Catacomb Podcast

Catacomb Studios

Joshua Stump and Jay Newman talk about spirituality and overcoming cynicism in a post-evangelical culture.

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This was a fun and nerdy episode:  We talk to Pete about his time in Sanctus Real and Rocking with Bleach. He also talks about the mystery and beauty making pipes and enjoying tobacco .   https://briarworksusa.com

Nov 11

1 hr 53 min

Jay and Joshua talk with Knife Smith Robert Cortner about his Relationship with God in the heartbreak of Divorce. How to keep faith in the middle of heart break.    X111 _knives : Instagram    

Sep 27

1 hr 55 min

After the tragic bombing in Afghanistan Jay posted a question about the Christian role in the mIlitary. It caused a good amount of disagreement. Jay clears the air as we discuss current events and how to live our faith better. 

Sep 15

1 hr 14 min

That Pastor From Oklahoma  Joshua and Jay talk to Jeremy about his journey to expose the corruption of the American church. Jeremy discusses his struggles with the fame and attention that TikTok has brought to his doorstep.  Ultimately, they all agree there is much to be hopeful for as Christ restores His Bride.  That Pastor From Oklahoma on Twitter: @pastorfromok Tik Tok : @pastorfromok        

Sep 5

2 hr 4 min

Joshua & Jay talk with Church Planting Pastor Kevin Bruchert with Meizon Mission . We discuss the pains of Ministry and loving those who are struggling with Faith.  Hear More From Kevin on the Meizon Podcast  

Aug 24

1 hr 51 min

We cover the landscape of all the craziness in the Church. From the Fall of Mars Hill, to Christian Anarchy. Join in for the conversation.   Im F*cked Up Podcast  

Aug 23

2 hr 24 min

Jay and Joshua sit down for a candid conversation with Ryan Huber about the life of Bonhoeffer.  What does Dietrich Bonhoeffer  have to say about the modern world we live in. How to navigate Ethics in todays world. http://www.ryanmhuber.com

Aug 15

2 hr 8 min

Senior Faculty for Selah at Leadership Transformations Institute Director at Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona Spiritual Director at Desert Direction Ted Wueste shares stories about Church Disappointment, Training Spiritual Directors, and Meeting with Jesus in the darkest moments of his life. Ted is a Spiritual Director & Cancer Survivor. Welcome you to hear his story.   Follow Ted http://linktr.ee/tedwueste  

Aug 4

1 hr 31 min

Jay and Joshua talk Faith and Politics with Ricky https://www.rickyharrington.com Ricky Harrington believes in leading by example; having dedicated his life to public service, he is joining the 2022 Governor’s race as a servant leader and advocate of liberty, equality, and abundance for all Arkansans.

Jul 14

1 hr 20 min

After a very very very long time we finally posted this episode with Kate.  We are sorry to our listeners but apparently this is too hard to do. Sarcasm Noted. Jay and Joshua set down with Kate to talk the Church, Women in Ministry, and it gets a little political.  Jay met Kate after engaging in a little Twitter battle online. https://www.kateboyd.co  

Jul 14

1 hr 5 min

We delve into the broo-ha concerning CRT with youth pastor Stephen (don't cal me Steven) Ray.  We tap into what the black experience can offer if we can get past the bugaboos to hear it.   Stay tuned to the end, and follow Stephen on Facebook for more good conversation starters.  @CatacombP www.catacombpodcast.com

Apr 19

1 hr

Little late on this one, would have worked better on Good Friday!  Jay gets ticked off by a tweet and Josh helps talk him through it and as usual its all a part of overcoming their cynicism.   @CatacombP www.catacombpodcast.com

Apr 19

53 min 25 sec

We're joined by longtime Catacomb listener Travis who explains to us his detox from right wing fundamentalism and the difficulties of staying in Christian community through the shutdowns.  http://www.tablegathering.com  http://www.catacombpodcast.com  

Mar 21

1 hr 34 min

Josh and Jay sit down with pioneer of the Christian Rock boom, Mikee Bridges.  Mikee went from rock and roll evangelist to having no faith at all and we discuss his journey.  Mikee is putting together an docu-series on the cultural curiosity of Christian rock and you can check out more at his website.  www.mikeebridges.com www.catacombpodcast.com  

Mar 15

1 hr 40 min

Josh is irritated at a letter his nephew's friend was sent from her church disfellowshipping her.  We discuss church discipline and whether its necessary or not, and end up on the scandals of ministers like Ravi Zacharias and Jean Vanier... where there was an obvious lack of discipline and accountability.   We say a few nice words about Carman too.   http://www.catacombpodcast.com twitter: @CatacombP

Mar 7

58 min 8 sec

We're joined by author/scholar AJ Swoboda to discuss his forthcoming book "After Doubt - How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It".  Very encouraging discussion.  http://www.catacombpodcast.com twitter: @CatacombP, @MrAJSwoboda

Feb 22

49 min 19 sec

DEBUT EPISODE OF SEASON 4!  We've come a long way, baby.  there is much to discuss and catch up on, from a bombing in our hometown, a capitol... er, not sure what to call it, and a new president who is going to conquer Covid, just as soon as everyone quits asking questions and gets their vaccine.   follow us on Twitter @CatacombP Support on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/catacomb

Feb 4

1 hr 51 min

We meet with evangelist and Covid survivor Tim Bisagno to discuss his ministry and try to find hope in all of this uncertainty and change.   @CatacombP @missionxmedia www.asafeplaconline.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 53 min

We meet with longtime fan of the show Matthew Peyton to discuss how he teaches Aristotle's rules of classic Rhetoric to high schoolers, and delve into what we've lost by not being able to articulate each others' arguments. @CatacombP @MatthewPeyton13

Dec 2020

1 hr 15 min

During times of crisis or anxiety, our belief systems are threatened and its hard to know what's real or not.  Josh and Jay discuss how to fight for joy in these times.   twitter: @CatacombP

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

This was supposed to be our post-election episode but we wandered into some epistemological side trails.  How can you know what's true in a world where everyone has so many facts to back up their side?   www.catacombpodcast.com twitter: @CatacombP

Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

This is our final podcast before the 2020 election.  Go vote but stock up at Costco first.  We discuss more Jerry Falwell shenanigans, Christian Patriot churches, and how to engage in political discussion without becoming polarized.   join the Catacomb Podcast Facebook Group for more discussion. Support on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/catacomb Follow on Twitter at @CatacombP

Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

We discuss the Sean Feucht worship event that happened in town last week and try to walk between the lines in the radical middle even while the powers of our culture attempt to manipulate the church for their own gain.  Special drop-in by Jukeboxx Baggett.  twitter: @CatacombP 

Oct 2020

1 hr 22 min

Josh is fighting his apathy.  We discuss the weight of these strange days, and try not to give up.  Hang in there y'all.  twitter: @CatacombP

Oct 2020

1 hr 13 min

Joshua and Jay hang out with Evans and discuss our cynicism with missions.   twitter: @CatacombP

Sep 2020

1 hr 22 min

Joshua and Jay talk about their experiences in Christian Collage and LU's Jerry Jr.  with Special ride along. Joshua Evans   twitter: @CatacombP

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

Joshua and Jay speak wit Mark Lancaster Pastor of One Stone Nashville. We talk about how politics and conspiracies can transform a church. https://www.onestonenashville.com   twitter: @CatacombP

Sep 2020

1 hr 31 min

Josh and Jay check in on twitter and follow up on the previous episode on cancel culture, discussing how we talk past each other in how we define the words we use.   twitter: @CatacombP

Aug 2020

58 min 18 sec

We discuss Black Lives Matter, Louie Giglio, and White Jesuses.   twitter: @CatacombP

Jul 2020

1 hr 8 min

Josh and Jay discuss cancel culture versus the gospel based on Josh's recent sermon from Matthew 8.  Is there a point where we no longer work toward's another's healing?  How far is too far gone?   twitter: @CatacombP

Jul 2020

1 hr 4 min

As promised, here's the episode we recorded only a few days into the Covid-19 societal shutdown around the end of March.  Give us a break, we are releasing this unedited as a time capsule to compare our thoughts way back then to now (which seems way longer than 3 months should).   @CatacombP

Jun 2020

1 hr 10 min

We meet with our friend Pastor Jordan Ivey III to process the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the response in protests and riots nationwide while particularly focusing on what how the church can respond.  @CatacombP @FBCWNPastorJI3

Jun 2020

1 hr 56 min

Repost from Season 1 - Josh and Jay share a meditation for Good Friday.   @CatacombP

Apr 2020

13 min 22 sec

Preston Sprinkle joins us again since he had some extra time in Nashville after his speaking event was cancelled due to Covid-19. In a special episode in Jay's garage we cover a variety of topics before Jay gives a Corona take that makes Preston cringe.  twitter: @CatacombP @PrestonSprinkle @monkstump @big_dread  

Mar 2020

1 hr 19 min

Mitch shows up in his pajamas to our new building to discuss his life as a missionary and church planter and what that has cost him, as we examine the difference between a life of faithfulness filled with mistakes.   twitter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Mar 2020

1 hr 17 min

Good friend and neighbor Josh Evans joins Josh and Jay for the launch of SEASON 3 of Catacomb Podcast twitter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Mar 2020

1 hr 2 min

We sit down with touring worship guitarist Benjamin Forehand and discuss his testimony and experiences from small town preacher's kid to drug addict to worship leader.  We delve into a bit of the metaphysical manifestations - ya know, demons, and healings, and words of knowledge and stuff like that.   Follow Ben on instagram at @benjaminforehand www.catacombpodcast.com @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Jan 2020

1 hr 23 min

Josh and Jay air out some cynical grievances, rank social media platforms, and figure out why we're still talking about drums in churches like its a problem.  Also we ask for lots of feedback on a variety of topics so tune in and hit us back.  twittter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread  

Dec 2019

1 hr

Wonderful conversation with the man behind both The Justice Conference and Ace Prime Cigars - Mark Reddy.  Mark joins us at Smoker's Abbey to discuss the necessity of nuance in the new ways we communicate and whether our theology is necessary to do justice in the world.   twitter:  @MarkReddy1  @monkstump @big_dread

Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

The heretofore known as Father Bruce, Godfather of Christian Metal, joins us in the Catacomb to discuss the complications of making money from your art while also figuring out whether its supposed to be evangelism or not.   Something More: https://open.spotify.com/track/23brfjCVFaIFhwLMIdgdje Twitter: @LivingSac @monk_stump @big_dread

Sep 2019

1 hr 10 min

Josh and Jay get meet at The Smoker's Abbey before hours to discuss recent issues in the Church including suicide and scandal while trying to find the balance between frailty, repentance, and resilience.   twitter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Sep 2019

1 hr 14 min

*Front Porch Episode* - Josh and Jay discuss the current immigration issues and try to "flush out" a faithful Christian response.   twitter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Aug 2019

1 hr 5 min

*Front Porch Episode* - Josh and Jay meet on the porch to discuss these so called apostasies by now former prominent Christian leaders and how we ought to respond to them.   Twitter: @CatacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Aug 2019

1 hr 27 min

Songwriter, Producer, Percussionist Steve Hindalong joins us to discuss his art and faith as they have developed over the years and the inescapable lure of that Man of Sorrow.   twitter: @stevehindalong @monkstump @big_dread  

Aug 2019

1 hr 4 min

*special front porch episode*  Jay joins Josh on his front porch in the Post-Independence Day war zone of East Nashville to catch up and discuss whether and how we can know if God is present.  Episode brought to you by the new album being crowdfunded by Miss Angie.  Click here to support: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/desert-flags-ep-by-miss-angie#/ twitter: @catacombP @monkstump @big_dread

Jul 2019

1 hr

Non-Profiter and Neighborhood Missionary Will Acuff joins us to talk about Living in the Neighborhood.  We discuss racism in the school drop off line, and how much you learn about the gospel from people you thought you were trying to tell about the gospel.  Maybe along the way we'll learn how to get invited to the BBQ.  cornertocorner.org

Jul 2019

1 hr 20 min

We sit down and talk counter-culture, celtic christianity, pagenism and country music with Unified Underground founder Loyal Thurman.   unifiedunderground.org twitter: @StLoyalT @monkstump @big_dread

Jul 2019

1 hr

Professor and Pastor Joey Dodson, aka Dr. Joseph RR Dodson, aka The Junction City Dragon, aka the new guy at Denver Seminary, joins us to teach us the value of Cynicism versus cynicism and knowing the historical context of the things you try to interpret and thinking twice about why we believe what we think we believe.  Recommended book links below: twitter:  @jrrdodson @monkstump @big_dread Paul and the Giants of Philosophy:  https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Giants-Philosophy-Reading-Greco-Roman/dp/083085228X/ Habits of the Mind (by JAMES Sire): https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Mind-Intellectual-Christian-Calling/dp/0830822739 Scandal of the Evangelical Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Scandal-Evangelical-Mind-Mark-Noll/dp/0802841805 Paul and The Gift: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Gift-John-M-Barclay/dp/0802875327  

Jun 2019

1 hr 22 min

Deliriou5 guitar man Stu Garrard joins us in the Catacomb to talk about his latest multiple media project The Beatitudes, and shares his story with us, from playing Wembley Stadium to moving to Nashville, and also shares his wisdom with us - revealing he still wants to go Deeper but is figuring out how to swim - dropping gold nuggets of wisdom to fight the cynicism, not charismatic flakes from the ceiling.   @CatacombP @Stugio @monkstump @big_dread

Jun 2019

1 hr 30 min

We got Dr. Preston Sprinkle back down in the Catacomb and among many other things ended up talking about how rampant Sex with Robots will be in our society in the near future.   Twitter: @CatacombP @PrestonSprinkle @monkstump @big_dread

May 2019

1 hr 14 min