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Join us as we explore how the Elenil were put in charge of the Sunlit Lands (according to the Elenil).
What unique challenges do minority persons experience when they live and work in majority culture? Author and leadership coach Adrian Pei teaches us how to see the pain of minority persons and engage the past in ways that are redemptive rather than shame-inducing.
Matt’s latest book is a YA fantasy novel. Welcome to the Sunlit Lands, where you can have your heart’s desire… for a price. We dive into how he created the world, and why fantasy is such a good space to explore issues of power and privilege.
Minority persons have a unique set of experiences in majority culture organizations. How can leaders of those organizations learn to see those minority persons? Author Adrian Pei joins us to lead us through how we can build more just churches and organizations.
What is the Fascinating Podcast? The StoryMen is no more. We’re now the Fascinating Podcast. And welcome our new co-host, author Kathy Khang! Since Kathy’s new book, RAISE YOUR VOICE, just came out, she starts out in the hot seat! So pull up a chair. We’re just getting started!
The end of death may be closer than we think. Scientists are closing in on the cure for aging, and maybe death itself. But should we want that?
Thousands of pastors recently signed a statement on Social Justice and the Gospel… but it is really about gender and race. We break down the language the statement uses, and why it’s so problematic for persons of faith.
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?
How do we engage favorite books that haven’t aged well? Author Matt Mikalatos introduces us to his new fantasy world, The 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?
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.
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Can I tell you about one of the most amazing experiences of my life?
Some surprising relevant dating advice straight from Middle Earth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My first fantasy novel for young adults, “The Crescent Stone,”...
The latest season of the X-Files offers a profound meditation on the nature of prayer – even for those outside the faith!
Imagine if the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was actually awesome. Here’s my vision.
Human genius is not the ability to imagine the untrue, but rather our ability to insist on logic without being restrained by it.