Killer Serials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 4

February 8, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, which starts streaming on Hulu today. They talk about the collateral damage of missions, the tension between having agency and being mind-controlled in a religious community, and the power of the will to shape destiny.

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Killer Serials: THE PATH, S2 Eps. 2-3

February 1, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 2 & 3 of season 2 of THE PATH, now streaming on Hulu, and talk about the generational split in the movement, perceived and real supernatural occurences, and the agency of The Light.

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Killer Serials: THE PATH 2:1

January 25, 2017

Ryan Parker and Tony Jones dive back into The Path, Hulu's hottest show, created by Jessica Goldberg. In the first episode of season two, Eddie gets some special time with his kids, Sarah has a breakdown, and Cal proves that, indeed, nothing stays buried.

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Killer Serials: TRANSPARENT, S3 Eps. 6-10

December 20, 2016

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker wrap up 2016 with a discussion of one of the year's best series, TRANSPARENT. They talk about the brilliance of Judith Light, lament the absence of Rabbi Racquel, and speculate where the series might go in its upcoming fourth season.

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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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