James and Shawn are two friends who like to talk about life. Science, grammar, parenting, spirituality--they're likely to discuss it.
We now have a Patreon page: patreon.com/lookingoverlife
18: Are Leaders Really Necessary? (with guest Andrew Crider)
James and Shawn welcome Andrew Crider back to the podcast.
We discuss leadership. What is it? Who does it? Is it even necessary? These and many other questions are contemplated.
We also do a lightning round of leadership qualities we think every leader ought to have. Which ones did we miss, or do you think there is one that is more critical than another? Please let us know!
What causes the seasons?
What causes the phases of the moon?
Looking Over Life Patreon
Javan Bender "Leading With a Servant Heart"
Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
The Way of the Shepherd by Kevin Lehman
The Birth Order Book by Kevin Lehman
Christian Light Publications
The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel
The Effective Manager by Mark Horstman
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Reset by David Murray
17: FWIW: The Center of God's Will
Sneak peek For What It's Worth episode!
Shawn and James are glad to have Andrew Crider back on the podcast. This is actually the episode we recorded for our Patron-only podcast For What It's Worth, but we decided to let you all have access to it this time.
In this episode, we talk about what it means to be in the center of God's will—or if that is even a possibility. What do you think? Please send us your feedback. You can reach us at our email or on our website.
Please share the podcast with a friend. We like seeing more downloads, which means we have more listeners.
Patreon: For What It's Worth
Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
16: How to Improve Your Bible Reading
James and Shawn talk about their Bible reading. We look at the various methods we've used over the years for reading the Bible and talk about why we choose to read it in the first place.
We also discuss our favorite translations and formats, including reading-format versus study-format Bibles.
How do you go about your Bible reading? Do you have a favorite translation? Let us know!
Patreon - For What It's Worth episodes
The boiling point of water at various altitudes
Can you survive in space without a spacesuit?
The Armstrong Limit
2021 Yearly Themes episode
YouVersion Bible app
Organization of the books of the bible
NIV One Year Bible
Types of Bible translations
Why We Read episode
Social Media episode
Reading on paper versus on screens
Learning differences on paper versus on screens
Paper versus screens - Scientific America
Why Bible Typography Matters
James's reader's Bible
Pilcrow (paragraph symbol)
How long does it take to read the Bible?
15: Tithing—How Our Church Could Send a Rocket to the Moon
Shawn and James talk about money matters, specifically about giving. Why is it that churches often struggle to pay for the various programs of the church? What is tithing, and should we be giving a certain amount?
We talk about giving in various seasons of life and how that could look. It is fascinating to do the math and see just how much a little giving grows when everyone contributes.
We are happy to announce our new Patron-only podcast "For What It's Worth." This is a way for you to help support the podcast and make it easier for us to put out more episodes in the future.
As always, we want to hear from you. Thanks for your ideas and encouragement and corrections. Send us an email!
Patreon Page for Looking Over Life
The Perseverance Rover
Number of US taxpayers
Median Annual Income in the United States
Average Debt in the United States
Wikipedia - Consumer Debt
Kingdom Focused Finances by Gary Miller
Dave Ramsey's 7 Basic Steps
LOL 7: Thoughts on Higher Education with Josh Nisley - Part 1
LOL 8: Thoughts on Higher Education with Josh Nisley - Part 2
Cost of launching small rockets
Jeff Bezos' yacht
14: Sending Up Trees
James and Shawn talk about technological developments from the beginning of time up through the near future. In this episode, we go all over the place, looking at amazing technologies that range from the humble garden hoe to flying cars!
You may hear some background noise, but that's because we were able to record together, in-person for the first time. We were pretty excited for the opportunity, and we hope you enjoy the conversation.
If you have any thoughts about modern technology or the history that brought us here, please send us an email.
Cork heat shield
Ablative heat shield
Domestication of maize
Domestication of the Cavendish banana
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Wikipedia - The Green Revolution
Wikipedia - Guano
Wikipedia - Guano Islands Act
Environmental cost of electric cars versus gasoline-powered cars
13: Shawn's Apology
Shawn apologizes for the upload delay and offers and explanation.
We hope to return to normal episode uploads soon.
You can still reach us at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org