Bertie Pearson is an Episcopal priest in San Francisco.  Before becoming a priest, he led two lives: one as a churchgoer, one as a rocker.  So he wanted to talk about why Saturday night and Sunday morning don't usually mix well.  The band Belle & Sebastian has been a staple of Bertie's musical tastes since he was in high school. And when we found out that the band's lead singer was also a practicing Christian we knew we had discovered fertile conversational ground.

Host: Bertie Pearson

Bertie Pearson found music during high school in Austin, Texas. After high school he was in bands and toured the country. But long before that, when he was just seven, Bertie told his father “I want to be a priest.” His atheist father said “That’s fine, if you believe there’s a big guy in the sky who controls everything.” Now the Reverend Bertie Pearson works for the Episcopal Diocese in San Francisco and plays in a synthpop band called Altars. And though he’s no Christian rocker, he’s very much Christian, and very much a rocker.

Guest: Stuart Murdoch

Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer and songwriter for the Scottish indiepop band Belle & Sebastian. After a long illness in his twenties, Stuart began attending the Church of Scotland and, eighteen years later, he hasn’t stopped.