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The Stephen Mansfield Podcast

Religion & Spirituality

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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English


Episodes
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A Just War Primer

4/24/2024
There seems always to be a war occurring in some part of the world, but what moral framing should nations apply that keeps them from doing the kind of damage that will taint generations? Augustine proposed the conditions for a Just War, including the criteria that justifies going to war and if those are met, how to conduct that war. Listen in to this 15-minute primer of the Just War Theory. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:17:26

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My Government and Me

4/10/2024
Just before Easter, Joe Biden issued a presidential statement supporting March 31 as Transgender Day of Visibility and called on all Americans to observe it. How is it that President Biden, a Catholic, goes out of his way to announce support for Transgender Americans on Easter–the highest holy day for Christians—when previous presidents ignored it? It seems my government is going out of its way to say the traditional faith shared by the majority of Americans is increasingly in the way of an agenda. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:17:57

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ISIS-K Strikes Again

3/27/2024
In the wake of the attack on the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow, two things become apparent: ISIS is not dead, and Vladimir Putin is looking incompetent. Listen in for more about ISIS-K, the US intelligence chatter, Putin’s laugh, and deflection of blame. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:10:06

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Why No Two-State Solution

3/13/2024
A two-state solution? It sounds fair and is the default proposal by most Western leaders. But did you know a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians has been proposed many times, and each time, it is rejected by Arab leaders? Listen in to learn more about the history of Israel and Gaza and my radical proposal. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:13:46

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A Good Man Leaves Us

2/28/2024
Good men and women like US Congressman Mark Green (TN 7th congressional district) are leaving Congress because “You can’t get anything done in this place.” We have had an eroding of both the effectiveness and the checks and balances within Congress and it has become dysfunctional. But you can affect change. Listen in for some things you can do as an American citizen to break this cycle. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:20:23

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The Iranian Battleplan

2/14/2024
Shia Muslims are behind Hamas, the Houthi movement, and Hezbollah and many other independent militias around the world doing great damage. What is their end game? Many people in Washington, DC, and elsewhere fail to see things at 20,000 feet, but there’s a larger chess game being played and it’s important we understand what that chess game is. Iran is taking advantage of US weakness. They see America as a declining power, and not to be feared. Make no mistake, Iran is on the move, and they are trying to drive the US out of the Middle East so they can exert their power. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:21:30

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2024: A Year of War

1/31/2024
Most Americans are focused on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, but we have war threatening on many fronts, including Korea, Taiwan, and Pakistan. NATO is globalizing 90,000 troops, the largest force since the Cold War. Listen in to understand why this is abnormal and to be aware of these unusual times. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:17:09

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Knowing Your University

1/17/2024
If one of the good things that comes out of October 7th and the Hamas incursion and the Israeli response in Gaza and the protests around the world is that people start waking up to what’s happening at the universities they favor and start looking for other universities to support that are closer to their values and what they believe in, that’s a good thing. Listen in to hear some of the things that are taking place on the campus. It’s essential that you know what a university teaches before you send your child there or before you support it. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:21:13

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The Lies About Ukraine

1/3/2024
The lies spreading about Ukraine and Vladimir Zelensky include accusations about declaring martial law, canceling elections, shutting down opposition parties, hiding private offshore accounts, and gaining financially from international aid. In this episode, I address each of these rumors directly and make the case for a noble Ukrainian cause. If the United States goes weak in the face of Russia, we will pay for it internationally. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:20:30

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How Did We Get Christmas?

12/13/2023
Listen in as I go back in history and describe how we got our current Christmas celebrations. How did we land on Dec 25th? How did Santa Claus get mixed in? What about the myths about coming down the chimney and a sleigh pulled by reindeer? Why do we decorate a tree? Some of these have an inspiring backstory while some are a bit silly. I encourage you to take Christmas in hand, make it meaningful, and build memorable rituals in the Christmas season. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:21:51

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Racism and Christian Theology

11/29/2023
This episode is primarily a call to my Christian brothers and sisters to consider their theology carefully as it pertains to Israel. Whichever eschatology (end times) interpretation you lean toward, let’s remember first that God loves and died for all of us, including Arabs; and second, many who live in Gaza (some 3,000) are in fact Christians. Don’t allow your support for Israel to lead to a disregard of other people and ethnicities. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:22:07

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The Thanksgiving Story 2023

11/15/2023
Do you know the true, historically accurate story of the first Thanksgiving? There is some controversy about the actions of the generations following the original Pilgrims, but in this podcast, I sidestep those controversies to tell the story of the first Pilgrims. Gather your family and friends and listen in to hear their brave story, from a brutal voyage across the Atlantic to a joyous celebration with the native people. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and may you, too, live for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:24:14

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Don't Fund Your Enemies

11/1/2023
Where is your money going? If you give to a school or university, I encourage you to do your research and ensure that it is not being used to fund teachings and beliefs antithetical to your values. Amidst the bloodshed occurring in Israel and Palestine, vile and dehumanizing protests are bringing some rather shocking university ideals into the light. Don't continue to donate to places that support morals that oppose yours. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:21:52

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Israel, Gaza, and Tomorrow

10/18/2023
The October 7th attack on Israel by the Hamas terrorist group was unprecedented in its strategy, execution, and violence. Now, we must ask: What string of events led to this? And what will happen next? Join me as I explain some of the historical tensions surrounding Israel and the challenges it is facing today. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:32:30

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Reality Distortion in Politics

10/11/2023
As the 2024 presidential election draws nearer, some alarming survey results are catching my attention. The public perception of political figures is often a distorted reality, whether it be to a candidate's detriment or advantage. And in the case of Donald Trump, the impression he has made upon Republicans is stunning. What do you think of his faith? Listen in as I divulge what the majority of the GOP perceives about him and some of the other candidates. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:14:43

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Boys and Society

9/27/2023
We are living in a society that continually marginalizes, medicates, and mandates its young boys. It is an unfortunate truth that our boys and young men are in great need today. Tune in as I give statistical evidence as to why this is. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:17:31

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Four Economic Trends

9/7/2023
Today, I take a look at some rather astonishing statistics that reflect a growing economic world. With global wealth inequality at its lowest level in nearly 150 years, we have much to appreciate and even more to hope for. 2023 Global Wealth Report: https://www.ubs.com/global/en/family-office-uhnw/reports/global-wealth-report-2023.html Jeff Stein article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/09/03/us-debt-deficit-rises-interest-rate/ LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:14:59

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The Maui Fire: A Warning

8/30/2023
The island of Maui has suffered greatly from the devastating fires it experienced this month, and so have its people and leaders. Emergency systems broke down as the crisis arose, which will undoubtedly lead to years of investigation and prosecution. Join me as I discuss the lessons learned and how we can better prepare for the unexpected. Support Convoy of Hope: https://convoyofhope.org/ LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:18:31

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Politics as Crime: A Warning

8/16/2023
A dangerous trend has taken hold of the American political system. We've seen it happening with Republicans and Democrats alike, and it's attempting to undermine the way our country was set up to run. Let's talk about criminally charging our politicians. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:11:12

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Review: Sound of Freedom

8/2/2023
This summer, an important piece of art is shaking our culture. The movie "Sound of Freedom" starring Jim Caviezel has turned the national spotlight on the issue of human trafficking. The film itself is a great piece of cinematography, and does an amazing job educating and exposing us to the evils of sex slavery, especially among children. But while this film helps the anti-trafficking cause, we mustn't let our egos get the best of us. Tune in to hear my opinion on the matter. LEARN MORE: Website: https://stephenmansfield.tv/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/mansfieldwrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MansfieldWrites

Duration:00:25:37