Killer Serials: TRANSPARENT, S3 Eps. 1-5

December 15, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the first five episodes of the third season of TRANSPARENT, streaming on Amazon, and the themes of religiosity, sexuality, classism, and narcissism.

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Killer Serials: AMANDA KNOX

December 7, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the new Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox, and what it says about unjust legal systems, amoral media outlets, and the public's obsession with crime stories.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 11, 12, & 13

November 23, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker wrap up their discussion of Marvel's Luke Cage, streaming on Netflix. They lament a fading narrative, celebrate strong performances, and discuss the theological importance of setting a story such as this in a particular, real world time and place.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 9 & 10

November 17, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 9 & 10 of Marvel's LUKE CAGE, streaming on Netflix and the ways in which the narrative has begun to echo the biblical stories of Cain and Abel and Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael.

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Killer Serials: An Interview with Kutter Callaway

November 15, 2016

Kutter Callaway, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Seminary, joins Tony Jones and Ryan Parker for a discussion about his new book, WATCHING TV RELIGIOUSLY: TELEVISION AND THEOLOGY IN DIALOGUE. The new book is a perfect resource for educators, influencers, and fans looking to engage the medium on a deeper level.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 7 & 8

November 9, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 7 & 8 of Marvel's LUKE CAGE, streaming on Netflix, and welcome Kutter Callaway of Fuller Seminary to talk about racial diversity, the use of scripture, and the way the series beckons us to talk theology and religion.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 5 & 6

November 2, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 5 and 6 of Marvel's Luke Cage, streaming on Netflix. In this episode, they talk about the role of the church, viewing the world as a battle field vs. seeing it as a pasture, and whether or not we can rightly refer to "back in the day."

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 3 & 4

October 25, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome guest Jay Bakker to discuss episodes 3 & 4 of Marvel's Luke Cage. Jay and Ryan attempt to school Tony on the Marvel cinematic universe and talk about what Luke's backstory has to say about political, cultural, and religious issues today.

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Killer Serials: Luke Cage, Eps. 1 & 2

October 6, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the new Netflix hit, Luke Cage, and talk about how it's folding in current events and concerns, celebrating black history and culture, and drawing on religious imagery and narratives. They're also well aware that as a couple of white guys, they're probably only scratching the surface of the series' themes and references.

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Killer Serials: 2016 Emmys

September 29, 2016

As PhDs are want to do, Tony Jones and Ryan Parker belatedly discuss this year's Emmys, what they say about pop culture, what we think about the winners, and what our next Killer Serial will be.

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