March 16, 2018

What is worship?

Chris and Joe get serious to talk about worship.

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We're back! 

Chris kicks things off by talking about suffering life without a cellphone (for three days). Then, he and Joe get into a "media dump" to talk about what they've been watching lately. Is "Man in the High Tower" worth Joe's time? Does "Everything Sucks" recapture the magic of Surge and grunge? Why does Joe hate "Black Panther"? And why couldn't Chris and Joe play "Dungeons and Dragons"? 

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March 2, 2018

Joe Guesses the Oscars

It's Oscar weekend! And Joe knows nothing about most of the nominated films. This episode, he'll try to guess what they're about! Also, a discussion of celebrity encounters -- who was nice, and who was a jerk? 


In 1988, Michael W. Smith's fourth album, "i 2 (eye)" was released, featuring such CCM classics as "Secret Ambition," "All You're Missing is a Heartache" and "Pray for Me." Thirty years later, Chris and Joe give the album a track-by-track re-listen. Does it hold up? Is Smitty the Randy Newman of Christian music? What is up with the trilogy of judgment in the middle? Give it a listen! 


Next week: Joe guesses the Oscars! 

February 16, 2018

Christians and porn

Note: This week's episode contains some blunt talk about sex and pornography. Nothing explicit, but it might be best not to play it with the kiddos around. 


This week, after catching up on snow days, Valentine's Day plans and the start of Lent, Chris and Joe get serious to talk about Christians and pornography. Should it be banned? How much of a problem is it? What's wrong with it? 


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February 9, 2018

CCM Reboot

Welcome back! 

Chris and Joe are feeling nostalgic this week, which leads to some really great discussion, including: 

  • What now-defunct group would you like to have seen in concert? 
  • What movie would you like to have seen on the big screen? 
  • Which '90s CCM bands do you want to make a comeback? 

Bonus, we want an answer from our listeners: Which 10 Christian bands would you book for a CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. cruise? 

February 2, 2018

It sucks to be king

Hey everyone! Short but good episode this week! Joe and Chris start talking about TV shows they thought they would hate but came to love. That leads to some talk about Netflix's "The Crown," the problems with being royalty, and why old guys start loving history. Tune in and share your thoughts! 



Joe and Chris are back for a talk about poltics and what to do when your entertainers are creeps. 


Chris and Joe spend an entire episode talking '90s Contemporary Christian Music. Hear about the the Insyderz Dove Award-winning adaptation of a beloved worship song, discover which duet was considered "Islands in the Stream" for Christians, and hear Chris spit out a bit of rhyme from Carman. 


January 12, 2018

Looking forward to 2018

Chris and Joe are back with a jam-packed episode for the start of 2018! Catch up on their holiday experiences, Joe answers a question about his Insyderz days, and the duo talks about their plans for the new year! 


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