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New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield (The Faith of George W. Bush, The Search for God and Guinness, Lincoln's Battle With God, Mansfield's Book of Manly Men, The Miracle of the Kurds) talks about today's cultural upheavals, trends and ironies, all while providing a fascinating look behind the scenes of his writing and travels.

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield (The Faith of George W. Bush, The Search for God and Guinness, Lincoln's Battle With God, Mansfield's Book of Manly Men, The Miracle of the Kurds) talks about today's cultural upheavals, trends and ironies, all while providing a fascinating look behind the scenes of his writing and travels.
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New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield (The Faith of George W. Bush, The Search for God and Guinness, Lincoln's Battle With God, Mansfield's Book of Manly Men, The Miracle of the Kurds) talks about today's cultural upheavals, trends and ironies, all while providing a fascinating look behind the scenes of his writing and travels.

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Episodes

Immigration Folly

7/17/2019
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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 many parents ultimately being released [read more]

Duration:00:12:32

On Christian Statesmanship

7/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:14:40

An Economic Downturn?

7/3/2019
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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 on the horizon. In this [read more]

Duration:00:17:19

My Book ‘Choosing Donald Trump’

6/26/2019
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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 of Positive Thinking) influenced Trump [read more]

Duration:00:17:53

Our Crisis of Debt

6/19/2019
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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, credit card delinquency reached a [read more]

Duration:00:12:01

On Beth Moore and Women Leading

6/12/2019
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There’s something troubling the Southern Baptist Church, and the discussion is rippling out into the rest of the evangelical world and beyond. The issue: whether women (specifically Beth Moore, in this case) should be able to teach men. Stephen addresses the issue from several angles in this podcast episode. Image via lproof.org/about

Duration:00:16:51

Movie Review: Emanuel

6/5/2019
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On June 17, 2015, a young man walked into Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC, sat through a prayer meeting and Bible study, then pulled out a gun and killed nine black people who had just shown him love and hospitality. Amazingly, within 48 hours the surviving families of the victims openly forgave the shooter [read more]

Duration:00:11:50

Stats Changing the World

5/29/2019
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Did you know that a nation must have a birth rate of 2.1 in order to maintain a population? Understand birth rates and you’ll understand more about the future of your country and world than most people. In this episode, Stephen touches on some critical data that reveals what the United States will look like [read more]

Duration:00:13:40

Knowing Religion

5/22/2019
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A lack of religious knowledge has plagued our society for years, causing great devastation at home and abroad. Many people, for example, don’t know the difference between a Muslim and a Sheikh or an Evangelical and a Catholic. Very few have ever had a comparative religion class. In this episode Stephen presents a challenge and [read more]

Duration:00:16:32

The Value of Closed Sessions

5/15/2019
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“I think this ought to be discussed in closed session,” is a phrase that makes many Americans, especially members of the press, wild with fury. It’s anti-democratic! It’s deceptive! Stephen argues the opposite from his experience living in DC. Lives are frequently ruined when things that should be dealt with in closed session are dealt [read more]

Duration:00:11:20

A New Russian Threat

5/8/2019
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As our nation finds itself constantly preoccupied with Trump, Barr, Mueller, and the rest, very important happenings are taking place with little notice. This past week, for example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that Putin encouraged Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, to stay in office instead of leave for Cuba. Stay alert, don’t [read more]

Duration:00:08:02

The Lie of White Supremacy

5/1/2019
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There is a white supremacy movement rising among young, white, privileged males in the US, and it’s doing a great deal of damage. Stephen encourages us all to take responsibility for this as far as we have reach and influence. Let’s stamp out this evil and destructive idea by having conversations, building friendships across racial [read more]

Duration:00:12:35

Our All or Nothing Politics

4/24/2019
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Stephen observes a trend of “all or nothing” politics. As a Christian and a conservative, he can say he’s grateful for many of Trump’s policies. At the same time, he can say that Trump is foul-mouthed, immoral, deceptive, and brings others into his deceptions. Statements like Michele Bachmann’s (“We will in all likelihood never see [read more]

Duration:00:15:34

Anger and Immigration

4/17/2019
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Donald Trump has been threatening out of anger to relocate illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities. Though he may be right on the issue of illegal immigration, he is wrong in his approach. In this episode, Stephen discusses why leaders need to be aware of the emotions affecting their decisions. Great leaders must “clear the weeds” [read more]

Duration:00:10:06

Uncaged

4/10/2019
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Sex trafficking has become such a huge problem that many of us are hard-pressed to get our minds around it. The U.S. government estimates 56 million people are trafficked globally each day. The industry brings in more than $150 billion; that’s more than the intake of the world’s five largest companies. In this episode, Stephen [read more]

Duration:00:18:02

About Monopolies

4/3/2019
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Did you know that three companies control 95% of all credit cards? Or that three companies also control 80% of all mobile telecoms? Stephen is pro-business and fully supportive of free markets, but he is also fully opposed to monopolies. Dive into this episode to learn more about the dangers of monopolies, the advantages of [read more]

Duration:00:12:59

The Evangelical Crisis

3/27/2019
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Evangelicals today are in crisis – largely because so many, especially the leaders, are wed to Donald Trump, who earned 81% of the white evangelical vote, half of the Roman Catholic vote, and half of the votes of regular church attendees. So, what’s the problem? Stephen sees a backlash against evangelicals that will only grow without [read more]

Duration:00:18:22

In An Age of Justice

3/20/2019
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The college admissions scandal, Smollett, #MeToo, Manafort, Cohen, Nassar… we live in an age of justice, and Stephen celebrates it. This reformist impulse happens from time to time in history, and we are witness to it now. In this episode, Stephen discusses how we may live through these fascinating (though sometimes disorienting) times so that [read more]

Duration:00:21:34

The Leadership Vacuum

3/13/2019
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Here is a truth of leadership: if you don’t fix it, somebody else is going to. And they’re probably going to fix it in a clumsy and heavy-fisted way. The AMA failed to address our healthcare issues, and so we got Obamacare. Several administrations failed to address trade issues, and so we got the Trump [read more]

Duration:00:13:15

Victory Over Hunger

3/6/2019
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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]

Duration:00:18:16