Episode 400: The Sci-Fi Christian Quad-Centennial Self-Celebration Extravaganza

October 7, 2015


Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono

In this episode we celebrate ourselves, the podcast, and our most loyal listeners!

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2 comments on “Episode 400: The Sci-Fi Christian Quad-Centennial Self-Celebration Extravaganza

  1. Hey guys! Congrats on another landmark for the podcast. No, I’m afraid I haven’t listened to every single episode; but I try to listen to most, and always enjoy them. Keep up the great work!

    I enjoyed hearing Annie’s take on Ben: “He doesn’t like a lot of things, but he likes the important things.” You should get that on a business card or something, Ben!

    Looking forward to your BTTF show! I know Matt’s a huge fan, so that should be a good one. I recently showed the trilogy to my 14-year-old son for the first time. I have to say, neither Parts 2 nor 3 held up quite as well as I hoped they would, but that first one is still a classic.

    I’ve seen the first three hours of “Heroes Reborn,” and it’s not that bad. And you don’t need to have seen anything but season 1 of the original “Heroes” to be up to speed (and even that, “Heroes Reborn” really tells you all you need to know – my son is watching it with me, and hasn’t seen any of the original show but is having no problem following along).

    Biblical archetypes in STAR TREK? Amber, I’ll make sure we at least have some blog posts on it! 🙂

    Here’s something you could talk about re: READY PLAYER ONE – What is its appeal for folks who weren’t geeks in the 1980s? I’m reading it, and enjoying it, but (as he does in ARMADA), Cline goes out of his way to construct a world where 1980s pop culture holds the key to all meaning and salvation. I am surprised people who didn’t grow up with that culture don’t seem to find that off-putting. Discuss?

    Love the idea of supporting a ministry as a community. Great!

    “Smallville” is far better than “Heroes,” but since Ben, at least, is not a Superman fan, you probably wouldn’t have much patience for it – lots of Superman mythos. It’s often quite cleverly done, but, y’know, it’s still Superman.

    By the way: I’m not a lawyer, but several modern Bible translations are, in fact, copyrighted. Often, however, there is a notice on the copyright page wherein the copyright holders give permission to quote the translation provided what is quoted doesn’t constitute a certain percentage of the finished work (like 50%), and/or doesn’t constitute a complete book of the Bible. I know I’ve seen such notices in NRSVs, NIVs, CEBs… I imagine some others do, too.

  2. David Arington Oct 13, 2015

    Congratulations on 400 episodes! I haven’t been involved in the feedback much lately, but I’m still here listening and enjoying! Keep up the awesome podcast and I can’t wait for the next 100! #500 better be something spectacular!

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