By Paul FM Zahl
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From "Telstar" to "Vault of Horror", from Rattigan to Kerouac, from the Village of Bray to the Village of Midwich, help PZ link old ancient news and pop culture. I think I can see him, "Crawling from the Wreckage". Will he find his way? This show is brought to you by Mockingbird! www.mbird.com
||CleanEpisode 237 – One Monkey||You listen to the group Honey Cone, described today as early feminists, and they are talking about a universal truth and in memorable pop terms. No hatred of men here, just the emotional recognition that if you don’t love her, she can’t reall||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 236 – Psychosis||“Psychosis” is a very strong word for a cultural phenomenon. But it allows us to speak of a fissure over against reality, when groups of people see things around them in a way that is divorced from the facts. You can apply the phenomenon of g||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 235 – The Year We Make Contact||I’m talking about pastoral contact, which is just another way of talking about personal contact. How do you get through to somebody? How do they get through to you? What establishes direct contact with the person that you really are? The music of m||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 234 – Turning Point||This theme of the insuperability of at least one problem in your life continues to absorb me — and in the light of hope and hopefulness. I tell the story of a woman who recently attended a meeting of church executives, almost all of whom are absorb||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 233 – The Story in Your Eyes||We’ve all got a story in our eyes! The Moody Blues, and in particular their inspired songwriter Justin Hayward, caught that “Silent-Running” fact in the 1971 single that starts this podcast. We’ve all got a story in our eyes. Cha||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 232 – Easier Said Than Done||Sometimes when I hear a sermon or address that stresses the presence of God in catastrophic situations, let alone God’s presence in the midst of sin and sinners, I want to stand up and ask (tho’ I never do): “Do you really believe what||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 231 – On the Road to Love||One more ‘riff’ on the paucity of mainstream church “address” to the hungry and hurt visitor, let alone the hungry and hurt regular; but with hope: Justin Hayward is sometimes accused of sentimental romanticism. I don’t agre||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 230 – Question (LIVE)||The fact that the mainstream churches are hiding their Light under a bushel is the primary reason for their atrophy. The fact that most of our churches are “missing in action” when it comes to the seemingly insuperable pain of living that we||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 229 – I Live on a Battlefield||A penetrating comment recently from a friend set up a chain reaction inside me that’s resulted in this new cast. After a long hiatus and with the support of Mockingbird, I’m starting back up and hope these new episodes may speak. My friend, w||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 228 – Eternal Return||I keep trying to make sense of the divisions we are almost all feeling currently.How can one get “under” them, i.e., in hopes of lessening them a little? Does anyone who is reading this enjoy feeling estranged from others, especially old frie||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 211 - Son, This Is She||There is this amazing supposed contrast between the God Who comes to us from without, and the God Who speaks to us from within. Historic Christianity generally hears the First. Eastern religion generally hears the second. Personally, I hear both -- by w||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 210 - Saved!||When you were in a tight spot, how did help get through to you, assuming help did get through to you? Did God speak from out of the whirlwind -- of crisis, panic, and despair? Or did aid come from inside yourself -- a 'how-to' or random thought that prov||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Episode 113 - Return to Form
(You) were lost, but now (you're) found; and I have just found PZ's podcast. As in the olden days you had me from the "opening bars". I miss your stream of consciousness, free (but maybe not so free?) associations and nerdforms. Now I know where to come for my fix. Wonderful stuff!
Every episode a gem.
Look forward to the arrival of each new episode and when PZ takes a break I return to old episodes for a fresh listen.
Love them all. WOW PZ U just get better along with me (hopefully)