Technicolor Jesus

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Sinopse

Technicolor Jesus is a podcast about movies and ministry for pastors, preachers, and Sunday school teachers. Hosts Matt Gaventa and Adam Hearlson choose movies from across the history of film and discuss how these movies might connect to the coming Sunday scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary. Technicolor Jesus is a podcast for those who recognize the power of film to inspire our theological imaginations.

Episódios

  • 80: National Treasure

    80: National Treasure

    26/05/2020 Duração: 01h26s

    On this week's episode of Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk with constitutional scholar, Steve Bragaw about the theological implications of stealing the Declaration of Independence. Really, this is what this podcast was made for. We watched a bonkers movie and then talked with a smart person about conspiracies, theology, scripture and hermeneutics. Then we tried to ask how Pentecost might be understood in light of the themes of National Treasure. We were built for this (and maybe only this). So far down the rabbit hole with us, it's time for Sunday Morning Matinee.

  • 79: Apollo 13

    79: Apollo 13

    07/05/2020 Duração: 01h27s

    Ooooooh boy. Well this is a week late! A quarantine fog set in and delayed this podcast. Forgive us for our lateness. Today we rest in the confidence that grace abounds! That said, this is a great episode! We have Eric Barreto from Princeton Theological Seminary, talking smart about Apollo 13, the need for agility in this time, and the book of Acts. Matt says some very smart things about duct tape. Adam chimes in with ideas about leadership. This is a good conversation. You should listen to it, even if it is talking about the lectionary passages from a week ago.  So buckle up, get in your space shuttle, and blast off to another episode of Sunday Morning Matinee.

  • 78: Onward

    78: Onward

    07/04/2020 Duração: 50min

    As Holy Week begins, Matt and Adam talk hope, resurrection, and Pixar's newest movie, Onward. Considering everyone is sheltering in place, it is time to tuck in and watch a good old fashioned adventure movie. A movie about courage, magic, and partially resurrected dads! In the first segment, Adam and Matt talk about resurrection, magic, and Eastertide. I the second segment, Adam and Matt talk about the RCL texts for Easter and how Onward can help us better understand the resurrection accounts. Finally, Adam gets nostalgic and Matt talks about his favorite movie theater. Grab your wizard staff and let's do this. Onward and upward!

  • #76: Honeyland

    #76: Honeyland

    01/04/2020 Duração: 59min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam are joined by pastor, beekeeper, and chaplain at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Kathy Anderson to discuss the widely-acclaimed 2019 documentary, Honeyland. Set in rural Macedonia, Honeyland follows one of Europe's last wild beekeeper's as she tries to maintain her practice in an unforgiving world. In the first segment, the discussion centers on the lives of bees and how they can be a rich source of theological imagining. In the second segment, the group discusses the Palm Sunday texts for April 5 and what bees can help us understand about Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Finally, in the final segment, Matt gives thanks for Mo Willems and Adam offers up a boring old academic article. As the bees arrive, let us gather together, even as we remain apart!

  • 76: Shaun of the Dead

    76: Shaun of the Dead

    18/03/2020 Duração: 49min

    As we all hunker down, Adam and Matt revisit Edgar Wright's 2004 zombie rom-com, Shaun of the Dead. In the first segment, they discuss why Shaun of the Dead is still relevant for ministry in the age of coronavirus. In the second segment, they consider the lectionary for March 22nd and how it intersects with Shaun of the Dead. Finally, Matt talks about Austin and Adam talks about local history. As you find something else to do while you are home, join Sunday Morning Matinee for a conversation that will eat up at least 45 minutes of your day!

  • 75: 9 to 5

    75: 9 to 5

    02/03/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Adam and Matt welcome Sarah Kinney Gaventa, Dean of Students at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, to talk about work, sexism, Dolly Parton, and the 1980 hit movie, 9 to 5. In the first segment, the group discusses the sad ways in which this 1980's workplace farce diagnosis our current problems of sexism in the workplace. Then the discussion turns to the wonder of Dolly Parton and her ability to cross boundaries. In the second segment, the group discusses 9 to 5 and its relevance for the lectionary passages for Lent 2, March 8. Finally, Matt takes a sabbath and Adam sort of recommends a book.

  • 75: Some Like it Hot

    75: Some Like it Hot

    18/02/2020 Duração: 49min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk comedy, identity, and Billy Wilder's classic, Some Like it Hot. In the first segment, Matt and Adam talk about how a radical vision of gender ambiguity animates the comedy of Some like it Hot. The conversation turns to a discussion about how the famous last line of the movie has deeply theological implications. In the second segment, the two discuss the scripture passages for Transfiguration Sunday and how Christ's new form and Some like it Hot intersect at questions of revealed identities and what is hidden in the midst of revelation. Finally, Matt talks about movies he watched on a plane, and Adam discusses an article he read.

  • 74: 2020 Oscars Discussion

    74: 2020 Oscars Discussion

    11/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk about how the Academy Awards disrupted their own narrative by awarding the Best Picture award to Bong Joon Ho's masterpiece, Parasite. After heaping praise on Parasite (and scorn on the award show) Matt and Adam discuss a great year in movies and note some of their own favorites.

  • 73: The Two Popes

    73: The Two Popes

    13/01/2020 Duração: 51min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk about the papacy, the burdens of ministry, and The Two Popes. In the first segment, Matt and Adam discuss how two of the most powerful people in the world can still struggle with the quotidian trials of ministry. Popes! They are just like us. The conversation also turns to how failure prepares people for leadership. In the second segment, Matt and Adam discuss the advent texts for Epiphany 2 and how the sound of the calling shapes the one being called. Finally, Matt loves British television and Adam loves bad television. So after you watch two guys talk to each other for a full movie, come and listen to two guys talk to each other about the movie where two guys talk to each other!

  • 72: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

    72: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

    24/12/2019 Duração: 55min

    On this special Christmas Eve Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk about stories, Christmas and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Considering that Star Wars might be the most important pop culture property of the past 100 years, it is fitting to gather and talk about the last film in the Skywalker Saga. Matt and Adam talk about the problems and merits of The Rise of Skywalker before trying to connect the story to the season of Christmas and Epiphany. Finally, the two end the show with a discussion of film archives and christmas bobby traps. So if you are driving home for Christmas or have run out of things to say to your family, come and join Matt and Adam for a little holiday fun.

  • 71: Its a Wonderful Life

    71: It's a Wonderful Life

    16/12/2019 Duração: 58min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk sacrifice, small town life, Christmas movies, and the Frank Capra classic, It's a Wonderful Life. In the first segment, Adam share his distaste before Matt provides an affectionate rebuttal. Then Adam softens and Matt gets critical. In the second segment, the discussion turns to the lectionary passages for Advent 4A and how the connect to It's a Wonderful Life. Specifically, talk centers around Matthew's birth narrative and how mission and calling help us understand Christmas. Finally, Matt loves movies about reading and Adam loves Little Baby Yoda. It's doesn't matter if you prefer Pottersvile or Bedford Falls, you will always find a home at Sunday Morning Matinee.

  • 70: The Irishman

    70: The Irishman

    10/12/2019 Duração: 54min

    On this week's episode of Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk aging, gangsters, repentance and Martin Scorcese's new film, The Irishman. In the first segment, Matt and Adam discuss their thoughts of the movie, it's three and half hour runtime, and its place within the genre. The discussion then turns to themes of repentence and the formation of identity in a violent world. In the second segment, the discussion turns toward the lectionary passages for this coming week, December 15, 2019. Specifically, the conversation examines the back and forth of John the Baptist and Jesus and the way in which hearing and seeing Christ in the world undermines the propensity to do terrible things. Finally, in the final segment, Matt goes tech geek and Adam learns that reading is pretty great. So, when you finally finish The Irishman, stop in and join the conversation!

  • 69: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    69: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    27/11/2019 Duração: 54min

    On this week’s Sunday Morning Matinee, Adam and Matt are joined by Bromleigh McCleneghen to discuss the new Fred Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In the first part of the show, the group discusses the peculiarity of Fred Rogers and the theological lessons he taught the world. The group also tries to understand the value of Fred Rogers in our divided time. In the second segment, attention turns to the lectionary passages for the first week in Advent, year A. Spending time with the Isaiah passage, the group discusses the types of imagination and work needed to turn swords into plowshares. Finally, in the last segment, Matt goes click and clack and Adam lets out his inner Roman Catholic. You know, it IS a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won’t you join us?

  • 68: Frozen

    68: Frozen

    12/11/2019 Duração: 56min

    In anticipation of Frozen 2, Matt and Adam revisit Disney's 2013 mega-hit, Frozen. In the first segment, the conversation turns to questions of sacrifice, atonement, and true love. Additionally, the hosts can't escape talking about the staying power and meaning of the ubiquitous ear-worm of a song, "Let it Go." In the second segment of the show, Matt and Adam turn their attention to the lectionary passages for November 17th and talk about how Frozen can help us understand the New Jerusalem and the grace of ice. Finally, in the final segment, Adam talks banned books and Matt pours one out for some bloggers. Friends, let it go--all of it--it's time for Sunday Morning Matinee!

  • 67: Minding the Gap

    67: Minding the Gap

    29/10/2019 Duração: 49min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk about skateboarding, family, brokenness and Bing Lau's incredible film, Minding the Gap. In the first segment, Matt and Adam discuss the themes of the film and how they intersect with life, theology and ministry. Specifically, the conversation examines the way in which violence shapes, deforms and inspires the main characters. In the second segment, Matt and Adam discuss the movie in light of the lectionary scriptures for this coming Sunday, November 3rd. Specifically, the conversation centers around Habbakuk, the alternate Psalm and the interplay of truth, waiting, and patience. Finally, in the last segment, Matt talks parasites and Adam talks waves. Minding the Gap  is an amazing film, go watch it. Once you have, come and join the conversation!

  • 66: Joker

    66: Joker

    15/10/2019 Duração: 51min

    On this week's Sunday Morning Matinee, Adam and Matt reflect on the the many themes of the movie Joker and how they might inform our theologies and support our ministries. In the first segment, the conversation revolves around the all the ways Joker tries to be something other than a superhero movie, while also trying to be a superhero movie. In the second segment, Matt and Adam look at the lectionary passages for October 20th, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C and discuss how they connect to Joker. Finally, Matt talks about another stand up comic movie and Adam talks about a comic book... book.

  • 64: Booksmart

    64: Booksmart

    01/10/2019 Duração: 51min
  • #64: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    #64: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    17/09/2019 Duração: 51min

    In the first episode of the season, Matt and Adam welcome Brennan Breed to talk about apocalypse, transhumanism, and Terminator 2 Judgement Day. In the first segment, the discussion centers around theological questions of apocalypse, human hubris, and the technocratic impulses of our world. In the second segment, the group discusses Terminator 2 in light of the lectionary passages for September 22. In the final segment, Matt talks Veronica Mars and Adam gives thanks for his liberal arts education. So break out your Guns and Roses casette tape and jump on your dirt bike, it's time for another week of Sunday Morning Matinee.

  • LIVE: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    LIVE: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    09/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    In anticipation of the new season of Sunday Morning Matinee here is a quick discussion of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, TX. As guests of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX, Adam and Matt discuss holiness, the grail, and fathers in front of a live audience that has just watched the movie.

  • 63: The Biggest Little Farm

    63: The Biggest Little Farm

    07/05/2019 Duração: 53min

    On this week's episode of Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk with Nate Stucky, Director of the Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary about farming, harmony, theology and the new film, The Biggest Little Farm.  In 2011, Los Angeles couple John and Molly Chester decided to upend their cosmopolitan lifestyle and bought a piece of dried-out land north out of the city and dedicated themselves to converting it into a fully biodiverse agricultural utopia named Apricot Lane Farms. This move was in accordance with Molly’s long-held dream, but John also happens to be an Emmy-Award winning director and cinematographer, so over the eight years of bringing this farm to life he has been chronicling their story on film, which now comes together as the feature documentary The Biggest Little Farm. Because it’s John and Molly telling their own story, this thing is profoundly personal -- it’s not a critical look, it’s a reflective love letter to the dream they had and the way in which it has grown and changed the

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