Pastor and Thomas got together and shot the breeze about miscellaneous Star Wars and Lord of the Rings topics. We don’t know if anyone else will enjoy listening to it, but we sure enjoyed the conversation!
Bonus 3 – Doesn’t Get Much Nerdier Than This (20 min.)
Full Description: Following a brief theological insight from Luther, courtesty of Pastor Brown, we spent the remaining 20 minutes talking about nothing theological at all. Namely, our mutual enjoyment of Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings, including such things as lightsaber fighting, Pastor Brown’s Master’s in Tolkein literature that almost was, and the fact that both SW and LOTR share the epic sense of being smaller tales within a much bigger, more expansive story (much like the unfolding of salvation history, it may be pointed out).
Peter Fischaber was our guest for this short segment. Peter will be our official Scripture reader from this point forward, and we welcome him (and his beard) to the Count Joy team! Also conversation about New Zealand and story telling.
Bonus 2 – Three Beards 14 min.
Full Description: In this episode we welcome Peter Fischaber as our official Scripture reader. Peter is also bearded, like Pastor and Thomas, and beard stories were traded. After that, Peter regaled us with stories from his semi-recent trip to New Zealand, and he and Pastor talked “Deadliest Warrior” Maori vs. Shaolin monks (actually, Pastor talked about that, Peter talked about how the Maori built canon-proof bunkers against the British and Thomas concludes that therefore the Shaolin victory was rigged). We also discussed the benefits of storytelling when it comes to conveying practical information.
Had a little impromptu discussion on masculine friendships in 21st century USA, followed by Pastor talking about how Christ’s 3-fold office (prophet, priest, king) is found in the Lord of the Rings.
Episode 1.5 – The Mic Check
Well, we seem to be squashing figurative bugs left and right here. Seems that we’ve managed to get a better end-product this time, and we hope it’s enjoyable. Only one segment as we were successful at our goal of working in bump music and fixing our previous, ah, mic snags, but a fun one nevertheless.