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
||CleanLeatherbound Terrorism||Christ Kratzer is that unique voice crying out from the wilderness in these crazy times. Conservative Evangelicalism has become a cancer on American Christianity. In his new book, Leatherbound Terrorism, Kratzer is an absolute wrecking ball. He speaks i||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFight the Powers: An Interview with Cody Cook||Sometimes life steers you in interesting directions. Sometimes your path intersects with fascinating people with a unique take on the world. Cody Cook is an author with an intriguing voice. In his new book, Fight the Powers: What the Bible Says About th||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHurricane Brett||Last week, Brett Kavanaugh became the new poster boy for white privilege. He raged and cried his way through the Senate hearings and will most likely be confirmed in a week. In America, there’s always one axiom that will always ring true: the aristo||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis A-Hole?||Trump is terrible. I mean he’s beyond your wildest dreams terrible. There are times where I am literally impressed with the depths of his awfulness. If you’re a listener of this show, none of this should surprise you. So, today, let’s ta||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTF Church||When you stand back and look at American Christianity as it stands today, it’s not hard to see the cracks. There are fundamental flaws that plague American Christianity. We’ll journey through the week’s news to see how Christianity is mi||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReligious Liberty for Some||With the newly established Religious Liberty Task Force, Jeff Sessions is once again rolling back time and progress in an effort to pacify the Evangelical Right. It’s a simple knee-jerk reaction to the cries of persecution from Trump’s conserv||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem with White Jesus||With Christianity in America, we have a white-man problem; more specifically, a white Jesus problem. The problem with white Jesus is that it gives us an excuse to worship a white (or orange) Trump. Christianity was never meant to be tribalistic in natur||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRomans 13 and the US Southern Border||There’s been a lot said about the current atrocities happening at the US southern border. Most of the responses have been along political lines, but recently, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III decided to insert scripture as a justification for separ||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy VBS Sucks||If you’re in the church world, VBS (Vacation Bible School) is upon us. Our show this week is dedicated to VBS and why it so consistently misses the mark. It’s basically just a Christian marketing exercise. Don’t be fooled, it has little||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun with Conspiracy Theories||Yes, we live in the upside-down world right now. That’s just a fact. If you’re not onboard with me, this show may not be for you. We’ll delve into the deep recesses of Christian conspiracy theories in the age of Trump. They are fun to la||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanF*ck You Palestinian Christians||With the recent move of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, many evangelical leaders are hailing this as a major victory for the Christian faith and President Trump. Before they begin to bask in the afterglow of their own self-congratulations, bigg||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Belief Books: An Interview with Josh Naaman||This week, we’ll sit down with Josh Naaman, the author, host and sole creator of the podcast The Belief Books. Beliefs inform our actions and Josh believes that analyzing these beliefs helps progress humanity leading us to interact with each other a||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTump’s Executive Order On Religious Liberty||This week, we’ll break down Trump’s executive order on religious liberty and why it’s a bad idea for America and Christianity. Evangelicals rejoice every time orders or legislation like this are signed. If they understood the fundamental||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKilling Christianity: The Legacy of Evangelicalism||The legacy of Evangelicalism is pretty grim. With the culmination and climax of their pursuits in the man and character of Donald Trump, any amount of spiritual or ethical morality has been long evaporated. Their quest for power has come with many costs||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Scattershot of Christianity||“The gospel is less about how we get into the Kingdom of Heaven after you die, and more about how to live in the Kingdom of Heaven before you die.” ~Dallas Willard This week, we’ll hold the mirror up to American Christianity letting its||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End is Near?||“Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light feeling pretty psyched It’s the end of the world as we know it It’s the end of the world as we know it It’s the end o||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeft Christianity||With all that is crazy and ugly in American Christianity, there is always hope. After all, Jesus didn’t come to start a new religion or jumpstart an old one. He wasn’t into nationalism or populism. He was never about getting rich or powerful.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I’m Easter Pissed||“Perhaps because our culture and politics have gone so off course, with values so contrary to those of Jesus, more and more people intuitively recognize that His vision of God’s kingdom-a new world of compassion, justice, integrity and peace- is the||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gaslighting Church||“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in the new shape of your own choosing” ~George Orwell Gaslighting happens when you don’t expect it; that’s why it works so well. We’ve become accustom||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Roots of Racism in American Christianity||America has a history of using faith to justify a whole host of sins. Topping that list is racism. It’s our country’s original sin. With that being said, how can Conservatives idealize America as a country founded on Christian values? Jesus ce||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cult of Christian Celebrity||There is a toxic culture swirling around American Christianity. No, not that one. No, not that one either. Okay, fine. There’s a myriad of toxic issues with Christianity in America, and today we’re going to delve into the cult of Christian celebrity||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Films: An Interview with Critic Brian Skutle||Christian film has gotten a bad rap. Too often do we overlook the quality of faith-based films. I’m just kidding. This isn’t that kind of show. This week we are joined by Brian Skutle, a film critic at Sonic Cinema, and we talk through all of the wa||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecovering Evangelicals||Kirt E. Lewis is ex-military, an ex-pastor, an advocate and an author recovering evangelicalism. Aren’t we all? Join us as we talk about his journey in and out of evangelical Christianity. We’ll discuss the problems with toxic and misguided Christia||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnother Shooting||Another mass shooting, another day in America. This is becoming all too common. The shooting in Parkland, Florida is just a symptom of a larger problem plaguing America. This week we’ll talk about the tone-deaf response from many Christians and the NR||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrace is Brave||This week, we sit down with author, Chris Kratzer. Chris was a pastor for 22 years before he had enough of the hypocrisy and bigotry in the church. He completely walked away from ministry and almost everything Christian, yet he couldn’t shake his lo||2/22/2018||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.