, jedi knight, jedi master, jedi order, jesus, joseph campbell, kenobi, knights of the old republic, last jedi, leia, light, lightsaber, love, luke, monks, movie, music, myth, obedience, obi wan, padme, padre pio, pod racing, podcast, poe, poverty, priesthood, prince of lies, psychometry, quinlin vos, r2d2, rebels, redemption, republic, return of the jedi, rey, rose, sacrifice, satan, sci-fi, sith, skywalker, spoilers, st. catherine of sienna, star wars, student, teacher, temptation, theological virtues, tie fighters, tuscan raiders, unexpected, virtue, vows, welcome to the adventure, welcome to the apodcast, x-wings, yoda

    We are back again this week with fellow geek, Mr. Anthony Digmann. Anthony is a Catholic speaker, author, and theology teacher. Check out this week as we review the new movie Star Wars movie and discuss the Christian teachings that it portrays. Major Spoilers from "The Last Jedi"

  • Episode 11: Anthony Digmann on He That Made The Star (Wars)

    December 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 30 secs
    adventure, alec guinness, anakin, anthony digmann, balance, baptism, book, catholic, chastity, christ, christian, clone, clone wars, confession, culture, dagobah, dark, dark disciple, darth sidious, darth vader, death star, disney, evangelization, eve, evil, faith, fall, finn, force, force ghost, galaxy, george lucas, ghost, god, good, guest, han solo, hate, hero of a thousand faces, hero's journey, holy spirit, hope, incarnation, jedi, jedi council, jedi knight, jedi master, jedi order, jesus, joseph campbell, kenobi, last jedi, leia, light, lightsaber, love, luke, monks, movie, music, myth, obedience, obi wan, padme, padre pio, podcast, poe, poverty, priesthood, prince of lies, psychometry, quinlin vos, rebels, redemption, republic, return of the jedi, rey, rose, sacrifice, satan, sci-fi, sith, skywalker, st. catherine of sienna, star wars, teacher, temptation, theological virtues, virtue, vows, welcome to the adventure, yoda

    This week, our adventure takes us to a "Galaxy far, far away" with guest host and Star Wars expert Anthony Digmann. Join us as we talk about a few of our favorite ways that the Christian faith has shaped this Sci-Fi classic. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Episode 10: Rings, Kings, and Halflings

    December 23rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 52 secs
    abraham, advent, adventure, aragorn, baptism, birth, book, catholic, christ, christian, culture, cyrene, evangelization, faith, fantasy, frodo, gandalf, genesis, god, gollum, hebrew, istari, j.r.r., j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, jrr tolkien, judeo-christian, king, lamb, letters, lord of the rings, lotr, maiar, messiah, movie, music, mythology, passion, peter kreeft, philosophy, podcast, priest, priesthood, prophet, resurrection, ring, sacrifice, samwise, season, silmarillion, simon, sin, the philosophy of tolkien, tolkien, tradition, trilogy, way of the cross, welcome to the adventure

    In this season of advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, it's important to look at what is meant by 'Messiah.' The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that the Messiah is a priest, a prophet, and a king, but did you know that the Lord of the Rings mythology teaches us about these roles? SPOILERS

  • Episode 9: Thor and Loss - People Not A Place

    December 17th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 18 secs
    adventure, agent coulson, anthony hopkins, arena, asgard, benedict cumberbatch, body, book, bruce banner, cate blanchett, catholic, chris hemsworth, christ, christian, church, comic, culture, disney, doctor strange, evangelization, faith, gladiator, god, hammer, healing, hela, hulk, humility, idris elba, jane foster, jeff goldblum, jesus, korg, loki, loss, mark ruffalo, martyr, marvel, mcu, movie, music, natalie portman, nick fury, norse, odin, people, podcast, raachel house, ragnorak, stan lee, superhero, taika waititi, tea, tessa thompson, thor, tom hiddleston, valkyrie, warrior, welcome to the adventure

    MAJOR SPOILERS All of us have experienced some form of loss in our lives. How do we allow the Church to begin our healing process? How do we fit that role for others? #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Episode 8: The Problem of Good Vs. Evil

    December 9th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 51 secs
    adventure, batman, book, catholic, christ, christian, conflict, creation, culture, elves, emperor, emperor's new groove, evangelization, evil, faith, frodo, god, gollum, good, halloween, heroes, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, joker, jrr tolkien, literature, lord of the rings, lotr, morality, movie, music, nature, parasite, peter kreeft, philosophy of tolkien, podcast, rings, samwise, stories, tolkien, trilogy, villains, welcome to the adventure

    What do our favorite stories, heroes, and villains tell us about morality? Anyone who has studied literature knows that a good story has many different conflicts overlapping and intertwining. Is it possible that these levels of conflicts are a representation of a deeper conflict in our own reality?

  • Episode 7: The Many and The Few

    December 2nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 41 secs
    adventure, book, catholic, christ, christian, community, culture, disney, evangelization, faith, goat, god, government, hebrews, history, jesus, judaism, leviticus, marvel, mcu, movie, music, mutants, podcast, scapegoat, the gifted, welcome to the adventure, x-gene

    In almost every society and community throughout human history there is always a group of people who, though innocent, may be blamed for the mistakes and misfortunes of the majority...the scapegoat. What does the new hit show 'The Gifted' tell us about our faith? Join the adventure and find out. Spoilers! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Episode 6: #Blessed ft. Brittany Bock

    November 25th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 21 secs
    adventure, blessed, blessings, book, brittany, brittany bock, catholic, charlie brown, christ, christian, colorado, culture, denver, evangelization, faith, god, guest, houston dash, hurt, injury, jesus, journey, laura story, movie, music, podcast, positivity, premier designs, soccer, struggle, testimony, thanksgiving, uswnt, welcome to the adventure

    In the adventure that we call life, we all have t…

  • Episode 5: I am Negan

    November 17th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 29 secs
    adventure, alexandria, amc, andrew lincoln, apocalypse, baseball bat, betrayal, book, carl, carl grimes, catholic, chandler riggs, charity, christ, christian, comic, culture, daryl, death, dismemberment, drama, evangelization, faith, father, fear the beard, glen, god, good samaritan, heartache, hilltop, holy living, holy spirit, horror, jeffrey dean morgan, jesus, judge, judgement, lucille, maggie, media, merciful, michonne, morgan, movie, music, negan, norman reedus, pain, parables, podcast, poor, post apocalypse, redemption, rick, rick grimes, sheriff, son, survival, talking dead, thriller, undead, virus, walkers, walking dead, watching dead, welcome to the adventure, zombie

    I am Negan.. You are Negan.. We are all Negan..? …

  • Episode 4: Apocalypse

    November 10th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 9 secs
    666, adventure, anti-christ, apocalypse, apocalypto, bible, birthday, book, caesar, catholic, christ, christian, culture, day after tomorrow, dream, earthquakes, emperor, emperor nero, end of the world, etymology, eucharist, evangelization, faith, fall, genesis, geostorm, god, greek, hebrew, history, horseman, jaguar, jaguar paw, jesus, language, love, marriage, mayan, mel gibson, movie, music, nero, original sin, podcast, post-apocalyptic, prophecy, revelation, roman, rome, sacrifice, salvation history, scripture, second coming, signs, symbolism, the beast, tribe, unity, vision, walking dead, welcome to the adventure

    "The sky is falling!" It seems like at least once a year people go into a frenzy claiming that the world is about to end due to the Apocalypse. The rise of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies tells us a little about ourselves and God's plan for us. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Episode 3: Rain is a Good Thing

    November 4th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 29 secs
    adventure, bible, body of christ, book, broken, c.s. lewis, catholic, christ, christian, church, compassion, corn, country, cs lewis, culture, darkness, democrats, demon, disaster, distraction, division, earthquakes, evangelization, faith, fire, flood, god, gulf, harvey, help, helplessness, hope, houston, hurricane, jesus, lamb, lewis, light, love, luke bryan, mexico, midwest, movie, music, nature, other, podcast, race, rain, rain is a good thing, republicans, screwtape, scripture, shooting, story, strong, unity, virtue, welcome to the adventure, whiskey, wormwood

    There has been so much suffering the past couple of months. From fires out West to Earthquakes in Mexico. From mass shootings to seemingly endless hurricanes throughout the gulf. This week we discuss how we can find light in the darkness.

  • Episode 2: Stranger Things Halloween Special

    October 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 38 secs
    adventure, alien, angels, augustine, book, byers, caleb mclaughlin, candy, catholic, charlie heaton, christ, christian, costumes, culture, d&d, dark, david harbour, divine, dragons, dungeons, dungeons and dragons, dustin henderson, eleven, evangelization, faith, finn, finn wolfhard, friendship, gaten matarazzo, ghosts, god, gorgon, government, halloween, haunted houses, hawkins, heart, hell, hopper, indiana, jesus, jim hopper, joe keery, jonathan byers, joy, joyce byers, law, light, lucas sinclair, max mayfield, mike wheeler, millie bobbie brown, monsters, movie, music, nancy, nancy wheeler, natlia dyer, netflix, nicene creed, noah schnapp, podcast, police, restless, retro, sadie sink, saint, saints, science, st. augustine, steve harrington, stranger things, supernatural, telekinesis, upside down, welcome to the adventure, will byers, winona ryder

    Why are we so fascinated by Halloween and the supernatural? The popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things' gives insight into that answer and much more. #WelcomeToTheAdventure Major Spoilers

  • Episode 1: Origin Story

    October 13th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 31 secs
    300, acts, adventure, altar, apologetics, aquinas, areopgaus, art, athens, beautiful, beginning, biblo, bishop, bishop barron, bishop robert barron, book, c.s. lewis, captain america, catholic, catholic answers, christ, christian, church, cinema, clement of alexandria, cs lewis, culture, desire, dreams, elves, encyclical, evangelists, evangelization, faith, first, go trees, god, good, ideal film, image, introduction, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, jrr tolkien, justin martyr, letters, lewis, longing, matt fradd, mere christianity, merry pippin, missionary, mountains, movie, music, origin, origin story, papal, paul, peter kreeft, philosophers, philosophy of tolkien, pines, pines catholic camp, pints with aquinas, podcast, poets, pope, pope pius xii, reflection, retreat, seeds, sheldon vanauken, shoutouts, shrines, soul, spartans, supporters, temple, tolkien, transcendental, true, welcome to the adventure, word on fire

    All the greatest heroes have an origin story; this is ours.