Stephen’s been receiving some odd phone calls lately: “Are you in the family?” Which one? Ah, Netflix’s new mini-series, The Family? In this episode, Stephen answers that question while providing some background and insights regarding The Fellowship organization, the Netflix production, and the possible motivations behind this dramatized documentary. Cue [read more]
What demographic trends are shaping the world in which you live? In this follow up to a May 2019 episode, Stephen examines high-level global and domestic trends. Dive into this statistically rich episode, and learn about rising and falling birth rates, the white/non-white divide in political parties, and the increasing [read more]
Ready for a thought experiment? Join Stephen in this episode as he imagines what he would say if he were an advisor to the GOP. Stephen addresses demographic issues (one of the most important truths of American politics today), rhetoric, Trump (the good and bad), and key points about free [read more]
Immigration is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in the U.S. today. In this episode, Stephen addresses the serious flaws in the United States’ standard operating procedures of holding and treating illegal immigrants as American criminals under U.S. criminal law. This flawed policy results in parent/child separation with [read more]
Travis asks, “What is Christian statesmanship?” In this episode, Stephen shares several Biblically-based answers to the question through addressing foundational Christian theology and reflecting on great leaders and events from history. Discover why Christian statesmanship matters and why it should be understood by people of all backgrounds.
July 1, 2019 marked the longest period that the US economy has gone without a recession. We’re at a 50-year unemployment rate low. Naturally, the doomsayers are coming out of the woodwork and predicting a turn for the worse. Nobody knows what will happen, but Stephen believes a modulation is [read more]
Stephen has written on the faith of several former Presidents, including George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Abraham Lincoln. In this podcast, he addresses the reasons why his most recent book is not called The Faith of Donald Trump. Discover how religious figures like Paula White and Norman Vincent Peale (author of The Power [read more]
At surface level, the economy appears to be stronger than ever. But those who understand economic trends know how to interpret the bellwether, namely, the current state of debt. Commercial and consumer debt is in trouble and sending some disconcerting signals about the future. In the first quarter of 2019, [read more]