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Purity Culture with Linda Kay Klein

What is Purity Culture? Why is it so dangerous? Author and purity culture survivor Linda Kay Klein joins us to explore the shame that purity culture creates. How can we find freedom from purity culture? And what does good news about holiness actually sound like?

Matt Mikalatos takes Us to the Sunlit Lands

How do we engage favorite books that haven’t aged well? Author Matt Mikalatos introduces us to his new fantasy world,┬áThe Sunlit Lands, which he created in part as a response to Tolkien, Lewis and other beloved but problematic fantasy. Along the way, we ask about those problematic parts of the Bible as well. What do we do when our sacred book behaves badly?

Kathy Khang Teaches You to Raise Your Voice

Speaking up is hard – especially when doing so would cause waves. Author and activist Kathy Khang joins us for the season premier to share how she has learned to speak up – and how we can overcome our obstacles and fears to raise our voices as well.

Let’s talk about consent

Let’s talk about consent, what it is, and how it works.

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

The Awkward Promise of EIGHTH GRADE

The debut film from comedian Bo Burnham promises to explore “the most awkward year of your life.” EIGHTH GRADE delivers in spades – and that’s a really good thing.

Rebecca Roanhorse Leaves a Trail of Lightning

Welcome to the Sixth World! Sci-Fi and fantasy author Rebecca Roanhorse has crafted a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the world of Navajo gods, heroes and monsters. Plus, we dig into why we’re so obsessed with apocalypse stories.

GUEST POST: Sacred vs. Secular

Josiah Jones, the Millennial Pastor, reflects on why we divide the world into sacred and secular… and why it’s time to move past labels.

Bonnie Kristian’s Flexible Faith

It’s our… 201st episode? Where did 200 go? No time for that now. We’re joined by Bonnie Kristian to talk about what, exactly, counts as Orthodoxy. We dive deep into two topics: Creationism and Politics.

Allison Fallon is Indestructible

Allison Fallon returns to the StoryMen. Since she was last with us, her life...

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BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

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

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

GUEST POST: Sacred vs. Secular

Josiah Jones, the Millennial Pastor, reflects on why we divide the world into sacred and secular… and why it’s time to move past labels.

Sorry/Not Sorry: Dr. Paige Patterson teaches us how not to apologize

Dr. Paige Patterson, recently in the news for disrespecting women and appearing to encourage women to stay in abusive relationships, sort of apologizes and definitely wants you to think he did.

4 Ways Pure Flix’s Samson Film Gets the Bible Wrong

The new Pure Flix biopic of Samson gets the biblical strongman’s story totally wrong.

Peter MacDonald, president of the Navajo Code Talkers, shares about the Code Talkers at the White House

Peter MacDonald’s speech about the Navajo Code Talkers and the Navajo Code Talker Museum, on November 27th, 2017.

The facts on U.S. gun violence

You may have seen this meme going around since the tragic incident in Sutherland Springs, but it’s not entirely accurate. Here are the facts.

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

The Awkward Promise of EIGHTH GRADE

The debut film from comedian Bo Burnham promises to explore “the most awkward year of your life.” EIGHTH GRADE delivers in spades – and that’s a really good thing.

5 Ways Star Wars Shaped My Fantasy Novel “The Crescent Stone”

My first fantasy novel for young adults, “The Crescent Stone,”...

The X-Files and the Transitive Property of Prayer

The latest season of the X-Files offers a profound meditation on the nature of prayer – even for those outside the faith!

9 Pop Culture Characters to Make the Thanksgiving Parade Actually Interesting

Imagine if the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was actually awesome. Here’s my vision.

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.

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