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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  • Ep. 88: Extremely Shameful, Shockingly Hopeful, & Long

    June 22nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins
    abortion, adventure, and vile, anti-porn, biopic, book, bored and brilliant, catholic, chesterton, christ, christian, consoling the heart of god, culture, elizabeth kloepfer, evil, extremely wicked, faith, father, fr. michael gaitley, gk, gk chesterton, god, heretics, hope, humility, jesus, lilly collins, love, man's search for meaning, movie, murder, music, netflix, orthodoxy, papillon book, podcast, porn, pornography, priest, pro life, serial killer, servant leadership, shame, shcokingly evil, tattoos, tattoos of the heart, ted bundy, the everlasting man, the god ask, the man who was thursday, victor, vile, welcome to the adventure, wicked, zac efron

    This week we tackle another biopic that Netflix released and talk about Ted Bundy. We discuss the curiousity & fascination the world seems to have with serial killers. The major themes of shame and hope found in the pov of Elizabeth Kloepfer & Ted. And simply what it means to be a person who loves other people. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 87: The Real War (GoT)

    June 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 secs
    adventure, alfie allen, arya, azor ahai, baratheon, beard brigade, beardedblevins, benioff, blevins, book, bran, brienne, bronn, castle black, catholic, cersei, children of the forest, christ, christian, civil war, conleth hill, culture, daenerys, davos, dothraki, dragon, dragons, emilia clarke, estos, euron, evil, faith, first men, fortnite, francis, free folk, game, game of thrones, gendry, george r. r. martin, gilly, god, got, greyjoy, greyworm, gwendoline christie, hand of the queen, hodor, house, iain glen, ike, iron throne, isaac hempstead wright, jaime, jesus, john bradley, jon blevins, jon snow, jorah mormont, khal drogo, khaleesi, king, kit harrington, lannister, lena headey, liam cunningham, light, lil nas x, long night, lord of light, maisie williams, melisandre, mercy, missandei, mother of dragons, movie, nathalie emmanuel, ndolo, night king, night's watch, nikolaj coster-waldau, ninja, north, old town road, peter dinklage, podcast, podrick payne, pokemon, pokemon go!, pope, priesthood, prince, promised, queen, qyburn, red priestess, rory mccann, russ, samwell, sansa, satan, seaworth, seven kingdoms, sophie turner, stark, stream, targaryen, tarly, tarth, the hound, the mountain, the name of god is mercy, the watch, theon, three-eyed raven, throne, tormund giantsbane, twitch, tyrion, tywin, unsullied, valar morghulis, valyrian, varys, video game, vows, wall, war, warg, weiss, welcome to the adventure, westeros, white walkers, wights, wildlings, winter, winter is coming, yara

    In this week's episode, we discuss the priesthood, scandal, fallen nature of man, redemption, the evils of war, and the reality of spiritual war within the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones'. While this show may contain some explicit content, the mission of this podcast is to engage the culture and show that even at our worst, God is still the ultimate desire of our heart. Whether you are a long time fan or a staunch opponent of Game of Thrones, join us as we show that God uses even the most broken to bring about His perfect plan. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 86: Dem Meek Boiz

    June 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr
    adventure, airbender, aliens, anime, app, artillery, auction, avatar, benedict cumberbatch, birdbox, book, c.s. lewis, catholic, cavalry, champion's league, christ, christian, courage, culture, dragonball z, england, faith, france, frankl, german, god, horse, humble, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, johnnyswim, kolbe, lewis, meek, movie, music, netflix, ordination, perseverance, pigeons, plow, podcast, priest, rim of the world, silence, sleep, soccer, somme, st. maximillian kolbe, suffering, tom hiddleston, trenches, uefa, viktor, war, war horse, welcome to the adventure, world war

    In this week's episode, we discuss the benevolence and morality of aliens, break down the movie "War Horse," and what the word "meek" really means. Often as Christians it can be confusing when our faith tells us that we should be meek, but doesn't that just mean to be weak? The answer is 'no' and it's real meaning can shed some light onto why it is such an important virtue. Join us as we take lessons from "Dem Meek Bois," Alby and Joey, on the virtues of hope, perseverance, and meekness. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 85: The Eagle And Child ft. Chris Donatto

    June 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins
    adventure, allegory, art, audrey assad, avengers, beauty, book, c.s. lewis, catholic, christ, christian, community, creation, culture, d&d, dowtown abbey, dragon, dreads, drinks, dungeons and dragons, endgame, evil, fairy, faith, fantasy, fraternity, friends, game of thrones, god, good, got, guest, hobbit, hope, ike ndolo, inklings, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, jrr, language, leaf, leaf by niggle, lewis, literature, lord of the rings, lotr, marvel, movie, music, myth, niggle, not a tame lion, one ring, outlander, peter kreeft, podcast, silmarillion, story, symbolism, tolkien, vulnerability, welcome to the adventure

    This week we are joined by 'Adore' missionary and host of the YouTube Channel 'Drinks with Dreads' Chris Donatto. Chris and Clint are both huge fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and their group the Inklings. Join us as we give our thoughts on the new Biopic "Tolkien" and lessons we can learn from Tolkien's life. We discuss our need for fraternity, allegory and symbolism in literature, the power of fantasy and myth, and how artistic creation can affect us spiritually. It's "hauntingly hopeful." Minor Endgame Spoilers #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 84: This House Is Not A Holme

    May 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  55 mins 25 secs
    221, adventure, aladdin, atheism, avoidance, bearded blevins, blevins, book, catholic, christ, christian, cross, culture, detective pikachu, doctor, elton john, faith, fortnite, god, gregory house, house m.d., hugh laurie, james wilson, jesus, john watson, jon blevins, jumanji, lies, lupus, medicine, movie, music, normal, not a tame lion, podcast, rocket man, science, sherlock, sherlock holmes, sin, the greatest showman, theism, tolkien, trust, truth, twitch, venom, welcome to the adventure, why

    This week we discuss hot takes on expectations for the Elton John biopic, Aladdin's "Prince Ali", and whether The Greatest Showman is overrated. We also discuss lying vs truth, guilt vs shame, science vs faith, and everything in between. Join us for the discussion of the medical version of Sherlock Holmes in this weeks episode. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 83: How Much A Kingdom Cost

    May 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 2 secs
    adventure, book, catholic, christ, christian, compassion, cost, culture, downtown abbey, faith, god, heaven, helpless, hip hop, homeless, how much a dollar cost, humility, jesus, kendrick lamar, kingdom, loss, love, mercy, movie, music, patreon, patron, podcast, rap, sacrifice, service, sin, spirituality, struggle, to pimp a butterfly, upside, value, wealth, welcome to the adventure

    This week Steve and Gordon cover the song "How Much A Dollar Cost" by Kendrick Lamar, Steve is somewhat prophetic, and one of our patrons gets some serious shout-outs. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 82: Ordinary Heroes (Comic Evangelization) ft. Philip Kosloski

    May 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 43 secs
    adventure, aleteia, avengers, batman, book, captain america, catholic, christ, christian, comics, culture, culture war, dc comics, deadpool, endgame, evangelization, evil, faith, finnian and the seven mountains, god, guest, heroes, iron-man, jesus, jesus of nazareth, joker, justice, marvel, mcu, movie, music, phillip kosloski, podcast, pope benedict xvi, saints, sin, sinners, story, super, superheros, thanos, thor, tolkien, value, villains, voyage, welcome to the adventure, worth, writing, x-men

    We're joined this week with Philip Kosloski, the writer & creator of the comic book Finnian and the Seven Mountains through Voyage Comics & Publishing. We break down what Voyage is, why comics, Saints & villians, as well as spoil the Endgame. #WelcometotheAdventure

  • Ep. 81: The Marvell Of Creation

    May 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 48 secs
    acquisitions, adventure, anime, arcs, avengers, black summer, book, captain marvel, catholic, christ, christian, click, culture, culture war, endgame, every knee shall bow, faith, femininity, feminism, god, gomer, humanae vitae, humanity, incorporated, introspection, jesus, jonathon van maren, love, marvel, masculinity, movie, music, netflix, oa, past, perseverance, pineapple express, podcast, pope paul vi, prayer, refugee, riverdale, running, sao, sword art online, the flash, toy story 2, toy story 3, umbrella academy, viking, vow, welcome to the adventure

    Are Clint and Steve qualified to talk about femininity? Maybe not, but come check out this weeks episode anyway on the themes of introspection, perseverance, love, humanity, and feminism found in the movie Captain Marvel! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 80: Mobile Canvas (Clothing Evangelization) ft. Jamie Cleaton

    April 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 29 secs
    adventure, art, bishop barron, book, brooklynn 99, catching foxes, catholic, catholic clothing, catholic stuff you should know, christ, christian, christopher robin, clerically speaking, clothing, culture, evangelization, faith, fr. mike schmitz, god, guest, henri nouwen, interior freedom, jacques, jamie cleaton, jesus, matt fradd, movie, music, not a tame lion, paradigm, phillipe, pints with aquinas, podcast, prodigal son, the crunch, umbrella academy, welcome to the adventure

    This week we have special guest Jamie Cleaton from Paradigm Catholic Clothing in San Diego. Join us in the discussion as we talk about Catholic clothing, art, and modern tools of evangelization. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 79: Sunday Brunch &-archy

    April 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 12 secs
    adventure, anarchy, art, book, brunch, c.s. lewis, catholic, chaos, chesterton, christ, christian, creation, culture, dung, evangelization, faith, friday, g.k. chesterton, gk, god, identity, inklings, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus, law, love, monday, movie, music, nathan w pyle, order, peter kreeft, podcast, poetry, pyle, rise of skywalker, saturday, screwtape, sin, skywalker, snow, star wars, strange planet, sunday, the man who was thursday, thursday, tolkien, truth, tuesday, wednesday, welcome to the adventure, writing

    G.K. Chesterton is a legend when it comes to writing. The man is known to have written hundreds of poems, over 200 short stories, over 4000 essays, a couple of plays, and about 80 books. Today we discuss what is probably his most famous book, "The Man Who Was Thursday." Join us as we talk about anarchy, order, and the man who influenced and inspired Clint's heros J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the other inklings! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 78: Grindelwald - Father Of Lies

    April 13th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 53 secs
    1920, abernathy, action, adventure, anime, asterix, book, camera, catholic, cheat, christ, christian, clerically speaking, comics, consequentialism, credence, culture, d&d, dale and tucker, death, deceipt, dice, dumbledor, dungeons & dragons, eddie redmayne, evangelization, ezra miller, faith, family, fantastic beasts, flamel, glass, god, goldstein, grindelwald, harry potter, howl's moving castle, identity, into the spiderverse, jacob kowalski, jesus, johnny depp, lestrange, leta, lies, love, magic, marvel, mcu, ministry, morality, movie, muggle, murder, music, my neighbor totoro, nagini, nazi, netflix, newt, paris, podcast, pokemon, quennie, russian doll, scamander, spider-man, spiderman, spielman, the crimes of grindelwald, theseus, tina, truth, umbrella academy, war, welcome to the adventure, wizard, yugioh!, yusuf kama, zoe kravitz

    What do you get when a Newt, a creed and a Grindelwald walk into a Nazi Rally? Find out on this week's episode on the "Crimes of Grindelwald" where we discuss love, identity, and morality within the magical world. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 77: Shadows Of Us

    April 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins
    adventure, bishop barron, book, catching foxes, catholic, catholic stuff you should know, christ, christian, christopher paolini, circumstance, clerically speaking, culture, d&d, doppleganger, dungeons and dragons, evangelization, evil, faith, family, fr. mike schmitz, get out, god, hunting hitler, inheritance, inheritance cycle, jesus, jordan peele, life of brian, love, movie, music, opposite, podcast, privilege, revolt, shadow, sin, tethered, the man who killed hitler and bigfoot, twilight zone, under the skin, unplanned, us, welcome to the adventure

    In this week's episode, we discuss Jordan Peele's new film "Us." Join us as we discuss the new movie "Unplanned," car repairs (neither of us know anything about cars), and a world where every person has a clone that lives underground and is unknowingly controlled by the original person. Yeah, it's a little weird but it makes for great conversation! #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 76: Not Just Hip-Hop ft. That Catholic Couple

    March 30th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    a tribe called quest, adventure, apostolate, book, break boy, break dancing, breaking, catholic, christ, christian, culture, disc jockey, dj, dj kool kerc, dr. dre, evangelization, evolution, faith, gangsta, glaze, god, graffiti, grandmaster flash, guest, hip hop, holey matrimony, ice-t, jesus, knowledge, master of ceremonies, mc, movie, music, original, podcast, rap, snoop dogg, testimony, that catholic couple, truth, welcome to the adventure

    This week we are joined by That Catholic Couple, Daniel & Ana Glaze! Gordon helps them debrief on their latest binge: Hip-Hop Evolution. Daniel is a hip-hop encyclopedia, Ana now knows practically everything, and Gordon knows squat. Enjoy as we discuss, laugh, and spit a few bars. #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 75 The Lord Of The Lies

    March 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
    adventure, aladdin, animals, avengers, beach, beast, book, brave new world, brokenness, brooklyn 99, captain marvel, catholic, christ, christian, community, conch, culture, endgame, evangelization, faith, fire, fresh prince, god, hunters, island, jesus, kids, lies, lord of the flies, movie, murder, music, netflix, piggy, podcast, ralph, reason, savage, specs, stranded, survival, ted bundy, welcome to the adventure, whatever it takes, william golding

    As requested, this week we talked about the classic book that (almost) everybody has read, “The Lord of the Flies.” Join us as we talk about natural law as well as sin, masks, and how the two lead us into losing ourselves and becoming someone (or something) that is almost less human. What are we made for and what happens when we act in opposition to that purpose? Will Steve ever get his back problems fixed? Join us as we discuss these questions and more!#WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 74: Out Of Order

    March 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 18 secs
    adventure, book, brooklyn 99, catholic, chaos, christ, christian, comfort growth, culture, evangelization, faith, god, jesus, johnnyswim, movie, music, not giving up, order, out of order, podcast, ring the bells, saint, spirituality, vocal few, welcome to the adventure

    This week we take a look at our broken society and what we we are made for. Join us as we look into two songs by Vocal Few and ask some hard questions. Why is the world out of order? How to we fix it? How do we become Saints? Did Steve edit out any of the mistakes Clint requested? (Spoiler: The answer to the last one is no). #WelcomeToTheAdventure

  • Ep. 73: How NOT To Be A Saint

    March 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
    adventure, alita battle angel, alors on dans, book, boondock saints, boston, catholic, christ, christian, clone wars, culture, evangelization, faith, fbi, force, gangs, geek, god, happy, hipster, irish, italian, jesus, justice, media, mercy, mob, movie, music, nero, netflix, norman reedus, outdoors, podcast, russian, saints, sao, scripture, spider man, star wars, stomae, sword art online, umbrella academy, walking dead, welcome to the adventure, willem defoe

    This week we take on the cult classic “Boondock Saints.” How does a movie that is full of Irish Catholics murdering mobsters teach us anything about Christ? Join us as we try to speak French, talk about Clint's ancestry, and discuss some tough questions. Are their actions just? What are justice and mercy and how can God have both perfectly without contradicting himself? Is it ever moral to break the law? #WelcomeToTheAdventure