Tonight on the Write Stuff — What Aliens Teach Us About God with Travis Perry **REBROADCAST**

unknownbiologicScience fiction often shows aliens as an exaggerated form of human being, which can actually help us understand God.

Tonight’s show is derived from a series of blog posts by a very good friend of mine, Travis Perry. I’m a huge fan of his insight into a variety of things. In particular, this series combined by love of sci-fi aliens with my love for Christ. You may ask, ‘How in the world do aliens, you know, the creatures with the four toes, the one eye, the tentacles, the magical powers, and the spaceships, teach us about God?”

In what I think is simply brilliance, Travis takes the ATTRIBUTES of what we consider ALIEN and shows us how they’re not so ALIEN after all. In fact, the one Being who is truly ALIEN to us is the one who loves us the most, the God of the Bible.

Think we’re drinking the Kool-Aid? Well, join me and listen to this insightful show with Travis and myself. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11284277.


travisTravis Perry was born in Montana and raised in that state. The Crystal Portal, published in 2011, was his first novel. He also contributed to the short story collections Stories From a Soldiers Heart, Aquasynthesis, Aquasynthesis Again, Avenir Eclectia Volume 1, Colony Zero, No Revolution Too Big, Medieval Mars, and Avatars of Web Surfer. As a publisher and owner of Bear Publications he has produced a number of short story collections, including most recently Mythic Orbits 2016. An Army Reserve officer who deployed for the Gulf War and later to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa, his writing reflects his lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy, his strong Christian beliefs, and his knowledge of modern warfare.

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GUEST STORY SHARE — Bridger: A Dystopian Serial — Episode 14

Bridger is a dystopian serial story about Charlane, a disgraced career soldier leading a security team at a remote research facility. When Char encounters a humanoid creature who claims to come from another world, she sees a chance to save her career—and the dying earth.

Char, a strong, career-driven woman, is fighting to overcome crippling self-doubt after she lost everything in a military scandal. She’d given so much to that career, including her marriage. Now she is starting over. Char doesn’t know that her value as a person doesn’t change based on what she accomplishes. Can she accept the unconditional love of those who care for her?

Our social media and celebrity culture has placed enormous value on beauty, fitness, and lifestyle. Our work culture pressures women to continually rise up the ranks and press for better jobs. All of these are worthwhile things, but they are not markers of personal value. A person is valuable because of who they are, not what they produce.


Episode 14: What if it’s sentient?

 

 

 

Venn watched the healer and the two scientists picking their way across the stony plateau from his vantage point above them. Char stood beside him, surveying the landscape in silence. They were cuffed together again. Her weapon, a stubby sub-machine gun, dangled from her other hand.

The healer sat cross-legged on the ground, holding a tiny plant near to his face.

Char chuckled.

“Those plants grow all over the mountains,” Venn said softly. “They’re not edible nor useful for anything else as we can tell.”

Char turned to him. “You’ve already spent months exploring Kaa. You’re not going to give them any hints, are you?”

Venn shrugged. “How do I know what they look for?”

“Are there any useful elements here?”

Venn shrugged again. “The plants in the valley make good building materials.”

She laughed. “You’re a bastard.”

Venn squinted at her and wondered if this was a euphemism, since he certainly was no bastard. His pedigree was pure, though Leader Char could not have known this he supposed. The Americans seemed fond of vulgar-sounding phrases.

Char shifted her gaze to the winding valley, which from their altitude, looked like a rippling red stream. “What kind of plants are they?”

Venn screwed up his face, searching for an analogy and the English words he needed. “They’re like… tall… thick… grass.”

Char let her gun hang by its sling and cupped her hand to her mouth. “Seth! Venn says that’s a useless plant!”

Seth looked up and grinned. “I like it,” he yelled back. He pulled a sampling bag from his pocket, slipped it in, and deposited in his backpack.

Venn eyed the gun slung over Char’s shoulder.

All night before they bridged he’d considered whether it was better to steal a gun while they were all still incapacitated by the bridge and run off without them, or if he should lead them down the ridge to the narrowest point of the valley and convince them to cross. The Na’odani base, if they were still in Kaa, was tucked behind a ridge on the other side.

But he’d been cuffed to small, wiry Char. And she had not been incapacitated by the bridge, and the gale-force wind sealed his decision. He had an inkling he could still overpower the slender woman, but he’d begun to favor the idea of taking them across the valley.

He still needed to reach his people, and it was not in Char’s protocol to engage the Na’odani. He needed to find some way of drawing Na’odani attention. 

They spent the day that way, slowly working their way down the ridge of mountains collecting samples. Venn was cuffed to Callum for a while, then back to Char. She seemed not to mind his company.

The scientist Marlene, who in Venn’s mind bore striking resemblance to a Na’odani with her thin frame and face and black eyes, caught some kind of creature that she thought was an insect. Before Venn could stop her, she’d placed it in a vial.

“What if it’s sentient?” he asked. He grabbed the vial from her hands.

Her face registered shock. “What? It’s a bug.”

Venn peered into the container at the creature. It was perfectly elliptical, and appeared to be made of black metal. Its wings were paper thin and seemed too small to propel its body.

Char glanced over at it, and then away again.

It’s not a bug.

Click here for the rest of the episode.

PRESS RELEASE: Congratulations It’s A …… New Animation Series ‘Royalty’, Inspired by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Duchess Meghan of Sussex.

0_Screen Shot 2019-04-04 at 03.29.28In loving celebration and dedication to, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Duchess Meghan of Sussex, 5-0 Entertainment Studios have created a new animation television series entitled, ‘Royalty’.

ROYALTY animation television series is about a “Royal” family’s dynasty whose foundation is built on love, compassion, friendship, harmony, humanitarian services and more.  The kindness and grace exuded by fictitious characters Prince Andrew and Princess Caroline are reflected in the humanity of the children throughout each heart-warming episodes.

Each enchanting, musical and fun-filled episode shall support, endorse and recognise 5-0 Entertainment inherent message: ‘The Dream Is Everything,’ for all children around the globe.  They also embrace the banner of The Royal Foundation: “Making a difference together”.

Creator Melanie Greene says: ‘As the creator I was inspired to produce elements that would belong to “2019 future, creating a stylish reality that was based on a familiar style from our real world; simplified purposefully, boiling down elements to their essence. The results are a welcoming environment that is intriguing, something we have never had in animation; our backdrop of England’s Royal Family…..

The material chosen for the decor and exteriors suggest a fun and lively future. Inspired highly by the design dynamics of my Apple computer, which uses various futuristic materials in a fun way while giving the impression of a well made object, nothing cheap…the music and the frame count will play an important role in the overall success.

One can only hope that what is currently a busy activity for many will someday be a magical experience for all who visits our “Royal family’s animation “ROYALTY”.

The ten main characters (Parents: Prince Andrew, Princess Caroline- Grand Mum Rose and children: Princess Cristina, Princess Lara- (twins)- Prince Philip (twins) and Princess Alexandra) are perhaps the most kind, humble, interestingly entertaining family ever assembled to create a “loving” home-life and environment in the animation series ROYALTY..

Anything is possible in the future, many encounters with other children from far away lands to children in their own London town …… situations will come and go, remedies will make its way to the front of the line, action, fun, abundance, excitement, potential, there is so much to see you can’t help being drawn into the animation series with enthusiasm to discover more and more.

Perhaps the greatest lesson that the future of “ROYALTY’ the animation television series holds is the idea that one should “keep moving forward”; it’s something that I hope the audience will take each week in there heart, especially the kids, to help stay motivated, inspired, no matter what challenges life may present.

Although our ROYALTY animation series stories are fictitious, every voice cast will seem as real as you see them on the screen.’

The series will also be accompanied by more than 25 adorable and exciting children’s books. The animation characters was loosely based upon their  “Little Melanie” children’s book series and kids entertainment franchise, which owns 250 well-written children books. The Little Melanie characters were illustrated for the book series franchise more than 5 years ago. However it was Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Duchess Meghan of Sussex inspiration that captured the production company’s hearts in creating this fairy tale for children all over the world.

Royalty is now is pre production and will be coming to your television screens.

About 5-0 Entertainment 5-0 Entertainment Studios -registered in England London.

The 5-0 Entertainment Studios company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diverse international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: Television and films, media networks,  studio and music entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

Today, 5-0 Entertainment Studios brings quality television shows, television movies, music, stage plays and feature films, to everyone throughout the world.

Their productions are released under the 5-0 ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS, (London and New York) Children and Family entertainment banner.

AGI Part 4: The Human Element — The Soul vs. The Program — The Parker J Cole Show

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PART FOUR

The human soul vs the artificial intelligence program begins the next part of our series.

In all this talk about AI — its superiority, its long reaching capabilities, and its possible eventual dominion, one has to ask themselves: What about the human element? Are we the game changer in this potential battle?

After all, would artificial intelligence be what it is without us? Can it ever be truly superior to we who are God-breathed? How about the aspects of ourselves that an artificial intelligent being will never have — is it something for us to brag about? With the rampant outpouring of nihilism, which is the teaching of nothingness and we have no significance, what does our Creator say?

Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Perhaps the psalmist said it best when he decreed:

Psalms 139:14 “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

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Join me for an riveting discussion of the possible battle man and machine with RD Palmer, author and former technological professional. You can call in at 929-477-1965. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11279289.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Wheels of Wisdom with Tim Bishop

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Looking for more out of life? After three tours totaling over 10,000 miles, Tim and Debbie Bishop have discovered wisdom and truth from the seat of a bicycle. In Wheels of Wisdom, the authors share the life lessons they learned on the open road.

When you’re looking for enlightenment, you can find it almost anywhere, be it from watching two herons saunter across a Florida road, pedaling to a dead-end in a Kentucky tobacco field, or observing eagles flying overhead in Montana. In each lesson of this book, you’ll find practical insights, inspiration, and encouragement—along with personal reflection questions that will help you: – Adopt the right mind-set – Conquer fear, worry, and inaction – Overcome obstacles – Relish life’s journey

Certain principles are universal whether you are bicycling across America or chasing your own lifelong dream. Wherever you are in life, Wheels of Wisdom will give you a fresh perspective and new motivation for your own adventure. Not only will you encounter meaningful truth as you travel vicariously to new places and meet new people, you’ll also experience some genuine “God moments” and have some fun on the way. So, pack up your dreams and passions and come enjoy the ride. It’s time to learn on the open road!

Join me for the conversation with the Bishops! You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/11265655.

GUEST STORY SHARE — Bridger: A Dystopian Serial — Episode 13

Bridger is a dystopian serial story about Charlane, a disgraced career soldier leading a security team at a remote research facility. When Char encounters a humanoid creature who claims to come from another world, she sees a chance to save her career—and the dying earth.

Char, a strong, career-driven woman, is fighting to overcome crippling self-doubt after she lost everything in a military scandal. She’d given so much to that career, including her marriage. Now she is starting over. Char doesn’t know that her value as a person doesn’t change based on what she accomplishes. Can she accept the unconditional love of those who care for her?

Our social media and celebrity culture has placed enormous value on beauty, fitness, and lifestyle. Our work culture pressures women to continually rise up the ranks and press for better jobs. All of these are worthwhile things, but they are not markers of personal value. A person is valuable because of who they are, not what they produce.


Episode 13: The Bridge

The persistent beeping of his alarm tugged Seth to wakefulness. He raised his head and rolled over to hit the snooze. As he did, he encountered the warm form in the bed beside him.

Ohhhh, no.

He flopped back. Char raised her head, started and pushed herself up on her elbow.

“Today’s the day,” she mumbled.

“I wasn’t drunk,” Seth said. “Were you?”

“Huh?” Char stared at him for a moment. “Oh! No, no I wasn’t drunk.” She lay back down, keeping wary eye-contact.

He sighed. For better or for worse, what had happened had happened. She was his wife. He hadn’t done anything wrong.

Seth leaned over her and dropped a peck on her lips so she wouldn’t feel that he was regretting their night together. He wasn’t—not really.

She cupped his cheek and kissed him again. “This was nice.”

He nodded.

“But now we have to be professionals again,” she continued. “Can we do that?”

He nodded again.

She kissed him one more time, then rolled away. She sat up and dug around on the floor for her clothes. Seth sat up. His head had that balloon-like feel of two hours of sleep. He found his shorts from the night before and put those on and then sat there, semi-stupefied, watching Char get dressed.

“I’ll see you later,” she said softly and disappeared out the door.

“Get up,” he muttered to himself as the door clicked. He got up and woodenly pulled clean underwear out of his dresser. He pulled on the military-grade thermals he’d been given and layered his usual flannel shirt overtop. Seth tugged open the drawer of his nightstand and pulled out a bundle of letters—notes to Will, Brett, and Shania, and some of the others saying goodbye. He took out a sheaf of little wallet-sized pictures: him and Char on their wedding day, him and Char with a moose they’d shot near Taylor Bay, and finally a picture of his Mom and Dad, taken only weeks before they’d died. He slipped them into a little waterproof bag and tucked it into the inner pocket of his thermals.

His throat tightened.

God, I’m scared.

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NEW RELEASE! A Bride for Valentin by Parker J. Cole

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Can a marriage of revenge ever turn into love?

Valentin Carrion del Bosque, former peasant turned wealthy spice trader, has only one mission: get revenge on the man who dishonored his sister. After waiting years for the perfect moment, he finally sees the chance to wreak havoc on his enemy’s life by marrying his sister.

Contessa Ysabel Garcia de Alba only wanted to live her life in peace and become a sister of the holy orders, until her brother demands she marries a man in order to escape that man’s threat to ruin their family name. She becomes a mail order bride by proxy and travels from Spain to New Mexico in order to save the family.

When Valentin sees the lovely, beautiful contessa, he’s torn between his desire of getting revenge on her brother and his attraction for his enemy’s sister. Ysabel wonders if she can ever be more to him than the sister of the man he hates. When secrets of the past are revealed, can Valentin move past the pain and find love in the arms of a woman who carries the same blood as his enemy?

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