Stifling Myth

Myth blinds us from the truth and keeps us from effective action. It prevents wise thinking and meaningful advancement. We see throughout society the detrimental effects of belief in myth: from large-scale stolen election conspiracy to belief in a trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza shop. Election fraud [read more]

2021-02-24T12:58:47-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Podcast|

Crossing Lines

It’s time we reclaim civic grace: the ability to work together with people we don’t fully agree with. Be clear on who you are, what you know, and why you know it. Then, lock arms with those who share with you in your cause. Be on guard against messaging that [read more]

2021-02-23T14:09:30-05:00February 24th, 2021|Podcast|

Our Vital Constitution

Presidents, Senators, Representatives, and new citizens all take an oath to support and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. We don’t ask them to commit to individuals or political parties. We ask them to commit to a document. Sadly, we are living at a time when the centrality [read more]

2021-02-15T14:33:35-05:00February 17th, 2021|Podcast|

On Impeachment

As you know, former President Trump is currently facing his second impeachment trial. In this episode, Stephen shares why he believes Democrats are making a mistake in their approach. Stephen also discusses the president’s behavior during the final months of his term, as well as what we might anticipate if [read more]

2021-02-10T14:05:30-05:00February 10th, 2021|Podcast|

The New Secular Right

The 1970s, under the leadership of Graham, Falwell, Colson, and many others, ushered in the era of the Religious Right, a movement that culminated with the Reagan administration in the 1980s. Now, the trends are shifting again. We’re witnessing the rise of a new Secular Right, borne by individuals and [read more]

2021-02-03T10:29:01-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Podcast|

Mr. Biden’s Cultural Revolution

For many Americans, there’s a sense that Mr. Biden’s administration brings a level of competence to the political stage. International partnerships are coming back, scientists no longer feel gagged, and we’re seeing an aggressive pandemic response. Stephen appreciates some of this, but also grapples with various aspects of the new [read more]

2021-01-25T18:01:35-05:00January 27th, 2021|Podcast|

Pastors and the Insurrection

Stephen has often advocated for taking Washington, D.C. for a righteous, noble cause. On January 6, many salt-of-the-earth, heartland Christians who genuinely believe the election was stolen gathered to do just that. They convened to pray and cry out to God from the nation’s capital. Unfortunately, this gathering was tainted [read more]

2021-01-15T15:05:05-05:00January 20th, 2021|Podcast|

The Insurrection, Part 1

January 6, 2021 is a day that will go down in the history books. What happened at the U.S. Capitol? Is President Trump responsible? What should we make of the position he put Mike Pence in? Where is the evidence of election fraud? Stephen reflects on these questions and what [read more]

2021-01-12T15:26:47-05:00January 13th, 2021|Podcast|

The Current Crisis

The COVID-19 bill (“Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021”) that was recently signed into law touted the goal of putting funds into the hands of hurting Americans. Superglued onto this legislation was $15M for Pakistan, $36M for Cambodia, $130M for Nepal, $135M for Burma, $453M for Ukraine, $700M for Sudan, and more [read more]

2021-01-05T14:19:44-05:00January 6th, 2021|Podcast|

The Good News

Without question, it has been a challenging year. Yet we are grateful for the battles that make us better. In this episode, Stephen reflects on COVID-19, the 2020 election, and the phenomenon of creative destruction. Good days are ahead. At this very moment, we stand on the precipice of a [read more]

2020-12-17T17:49:21-05:00December 30th, 2020|Podcast|
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