Who Is Your Daddy And What Does He Do? – Episode #82

Kindergarten Cop: Who Is Your Daddy And What Does He Do?

Who am I? And who do others think that I am? In our culture, our sense of self-identification is the end all be all of human existence. Whether we are talking about our family, careers, race, sexuality, religion, or politicial affiliation, who we think we are ends up dramatically shaping what type of lives we live, and how we get along with others. In today's podcast, I talk about why I think this can sometimes be dangerous, and propose an alternate solution...

What The Mafia’s “Ten Commandments” Can Teach Us – Episode #77

Mafia - The Godfather

Over a decade ago a "Ten Commandments" was discovered to exist in one mafia family. Apparently, there is "honor among thieves." In today's podcast, I look at why ethics and character matter, even in criminal organizations, and what such teaches us about the organizations we are a part of...

Why I’m Not Voting For President In 2020 – Episode #74

Donald Trump & Joe Biden

To me, Donald Trump and Joe Biden seem like terrible presidential candidates. To vote for either would require me to "hold my nose" while in the voting booth. And instead of doing that, I've decided I'm not voting for either candidate in the 2020 election. I am voting "none of the above."

We Love Making Noise With Our Pots And Pans ~ Episode #65

Making Noise With Pots And Pans

Our culture has become like a child banging pots and pans together on the kitchen floor. We make plenty of noise, but have no love. Looking at 1 Corinthians 13 today, I question whether or not we really love as we ought to, and how the ultimate acid test of love is seen in how we treat our enemies.

Conspiracy Theories Are Real (Sometimes)!?!? ~ Episode #58

Conspiracy Theories

As Americans, we love conspiracy theories. But why is that? From our founding fathers, to who really killed JFK, to the coronavirus, we always feel like someone powerful is behind the curtain pulling all the levers that make our world go round. In today's podcast, I explore the political and psychological reasons why conspiracy theories appeal to us so deeply...

“Liberty vs. Collectivist” Responses To COVID-19 In America & Canada – Episode #54

Canada vs America

COVID-19 highlights the tensions we have about our individual "civil liberties" and our "collective" duties as citizens. In today's podcast I talk with a Canadian friend as we compare and contrast America and Canada's responses to the coronavirus, and how our respective national DNA shapes the responses of our respective countries, and the tensions that exist in both nations.

My Headline Was Published By The Babylon Bee

Bernie Sanders

Recently Bernie Sanders has taken some flack in the media for a 60 Minute interview in which he praised Cuban communist dicator Fidel Castro for his literacy program. Sanders then defended this during a recent presidential debate. Inspired by this, I pitched a headline to the Babylon Bee...

Turning Our Hunger For Power Upside Down – Episode #46

Lord Of The Rings - Power

"Power" is about the ability to exercise your will over others without restraint. Sometimes this is through brute force, but other times, it comes by climbing certain social hierarchies, whether it be in academics, business, politics, or religion. I believe Jesus has called us to flip our power dynamics upside down...