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Best Christian Sager podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Christian Sager podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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A podcast of sermons from First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri. Dr. Doyle Sager, Lead Pastor.
 
A podcast autopsy of media: how we consume it and how it informs our everyday culture.
 
Wasilla Community Church's Podcast featuring speaker Mark Sager
 
Looking at life through a bookish lens, internet-turned-IRL friends, Katie and Mollie, swap stories about the books they're currently loving and the life they're currently living. Grab a cup of tea (or a Moscow Mule) as we chat about the intersection of books, faith, family, friendship, personality, and culture.
 
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This animated series was an MTV oddity, televised between 1991 and 1994 in a blur of non-linear, ambiguous chunks. We talk about how creator Peter Chung got this made while inserting symbolic references to the limits of 1990's storytelling. We also wonder why we're so nostalgic for a simpler time when our entertainment was more nebulous and wei ...…
 
The habit of gratitude allows the light of Christ to shine clearly from our lives. Scripture: Philippians 2:12-15By Doyle Sager
 
This 1975 children's book by Roald Dahl is about class conflict and an idealized relationship between a child and their parent. We talk about Dahl's notoriously disagreeable personality while trying to reconcile it with this genuinely joyful story. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it throu ...…
 
Jesus ministered with his hands, as illustrated in the scriptures chosen. We need to live our lives in an attitude of open, rather than clenched, hands, so that we can give and receive. Scriptures: Matthew 8:2-3; Luke 4:40; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 14:29-31; John 20:27; Luke 24:50-51By Dr. Pam Durso, Baptist Women in Ministry
 
This 2017 graphic novel is a memoir about growing up, figure skating, and coming out of the closet. We talk about how Walden approached the project with guidance from her editor while we look at the comics industry as a whole and the tensions between the book market and the direct market. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Pleas ...…
 
It's human nature to resist being in charge. But think of the blessings when we have more trust in God, and less in our desire to be in charge! Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30By Melissa Hatfield
 
This 2018 concept album is about reckoning, celebrating, and reclaiming what it means to be American. We discuss how Monáe uses her platform to advocate for queer and black women while working with big record labels to also produce commercial success. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it th ...…
 
Our wallets may often give evidence of where our hearts are. Scripture: Luke 12:13-21By Doyle Sager
 
This is a special repost of the first episode of our Patreon-only series, SuperKINGcontext. Stephen King's first novel was adapted into this 1976 cautionary movie about adolescence, bullying, and female representation by a team of middle-aged men. How does the male gaze impact this story that is so often referred to as "feminist"? Interested in ...…
 
Imperfect servants, God has a job for you — perfect people need not apply.Scripture: Acts 10:1-16By Doyle Sager
 
This political comedy podcast makes over a million dollars a year from its Patreon subscribers alone. We try to unpack how it gets made while learning more about the personal values associated with the "dirtbag left." Chapo Trap House podcast on Soundcloud Additional Resources: Meet Chapo Trap House: The Funniest and Most F**ked Up New Podcast ...…
 
Even after we fail Jesus, his love offers us a path to repentance and fresh mission. Scripture: John 21:9-23By Doyle Sager
 
This 2015 comic mixes folklore and magic with science and technology. We discuss how each creator brings their own experimentation to the project, and how it's been received by the comic book industry and its more philosophical readers. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affil ...…
 
Our pride and need to be in control lead us into dark places spiritually. Scripture: John 18:1-27By Doyle Sager
 
This collection of non-fiction essays attempts to define two modes of storytelling by providing examples of each from popular culture. We talk about how Fisher's argument fits into our larger discussions of horror stories and how his definitions may be useful for considering the end of capitalism. Interested in the media we discussed this episo ...…
 
As in Simon Peter’s experience, our spiritual journeys are filled with successes and failures. Scripture: Matthew 4:18-20; 16:13-23By Doyle Sager
 
Thank you to our Co-producer patron Kevin Wetter for selecting this week's topic! This 2009 TV show, helmed by Joss Whedon, was meant to be a thematic exploration of identity and sexuality but many have argued about its problematic story. Was that because of corporate interference or Whedon's own issues with feminist representation? Interested ...…
 
How do we align our beliefs and behavior between what we say and who we are? Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-16By Doyle Sager
 
THIS IS A REPOST OF A 2016 EPISODE. As the release of the film JOKER looms, we revisit our discussion about Batman, the Joker, and ambiguity. Looking back on the Batman film “The Dark Knight,” does it stand for anything? Or does it simply soak up whatever morals we bring to it? Christopher Nolan’s intentions remain mysterious, but we do our bes ...…
 
The mechanics of prayer are simple, but require practice and discipline. Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7By Doyle Sager
 
Thank you to our Co-producer patron Miriam Meaney for selecting this week's topic! This 1985 Peter Greenaway film approaches storytelling with the perspective that there is no meaning to reality despite our organized attempts to create it. We talk about how Greenaway uses the traditions of Dutch paintings and anatomical animal studies to get th ...…
 
“Yes” is only one of God’s many possible answers to our prayers. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Revelation 5:6-8By Doyle Sager
 
Thank you to our Co-producer patron Chris Marlton for selecting this week's topic! This 2002 Japanese art film is slow, meticulously shot, and has wonderful, ornate costumes. We discuss how it was influenced by a form of traditional puppetry but should be approached more like a meditative painting. Interested in the media we discussed this epis ...…
 
In this 1978 non-fiction book, Gardner argues that art and writing should be moral and that his peers in the literary community are immoral for failing to uphold this tradition. We discuss Gardner's tragic life story while trying to process this debate and whether he was right, wrong or just an asshole. Interested in the media we discussed this ...…
 
Exploring the universal longing for connection with our Creator and Deliverer. Scripture: Psalm 42By Doyle Sager
 
We’ve made it to the end of season 2, folks, and it’s bittersweet! Thank you sticking around if you’ve been listening this season. We’re taking a hiatus as we both have our babies in November, but we wanted to leave you with a fun Q&A of all things bookish, life, and motherhood! Books mentioned: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Things You Save ...…
 
Our King of Kings and Lord of Lords will make things right and eventually heal creation. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:19-28; Revelation 11:15-17By Doyle Sager
 
This podcast started in 2012 as a fictional update from a strange, supernatural town. With guest Dave Moore, we discuss how this successful production is made while unpacking the utopian ideal it creates with a kind of drab mundanity. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Find out more at their website and tell them we sent you. We ...…
 
God is distinct from and above all creation, yet enters into our suffering to redeem it for good purposes. Scripture: Isaiah 44:6-8; 46:3-10; 57:15By Doyle Sager
 
This 2005 video game tried to capture the atmosphere and experience of H. P. Lovecraft's mythos. It is now called a commercial failure and a cult classic. We discuss its unique, immersive gameplay, and its Lovecraftian approach to knowledge as a thing to fear. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchas ...…
 
Hi friends! Today we’re talking about what books we’re looking forward to reading in the fall - specific titles as well as genres. We also contemplate what our reading lives will really look like with new babies in the picture. But before we get into all of that we discuss our cats, because who doesn’t love to hear some stories about Remus, Sco ...…
 
Tuesday, Aug. 20 is the 400th anniversary of the first slave brought to America. On Aug. 19, First Baptist Church hosted a community service featuring religious leaders from the community to contemplate the past actions taken by our church, community and nation and current inequalities that exist.By Doyle Sager
 
In an unfolding, never-failing plan, God reveals God’s Self in relationships. Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15By Doyle Sager
 
This 2015 comic series is an attempt to tell "the ultimate H.P. Lovecraft" story, so we dive deep into the cold, clinical research process behind it. We also discuss this story's relationship with sexual violence, racism, American mythology, capitalism and... comic book fandom. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support t ...…
 
God’s power and majesty are beyond our categories of description, yet are seasoned with tenderness and good intentions toward us. Scripture: Genesis 17:1-8By Doyle Sager
 
God pursues us in love and never gives up on us. Scripture: Hosea 11:1-9By Jim Hill
 
This 1986 horror film adapted an H.P. Lovecraft story into a transgressive "video nasty" about repressed sexuality. We learn about the production methods that brought its "pineal glands" to life, while discussing Lovecraft's fear of sex in contrast with From Beyond's smashing of taboos. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please ...…
 
Hi readers! You're in for a treat today. We are so excited to have Riley Sager on the podcast, national and international best-selling author of Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and his new release that came out in July 2019, Lock Every Door. We loved picking Riley's brain all about what makes a great plot-twisty horror/thriller, how he got t ...…
 
This 2016 novel explores sci-fi and horror in the 1950s from the perspective of an African-American family already accustomed to prejudice and dread. We have an uncomfortable conversation about how it addresses H.P. Lovecraft's racism and the question of whether a white author should tell stories about the black experience. Interested in the me ...…
 
When something is lost -- whether it be a pair of glasses, your way, or the sense of God's presence -- the secret to finding it again is retracing your steps. Scripture: Psalm 85By Melissa Hatfield
 
This 1988 Japanese anime film broke the bank with its high production budget, but it is still remembered for its masterful artwork and deep themes about adolescence and post-war dystopia. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affiliate store: Akira Additional Resources: Akira: Th ...…
 
In today’s episode, Mollie and Katie lament the onslaught of heartburn because their stomachs now reside in their throats. They discuss what they’re reading, the fact that their books have overlapped some this month, they wonder where all the time to read summer books has gone, and they guess each other’s favorite books that instagram made them ...…
 
Thanks to our Co-producer Miriam Meaney for this week's topic! This 1964 collection of short science fiction stories shows a writer in conflict with his own genre in the wake of horrible family tragedy. We discuss Ballard's interest in psychological inner space and speculative fiction to better understand his role in the history of literature. ...…
 
The secret of life-giving relationships is grace. That often can be found within a body of believers or in a small group. Scripture: Galatians 6:1-10By Todd Pridemore
 
This album from 2000 came out more than 20 years into the career of this genre fusing music group. We look at their commercial apex and their struggles with racist expectations to understand what led to this attempt at a new beginning. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it through our affili ...…
 
Hi friends! Today we're talking about our favorite genre-bending books (and some movies!). Let us know what some of your favorite "blends" are—and if you recommend an unlikely pairing! Books mentioned: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo Time After Time by ...…
 
God’s guidance comes by way of a Person, not a road map. Scripture: John 16:12-15By Doyle Sager
 
This 2017 Netflix television show is a critically acclaimed fictional depiction of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling that were popular in the 1980s. We discuss how the show's creators handle representation of stereotypes while also criticizing the worst of America's fears. Additional resources: Get in the Ring: How ‘GLOW’ Recreates the Golden Ag ...…
 
Whether it is getting pulled in front of your church -- or caught in sins of murder and adultery like King David -- mercy and forgiveness are possible. Psalm 51By Doyle Sager
 
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