Today we’re going to be exploring, maybe reminiscing a bit, the long gone days of yore when if you wanted to watch a movie at home that wasn’t on television, you had to drive your lazy butt over to a video store and scope out your options. Blockbuster is of course the big symbol for this era, but there were tons of local places to go as well. Joining the show today is Seth Lancaster, who is a regular listener of the show and who sent me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to an article by Kate Hagen called “In Search of the Last Great Video Store.”
Some of what we’ll be doing today is romancing that era, but is there a lesson to be learned beyond the commerce of movie consumption? Has the American Church undergone its own for of Netflixization? What can the bygone days of video stores teach us about community, liturgy, and tradition?
“In Search of the Last Great Video Store” by Kate Hagan
“Stop Trying to Make Church Cool” by Rachel Held Evans
Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate by John J. Thompson
Immeasurable by Skye Jethani
Seth Lancaster’s “Wine and Vinegar” blog
The Ritual on Netflix
Wild Goose 2016 has come and gone. Danny Anderson and the Sectarian Review had a great (if not always comfortable) experience. For this special episode, Danny is joined by the Christian Feminist Podcast's Carla Ewert and also by Michael Kimpan of the OPEN Initiative. The subject is hipness and hipsterism; not as a form of cultural elitism, but rather as an ethical decision to stand at the margins of society and its institutions. Is there something about the edges that offers us a chance to critically engage culture, not escape it? The OPEN initiative offers a fascinating example of what this vision of hipsterism may look like in practice. Join us for a great discussion and stay tuned at the end for a surprise question from our studio audience! Yes a real live studio audience!