Snarky Faith Radio
By Stuart Delony
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Snarky Faith is a space where we irreverently wrestle through, life, culture and spirituality. It’s a lighthearted skewering of religion in culture today. The questions or even answers are never the point – it’s all about the conversation. Snarky Faith is on WCOM LP 103.5 Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC Tuesdays 5-6pm EST www.snarkyfaith.com
||CleanWhen Christians Don’t Think||It’s no surprise that many Conservative Evangelical Christians get labeled as anti-science and anti-thought. They’ve practically given themselves this label as a badge of honor. They reject science as an affront to their own religious beliefs and fa||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Preach to Me||It’s always funny to see how easily faith can become so flexible when it comes to pushing forward a crooked agenda for power. Whether it’s defending your private jets or defending an indefensible President – it’s all sick, blind, twisted and evi||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStormy Christianity||Let’s talk (again) about American Christian hypocrisy. Yes, I know this is not a new topic for the show, but damn, damn, damn, is it applicable in terms of the religious right defending Trump on his new Stormy Daniels scandal. From the likes of Frankl||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMartin Luther King Jr. & Bonhoeffer||With the rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, xenophobia, and bigotry in America, we are reminded of other similar tumultuous, dark times in recent history. From the systematic extermination of Jews in the holocaust to racial segregation and discrimin||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Education||Let’s talk about what happens when you mix the American educational system with a snake oil sales(wo)man with a twisted sense of entitlement and a broken lens of faith. Betsy Devos has proved, thus far, to be a nightmare Secretary of Education. The pr||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Awake in 2018||Good riddance 2017. With every new year, we are often filled with hope for new possibilities. So in this time of reflection, we must also be reminded of what brought us to this point of absolute Christian and political insanity in America. Before the ye||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnarky 2017 Rewind||We made it. I’ll be honest, I had my doubts. Looks like we finally made it out of 2017. It’s been a rough ride, but we did it! Trump didn’t get the best of us and now we’re awake, aware and ready for what’s next. Let’s||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReturning the Power of Christmas||Oh, Christmas. What have you become? We’re told that there’s a war over you. Others claim we can’t be merry with you either. The sad fact of the matter is, you’ve been lost for quite some time. It was never about religious nostalga||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Christian Israel Obsession||Let’s talk about Christianity’s misguided obsession with the nation-state of Israel. Much of this romantic, idealized crush comes from a very limited reading of scripture. To many conservatives, the idea of using context in the reading of holy||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaith and War||Things in life are rarely as simple as black and white. With the Christian faith, we love to create easy binary viewpoints. It’s either this or that. Things are either good or bad. It’s one of Christianity’s biggest blind spots because||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets: An Interview with Author Kris Lowen||Secrets have great power over us. We’ve seen the damage that happens when they remain in the dark. Sometimes revealing them can be liberating. Other times, they can take you down. They either hold you back or launch you forward. On the show, we sit||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun with Authoritarianism||Who doesn’t love a good dose of authoritarianism? We’ve seen Trump’s desire to rule without boundaries. We’ve seen it in Jerry Falwell Jr. and other Christian leaders exercise it. No one seems to like the idea of authoritarianism, but Christians||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Evangelical Toilet||Evangelical voters rejoiced when their Orange Messiah was elected. They continue to speak of his greatness in making America great again. All of this alining of faith and politics in a move for power has come at a cost. What does the future of the evang||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Orgy of Insanity||Upsidedown world? Bizarro world? Topsy turvy? Down the rabbit hole? All these don’t quite encapsulate the level of crazy that we find ourselves living in. Now, I could deal with the regular crazy, but they keep bringing Jesus into the mix. And in my||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeinstein, Trump and Church Abuse||Absolute power corrupts absolutely. With the firestorm that has come out against a sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein, we take a look at how he’s no different than our commander and chief. Both are powerful men who abuse women. Is this any different in||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Sanity in the Trump World||Is sanity possible in this era of batshit-Christian-craziness and Trumpism? Yes, it is possible and essential if we want to stand against it. It’s easy to fall into the traps of rage, but then we miss out on how we should engage. Let’s stay dialed i||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJesus and Guns||With another mass shooting in America, what will it take to create real and lasting change in regards to gun control? Christianity’s love of God and guns seems to be intrinsically bound to one another in a messy American orgy of beliefs. How can fol||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, NFL and Jesus||A rundown of Trump’s assault on the NFL and how that factors into American Christianity. Do we worship Jesus or worship the flag? Let’s pick apart the delusional nature of patriotism and how it damages faith. They don’t mix. They never mix. And wh||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThank You Jesus?||A rundown of those cheesy, yellow, “Thank you Jesus” signs that you’re seeing in people’s yards around the country. What does it mean? Why do they exist? If you know the show, you’re certainly in a snarky ride to tear down this innocuous movem||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Talk to People||In the wake of all of this religious division and Christian insanity – or Christinsanity (stop trying to make fetch happen!), I had a listener ask for advice on how to talk with people that didn’t believe the same way they did. Let’s talk about ho||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Nashville Hate-Ment||A rundown of the aftermath of Hurricane Osteen in Houston and its implications on American Christianity. We’ll also delve into the muddy waters of the hate filled Nashville Statement and how it damages faith. How do Christians respond to Christian hat||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHouston We Have a Problem||A rundown of the travesty of Hurricane Harvey and the glaring lack of response from Lakewood Church, Houston’s (and one of American’s) biggest churches. While Joel Osteen hides away in his mansion thousands suffer. What should Christians do when the||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEclipse Insanity||A rundown of the conservative Christian insanity over the eclipse. If natural sights and wonders lead you to condemn others while you profit off your careers you have definitely taken a wrong turn (spiritually). Instead of navel-gazing, we need to see t||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacism, Business as Usual and the Church||White nationalists and counter-protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Violence ensued. How should people of faith respond to racism in America? We’ll talk through 10 every way days we allow racism to still happen. We live in a crazy world a||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good stuff, keep em coming
Thought provoking and insightful… keeps me listening and challenged. I love it and also when it comes to the snark… keeps me laughing too. Good stuff guys.
Love the one with musician Ben Lee - one of my favorite artists. Such a humble guy.
A Great Listen
Snarky Faith Radio is just that. It's a collection of thoughts and discussion on the subject of religion, but with a heavy dose of tongue and cheek involved. Something which I can appreciate.
Hosts Stuart Delony and Ben Triplett are both poignant and well spoken. Having interesting discussions on multiple subjects that fall under religious pretense. I mean, they're definitely speaking about some touchy subjects. But then you'll get a fun off the cuff comment that'll make the discussion come off more charming than dry. Somehow, serious topics get a little easier to swallow when you throw in a Spider-Man or Die Hard reference.
All in all, it's an intelligent podcast that's well worth a listen. I highly recommend it.