Story Men - May 1, 2015

Embracing the Body with Tara Owens

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The StoryMen welcome author and Spiritual Director Tara Owens to discuss what it means to have bodies. We investigate why the Church struggles to embrace embodied existence, the power of touch, and why giving up contacts for Lent is more than a First World Problem. Plus, win a copy of Tara’s excellent book!

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In this Episode:

Embracing the Body

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5:00 – Final 3 bracketology

7:00 – Welcome Tara Owens!

8:30 – Tara’s Geek Credentials

10:00 – What is a Spiritual Director?

16:30 – Embracing the Body

21:30 – Why does the church have trouble embracing body?

36:30 – The Power of Touch

41:30 – Giving up contact lenses for Lent?

47:00 – How can a church embrace the body?

50:00 – Modesty

56:00 – Giveaway

59:00 – PPOW

63:00 – Where can we find Tara on the internet?

Episode Links

Connect with Tara Owens

(Twitter)

Connect with Anam Cara

(Website | Twitter | Facebook)

Pop Culture PPOW

Clay: NPR Backstory with the American History Guys

JR.: Ex Machina

Tara: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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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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Thinking back over your past week, what is one experience you’ve had where you could’ve met God in your body?

The StoryMen welcome “Gospel According to Breaking Bad” author Blake Atwood and Faith blogger (and Hollywood taste-maker) John Bucher to talk about AMC’s hit new Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. Just how good is the show? And do we manage to call the whole series?

Story Men - Apr 24, 2015

Better Call StoryMen

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Episode Links

The Gospel According to Breaking Bad by Blake Atwood

Better Call Saul articles:

The Ethics of Better Call Saul: Talking to Bob Odenkirk & Vince Gilligan” by John Bucher

Robbing Peter to Pay Saul” by John Bucher

Better Call Saul: Broken Legs, Hammurabi’s Code & The Ancient Art of Law” by John Bucher

Blake’s review of the Better Call Saul Pilot for NorvilleRogers.com

Connect with Blake Atwood

(Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon)

Connect with John Bucher

(Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

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

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What do you think of Better Call Saul?

Story Men - Apr 10, 2015

Steve Bein and the Fated Blades

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What Does God Need with a Starship? (Dallas All-Con 2015 Panel) Mar 13, 2015 Listen
Pop Culture Bracketology 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Listen
Toward a Pop Theology I Mar 27, 2015 Listen
Did Jesus Have to Die? Apr 3, 2015 Listen
Steve Bein and the Fated Blades Apr 10, 2015 Listen
Better Call StoryMen Apr 24, 2015 Listen
Embracing the Body with Tara Owens May 1, 2015 Listen

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The StoryMen welcome philosopher and author Steve Bein to tell us all about his genre-bending fantasy series the Fated Blades. We talk Japanese culture, race issues and some key differences between Eastern and Western thought.

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In this Episode:

Bein - Daughter of the Sword

Click to check out Steve’s books!

4:30 – PPOW

15:30 – Welcome Steve Bein (and Geek Cred!)

18:00 – Japanese Philosophy

21:30 – Japanese Horror

25:00 – The Faded Blades

37:30 – How does a white American write about Japanese race/culture issues?

45:30 – Mariko is a little American.

48:00 – Giveaway!

51:00 – Kurosawa

53:30 – Where can we find Steve?

Episode Links

Disciple of the Wind on Amazon

Steve’s Author Page

The Fated Blades Books:

  1. Daughter of the Sword
  2. Year of the Demon
  3. Disciple of the Wind

Connect with Steve Bein

(Website | Twitter | Facebook)

Connect with Da MAC

(Website | Twitter | Facebook)

New album: Supremacy (Google | AmazoniTunes)

Catalyst Easter Videos

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons (cover, featuring Da MAC)

“Diamonds” by Johnnyswim (cover, featuring Da MAC)

“Alive” featuring Da MAC

Pop Culture PPOW

Matt: Danny Collins (Google | AmazoniTunes)

Clay: Lip Sync Battle (Spike TV)

JR.: It Follows (Amazon)

Da MAC: Furious 7 (Google | AmazoniTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

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

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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What is your favorite piece of Japanese-influenced pop culture?

Did Jesus Have to Die?

jrforasteros —  April 3, 2015 — 4 Comments

The StoryMen break down the Pop Culture Championship game and predict winners. Then we pose a historical question: If you could change one historical event, what would it be? That leads us into Good Friday conversation about Jesus’ death on the cross and the big question: Would we stop it if we could?

Story Men - Apr 3, 2015

Did Jesus Have to Die?

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In this Episode:

3:30 – StoryMen Final Four

13:00 – If you could change one historical event, what would it be?

30:00 – Did Jesus Have to Die?

53:00 – PPOW

Episode Links

Pop Culture Bracketology Championship Game

Episode Links

Short story: What if Pilate had decided not to kill Jesus? by Carlos Eire

“Did Jesus Have to Die?” by Jirair Tashjian

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Matt: Afterlife with Archie (Amazon)

Clay: The Message Bible (Amazon)

JR.: Medicine for the Dead by Tex Thompson (Amazon)

Find the StoryMen Online:

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Subscribe to the StoryMen

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Follow us on Twitter:

Matt | Clay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

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

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
Follow Aaron on Twitter

StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

Anthony Mako’s website
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Would you stop Jesus’ death if you could?

Towards a Pop Theology I

jrforasteros —  March 27, 2015 — 2 Comments

Clay and JR. catch up on the many new shows they’ve been watching before turning their attention to JR.’s first published essay. In the end, they take some steps toward a pop theology.

Story Men - Mar 27, 2015

Toward a Pop Theology I

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Vote for the Champions!

GAME ONE: Battle of the Parodies

GAME TWO: Battle of the Scandals

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

Follow us on Twitter:

MattClay | JR.

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

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

The Other StoryMen:

StoryMen Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Aaron’s website
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StoryMen Art by M. S. Corley

M. S. Corley’s website
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StoryMen Theme Song by Anthony Mako

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What’s your favorite POP theology?