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

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/10852327.


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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Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Rogue (Planets Shaken) with Lee W. Brainard

therogue“Men’s hearts shall fail from fear…for the planets of the heavens shall be shaken” (Luke 21:26).

When rookie astronomer Irina Kirilenko discovers a planet-size comet in the Kuiper Belt on a collision course for Mars, she first faces stonewalling from the Minor Planet Center, then coercion and stricture from NASA. They press her to embrace an ingenious reinterpretation of her discovery and ban her from talking about it.

It slowly dawns on her that the government is fostering a massive conspiracy to keep the public oblivious to the truth—Earth is facing an existential threat. Unwilling to be silenced, she recruits fellow astronomer Ariele Serrafe to evaluate her discovery, placing both in the crosshairs of government agents.

Set in a dystopian vision of the near future, The Rogue, the first volume of the Planets Shaken series, weaves the threads of biblical prophecy, ancient history, government conspiracy, and electric universe theory into a thought-provoking, tensely plotted thriller—one that asks us to reconsider the nature of the universe and the destiny of the world

Join me for an exciting chat with Lee Brainard! You can call in at 646-668-8485, 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/10836855.


leebriaindardI am an author and a Bible teacher. The Bible is — by far — my favorite book. I read it regularly in the original languages (Greek and Hebrew) and several literal English translations, frequently in the German (usually the Elberfelder) and the Greek OT (the Septuagint), and occasionally in the Latin. The areas of study that fascinate me the most include Bible languages, eschatology (prophecy), apologetics, ancient history (particularly ancient catastrophism), and electric universe cosmology.

Currently my wife, Nita, and I reside in Harvey, ND, where I share in the ministry of the Word at Harvey Gospel Chapel. We have four children, all of whom are married, and ten grandchildren. We live in an older fixer-upper that we have largely remodeled.

My work experience is extremely varied — my brother-in-law once teased me that I should write a book called “101 Occupations.” I have been, among other things, an Airborne Ranger, a cook, a waiter, a meat cutter, a carpenter, a mason tender, a painter, a remodeler, a janitor, a food-service delivery driver, a truck driver, a farm hand, a factory worker in numerous settings, a sawmill hand, a lumber yard hand, a security guard, a car salesman, an insurance salesman, a daytrader, a Jiffy Lube tech, and a propane truck driver. My current job is delivering newspapers. I also designed and built a 3600′ square foot, square-timber log home which we enjoyed for ten years.

I am a man of simple pleasures: backpacking, hiking, campfires, mountains, sunrises and sunsets, thunderstorms, starry skies, northern lights, coffee, dark chocolate, reading, friends, and good conversation. My favorite genres of music include the whisper of the wind in the pines, the call of Canadian geese, the cry of the loon, the bugle of a bull elk, hymns, worship music, and classical music. When I really get a strong itch for adventure, I like to climb mountains — over the years I have managed to climb Mt. Rainier once and Granite Peak in Montana three times. Next up? Maybe a fourteener with my son Noah in Colorado.

Life sayings:
“One short life to be a good soldier; One long eternity to be a fulfilled human being.”
“Eyes wide open, brain engaged, heart on fire.”
“Athanasius contra mundum.”

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Man Who Could Transfuse Time with Dennis E. Hensley

transfusetimeHe holds the power to make the young old and the old young again.

One night amid the tremors of death in the intensive care unit, Nurse Peggy Chandlar witnesses an incredible phenomenon that compels her to find out what really happened to Dr. Francis Anderson.

Ian Moore is pursued by those who would exploit his gift for their own selfish and destructive means. Hunted and threatened, he is forced to risk his life as time rapidly slips away. When the use of his powers gives Dr. Anderson new life, his years of hiding may have come to an end.

Haunted by the fear he will die before he can find someone worthy enough to possess the power of the gift, Ian sees only one solution. In a last, desperate attempt, he must risk a plan that will either bless or curse mankind forever.

Listen in by calling in at 646-668-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10713843. You don’t want to miss the show!


dennishensleyDr. Dennis E. Hensley is Professor of Communication (Writing for Publication concentration) in the Communication Department at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He is the author of more than five dozen books and 3,500 newspaper and magazine articles, as well as stage plays, musicals, and film scripts. Dr. Hensley has written eight textbooks on aspects of professional writing, the latest of which is Finding Success with Your Dream Writing Projects (Bold Vision Books). The most recent of his eight novels is Pseudonym (Whitaker House). His book on futurism, Millennium Approaches (Avon), was a best-seller, as was his motivational book, The Power of Positive Productivity (Possibility Press). His academic articles have been published in The Pacific Historian, The Ball State University Forum, Echoes, and The Jack London Newsletter, and his 600-page opus The Annotated Edition of Jack London’s Martin Eden (Taylor University Press) was hailed “a masterpiece of literary analysis” by American Literature Quarterly.

Awards Dr. Hensley has received include the Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Writing Award from Ball State University, a Teaching Excellence award from Indiana University, the City of Fort Wayne Bicentennial’s Gold Medallion, and Distinguished Alumnus awards from T. L. Handy High School, Delta College, and Saginaw Valley State University.

He was also named Distinguished Visiting Scholar in English and Journalism at the Graduate School of Communication Arts at Regent University, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University, Distinguished Visiting Literary Scholar at Moody Bible Institute, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Literature at York St. John University in England.

From 1970–71 Dr. Hensley served as a sergeant in the United States Army and was awarded six medals for service in Vietnam.

Currently, Dr. Hensley sits on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Writers Workshop (Indiana). He is an annual judge for all three of the major Christian writing competitions: the Gold Medallion/Christian Book Awards, the Christy Fiction Awards, and the Evangelical Press Association Awards. He is a columnist for Christian Communicator and a popular speaker at writers conferences worldwide

Tonight on Write Stuff — Star Wolf with David G. Johnson

51KtI26RG+LMolon Hawkins, a daring, free merc captain, earns his living navigating the dangerous borders between factions in the civil war that shattered humanity’s vast star empire. For the former scout captain and his veteran command crew aboard Star Wolf, most contracts are milk runs. Most…
When a routine rescue mission goes awry, Molon finds his rescuee, Dr. John Salzmann, inextricably tied into a web of intrigue that threatens to upset the balance of power in the galaxy. Can Molon and John follow the threads and discover the forces behind the plot? If so, what can a lone ship do to stop it?

Join in the fun with me and my returning guest co-host and contributor, David G. Johnson.  You can call in at 646-668-8485, and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10289345


1377268_203373956511311_28942532_nDavid G. Johnson is an author and teacher with a BA in Asian Studies and a MDiv in Biblical Languages who currently resides overseas with his family serving as teachers and living witnesses of their faith. David has been an avid Fantasy and Science Fiction fan for over thirty years and has now turned his cross-cultural experience to the task of blending Fantasy and Science Fiction with a biblical worldview in his writing.

David’s works include:

Fantasy:
The Chadash Chronicles Series:
–Fool’s Errand
–Mystic’s Mayhem
–Paryn’s Gold
–Saga of the Everking

Science Fiction:
–Time for Change
–Star Wolf

Noir/Hard Boiled:
–The Woman in Blue

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Seekers of Earth with Kyle Pratt

Lucas Baldwin, the young son of a powerful lord, is on his first deep space training mission. Advancing through a captured facility he encounters a lunatic girl about his age. Only later does he realize that the girl, Rachel, is speaking English, a long dead language. Rachel talks of an Earth still in existence and more advanced than the horse-and-buggy world that had supposedly been destroyed.

All his life Lucas has been taught that more than three hundred years ago, pre-industrial Earth was destroyed by the advancing Valac hegemony. The Mage, a benevolent and highly-advanced race, were able to save a few thousand people. These surviving humans are offered sophisticated technology in return for their help in the fight against the Valac.

Humans have become the guardians of the Mage. But now Lucas wonders if the history he has been taught is all a lie—but such thoughts are treason.

Join me as we chat with author Kyle Pratt about his newest release. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.


Kyle Pratt is the bestselling author of speculative and science fiction novels.

Kyle grew up in the mountains of Colorado and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction. When money for college ran low he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. While in the service he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

During his naval career Kyle wrote short stories, and continued to work on longer stories after he retired from the service. For seven years he taught in the Alaskan Yupik Eskimo village of Eek. There he wrote during the long nights and harsh winter.

Kyle’s first novel, Titan Encounter, was released in 2012. This was followed by Through Many Fires, the first book in the post-apocalyptic Strengthen What Remains series that now includes, A Time to Endure, Braving the Storms, Nightmare in Slow Motion and The Long Way Home.

Several short stories are available on Wattpad.com and NoiseTrade.com.

Today, Kyle writes fulltime from his farm in western Washington State. You can learn more about Kyle on his website, www.KylePratt.me.

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kylepratt

Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Kyle-Pratt/e/B008NWSKLI/

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Medieval Mars with Travis Perry — *REBROADCAST*

marsA future terraformed Mars, where civilization crashed back into a Medieval Era. Christian Knights called “riders” patrol the Pilgrim Road from Olympus to New San Diego, on the Chryse Sea. The technological past is known as the “Age of Magic” and only a handful of people understand how the remaining ancient devices really work. Lighter gravity in dense air makes flying dragons and bird riders a reality; alloys of the past make “magic” swords; and masters of ancient knowledge wield wizard-like power.

Nine authors spin tales in this unique story world, one which combines elements of science fiction and high fantasy.

You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device, or click on the link here.


travis-perryTravis Perry was born in Montana in 1968 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. 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

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Untold Podcast **REBROADCAST**

Write StuffChristian speculative fiction is on the rise and the Untold Podcast is here to help in aiding the imaginative needs of geeks, nerds, and fanatics of the genre.

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The Untold Podcast exists to engage the culture’s imagination through speculative fiction from a Christian worldview. At the Untold Podcast we want to recapture the power of story and use the weirder genres to do it. Science fiction, fantasy, horror and supernatural stories serve as metaphors for our lives. The distant star systems, the shining knights, the abominable yetis, and the ghosts remind us of our own struggles, triumphs and losses.

John me as I chat with Nathan J Norman who produces the Untold Podcast. If you’re an author who wants to see if your stories can be part of the Untold Podcast library, you don’t want to miss this show. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download the Stitcher app on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/9019873,