The StoryMen tell some jokes, and then dive into a very serious subject: if aliens do exist (of course they do!), are they fallen? Does Jesus’ death and resurrection redeem them, too? A fun conversation about exotheology turns to how we think about those who are different from us, and what makes us human.

Story Men - Nov 21, 2014

Can Jesus Save E.T. and Spock, Too?

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In this Episode:

Jesus vs Aliens

3:00 – Beat That Joke
10:30 – Fall TV Revisited
19:30 – The Book of Strange New Things
23:00 – Do Aliens Need Jesus?
28:00 – Are Aliens Fallen?
32:00 – is there only one Incarnation?
39:00 – What are our options?
56:30 – Your turn!

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io9 article: How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrials?

Ken Ham’s comments on aliens

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Do you believe in aliens? Do they need Jesus?

Story Men - Nov 14, 2014

The Legend of Sheba with Tosca Lee

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The StoryMen welcome New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee. Her latest book is about an obscure historical figure known as the Queen of Sheba. Hear Tosca’s journey as an author, where ideas come from, and what is so compelling about reimagining historical characters.

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Tosca Lee 2IN THIS EPISODE:

2:30 – Clay’s Announcement
11:30 – Is Tosca Lee a Geek?
15:30 – Demon
16:30 – Iscariot
23:00 – Sheba
37:30 – Tosca on Research
39:30 – Traditional vs. Self-publishing
43:00 – GIVEAWAY
44:00 – Tosca on the Web
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EPISODE LINKS:

Check out the book on Amazon!

Check out the book on Amazon!

Tosca’s Books

Check out The Legend of Sheba on Amazon

Tosca’s Other Books:

Demon

Iscariot

Tosca’s Amazon Author Page

Connect with Tosca Lee

Follow Tosca on Twitter

Like Tosca on Facebook

Read Tosca’s Blog

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StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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What Biblical character would you like to see in Tosca’s next book?

Clay and JR. are joined by Bryne Lewis of the Origami Elephants Podcast and Mikey Fissel of Reel World Theology to conduct a panel at the Baylor IFL Conference on Faith and Film. We explore the nature of possession films, and what they say about the Church and contemporary spirituality. A Q&A follows.

Story Men - Nov 7, 2014

What's Gotten Into Us? The Baylor Panel Audio

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0:00 – Introductions

07:30 – Clay Morgan: What Haunts Us?

19:00 – Bryne Lewis: Demonic Narratives and Contemporary Religious Experiences

33:00 – Mikey Fissel: Is there Room for Possession Narratives in Science Fiction?

51:30 – JR. Forasteros: Possession Narratives as a Critique of the American Narrative

1:01:00 – Questions and Answers

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Bryne’s Paper

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OUR GUESTS:

(From Left) Bryne Lewis, JR. Forasteros, Amanda Forasteros, Mikey Fissel, Laura Fissel, Jonathan Sprang, SJ Murray, Clay Morgan

(From Left) Bryne Lewis, JR. Forasteros, Amanda Forasteros, Mikey Fissel, Laura Fissel, Jonathan Sprang, SJ Murray, Clay Morgan

Connect with Bryne Lewis

Origami Elephants podcast (with JR.!)

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The Reel World Theology Podcast

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Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What’s gotten into YOU? What’s your favorite possession film?

The StoryMen welcome author Shawn Smucker. He recently Kickstarted his debut novel, and has already exceeded his initial goals. How did he do it? And how does he tell a good story? Listen up, then help Shawn reach his stretch goals!

Story Men - Oct 31, 2014

How to Crush Kickstarter with Shawn Smucker

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Check out Shawn’s Kickstarter

Back The Day the Angels Fell before it’s too late!

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Read Shawn’s Blog

Shawn Smucker

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Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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Have you ever backed a Kickstarter?

Story Men - Oct 24, 2014

The Bible Tells Me So with Pete Enns

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The StoryMen welcome author, biblical scholar and baseball fan Pete Enns. Pete’s new book, “The Bible Tells Me So” challenges biblical literalism and invites us to read the BIble on its own terms, rather than ours. It’s a wild conversation, full of listener questions!

IN THIS EPISODE:

3:15 – Who is Pete Enns

6:33 – The Bible Tells Me So

16:17 – Bible Behaving Badly

40:21 – Letting The Bible Be What It Is

46:47 – Q&A

69:58 – Giveaway!

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EPISODE LINKS:

Check out The Bible Tells Me So
Check out the book on Amazon

Pete’s Other Books:

The Evolution of Adam

Inspiration and Incarnation

Pete EnnsConnect with Pete Enns

Follow Pete on Twitter

Read Pete’s Blog

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Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Matt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Messages

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What was your Biblical “Aha” moment?