The Gospel Underground Podcast
By Reid S. Monaghan, Jesse Furey
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The great prophet Bob Dylan once echoed in a new cultural moment by declaring, "the times they are a changing." Change is rapid, constant, complex and nuanced in the way peoples and cultures are shaped. In our world many ideologies, views of the world, and understandings of reality are pitched and pivoted all around us using various methods of communication and technologies. People are shouting to be heard yet seem more separated that ever. The Gospel Underground seeks to be a dialogue taking place in the borderlands between the church and culture. People who have heard the call of Jesus have a distinct nature and existence in the world. They also need to have a distinct posture among others and the various perspectives held in our world. We hope to contribute to the conversation between people who are far from God, sought out by God and seeking God in various ways. Our hope is to have a posture of humility and service as we engage ideas in an entertaining and thoughtful way.
||CleanEpisode 28 - Child's Play - Youth Sports in America||Youth Sport in America||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Work! What is it Good For?||What is it good for?||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - How Wrongeth?||A discussion of cultural relativism||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Bon Anniversaire!||The Gospel Underground turns one!||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - O' Smartphone Where Art Thou||When should kids get a smartphone||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Man Up! Is there a Crisis with Young Men?||Are Young Men in Crisis||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Don’t Know Much About History?||Reid discusses the importance and joy of historical reflection||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Soccer Sucketh? The Glory of the World Cup and the Glory of God||The Glory of the World Cup and the Glory of God||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - DAD Up!!!||Encouraging the Fathers||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - It's a Track Meet Boys and Girls||Transgender Athletes and Competitive Fairness||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Watch Your Mouth||Language and Steph Curry Bombs||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Why Not Ask Why?||The Role of Questions in Life and Faith||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Suffering: We all have to Deal...||We all have to deal||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - A Hope that Does not Disappoint||Reid and Jesse discuss the foundations for hope in light of culture and scripture. Show NotesReviewishJayber Crow by Wendell Berry https://www.amazon.com/Jayber-Crow-Wendell-Berry/dp/1582431604Bottle Breachers - http://bottlebreacher.comLost in Space on Netflix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5232792/Hope that Does Not DisappointSysiphus - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SisyphusStats on Suicide https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/Augustine’s Confessions https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Oxford-Worlds-Classics-Augustine/dp/0199537828Scripture on HopeRomans 5:1-3Romans 8:18-25Hebrews 6:13-201 Peter 1:3-9||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Whose god is God anyway?||A discussion of religious pluralism and interfaith truth claims||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Booze, Parades, Pinching and Wearing Green||St. Patrick, the man behind the holiday||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Fake News and Truth in the Epistemic Wilderness||Reid, Jesse and Wireless Mike discuss truth, fake news and how we navigate our current epistemic wilderness||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Leaning into Lament||with Rhys Bezzant||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 -A Christmas Tradition||Reid discusses a family tradition to impart life and truth to the kids at Christmas||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Words for White Christians||Engaging and raising our racial IQ for the sake of the Kingdom of Jesus||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Talking with Wireless Mike||A Gospel Underground interview with Dr. R. Michael Buehrer director of Wireless @ Virginia Tech||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Between Rock Candy and a Hard Place - Engaging Halloween||Episode 7 - Between Rock Candy and a Hard Place - Engaging Halloween||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - To Kneel or not to Kneel?||NFL Protests and Engaging together||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Show some LOVE||Pastor Appreciation Month||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Technology and a Human Future||A discussion of technology, robots, AI and our future||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Are you going political?||Jesse Furey and Reid S. Monaghan kick around around our polarized political climate and the posture of followers of Jesus seeking faithful engagement in our day.||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Nature of our Nature||Episode 1.1 - The Nature of our Nature||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Gospel Underground Introduction||An introduction to the Gospel Underground||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Inviting for everyone
The audio quality is terrific. It sounds like you are in the room with them and your head is turning to the left or right depending on who's talking.
There seems to be good chemistry between the two of them. They have genuine opinions and you can tell they are likely very good friends.
There are great themes/spots for each episode. I am looking forward to hearing some of their book reviews that are not in length but short, sweet, and to the point. Reid has given me the best book ideas in the past.
I cannot wait to hear about one of their spots on current events. I would really like to know what they think about Joel Osteen and the Compaq Center amidst the hurricane.
Well worth the listen
Reid and Jesse are clear communicators, have a great rapport and like the other reviewer said, the sound quality is excellent. I listened to the episode on politics - which they handled really graciously, an excellent model for the church in thinking about these things. Looking forward to what topics they hit next -
The topics are real and not "religious". Reid has a way of speaking the Word and relating it to life. Everytime I listen, I learn new things from the Bible and can relate the message to life.