Charles Bretan and Chris Henson

2 gentlemen, 1 Jewish & 1 Christian, blogging and podcasting about faith, cigars, mental health, cigars, social justice, cigars, and other interfaith issues. Oh, and cigars.

Episode 73: African-American Resistance and White Cultural Appropriation

Author and syndicated NPR personality Byron Williams joins The Jew and the Gentile to discuss how, in the current era of resistance, Progressive White Christians can learn from African-American Christianity without it leading to cultural appropriation. This episode is the first of a special series on this topic.

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Episode 70: Wild Goose 2018 Preview

e sure hope Episode 70 is repentance after Episode 69–insert Beavis and Butthead chuckle–by welcoming actual talent, decent people, and minor Christian celebrities on to the show. We welcome back 1/3 of the Twisted Sisterds Podcast, Sisterd Becky. She’s a sister, an aunt, an oxford comma apologist “;”. Becky is joined by author, speaker, minister, teacher, friend of the podcast…and likely our last chance at being converted, the prolific, J Dana Trent. Together we preview the upcoming 2018 Wild Goose Festival and try to pregame what we might talk about when we take to the Goosecast Stage during Happy Hour. Hint: Ex-evangelicals.

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Episode 69: Helping Jeff Sessions

In episode 69, the depressive duo take time out of their busy schedules to come to the aid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to offer him our exegetical prowess in defending the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. You know how we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to being pastoral. (Yes, we’ve turned the sarcasm level to 11.)

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Episode 64: #Interfaith Chat with Dr. Meredith Gould

“Interfaith conversations are more often parallel monologues. Christians are performing apologetics, while Jews are performing Midrash.” Dr. Meredith Gould joins The Jew and The Gentile to discuss interfaith communication, social media etiquette, and matzo ball recipes. Visit Dr. Gould’s website Meredith Gould.com and her check out her mosaic art.

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Episode 63: Top Leaf Cigar Lounge

In this episode the Jew and the Gentile interview our latest sponsors at our new home (i.e., SummerGail Studios) away from home (i.e. Cigarage) away from home, Top Leaf Cigar Lounge in Winston-Salem, NC. JD and Bethany are gracious hosts and top notch tobacconists. Top Leaf is THE premiere cigar lounge in the Triad featuring a member selected humidor, three indoor smoking lounges with filtration, and high-definition televisions. Bethany shares about life in the Triad, cigars, and all things sisterhood of the leaf.

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EPISODE 62: DOES YOUR IMAGE OF G-D AFFECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

In this Episode, the Jew and the Gentile discuss how our image of G-d can affect how we respond to mental health issues and suffering. Does having an image of G-d as limited (i.e. being only a G-d of love) shape our response to suffering?  How can an expanded image of G-d help us maintain our I-Thou relationship with G-d and prevent it from reverting to an I-It, subjective transnational relationship?

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