Category Archives: Episodes
SEASON 7VEN IS HERE!
Meet the new crew, embark on new adventures and experience the multiverse! Listen now wherever fine podcasts are consumed.
Episode 146// I Want to go to there: Fantastic DESTINATIONS
“Tahiti. It’s a magical place.”
― Phil Coulson, Agent of SHIELD
On this episode we’re joined once again by the NOG Twin, Jackie and Jessica. We discuss the unique look and feel of some of our favorite fantasy (and real life) locations and consider the place Jesus has gone to prepare for us.
Episode 145// Murder mystery all-play
“There has been a murder, and you… are a suspect.”
― Caleb Crawdad, Michael Scott
For this first ALL PLAY of season six, we bring back NOG alumni Lovely Lady Lismari and the twins, Jackie and Jess, and we enjoy a three course dinner with a side of MURDER! Listen to this classic theater-of-the-mind style radio drama, piece together the clues, and see if you can figure out whodunnit before the crew does!
Episode 143// Flash Back
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
The crew look back at old notes, photos and memories and reflect on how to balance our faith as who we WERE vs who we WILL BE.
Episode 142// The Healing Power of Laughter
“Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.”~Christopher Fry
This week we talk about why it's important for Christians to keep a good sense of humor, what in the Bible makes us laugh, and how we can lean into joy in these uncertain times.
Special Guest pastor/comedian Chris Binion
Episode 141// DON’T PANIC
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”~Charles Spurgeon
This week in Christ Culture and Nerd Culture we invite licensed mental health counselor Joy Clifton to share with us smart and Godly ways to identify and cope with fear, panic and anxiety.
Plus we continue our Best Thing Ever Duos bracket and try to figure out what US state we’d be if we were a US state.
Episode 140// Our covid year (partS one & TWO)
“It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear”~President Donald Trump
In part one of this special two-part episode we invite some of our NOGSquad to share their stories about living through a year of global pandemic.
We play The Metagame with the lovely Tori Lein Lones (@mochimoristudio) and ask some questions about what we would have said to ourselves before the world fell apart.
Episode 139// NOG BLACK
“The time is always right to do what is right.“ ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s Black History Month! We’re joined by special guests Micah Simms (EL-7VEN), Lem Fillyaw, and Matt Williams who share their perspective as black Christian nerds on fandom, faith, and finding social justice.
Check out Micah on Twitter- https://twitter.com/EL_7VEN
Engage with Lem at- https://linktr.ee/badgamerelite
Hang with Matt and the Jeek Nation- https://jeeknation.wixsite.com/jeeknation
Episode 138//Toxic relationships
“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby — awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” ~Lemony Snicket
Tony T and the crew talk about the worst romances in fandom, set an unsuspecting Neff up for a Christian dating site, play a love song singalong game and talk about the toxicity that comes from unequal yoking. Happy Un-Valentine’s Day!