Story Men - Dec 19, 2014

EXODUS with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

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The StoryMen welcome back our friend Rabbi Eliyahu Fink to discuss Ridley Scott’s new super-sized blockbuster EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. Since we were all pretty underwhelmed by the star-studded epic, we talk about what was missing, and why NOAH was oh so much better. As Eli says, “This episode is much more entertaining than the movie!” It’s also about an hour shorter!

In this Episode:

Exodus Poster

2:23 – Holiday Movie: Love Actually

6:00 – EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

8:30 – Should I see it?

14:00 – Bale’s Moses

30:30 – Did you like how EXODUS handles miracles?

46:00 – God

1:00:00 – Edgerton’s Ramses

1:10:00 – NOAH vs. EXODUS

1:30:00 – What should the next Biblical Epic be?

1:33:30 – Pop Culture POW

1:40:00 – Where is Fink online

Episode Links

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

Click here to see Eli’s blog

 

Posts, Books, Etc.

Eli’s review of EXODUS for Haaretz

JR.’s review of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Connect with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink

(Blog | Facebook | Twitter)

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Eli: INTERSTELLAR (Eli’s review | JR.’s review)

Clay:Lindsey Sterling’s new album Shatter Me (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

JR.: BOYHOOD (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Holiday Movie: LOVE ACTUALLY (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

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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

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

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What did you think of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS?

Story Men - Dec 12, 2014

The Ironic Mom's Mommyfesto with Leanne Shirtliffe

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The StoryMen welcome back Ironic Mom Leanne Shirtliffe. After they discuss the merits of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, Leanne runs down some of the very worst toys of 2014. Leanne tells us about her new books, and joins us in some excellent Pop Culture Picks of the Week!

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Change Your Name Store by Leanne Shirtliffe

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In this Episode:

3:00 – Christmas Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

10:30 – Is JR. the Nickelback of Canada?

12:30 – Worst Toys of 2014

19:00 – The Change Your Name Store

32:00 – Mommyfesto

43:30 – Giveaway!

45:00 – Pop Culture POW

Episode Links

Check it out on Amazon

Check it out on Amazon

Leanne’s Books:

The Change Your Name Store

Mommyfesto

Don’t Lick the Minivan

Connect with Leanne

Worst Toys of 2014
Follow Leanne on Twitter
Like Leanne on Facebook
IronicMom.com (Leanne’s Blog)
StuffKidsWrite.com (Leanne’s other blog)

Media:

Christmas Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)
Book: Boy who Drew Monsters
Babadook (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Links:

Punning is now illegal in China

Leanne Shirtliffe

The Ironic Mom

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Clay: The Birdman and the Lap Dancer

Leanne: Austin Kleon’s books

JR.: TUSK (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

Find the StoryMen Online:

We blog at NorvilleRogers.com

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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

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

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What are your skills and talents? How do they inform your calli

Story Men - Dec 5, 2014

Shedding Light with Aaron Kretzmann

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The StoryMen welcome 4th StoryMan Aaron Kretzmann back in front of the mic. Since it’s the Christmas season, they evaluate the classic film Christmas Vacation. They move on to discuss Pope Francis’ recent visit to Turkey, and then hear about Aaron’s new venture Phos Studios.

Aaron KretzmannIN THIS EPISODE:

3:00 – Matt blew up the Internet
6:00 – Christmas Vacation
16:30 – Star Wars: Episode VII Teaser
22:00 – The Pope Visits Turkey
39:00 – Phos Studios
53:30 – POW

EPISODE LINKS:

Aaron Kretzmann and Phos Studios

Back Phos Studios on Indigogo

Phos Studios on Facebook

Phollow Phos on Twitter

Phos on Instagram

Image credit: CNS Photo/Paul Haring

Image credit: CNS Photo/Paul Haring

Articles and What-not

Christmas Vacation (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

The Pope and Patriarch meet

The Pope wants to end slavery by 2020 (Multi-faith initiative signed in Turkey)

The Pope addresses Muslims

Pop Culture Picks of the Week (POW)

Clay: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Aaron: The New Basement Tapes (Amazon | Google Play | iTunes)

JR.: The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman

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 are your skills and talents? How do they inform your calling?

The Thanksgiving Episode

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The StoryMen take some time to reflect on what they’re grateful for. The conversation turns to Thanksgiving traditions – real and made up. Then, since we’re talking about founding myths, we investigate recent admissions by the Mormon church that Joseph Smith was in fact a polygamist. Finally, we engage the conversation about the “Stand and Greet” time many churches employ, but many people hate. Plus, we introduce our Pop Culture Picks of the Week!

Story Men - Nov 28, 2014

The Thanksgiving Episode

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In this Episode:

Joseph Smith

Turns out, Dude had some wives!

05:00 – Thanksgiving memories
07:30 – Clay’s thoughts on Thanksgiving Food
13:00 – Thanksgiving Myths Debunked!
20:30 – Mormons, Joseph Smith and Polygamy
30:00 – Should Churches Have a Stand and Greet Time?
47:00 – Pop Culture POW (Pick Of the Week)
55:30 – GIVEAWAY

Episode Links:

Top 10 Myths About Thanksgiving

10 Thanksgiving Myths Dispelled

Joseph Smith Had Up to 40 Wives

MOVIE: September Dawn

Should Your Church Stop Having a Stand and Greet Time?

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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

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 Thanksgiving myth? What are you grateful for?

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!

Episode Links:

The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber

io9 article: How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrials?

Ken Ham’s comments on aliens

Find the StoryMen Online:

Subscribe to the StoryMen

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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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Do you believe in aliens? Do they need Jesus?