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Ready Player One with Eliyahu Fink

Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s most successful film in nearly a decade. But is it good? Rabbi Eliyahu Fink returns to debate the film with JR. They reflect on the real world, religion and the dangers of nostalgia.

The Power of the Pivot with Jennifer Cho

Weber Shandwick executive Jennifer Cho joins us to talk about what happens when it’s time to change jobs… or even careers. How do you know when it’s time to go? What are best practices for making a pivot?

The Path Between Us with Suzanne Stabile

Enneagram expert Suzanne Stabile joins us to explain the ins and outs of this ancient spiritual formation tool. We do a deep dive on what makes a Nine and how they relate with the world. Plus, the results of Bracketology 2018! 

Still Evangelical? with Karen Swallow Prior

In the wake of the 2016 election, the state of Evangelicalism is under debate. A new book wonders whether Evangelicalism is worth fighting for. Professor and contributor Karen Swallow Prior returns to the show to talk about why she’s still Evangelical – and what the future of the movement could look like. Plus, a game you won’t see coming.

Legacy and Accountability

With #churchtoo revealing more and more abuses in the Church, we ask how we navigate the legacies of abusers. Plus, we engage Andy Crouch’s article on the dangers of celebrity pastors. How can we build systems that keep us and our congregants safe?

Thoughts on Good Friday

Are we made up of body and soul? Or are we “just” bodies? I am holding out hope that the question is moot.

Pop Culture Bracketology 2018

It’s that time of year again! Find out who made it to the StoryMen final game in our annual pop culture bracket. Then, YOU get to pick the winner!

Leadership and Listener Questions

We take some listener questions, which leads to some fascinating questions about patriarchy, leadership and more.

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!

Rethinking Incarceration with Dominique Gilliard

America’s prison system is deeply broken. Can the Church be a voice of hope and healing? Dominique Gilliard offers a powerful vision of restorative justice that seeks to heal the wrongs our prison industrial complex has inflicted on our culture. 

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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.

Thoughts on Good Friday

Are we made up of body and soul? Or are we “just” bodies? I am holding out hope that the question is moot.

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!

Yes, Seminaries Should Hire Women Professors

Dr. John Piper recently answered the question, “Should women teach at seminaries” with a solid “no.”

Here’s why he is wrong.

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.

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.

Best Horror Films of 2017

JR. counts down his favorite horror films of 2017. What were your favorites?

Best Movies of 2017

JR. lists his favorite films of 2017

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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