PZ's Podcast

About the show

From "Telstar" to "Vault of Horror," from Rattigan to Kerouac, from the Village of Bray to the Village of Midwich, help PZ link old ancient news and pop culture. I think I can see him, "Crawling from the Wreckage." Will he find his way? This show is brought to you by Mockingbird! www.mbird.com

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  • Episode 272 - The Bell That Couldn't Jingle

    May 7th, 2019  |  22 mins 30 secs

    A short witness of a counter-intuitive Word received in church the other day; and an even more counter-intuitive "Word" from the world of pop music, which came crashing through my windshield on the way home from church.

  • Episode 271 - Lazy Susan

    April 19th, 2019  |  23 mins 47 secs

    Imputation is the prime "agent" within the great dynamic of the Grace of God. In this cast, I try to explain how imputation works in life, concluding with reference to Taylor Caldwell's 1960 novel entitled "The Listener."

  • Episode 270 - You Little Trustmaker

    April 1st, 2019  |  20 mins 42 secs

    This podcast is in fact a reflection on love and trust, on love enacted as well as love sworn. I hope it will open a door on your own loves, let alone on your own isolation (when you feel it) -- a door on Love as it really is.

  • Episode 269 - Soul Trajectory

    March 20th, 2019  |  21 mins 49 secs

    As the human soul makes its trajectory through life, it "lights on" hoped-for objects of connection. From birth to death, the soul is looking for, urgently aspiring to locate, a substitute for the connection with God that it had before it was born. Unfortunately, the soul is almost always disappointed.

  • Episode 268 - Seasons in the Sun

    March 2nd, 2019  |  23 mins 50 secs

    A reflection on the times of our lives.

  • Episode 267 - Blowing Away

    February 8th, 2019  |  23 mins 20 secs

    Let's just talk about moms and dads and children, boyfriends and girlfriends, 'Friend and Lover' ("Reach Out of the Darkness", 1968). These are the things -- the people -- that make your world go 'round, or make it crash!

  • Episode 266 - Soul Searchin' Time

    February 4th, 2019  |  22 mins 57 secs

    How is it possible for Gospel-emphasizing Christians to still flee a particular sinner?

  • Episode 265 - Surprise, Surprise

    January 30th, 2019  |  22 mins 7 secs

    A friend recently surprised me with the observation that Christians he knows who preach a "theology of glory" seem to be more welcoming, and forgiving, of real actual sinners than Christians he knows who preach a "theology of the Cross". My own experience confirms what my friend said.

  • Episode 264 - Tip for a Happy Marriage

    January 7th, 2019  |  26 mins 33 secs

    When the stresses involved in over-committedness and sheer over-work threaten not just to get you off course but to sink you -- that's when this tip for a happy marriage becomes, suddenly, decisive.

  • Episode 262 - Magic

    November 19th, 2018  |  22 mins 33 secs

    When it comes to rules or advice for long-term marriage, I often seem to hear words like "covenant" and "promise-keeping". But excellent as they are in principle, these conceptions are insufficient to give you the oomph, the power, to do the thing you both want so much to do.

  • Episode 263 - Too Weak to Fight

    November 19th, 2018  |  23 mins 12 secs

    One's Christian life will fail if it is not rooted in the truth of human nature, which we all share, like it or not. Similarly, everyone's life, whether Christian or non-Christian or anti-Christian, will fail if it's not rooted in reality.

  • Episode 261 - Mountain of Love

    November 12th, 2018  |  20 mins 51 secs

    The issue of romantic love is to the fore again, but the question is other: Why is there general radio silence on the vital point; or rather, why is there not more active concurrence in relation to it?

  • Episode 260 - Transgressive Enough 4 U?

    November 12th, 2018  |  23 mins 34 secs

    Experiencing a massive re-think just now concerning world cinema!

  • Episode 259 - Revenge of the Creature

    November 6th, 2018  |  23 mins 59 secs

    We're talking about love today -- wouldn't ya know -- and the relation of divine love to romantic love. It's a familiar, but one that remains very fresh, at least as long as human memory and human loss remain conscious.

  • Episode 258 - Sunshine of Your Love

    October 3rd, 2018  |  23 mins 6 secs

    Everyone was young once.

  • Episode 257 - T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)

    September 17th, 2018  |  23 mins 28 secs

    Mrs. Zahl recently used the word "periphery" to describe our attitude, mine and hers, to increasing numbers of institutions, groups, and schools of thought to which we have been attached and for which we have been engaged for a long time.