Entries Tagged 'Taylor Swift'

Episode 32: Wrapping Up the Fall

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Nov 23, 2022 at 8:17 PM

The boys revisit a number of topics from the last few episodes, including baseball, the midterm elections and Taylor Swift’s Midnights (looking at the 3 a.m. edition). They also look at the “Respect for Marriage Act” and find encouragement in Romans 14.

Episode 31: Musk, Midnights and Midterms

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Nov 07, 2022 at 1:31 PM

The boys give their take on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, Taylor Swift’s new album (Midnights) and the midterm elections that take place tomorrow. Plus, encouragement from Romans 13 on how we relate to our politicians, even those we aren’t so sure of.

Episode 21: Wars, Games and Hope

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Feb 17, 2022 at 5:14 PM

The Zippy Crew returns, speeding through musings about the Winter Olympics and its controversies, the boys’ Wordle-playing, the worrisome military buildup by Russia, Damon Albarn’s attack on Taylor Swift and the hope we find in the Resurrection.

Episode 17: A Swift Look at Creativity, Liturgy and Advent

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Dec 17, 2021 at 9:31 PM

The boys are back and this time they are joined by special guest Deborah Allinder Lee for an action packed episode exploring creativity, liturgy and Advent. Also on this podcasting excursion: the official Zippy review of Taylor Swift’s newly released album, “Red (Taylor’s Version).”

Episode 16: Thankful With a Huge Helping of Hope

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Nov 23, 2021 at 5:08 PM

The boys spend some time on this Thanksgiving Week on thankfulness, Christmas music, Christmas shopping and God’s gift of salvation for all of us. Tim and Jason also turn back to the subject of Spiritual Abuse, looking at a breaking story about “Peacemaker” Christian conciliation.

To Heck with Crassness

Do Trite Curse Words Really Help "Art"?

By Timothy R. Butler | Jun 13, 2021 at 6:04 PM

I’m tired of it. I’m tired of every currently running TV show someone tells me to watch being littered with content that might make even the proverbial sailor blush. With so many forms of entertainment now freed from the reach of the FCC’s decency rules, it is now countercultural if dialogue or song lacks a peppering of the coarsest words. Is this really the best we can do?

Episode 1: The Meteoric Gastropod Begins

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Apr 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Tim and Jason zip through segments on the Gospel of John, Taylor Swift’s “Folklore,” Non-Fungible Tokens and the need for a return to blogging.

The Music Files: “folklore”

Swift's Genius Hits a New, Contemplative High Point

By Jason Kettinger | Mar 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM

I am not a music critic, nor am I educated in the science of making music. I am just a guy who likes popular music. The genius of Taylor Swift is in putting words to intense feelings and experiences, even if other people think those feelings and experiences are silly or insignificant. I guess the knock on her was that she always wrote songs about romantic relationships, but listen, my friends: we wouldn’t even have popular music of any sort, if we didn’t have romantic relationships.