18 episodes

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

Looking Over Life James Goering and Shawn D Schmidt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

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)

    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!



    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com
    Patreon: patreon.com/lookingoverlife



    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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    17: FWIW: The Center of God's Will

    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.



    Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com
    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    Patreon: For What It's Worth



    Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

    • 15 min
    16: How to Improve Your Bible Reading

    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!



    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com



    Patreon - For What It's Worth episodes

    The boiling point of water at various altitudes

    Imperial units

    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

    Reader's Bibles

    James's reader's Bible

    Pilcrow (paragraph symbol)

    NIV 

    NLT

    NVI

    How long does it take to read the Bible?

    • 56 min
    15: Tithing—How Our Church Could Send a Rocket to the Moon

    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!



    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com



    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

    • 44 min
    14: Sending Up Trees

    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.



    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    Email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com



    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

    Electric airplanes

    • 58 min
    13: Shawn's Apology

    13: Shawn's Apology

    Shawn apologizes for the upload delay and offers and explanation.

    We hope to return to normal episode uploads soon.



    Website: lookingoverlife.com
    You can still reach us at our email: lookingoverlife@gmail.com

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