The Stephen Mansfield Podcast

Religion & Spirituality

Stephen Mansfield


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Stephen Mansfield




Three Lives and the Lessons Learned, Part 2

I'm taking the first two podcast episodes of 2023 to discuss and honor the legacies of three prominent people who passed away in 2022. In this episode, I'm diving into the impacts left on society by journalist Barbara Walters and Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, otherwise known as Pope Benedict XVI. If you missed part 1, [read more]


Three Lives and the Lessons Learned, Part 1

I want to take these first two podcast episodes of 2023 to discuss and honor the legacies of three prominent people who passed away in 2022. In this episode, you'll hear about the Brazilian soccer player, Pelé, and how he changed the perceptions of his nation. Stay tuned for the part 2, in which [read more]


How To Face The Future

As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, anxieties often settle in about the new year and what the future might hold. While unpredictable political, economic, and social events rage on, be intentional to initiate practices in the lives of your family and community to ground yourselves. Take heart in [read more]


Lynchpin – The Nord Stream Explosion

When used in a mechanical context, a lynchpin is a vital piece designed to keep the wheels from falling off a wagon or tool. Today, I use this word metaphorically in a global and political context on the Stephen Mansfield podcast to describe what I believe was a key event in the development of [read more]


Two Huge Trends and a Gripe

Tides are turning in two very significant ways, both amidst elections here on U.S. soil and concerning war across the globe in Ukraine. Listen to the latest episode of the Stephen Mansfield Podcast to hear the details of these events, as well as something new in D.C. worth griping about!


What is Christian Nationalism?

Christian nationalism is a hot button topic in our society today. As a student of American history, Stephen weighs in on the topic with a balanced perspective. Together we’ll ask: Is America a Christian nation? Should Christianity be an official religion? Does Christian nationalism work? Is it justified? Tune in for an exciting discussion [read more]


Mahsa Amini and Tulsi Gabbard

Mahsa Amini and Tulsi Gabbard are two women who have moved to the forefront of world news and may perhaps signal world changes to come. On September 16, Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman without head covering, was taken into custody by the nation’s “morality police” where she died from blows to the head. Her [read more]


The Constitution a Covenant with God?

There is a popular view that America has a covenant with God that is defined by the Constitution of the United States. Furthermore, proponents of this argument often believe that when elected officials violate the Constitution, they are violating that covenant and bringing our nation under God’s judgement. Stephen has been asked by several [read more]


A High Courage, a Quiet Heart

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) spoke words to the Commonwealth that have echoed in Stephen’s mind and heart for years: “If we all go forward together with an unwavering faith, a high courage, and a quiet heart, we shall be able to make of this ancient commonwealth, which we all [read more]


Not Serious About Student Debt

President Biden is a consummate politician, and his recent student loan debt forgiveness announcement is a prime example. While Stephen is fully in favor of freeing students and their parents from these mafia-like loans, the current forgiveness “plan,” if it can be considered as much, is an administrative failure. Some 35 million individuals will [read more]


Stephen’s Top 7

This week on the podcast, Stephen weighs in on his top seven topics, a broad mix of subjects spanning from the Russia/Ukraine war and the state of our economy to Notre Dame football. Tune in for a special announcement at the beginning of this episode, and be sure to stick around to the end as [read more]


All Things Churchill

Stephen wants you to fall in love with Winston Churchill… however it happens! In this episode, Stephen shares his top book and film recommendations, as well as why Churchill is rewarding at every level. Books Stephen’s book: The Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill: Hero in a Time of Crisis by Stephen Mansfield Stephen’s favorite: My Early Life: [read more]


Victory Over Hunger

Those of us in the West spend little time and money on food. Only one in 50 people work in food production, and less than 10% of personal income is spent on food. For comparison, 82% of Ethiopia’s population works in food production… and 60% of a person’s income in the Philippines is spent on [read more]


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, Billy Graham and Richard Nixon’s [read more]


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 viewpoint looks like. This episode [read more]


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, 2017.


Healing Our Patriotic Souls

We are constantly being bombarded with negative news. It’s easy to become disillusioned, our beliefs about ourselves, our people, and our country suffering along the way. In this podcast, Stephen offers a solution through recommending a few books and videos. May these restore your peace, hone your vision, and ennoble your soul. Patriotic Grace: What [read more]


How to Read

Midsummer is here, and reading is on many listeners’ minds. 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 veteran readers and would-be readers alike! This episode [read more]


Some Judicial Restraint

Regular listeners of the podcast know that Stephen has called Roe v. Wade “bad law” for years. Even liberal justices such as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have been critical of the precedents used in the Roe v. Wade ruling. The landmark 1973 case, of course, has just been overturned, and legislative powers regarding abortion have [read more]


New York Loses Its Mind

Over the last five years, New York has spent $200,000 of taxpayers money (per year) inviting drag performers to interact with children as young as three years old. Stephen has and will continue to advocate for laws that ensure the fundamental rights and protections of LGBTQ people. But this situation in New York is asinine. [read more]