Who Do We Trust?

This past July, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported the results of a survey regarding the American people’s trust of government institutions. The most trusted people are scientists (83%), while trust of politicians hovers around 37%. At this point in history, the American people don’t trust government [read more]

2020-01-20T13:05:14-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Podcast|

Behind the Scenes in Iran

With an average age of 24, Iran is a young country. In this episode, Stephen pulls back the curtain and provides some background information about what’s taking place in Iran culturally and spiritually. Beneath the crust of the nation’s older Islamic men there is a young and vibrant group of [read more]

2020-01-15T13:42:29-05:00January 15th, 2020|Podcast|

The Killing of Soleimani

Qasem Soleimani was undoubtedly a terrorist who cost many hundreds of American lives. He was an enemy of the United States and the tip of the spear in the Shiite and Iranian takeover of Iraq. It is good that he has gone. But the Trump administration’s reckless dancing-in-the-endzone approach will [read more]

2020-01-07T16:12:49-05:00January 8th, 2020|Podcast|

Is “Evangelical” a Bad Word?

How did “evangelical,” which has its roots in the Greek word for “good news,” come to have a largely negative association with right-wing politics? In this episode, Stephen briefly traces the history and usage of the word, discussing along the way: the ancient church, John Wesley and the Methodist movement, [read more]

2019-12-31T12:24:30-05:00January 1st, 2020|Podcast|

How to Read

Merry Christmas! Reading is on many listeners’ minds this time of the year. In this episode, Stephen shares some of the top reading habits he’s developed over the years. Listen in to discover tactics that will make you a better and more accomplished reader. This episode is a must-listen for [read more]

2019-12-04T15:25:09-05:00December 25th, 2019|Podcast|

Some Christmas Recommendations

Whether you’re a Christian or not, the Christmas season is an excellent time to allow the humanity, warmth, love, and graciousness of the Christmas season wash over you. In this podcast, Stephen recommends some books and movies through which you might allow yourself to be transformed… Joyeux Noel (watch the trailer) [read more]

2019-12-04T15:26:02-05:00December 18th, 2019|Podcast|

The Radical Middle (Part Two)

The political middle has been abandoned. The mainstream may talk about the “middle” as a place for those with weak, undecided opinions, but Stephen sees the “radical middle” as a place for thoughtful voters with convictions and morals. In this episode, Stephen gives some examples of what a right-of-center political [read more]

2019-12-04T15:05:50-05:00December 11th, 2019|Podcast|

The Radical Middle (Part One)

Politically speaking, Stephen finds himself right of center – what he’s come to call “the radical middle.” While this podcast is not about Stephen’s political beliefs, he believes that his experience and viewpoint may help listeners make sense of our current political climate. This episode originally aired on November 29, [read more]

2019-12-04T14:58:35-05:00December 4th, 2019|Podcast|

Good Things Happening Today

Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks, for despite what the negative news cycle may tend to portray, we live in the most remarkable time of human history. No, the world’s not perfect. But in this episode, Stephen celebrates the good with a bounty of uplifting facts. Did you know the global illiteracy [read more]

2019-11-25T18:58:15-05:00November 27th, 2019|Podcast|

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

In what has become a Stephen Mansfield Podcast Thanksgiving tradition, Stephen tells the story of the Pilgrim Thanksgiving, the one that has inspired the American holiday. So gather the family and listen to this brief, exciting account of an episode from our nation’s history and from our heritage of faith. [read more]

2019-11-20T10:58:27-05:00November 20th, 2019|Podcast|