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August 28, 2015 00:37:30
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16: Anthony Weisensel, Graphic Designer

Today on the podcast, Caleb interviews Anthony "AJ" Weisensel, a good friend of the podcast and a Christian artist in his own right, on his graphic design work and the ways he uses his talent to honor Christ. The questions he asks AJ are written out below, but you'll have to listen to the episode to get the answers: How do you maintain integrity as an artist while still remaining relevant to the culture? What are ways that you personally experience other visual art? Do you know of any examples of visual art in the Bible that you can share? Can you elaborate on some of your own personal moral boundaries with visual art? What are some of your favorite mediums to cross-over with visual art?  Who is your favorite character in the Bible and how do you relate to him? As a graphic designer, what are some things you notice/like about film? What are your plans for the future, specifically in your career and work with graphic design? We also answer some more general listener questions about anything and everything, and the during the course of that, we reference James 1:14-15. LINKS:Podcast Website YouTube ...

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August 20, 2015 00:58:24
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15: Songs About Transitions

We are back after our long hiatus, fully recovered from the busyness of the last month and ready to record more episodes! Today we have a guest back on the show after a long crop of episodes with just the Powers brothers--Hannah Laatsch is back, just in time for us to send her off to college. Today we talk about music once again, another song review episode, this time dealing with songs about transitions.  The first song we review, Caleb's pick, is "Hourglass" by Sleeping At Last, which is about the transition you make when someone you love passes on. How do you deal with death? How is anything ever the same?  Connor's song is Rise Against's "This Is Letting Go", which talks about the transition of letting go of a relationship. The difference between trying to solve something and just being okay with what has transpired. Last, but certainly not least, is Hannah's song "Hopeless Wanderer" by Mumford & Sons. Hopeless Wanderer is about someone who leaves home and tries to discover who they are, which is one of the biggest transitions we all have to make.  LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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July 16, 2015 01:18:11
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14: Controversial Bands

Today on the podcast, the Powers Brothers distill three bands to their essences and talk about the pros and cons about their art. We listen to one of the band's songs that most describes their own personal philosophies and the message they're trying to get across, and then critique that message. Oh, and we apologize for the fan that is in the background for some of this episode--due to some extraneous circumstances, there was nothing we could do about that. Emery is up first, with their song "Listening To Freddie Mercury" which perfectly captures the empathy and struggle that they convey through their songs. We also reference their podcast, which you can find here. Next up is Rise Against, and their song "A Gentlemen's Coup", which brings to life their desire for social change and never backing down. Right after is The Collection, with "Garden", talking about the way Christians act and the things the band finds wrong with the concepts of Christian inactivity and violence. The Collection is passionate about mercy and grace and calling out various Christian inconsistencies in a subtle way. LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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July 09, 2015 00:23:35
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13: Answering Some Of The Tough Questions

Today the Powers brothers answer two very important listener questions. Do you have to be judgemental if you disagree with someone, and does God hate people? We don't have time to go into a really elongated answer with both questions, but we give them a quick synopsis. Feel free to comment on the episode and tell us what you think about the conversation!  Psalm 5:5 is the verse Jesse Knopp referenced with his question. And though we cut out a little bit of the audio when we looked up the actual Hebrew translation of the verse, suffice it to say that the word hate is the literal word for hate in this verse.  2 Timothy 3:16 was the verse Connor was trying to remember pertaining to all scripture being divinely inspired.  Acts 4:25 is the verse Caleb was talking about confirming that the Psalms were God-breathed, and though it's not Jesus saying it, it still speaks of the Holy Spirit speaking through David.     LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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July 02, 2015 00:35:36
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12: One Song Review and Rambling

Connor and I tackle the almost nine minute-long song "Fin" by Anberlin and end up rambling about lots of other things as well. The lyrics to the song and the writer's meaning behind it can be found here. And here's the link to the page with all of the song meanings. We also referenced our third episode, which you might want to check out if you haven't already. Oh, and here's Caleb's favorite book and his website. LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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June 25, 2015 00:42:23
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11: Our Review of Jurassic World

The Powers brothers tackle the wildly popular movie, Jurassic World, and talk about how much they loved it. We go into a lot of detail about various topics related to the movie and then analyze the film as a story. Warning: The latter part of this episode is very spoilery. We talk about the way the movie treated evolutionary theory, the amount of violence in the film and some parental suggestions, the greatness of the "monster movie" plot the movie followed, and the various human stories that may or may not have subtracted from the other plot elements. Feel free to leave comments below on what your favorite (or least favorite) parts of the movie were! Several other people have done great reviews on the movie, such as Answers in Genesis and Howard Tayler. Also, we talked about the fantastic monster movie Godzilla, which is what Jurassic World is second to in our opinion in term of monster movies. LINKS:Podcast Website YouTubeTwitch ChannelPatreon CampaignCaleb's WebsiteDiscord ...

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