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On Age and Ageism

You are likely to live longer than you expect. Perhaps you have thought of retirement as something that happens around the age of 60 to 65. In reality, many of us today could easily live well into our 90s. In this episode, Stephen encourages a new way of thinking about [read more]

2020-02-08T11:08:09-05:00February 19th, 2020|Podcast|

Rising Wealth in The World

The rate of extreme poverty in the world has been cut in half over the past decade from 15.7% in 2010 to 7.7% today. Extreme poverty has been all but eradicated in China. The world is changing for the better. More than half the world is in the middle class [read more]

2020-02-03T13:03:18-05:00February 12th, 2020|Podcast|

On Impeachment and Speaking

The impeachment process is being shaped by those who speak well. Whether you’re a senator or a junior employee, you need to learn the art of public speaking. In this episode, Stephen comments on the rhetoric on display in the recent impeachment proceedings. Listen, evaluate, and make a plan to [read more]

2020-02-03T13:44:20-05:00February 5th, 2020|Podcast|

Generations and the GOP

Today on the podcast, Stephen tackles the impeachment trial from an angle you have probably not heard in the news. Demographics and political leanings are shifting in the U.S., and the GOP must think generationally in everything they do publicly. Learn why the Senate’s refusal to hear certain witnesses could [read more]

2020-01-27T15:05:39-05:00January 29th, 2020|Podcast|

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|

Dealing with the Strife-bound

I want to identify a tendency toward strife in some people’s hearts and help you lead these people well. I also want to help you identify this tendency in your own heart if it exists there. We’ve all known folks who just seem to be drawn to conflict. They are [read more]

2020-01-08T10:28:25-05:00January 8th, 2020|Leading Thoughts|

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|