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The Kingsmen

19 EpisodesProduced by The KingsmenWebsite

The Kingsmen is a podcast bridging Christian ideas with pop culture and martial arts.

19 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

S4E01 Encanto

February 7th, 2022


The Kingsmen dive into the magical miracle of Encanto (2021). Feel like you’re the only one with no gifts or talents? Feel like you can’t live up to everyone’s expectations? Ostracized for being yourself? Well, then, …

S3E02 Loki

September 12th, 2021


The Kingsmen welcome Dr. Kutter Callaway to unpack the mind-bending Marvel show, Loki (2021). What makes a person? Can a person change and become better? Is a human (or a god’s) life predetermined, or do they have free …

S3E01 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

May 20th, 2021


The Kingsmen premiers its third season by delving into the thought-provoking show, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier (2021). With their esteemed …

S2E06 Pixar’s Inside Out

April 3rd, 2020


The Kingsmen and special guest, Danny Fitelson, embark on an inward journey exploring emotions in Disney Pixar’s Inside Out (2015). What is the purpose and effect of emotions and human imagination? How do Joy AND …

S2E05 The Mandalorian

January 27th, 2020


Baby Yoda is the best! The Kingsmen unpack the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian (Season 1). How does the Mandalorian culture and creed sync with …

S2E04 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

December 31st, 2019


The Kingsmen pay homage to the finale of the 49-year Star Wars saga, with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Joey and Simon reflect on how culture …

S2E03 Superman

August 21st, 2019


Superman has had a prevailing impact on popular culture, sparking the imagination of every new generation. The Kingsmen explore what makes Superman …

S2E02 Spider-Man: Far From Home

July 19th, 2019


In the consequential aftermath of Thanos' destructive snap and ultimate defeat, Spiderman: Far From Home grapples with themes like grief, self-worth, …

S2E01 God as Parent

July 16th, 2019


 Among all the analogies that Christians use to describe God, none has been more central than the concept of God as Parent. In the second season opener, the Kingsmen reflect on both the paternal and maternal qualities …

S1E10 Avengers Endgame (Part 2)

May 20th, 2019


The Kingsmen conclude their two-part discussion on Avengers: Endgame in their first season finale. Focusing on the meta-theme of Resurrection Simon argues that Ant-Man's return from Thanos’ decimation snap is, in a way, …

S1E09 Avengers Endgame (Part 1)

May 14th, 2019


The Kingsmen assemble! We discuss the cultural phenomenon that is Avengers: Endgame (2019). With talking points that range from Christlike sacrifice

S1E08 Villainy and Devilry

April 19th, 2019


The Kingsmen explore the idea of villains. What makes a bad guy "bad"? By discussing some iconic villains like Darth Vader, the Joker, Thanos and Cersei, we sketch the outlines of what makes a person a villain versus a …

S1E07 Aquaman

January 31st, 2019


The Kingsmen return to the DCEU with a discussion on 2018's Aquaman. How might Aquaman illustrate profound Christian concepts like the Incarnation, kingship, and the divine trajectory of peace and unity? How does peace …

S1E06 Christian Vision of Art (and Daredevil) ft. Dr. Felix-Jager

December 14th, 2018


In the sixth episode of the Kingsmen, we invite Dr. Steven Felix-Jager, an expert in Christian/Pentecostal aesthetics, to describe why art is so important to human and Christian life, and what we can do to participate …

S1E05 The Stranger Things About Church

October 31st, 2018


In the latest episode on the Kingsmen, Simon delves into the Netflix series "Stranger Things" and attempts to point out similarities that the show has with the concept of Church. How does the experience and …

S1E04 Black Panther

September 21st, 2018


Join the Kingsmen in delving into Marvel's Black Panther (2018), a stellar movie about the harrowing journey of two men who are profoundly shaped by the people who surround them, compelling them to become a hero or …

S1E03 Coco and Eschatology

September 1st, 2018


In this episode, the Kingsmen explore Pixar's Coco reflecting on the film's parallels to Christian Eschatology. How does Miguel's journey through the …

S1E02 Wonder Woman & Confronting Evil

July 21st, 2018


What values does Wonder Woman (2017) parallel with the Christian faith, especially as it relates to how evil is confronted?

S1E01 The Kingsmen - Avengers: Infinity War

May 26th, 2018


The pilot episode of Joey and Simon's new podcast - an intersection on pop culture, theology and Jiu Jitsu. When comparing Thanos with Jesus, how are …

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