Homebrew, Ham (Ken, that is) and Haim (CultureCast)

luciusAfter weeks of planning, we finally sat down with brewmaster-slash-theologian Andy Campbell to homebrew a batch of beer. He takes us step-by-step through the process and helps Christian brew his first-ever batch of pale ale. Now, pretty much all Christian does is sit in his office and watch the yeast make bubbles. One…two…three…

Jordan’s also back with us for the Echo Chamber, where we talk up the Winter Olympics and the LGBT drama surrounding Sochi, as well as the “Ham on Nye” Creation/Evolution debate that took place recently at the creation museum. By the end, Christian’s so fired up to debate Ken Ham that he offers to fly to Kentucky for a chat and to ride a dinosaur while presenting his case for a more thoughtful Christianity. We’re so very proud.

Jordan leads the way in recommendations with tips of the proverbial hat to several shows, including HBO’s “True Detective,” Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and others the CultureCast crew is stoked about. Musically, Jordan’s on board with two female groups, “Haim” and “Lucius,” while Christian’s favorite band of the week, “Lake Street Dive,” is only half female. Watch out boys; the ladies are a-takin’ over…

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7 comments
wayneschroeder
wayneschroeder

Yeah--the Ham Nye "debate" was pathetic, not because it was about Intelligent Design, but because there was no intelligence throughout the entire simultaneous monologues of each. Ham did not come from a scientific basis and Nye did not come from a theological point of view, so everyone went nowhere fast. Yes there were some intersting facts, which I have in my notes, but Nye denied there are interpretive issues with science (the historical) and Ham denied there are scientific ways to respond (the observable). For a good comparison on how to avoid this pitiful, Unintelligent Design, see the previous Homebrewed interviewee, Stephen Meyer, who was skilled both in respect of philosophy and science, and spoke intelligently about Intelligent Design.  What is the point if you both do not speak the same language?  

Ham is not just a young earth creationist, nor crazy, just ignorant of basic respect. If you are going to speak scientifically, know your stuff. If you are going to hammer people with your theology, know your philosophy. The Apostle Paul's Areopagus speech in Acts 17:23, recognized and spoke of the  ancient Greeks who worshipped a deity they called "Agnostos Theos", that is: "Unknown God."  If you are not speaking to your audience, you are speaking to yourself. Christianity which is disrespectful of culture is a great training aid for atheism, ignorant, and not at all Christian. The same can be said of Nye, although he is in the majority.

rolland jackson
rolland jackson

I'm really disappointed in you guys for the disrespectful tone aimed at young earth creationists. They're not crazy, they are functioning members of society who make faith claims they seek to defend like anyone else. Every person of faith, including the very people in this podcast eschews science in regards to faith claims. I don't see how believing in a young earth is different from believing in the thoroughly unscientific resurrection or the immortality of the soul. This is just faux progressive posturing.

Matthew Tate
Matthew Tate

And now to test my patience to see if I can wait so I have something to listen to en route to class on Thursday

ChristianPiatt
ChristianPiatt

@rolland jackson  and I think you have to be careful in assuming what every member of the podcast believes and how it does or does not align with scientific principles. 

ChristianPiatt
ChristianPiatt

@rolland jackson  they may believe what they like, but when they try to introduce it into science textbooks and classes, I'm going to push back. 

ChristianPiatt
ChristianPiatt

Except that I messed up the recording. New version loading soon!