The Good Place just ended after four critically acclaimed seasons, and it was one of several recent TV shows to imagine the afterlife as being far from paradise. Pastor and podcaster JR Forasteros and author Greg Garrett explore why pop culture heavens are being depicted as bureaucracies where the angels are overwhelmed or lost sight of their mission. And Todd May describes what it was like being a philosophy consultant on The Good Place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
They took over the world. They crushed our heroes. Now they feel bad. What does it take for a villain to be redeemed -- and what does it take for us to forgive them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taking over the world is so passé. The most popular villains want to save the world –- at a cost. What does the rise of the woke villain say about our frustrations with the real world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, our interview is a little outside-the-box, but we’re excited to be interviewing a fellow contributor to our network podcast, Reel World Theology, JR Forasteros. He is a pastor, podcaster, and now published author, with his new book, Empathy For the Devil. We’ll be talking about his book and how it connects to the Star Wars universe. We also take an extended time to discuss the brand new announcements of new movies and a live-action TV show coming to the Star Wars universe!