Blue Ocean World

Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.

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Lots of our churchgoing friends idolize Bono. Why him? And is idolizing...well...anyone a good thing to do?
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Have your first impressions of Tolkien and Lewis changed?
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It's crazy how their trauma transfers to you.
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There are just so many angles worth exploring.
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How exactly do "the heavens proclaim the glory of God," as the Psalmist writes? A Harvard astrophysicist takes a shot at an answer.
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This is a great, Hollywood story with a surprising and moving twist.
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And is it okay to be cheerful when the stakes seem so high?
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Evangelicalism is clearly a big deal, but what exactly is it? Who defines it? Who kicks people out?
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Who knew these comedians were so ambitious?
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It's a crazy time to work on Capitol Hill.
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It started off so well.
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Can science people and faith people productively talk to each other?
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Dave is. Tom has reservations. Maybe it boils down to what exactly we mean by "revival."
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Christianity Today asks us to show mercy. Is there more to the story than that?
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Sometimes making spiritual progress looks opposite of what you'd expect.
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