S3:E3 - Baking Cakes & Holding Snakes

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Season 3, Episode 3

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In the Spindle segment Jay and Brian discuss the continued assault on religious liberty by LGBT activists, how funny children are, and the perils of checking your guitar with United Airlines. In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Janet Sahm, co-founder of Verily Magazine, to talk about the future of the Verily brand. In the Commentary segment Brian argues that knowing a bit about the text of the New Testament might have saved a snake-handling Pentecostal preacher's life. And, in the In Honor of the Pig segment, Jay and Brian go on location to The Burger Dive to taste their now National Champion burger.

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S3:E2 - Camels & Storks

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Season 3, Episode 2

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In the Spindle segment Jay and Brian discuss a recent discovery of camel bones that allegedly "disproves" the Bible, LGBT protests at Wheaton College, and another actress "coming out." In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Joe Baker, founder of Save the Storks, to get an update on their cutting edge pro-life organization. Brian continues his series on the reliability of the Bible in the Commentary segment, asking whether it matters if we have the "original manuscripts" or not.

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S3:E1 - We're Back!

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Season 3, Episode 1

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In the Spindle Brian and Jay banter about their Christmas hiatus, sending your kids alone on airplanes, and new changes to the show. In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Jennifer Lahl, President of the Center for Bioethics and Culture to talk about her new documentary film, Breeders: A New Subclass of Women? A fascinating interview about the rising global market for surrogates. And the Commentary Brian begins a new series tackling the historical reliability of the New Testament.

 

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Shutdown, Meltdown, and Margaritas

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 5

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In the Spindle segment Brian and Jay talk about the government shutdown, rising costs of college tuition, and a really cool story involving the late novelist Tom Clancy. 

In the Commentary Brian explains that far from hindering scientific inquiry, Christianity positively encourages it. 

In the Above the Paygrade segment, they welcome to the show David Bahnsen, founder and Principal of the Bahnsen Group at Morgan Stanley. David explains the among the villains of the 2008 financial meltdown is one people don't like to talk about as much: Main Street. Greed and covetousness ran wild with the manufacturers, distributors, and the addicts. Bracing stuff! 

Finally, In Honor of the Pig, Brian and Jay channel their inner Food Network stars and head to the kitchen to show how to pull off an Open House Happy Hour, complete with homemade margaritas, chips, and salsa.  

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Show Notes:

David Bahnsen, "Lehman Five Years Later

Grand Theft Auto, Gritty Cartoons, & Christian Belief

Dead Reckoning Postcast - Episode 4

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In the Spindle segment Jay and Brian discuss religious terrorism around the world, the world's greatest prank involving beer, and the astonishing (and degrading) success of the video game, Grand Theft Auto 5. 

In the Commentary segment Brian discusses the nature of Christian belief and whether it is true that it is the opposite of reason. 

In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome to the show Joshua Kemble, an outstanding young cartoonist working on an autobiographical graphic novel that involves some pretty gritty content, including atheism and suicide. 

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Show Notes:

Joshua Kemble 

iChurch, Art Journeys, and Belief

Season Two: Episode 3

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In the Spindle segment, Brian and Jay pull out their inner Abbott & Costello, Jay talks about consumerism in the church and the importance of not having skeletons in the closet, and Brian talks about the NFL's new contract with Uber, and why you shouldn't open carry in Starbucks coffee shops.

In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome super-cool CCM rocker and visual artist Chris Taylor to talk about his journey and art. Taylor brings his own studio audience to his interviews. How cool is that?

In the Commentary segment Brian addresses the first words of the Apostles' Creed, which are very unpopular in contemporary culture: "I believe." 

Finally, in Dadlife, Jay shares a hilarious tale of shouting "Big Nasty Poo!" in a public place, and Brian observes human nature's innate sense of insecurity and pride. 

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Show Notes: 

Chris Taylor's website 

Celebrity, Myth & Horror, and a Special Toast

Season Two: Episode 2

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In the Spindle, Jay gets really "Christian" and talks about a Jared Wilson article about Tim Tebow maybe not being needed to advance the cause of Christ. Brian bounces off that with some thoughts regarding Carl Truman telling Christians to give up on transforming culture. Finally, Jay asks Brian for his opinion on Syria.

In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Hollywood screenwriter and author Brian Godawa to the show to talk about Myth and the genre of Horror.  

In the Commentary, Brian talks about how creeds are for Protestants, too. 

Finally, in a special Honor of the Pig segment, Brian and Jay toast a celebrated life of food, theology, and full Christian faith of the late Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, with readings from his book, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection .

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Show Notes: 

Brian Godawa's website and book

Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, Supper of the Lamb 

Miley Cyrus, Religious Persecution, and Virtue

Season Two: Episode 1

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In the Spindle Jay and Brian launch the new Web TV series talking about Miley Cyrus's clownish performance at the Video Music Awards, why Jesus wants better bands, and the plight of the Coptic Christians in Egypt. In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome to the show Attorney Jim Campbell with the Alliance Defending Freedom to discuss the recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision that a Christian photographer cannot refuse to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. In Dadlife they discuss how to not raise daughters to become...Miley Cyrus: the cultivation of virtue. 

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Persecution, Liturgy, and, Yes, Pork

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 14

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In the Spindle Jay and Brian discuss the sudden surge in secularists making the lives of Military Chaplains difficult, and how other people expose our own weaknesses.  In the Above Our Paygrade segment they welcome to the studio Brent Stutzman, Associate Pastor of a PCA church plant in the Chicago area, to talk about the importance of liturgy and music in the church.

Finally, In Honor of the Pig, Jay regales with culinary stories from his recent trip to New York City. 

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Show Notes: 

Jay's Spindle 

Difficult People Expose Our Own Hearts

Brian's Spindle 

Chaplain's blog post censored for quoting Dwight Eisenhower

Beer, Racism, and the Hookup Culture

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 13

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In the Spindle segment, Jay and Brian discuss the future of the craft beer market, the incorrigibility of government regulations, and racism involving the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.  They are then joined by Casey, the official DRTV bartender for a Bartender Confessions segment. The discussion is loose and entertaining, but takes a very serious turn toward discussing the nihilism of the "hookup" culture.

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Show Notes

Jay's Spindle 

Ask Your Cicerone !

Thabiti Anyabwile on Trayvon Martin

Brian's Spindle 

The Outlaw Raisin Farmer

Commodore Bridger, Burqas, and Babystrollers

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 12

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In the Spindle, Jay talks about Islam and more Islam, while Brian reflects on Feedly's major tech fail and the wonderful benefits of not reading the news. In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Sean R.S. Bridger to the show, Skyping in from the Muslim world. Sean (a pseudonym) lives and works in an unnamed Muslim country, and he gets the designation, "Ecclesiastical Special Forces Operator." They talk about the contradictions of Islamic culture, major differences between Christianity and Islam, and how ordinary people never confront "Islam"; they confront people .

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Show Notes

Jay's Spindle 

Go To The Barricades For Religious Liberty

What's Causing Unrest in Turkey

Brian's Spindle 

Erick Erickson, Reality Check

Kickstarter, Vitamin Z, and Obesity

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 11

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In the Spindle Brian and Jay discuss the social ramifications of Kickstarter campaigns, climate change, getting trolled by Paul Krugman (?), zombies in a hurry, tightrope walking for Jesus, privacy with your cell phone, and bad Kenny Chesney fans. In the Above Our Paygrade segment they welcome Zach Nielsen of the popular blog Take Your Vitamin Z to the show, to talk about ministry, culture, jazz music and Trinitarian theology.

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Show Notes: 

Jay's Spindle Links

Zombies are in a hurry

Zombies aren't going away

The trouble with Kickstarter

Haul your beer with your bike

Brian's Spindle Links 

Kenny Chesney fans leave a disaster

Climate Change in a Few Simple Slides

Tightrope Walking - Pro and Con

 

Superman, Jesus, and The Law Man

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 10

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In the Spindle, Jay and Brian discuss Christian ethics and rising interest rates, Hollywood's portrayal of fathers and fatherhood, the narcissism of Edward Snowden, and Jesus as the archetype for Superman.

In the Above the Paygrade segment they welcome Shon Hopwood, former bank robber, jailhouse lawyer, and author of Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.  They talk about his amazing story, the problems of American prison culture, and current Supreme Court cases.

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Show Notes: 

Jay's Spindle Links

The New York Times Says Interest Rates Are Going Up

The Atlantic on Father-Daughter Movies

Brian's Spindle Links 

John Yoo on Edward Snowden

20 Reasons Superman is Jesus

Guest Information

Shon Hopwood's Website 

Follow Shon on Twitter

Law Man - The Book 

Phony Art, Verily Truth, and Burger Spelunking

Dead Reckoning Podcast - Episode 9

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In the Spindle, Jay and Brian discuss a murder plot and the Holy Spirit's role in the human conscience, upcoming music from U2, how Christian film has become a moving Thomas Kincade painting, and the depressing and irritating misuse of public funds.

In the "Above the Paygrade" segment they welcome from New York City Janet Sahm, Co-Founder and Style Editor of Verily Magazine, a brand-new women's interest magazine that represents the very best of cultural engagement.  Janet tells the compelling story and vision behind Verily, which easily convinces Jay and Brian to buy subscriptions for their wives.

Finally, in the "In Honor of the Pig" segment Jay and Brian go burger spelunking at the Burger Dive and reflect on how food creation is a peculiar feature of being made in the Image and Likeness of God. 

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Show Notes:

Jay's Spindle Links

Rock Star Plots a Murder 

New "Christian" Programming 

Brian's Spindle Links

New U2 Album Out This Fall

IRS Spends $17k on a Doodle Artist 

 Guest Information

Verily Magazine  (Twitter: @VerilyMag)

Janet Sahm, Co-Founder and Style Editor (Twitter: @JanetESahm) 

 

Culture War Exhaustion

Dead Reckoning - The Podcast, Episode 8

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In the Spindle, Jay and Brian discuss a potential viral outbreak, Christians surprised at persecution, the problem of adolescent "men," the welfare state and social disintegration, and properly filling out al Qaeda expense forms.

In the "Above Our Paygrade" segment they welcome Heritage Foundation public policy analyst Andrew Walker to the show to talk about the ongoing cultural battle over same-sex marriage.

Finally, in "Dadlife" Jay explains why playing with your kids is not something you'll ever regret.

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Show Notes:

Jay's Spindle Items

The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

How To Survive Cultural Crises

Al Qaeda Expense Reports

Brian's Spindle Items

Men on Strike

Conservatives and the Welfare State

Google Glass

Spotlight Mexico: Violence, the Gospel, and Baby Goats

Dead Reckoning - The Podcast Episode 7

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In the Spindle, Brian and Jay discuss the economics of tithing, two very strange news events that highlight the twilight of Western Civilization, and the biological possibilities of a Zombie Apocalypse, and the spiritual and ethical issues it poses. They welcome to the studio as a guest Rev. Jorge Aleman from Monterrey, Mexico to talk about church planting gospel-centered churches in Northern Mexico. Jorge joins them for a special "In Honor of the Pig" segment to talk about his favorite authentic Mexican food.

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Show Notes

Jay's Spindle

Brian's Spindle

Jonathan Barlow on the suicide of Dominique Venner

The Woolwich Attack in London.

Storks, Tricked Out Mercedes, and Ordering Drinks

Dead Reckoning Radio - Episode 6

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In the Spindle segment Brian and Jay discuss the avalanche of scandals in Washington, D.C., Internet warning labels, the Great Indonesian Flatulence Epidemic, and Kermit Gosnell's convictions. In the Above Our Paygrade segment, they interview Joe Baker, founder of Save The Storks, a ministry transforming the pro-life movement in America. So moving is the interview that Jay shocks us all by throwing down a $1,000 matching gift! And on a lighter note, they close with Bartender Confessions: The Top Five Mistakes to Avoid While Ordering a Drink, with Casey, the official Dead Reckoning bartender.

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Show Notes:

Spindle Items:

The Web Should Have a Warning Label.

The Great Indonesian Female Flatulence Epidemic.

Guest Information

Joe Baker, Save the Storks. Donate to Save The Storks and Red Futon Films will match your gift!  Enter "Dead Reckoning" in the memo line.

Benghazi, 3-D Guns, and Mollies

Dead Reckoning Radio, Episode 5!

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Brian and Jay talk about the week's Spindle items, including Benghazi revelations, the advent of 3-D gun printing, the sex lives of unmarried evangelicals, and poverty relief. In the "Above Our Paygrade" segment, Ricochet.com Editor Mollie Hemingway joins them to talk about the Gosnell trial, media blackout, the Designated Hitter rule, and why Jay is a closet communist (!). Molly Friesen joins the guys for the "In Woman" segment to talk about whether Christians should desire divine judgment. "Dadlife" features Jay and a 100+ page book of playset instructions, with a deep practical application for our spiritual lives.

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Show Notes

Jay's Spindle

Popular Mechanics on 3-D printed guns.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Charity Can't Fill Holes in Aid To Poor.

Brian's Spindle

Bryan Preston's Recap of the Benghazi Hearings.

Christianity Today on the Sex Lives of Unmarried Evangelicals.

Guest Information

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway - Ricochet, GetReligion

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Molly Friesen's Blog. Follow her on Twitter.

Dead Reckoning Radio: Episode 4

"Broussard's Bravery, Chicks Really Do Have Choices, and Prophetic Death Metal"

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In this week's episode, Jay and Brian discuss the week's Spindle items, including Jason Collins and Chris Broussard, increasing anti-Christian intolerance, and a weird stunt gone awry.  In the "In Woman" segment they talk to Kim Galgano of Chicks With Choices about practical, biblical guidance for women in everyday life from the book of Jeremiah. And, speaking of biblical prophets, they talk with Derek Rishmawy about the unique insights of death metal music and prophetic literature.

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Show Notes:

From Jay's Spindle

Chris Broussard's "controversial" ESPN appearance.

Shooting at Houston airport, Terminal B.

From Brian's Spindle

Mikey Weinstein's intolerant anti-Christian rant.

Indian stuntman dies during an ill-advised stunt.

Guest Information

Kim Galgano's website, Chicks With Choices. Follow her on Twitter.

Derek Rishmawy's blog. Follow him on Twitter.

Dead Reckoning Radio: Episode 3

"Becoming Dumber, New Music From Christa Wells, and Dirty McDonalds Floors."

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Brian and Jay discuss this week's Spindle items, including "Turning the other ear," Jackie Robinson, and high-priced concert tickets; Indie artist Christa Wells joins them to talk about her new collaborative album with Nicole Witt, More Than Rubies; and Dadlife includes a--er, unique 6-year old interpretation of the Image of God, and Jay's dream vacation to...Wyoming.

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Show Notes:

Jay's Spindle Links

Suarez/Tyson Ear Incident.

Kid Rock Ticket Prices.

Prayer Memes on Twitter.

Brian's Spindle Links

42 - The Movie

Joe Carter, "Is The News Making Us Dumb?"

More Than Rubies

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Buy the Album on Amazon.

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Christa Wells

Nicole Witt