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Ding Ding Ding! Ladies and Gentlemen and All Others! Are you ready to RUMBLLLLLE?!?! Welcome to the first ever Theological Streetfighter! Our resident Doctors of Philosophy and Theology have each recruited a team of 10 intellects from the past 2000 years, and they will be going head to head in a battle of Cogitation, Wit, and and Relevance! Referee…
 
Mary Magdalene, the prostitute, right? Check your deets and listen to our episode! There is much more to Mary Mags than a pretty face. As a matter of fact, she did way more than vogue herself into the 21st century. So who was Mary Magdalene based on what we know? Who did she become based on tradition and tales told? What does she mean to contempora…
 
WELCOME TO SEASON THREE!!! We are so excited to be back and to have our listeners back, we're all doing what we do best. This first episode of Season 3 brings back themes of Halloween. Seth dives in with a new Netflix Limited Series show - Midnight Mass. *SPOILERS!* He doomed Erica again and got her to watch the horror even as she waits to pick her…
 
We're nearing the end of our break, and Erica has a story to tell. A birthday party, a 4 month old kitten, an ambulance, two (2!) police squad cars, and the Boss of all Karens. Enjoy this amazing story of . . . everything wrong with this timeline. We'll be back to a regular schedule soon. Happy October!…
 
It's the last episode of Season Two, so the gang addresses a favorite subject: the overlap of Theology and Pop culture, this time focusing on Film and TV! Christine kicks it off my discussing two favorite TV Shows, Babylon 5 and Stargate, their respective explorations of religious ideas and the pursuit of Truth/ Genuine Divinity. Seth then addresse…
 
Were there actually witches at the Salem Witch Trials? Did the Church actually sanction killing during the Inquisition? Does Satan like Mean Girls? The team attempts (respectfully) to answer some of these questions for you this week! What was the Catholic Church's responsibility during these killing times? The Delinquents discuss religious implicat…
 
Girl from the Lore School Podcast (IG: @loreschoolpodcast) joins us once again for an EPIC discussion of myth, folklore, urban legend, storytelling, cyptids, aliens--> you name it, it's in this episode! What is the line between "myth" and "folklore?" How do urban legends fit in? In a thousand years, will Slenderman be considered folklore, myth, or …
 
Well, well, well, what have we here?! A new Apostolic Letter? Hot damn! The Delinquents decided that in lieu of their regularly scheduled episode, they needed to provide a discussion and update on motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, which was released by the Vatican on July 16th. What exactly does that even mean, Delinquents, you may say?! The Apos…
 
It's time, y'all. Christine finally tells the full story of her beef with Jerome, and the Sunday School Delinquents share other creepy ... cantankerous ... pugnacious ... or just downright bitchy Christian theologians from history. Did you ever: Wonder why some women mystics can't even right now? Ponder when EXACTLY Cyril of Alexandria became a sai…
 
Shhh! Can you keep a secret? Today's episode is about Secret Societies! Mystery Cults, Hellfire Clubs, Symbolism and more! Seth starts us off with a brief over view of the ancient mystery cults, including the Eleusinian Mysteries and the Cults of Mithras and Cybele, then Christine has a word about symbolism and inappropriate cultural projection. Er…
 
Have you ever wondered what someone is talking about when they're discussing "Catholic Social Teaching?" Or have you been perplexed when terms like "natural law" are tossed into a discussion of a moral issue? The Sunday School Delinquents are here for you! In this episode the team tries to clear up some misconceptions about Catholic Social Teaching…
 
Join the Delinquents as they transform themselves once again into Carnies for Christ. Bringing to you, Sideshow Miracles part two, and this time with a special guest. Step right up, step right up! Presenting our New Orleans native guest, Sarah, who tells us about the face of Christ at the oldest Catholic academy in the United States. Once Seth arri…
 
Like an ouroboros biting its own tail, Christine wraps up her series on Regenerative Philosophy, by bringing it all back to where it began, from the Church to the Barnyard. She then takes a big picture view of Large scale Degenerative Cycles vs Regenerative Cycles, how looking at history and society as self-feeding cycles helps break the mind free …
 
Remember the Satanic Panic of the 80s and early 90s? The Sunday School Delinquents do! In this episode the team discusses the Satanic Panic, putting it in the context of other fear-based moral panics in history. From the witch trails to the Affair of the Poisons to the satanic cabal of Fall River, MA. They also discuss the process and politics of c…
 
Oh No! I said to much. . . I haven't said enough . . . (And that's how you know this episode was titled by a totally 90's kid, who randomly starts singing R.E.M. songs while editing religion podcasts!) This week Christine tackles the subject of Regenerative Religion, after her previous musings on Regenerative Theology. What would a regenerative rel…
 
How does Theology impact Technology? How does Technology impact Theology? These are the questions that start of this week's wide ranging discussion. From cloned sheep and human-monkey chimeras, to velociraptors and tyrannosauri, to social media, Oprah, and the market place of ideas, to Outlander, The Last Kingdom, and One Piece, this wide ranging c…
 
This week's episode was scheduled to be about technology and theology; however a SSD listener requested we do an episode on pornography ... and we couldn't resist! This week newly-minted PhD, Erica, gives some historical, professional, and personal reflections on pornography and romantic relationships. Christine and Seth chime in with ideas on inte…
 
Dear Listeners, Have you ever gotten yourself tangled into a story of horror? Did you hide in dark places as children telling tales of monsters? Have you watched terrifying scenes of mayhem and mystery through the safety of your fingers, hoping it would shield you from the next fright? Horror movies, scary stories, and Jello, have been a part of ea…
 
It's well known that Christine is an unrepentant heretic. Today, in the next installment of her thoughts on Regenerative thinking, she focuses on regenerative ideas in theology. Specifically: the notions of One True Religion or One True Church and how they are, in her perspective, even more heretical than she herself is. From Genesis to Revelation,…
 
In this episode the Sunday School Delinquents discuss the importance and theology of religious art. Seth does a brief overview of the theology and traditions of Eastern Orthodox icons to start of the conversation. From there each of the co-hosts discuss their favorite (and sometimes not-so-favorite) genres and pieces of religious art. There is also…
 
Confess! Repent! That's right, folks, we've gripped our Confession Episode tight and raised it from Perdition, and are bringing it here to you in all it's heretical glory! Erica gives some history of Confession and the Irish Penitentials, and also reveals a notably bad experience with a coerced confession in her youth. Christine goes full-on hereti…
 
Seth's long-awaited episode on the breasts! But seriously though, in this episode the SSD crew discuss how breasts and breast milk have be utilized as religious imagery and a pedagogical tool to impart truths of the Christian faith. They also discuss the breast in religious art; breasts and bodily imagery as they appear in the writings of the mysti…
 
In the next installment of Christine's exploration of Regenerative Thinking, she asks her co-hosts about their best and worst experiences during their school years. What was good? What was bad? What lessons can be gained when it's time to teach the next generation? What pathologies have we learned without realizing, and what pathologies are we impo…
 
This weekend the Delinquents discuss the subject of fear. What does it mean to be scared? Why do we sometimes seek it out, while, at other times, we do all we can to avoid it? Fear can be a positive or a negative in our lives. It can be a motivation to be better or it can be a hindrance to achieving our goals. Fear is a force also discussed, both p…
 
Shadow People. Night Hags. The Man with the Hat. The nameless terror of pink smiley faces, pineapples, and pretty dolls. Today the gang dusts off an extra episode from the season one archives to talk about some personal encounters with the scarier side of the unknown, from their own experiences with Shadow People, to sleep paralysis, and nightmares…
 
Erica surprises Christine and Seth with some discussion of famous crimes and test cases to get a jump start on a discussion of mental illness and culpability. Discussion ranges from Catholic social teaching and the death penalty to salvation and the patron saints of mental illness. This is not an episode to miss!…
 
In her next exploration of Regenerative Thinking, Christine pulls the gang along as she explores generational cycles of injury, wounding, and pain.The positive and negative of Tradition are discussed, the need for philosophies to recognize the natural injuries caused by growing up, and the need to heal those injuries before embarking upon the titan…
 
Oh yes it's Ladies' Night And the Feelin's Right! C'mon, you know you sang along! But for real, this episode discusses some Excellent Ladies who crossed paths with the religious and political establishments of their days. Deliberately choosing women who were not canonized in the Western Church, we narrowed down our selections to some of the most im…
 
Happy Valentine's Day! In this episode the Sunday School Delinquents take on the perennially sought after subject of love. We briefly go over the connections between the martyr St. Valentine and the romantic aspects of Valentine's Day. We also survey some saints who are and aren't the best to hit up if you're looking for some romance in your life. …
 
Can one engage in the BDSM lifestyle and be moral? And be Christian? In this episode, the Sunday School Delinquents explore the topics of sex, bondage, submission, dominance, sadism, and masochism and how these topics are or can be discussed theologically. Erica outlines a Christian vision for approaching love and sexuality guided by the moral theo…
 
Do dogs go to heaven? Do animals have souls or agency of any kind? Are the most recent advances in "science" really something we want to encourage? What is the proper understanding of the relationship between the human world and the animal world? Do whales ask for help? Do crows understand economy? Did cats self-domesticate? Are not dogs the BEST? …
 
It starts and ends with absolute degeneracy. But, in between questionable talk regarding various mammals, and a historic round of 2 Truths 1 Lie, there's actual serious conversation! In her second episode on regenerative thinking, Christine delicately addresses human health from the perspectives of regenerative thinking, and her own history. Where …
 
From the 4th century to the Medieval Ages we slither our way through the Seven Deadly Sins. More deadly than the Deathly Hollows and danker than the Death Star, the Seven Deadly Sins have been a warning to Christians through the ages: take care of your mortal soul! Are they all they're cracked up to be? Maybe yes, maybe no. Listen in to a little ba…
 
After learning interesting pieces of Erica's sordid past, the gang tackles the subject of the 3 mysterious figures from the Gospel of Matthew, celebrated on the Ephiphany. What were Magi? Were they kings? What were their names? what happened to the gifts they brought to the infant Jesus? What is the proper way to eat King Cake? All this and more in…
 
After Christine manages to screw up 2 Truths and a Lie, it's time to talk chicken. Or Pigs. Well, Christine lays the groundwork for some ideas she wants to explore over the course of the season. She talks about the interesting work of the Paani Foundation, the Al Baydha Project, and the work of Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms. Seth's cat Moon is ve…
 
Well, this was last minute! The gang pops in for a few minutes to wish everyone Merry Christmas! In that time, they make obligatory Welcome to Night Vale and Lion King references, Christine forgets Baldur's name and steps on Erica's toes, Seth explains about the un-trustworthiness of theological memes, and Erica reads to us from Charles Dickens. Me…
 
On the last Saturday before Christmas 2020, we present to you our Baby Jesus Episode! Today, Seth teaches us about La Nina de aAtocha , the Infant of Prague, and Fr. Duffy's (God grant him rest) utter disdain for people who go overboard with this pseudo-monophicism. Erica discusses the theological work of German theologian Schleiermacher regarding …
 
In part 2 of 2, it's not so much the saints themselves - except for St. Giles, that weirdo - as all the issues around the saints, and the Church itself. Whether it's the weird reductionist sexualization of women but not men, the question of who benefits when the most faithful and devout are trained to think themselves unworthy of anything, much les…
 
Saints preserve us! Okay, so who are these saints, and why are some of them so troubling? In this episode (Part 1 of 2) , Christine, Erica, and Seth are joined by a special guest to discuss saints whose lives and deeds were somewhat questionable, or whose memories are used for dubious purposes. Seth introduces Junípero Serra, whose role as "Apostle…
 
Gratitude, grace, attitude, servitude! All topics covered in our THANKSGIVING EPISODE. After a brief PSA on gratitude from family and neighbor, we take our talk to the issues of Thanksgiving. Seth likens grace and gratitude to mysticism. Erica reluctantly brings in John Calvin and his notions of Eucharist. Christine hands it to us straight with why…
 
After some initial discussion of A.I. (go check out our Season 1 episode!) and a game of 2 Truths and a Lie, Christine buckles down to define some terms we use pretty often, or plan on using this season. The gang mulls over her thoughts, and gives their own input from their more educated points of view. With obligatory references to Star Trek and S…
 
A continuation of last week's discussion on suicide, this week the gang tackles subjects of Death Rituals and Legends, from Theological Literal Sh*t-takes, to The Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, The 47 Samurai, Death Poetry, Cherry Blossoms, Roman Ladies, and Wakes for Benedictine Sisters. We again ask that sensitive listeners consider their own men…
 
Watch out folks! Our trio discusses the serious subject of suicide this week, from Suicide Forests to Death Coasters to the Cult of the Martyrs. From Sweden, to Rome, to Japan, from Early Christianity to the modern day, we look at the issue of Cultural concepts and attitudes about suicide. We ask that sensitive listeners consider their own mental a…
 
We're baaaaaaaack! Welcome to Season 2 of Sunday School Delinquents (the former The Take 3 Theological Variety Hour). Back to business with a Halloween episode for you. The team talks about Christians enjoying Halloween, All Saint's, Day of the Dead, and Samhain holidays. Can you love Halloween and still be Christian? You can find some strong opini…
 
2020 has been a year to remember and it's only September! Join our troublesome trio for a session of Tarot and Cookies. A time honored tradition of our group, Tarot and Cookies gives Christine, Erica, and Seth the chance to nosh on delectables whilst answering some of the most important questions in the universe (or maybe just some rando questions …
 
Our trio of beguiled friends check in on each other between seasons. Seth is expecting a very special package as he tries to overcome the horrors of past run-ins with murderous clowns. Christine contemplates death and working for the government, which appear to be one in the same. Erica wonders why she is losing sleep, but only on Tuesday nights. W…
 
In this finale to Season 1, the gang relates personal tales of encounters with the (possibly) supernatural. From catching a ghost in a photo, to mysterious flying Latin-English Dictionaries, to terrifying porcelain dolls, to examining the very concept of what it means to be haunted. This may be the end of Season 1, but it is not the end of this Pod…
 
Today the gang gives an into to the Bible: It's history, organization, how it is used and interpreted. We get a couple phone calls. And we ask the important questions, like: what exactly is God's problem with exoskeletons, or what should we do about the potential bridesmaid who *gasp* wears white after Labor Day? Find us with additional information…
 
The gang harkens back to their origin story with tales from New Orleans. After a quick invocation to the beloved St. Expedité, Christine starts off by setting the mood in describing pre-Katrina New Orleans (c. 1998-2002), and trying to catch the ghost of Jean Lafitte in Pirate's Alley, Erica tells us about the infamous Lalaurie Mansion, and Seth te…
 
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