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Zombies and Bad Parents: Train to Busan and It Stains the Sands Red

Two recent zombie flicks explore the possibility that it may take a zombie apocalypse to make some people into good parents. South Korea’s sensation Train to Busan and It Stains the Sands Red.

What’s So Confusing About Grace?

Randal Rauser returns to the StoryMen to talk about his problems with salvation. Specifically, Randal helps us think through how we think about what it means to be saved. From being friends with the Devil to saved serial killers to trying to understand the Trinity, we work to wrap our minds around exactly how vast God’s grace for us is.

#metoo

In the wake of the Weinstine scandal, women all over the country are sharing stories of their own sexual assaults, using #metoo. How is the Church complicit in creating a culture of abuse? And how can we do better?

The Redemption of Judas

Judas committed suicide after Jesus was condemned to death. But what if he hadn’t? What might his redemption have looked like?

The Zombie Gospel with Danielle Strickland

Salvation Army officer and warrior against human trafficking Danielle Strickland joins us. She quickly becomes our new favorite person as she explains why begrudgingly watching The Walking Dead became a spiritual exercise that tied directly into her justice mission.

Women Voting — “Unpatriotic”?

They were criticized for using their high profile positions to protest inequality faced by millions of Americans during a time when “real” patriotism was most expected.

Herod the Boy

At least one important event in Herod the Great’s childhood affected how he saw the relationship between Yahweh and Rome. It may have set the stage for his fateful decision on that first Christmas.

An Old Heresy Gets New Life

A new debate on the meaning of the Trinity is raging in theological circles. But the debate is actually a resurrection of an old heresy. Why has the debate resurfaced? And what does it have to do with gender roles in the Church?

The Write Life

The StoryMen discuss the habits of a writer. When did we begin writing? What habits help us be effective? And how do we hack our own brains to make sure we get projects done?

Rosemary’s Baby and mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s new horror film is divisive and confusing. It was advertised as a spiritual sister to the 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby, so we investigate the two back-to-back. How do these films by master filmmakers stack up?

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On Stage with Penn and Teller: My Magical Night in Vegas

Can I tell you about one of the most amazing experiences of my life?

Winning Eowyn: Middle Earth Gives Pointers on Wooing Today’s Warrior Woman

Some surprising relevant dating advice straight from Middle Earth

Ill Bible Chick: Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl 51

The most accurate recap of Super Bowl 51 from Houston, and how the Patriots unbelievable win compares to Freddy Prinze Jr.’s cultural impact.

The Redemption of Judas

Judas committed suicide after Jesus was condemned to death. But what if he hadn’t? What might his redemption have looked like?

Herod the Boy

At least one important event in Herod the Great’s childhood affected how he saw the relationship between Yahweh and Rome. It may have set the stage for his fateful decision on that first Christmas.

Bleeding Heart

Homeless people often approach me and ask for help. Many times I’ve had the one with no place to lay his or her head pray over me and it has ministered to me deeply. Other times I am certain I’ve just been took. And most of the time these two things cross over with one another in some kind of strange blend.

The Redemption of Judas

Judas committed suicide after Jesus was condemned to death. But what if he hadn’t? What might his redemption have looked like?

Women Voting — “Unpatriotic”?

They were criticized for using their high profile positions to protest inequality faced by millions of Americans during a time when “real” patriotism was most expected.

Herod the Boy

At least one important event in Herod the Great’s childhood affected how he saw the relationship between Yahweh and Rome. It may have set the stage for his fateful decision on that first Christmas.

Mother! Invites Christians to Check our Image of God

God gave Noah the rainbow sign: No more water, but fire next time. —...

Five Theological Truths Christians Can Agree With in the Wonder Woman Movie

Five theological insights to celebrate in Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman succeeds on every level. Why is it so great?

How The OA Failed in 5 Movements

Human genius is not the ability to imagine the untrue, but rather our ability to insist on logic without being restrained by it.

Pop Culture Take: The Best of 2016

2016 has nearly come to an end. Finally. Most of us sneer at it like a bully...

The Best TV of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite television shows of 2016.

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