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A Defense of Superman

I understand that some people think Superman is creepy and he makes them a little uncomfortable – he does wear his underwear on the outside of his pants after all. But I want to address this idea of Superman as the Nietzchean ubermensch, when in fact, the character hasn’t ever really represented that ideal.

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Shining Spirit Blade of Victory

It’s hard to talk about Spirit Blade without sounding like either a raving fanboy or a nitpicky hater. I purchased the first edition of this story to listen to it in the car on family vacation. I was immediately hooked. The audio design was wholly immersive, the music was resonant and complex, the lyrics were clearly extremely personal. I wound up buying copies for all of my friends and family (Christmas was conveniently near). Not satisfied with his original product, Paeter Frandsen (the creator at Spirit Blade Productions) remastered and released the Special Edition two years later, putting to good use the experience he gained in producing the sequel – Spirit Blade: Dark Ritual – and Pilgrim’s Progress: Similitude of a Dream.

The Special Edition makes everything that was good about the original into something truly remarkable, without actually fixing any of the flaws in the production. Even so, this is both the creator’s and this listener’s preferred production of this story.

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Spirit Blade Audio Book, Part 1

In a future where the government mandates the spiritual beliefs of its citizens, only a few rebellious “Seekers of Truth” remain to free the world from deception.

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Demonstration of Truth

I’m in the Reaction Chamber with author Nathan James Norman, author of the sci-fi/fantasy novel “Untold” and contributor to “The Least of These”. Norman speaks with me about his novel, the associated full-cast audio drama through Paeter Frandsen’s Spirit Blade Underground Alliance, and a bit about who he is and where he comes from. We get into the power of story to educate and change lives. We approach literature, fantasy, and sci-fi from a Christian perspective, and touch on themes of salvation and orthodoxy, the promise of trouble in this world, and the nature of God. Plus a glimpse at the internal mythology of the Untold universe.

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Dimension of the Mind

Zero Hour by Stoney M. Setzer“Zero Hour” is the new book from ResAliens collection the spiritual suspense stories of Stoney M. Setzer. Setzer’s stories have appeared previously in Residential Aliens and Christian Sci-Fi Journal among other venues. Edited by Lyndon Perry, this collection brings together twelve previously published stories along with three never before printed.

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Roney Zone Radio: Hosea

Direct from the Roney Zone and into the Reaction Chamber, Jeff Roney stops by to share some insights into his version of a classic biblical love story.  The story of Hosea and Gomer is not well known, but Roney and his cast of voice actors breathe dramatic life into this touching tale.

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Gifting Protocol

Big things in the wind for the show and the web site.  Not just here, either.  Get a great deal on Spirit Blade while you can over at The Spirit Blade Underground.  In celebration of the season and the coming changes, I’m giving away comic book grab bags to all those who write and ask.  Just email your name and address for a Christmas gift from me to you.  I said on the show it was going to the end of the year, but I’ve got a set number of these marked out, so the offer is good while supplies last.  Gifting practices are the topic today, along with randomness from my wife, Petra.  So grab a cup of cocoa and have fun with us! Continue reading Gifting Protocol