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Meeting of Minds brings together the top minds in history, theology, finance, economics, language, mathematics and science. Host Jerry Bowyer invites guests to be both intelligent and clear and to follow truth wherever it leads.

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Meeting of Minds brings together the top minds in history, theology, finance, economics, language, mathematics and science. Host Jerry Bowyer invites guests to be both intelligent and clear and to follow truth wherever it leads.

    Annual Broadcast - The Theology of the Great Seal of the United States

    Annual Broadcast - The Theology of the Great Seal of the United States

    The Great Seal of the United States was commissioned by Congress in order to represent in visual form the foundational principles of the American Republic. In this presentation which I gave in the historic Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh for a group of CEOs hosted by the Young President’s Organization, we unpack the meaning of the various images which can be found on the back on any U.S. Dollar Bill.

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    • 36 min
    The James Option: What the Apostle Tells us About Christians and Politics

    The James Option: What the Apostle Tells us About Christians and Politics

    Pastor and scholar Jeff Meyers discusses his new commentary on the book of James, Wisdom for Dissidents. Meyers explains how modern commentators have failed to take the actual words of James seriously. When James mentions war, battles, and murder, he's not talking about arguments over the color of the new carpeting. James guided Christians through a time of political strife, assassination, civil violence and insurrection; in other words, a time much like our own. 

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – Intro
    1:14 – James and Ecclesiastes
    8:25 – Rebellion against Rome
    13:12 – Israel and Egypt
    19:53 – James helps Christians grow up
    26:00 – What is James preparing Christians for?
    31:05 – How Christians should respond to political violence
    42:00 – Why you should read this commentary




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    • 47 min
    New Data Show Corporations are Intolerant Regarding Religious and Political Viewpoints

    New Data Show Corporations are Intolerant Regarding Religious and Political Viewpoints

    The Alliance Defending Freedom  (Alliance Defending Freedom - Protecting Religious Freedom (adflegal.org)), the top religious freedom litigator in America, is now taking on anti-religious prejudice in public corporations. Having surveyed 50 major companies, ADF found the average score is a miserable 12 out of 100. ADF's head of corporate engagement Jeremy Tedesco talks about ADF's new index  (Viewpoint Diversity Score), which outlines precisely how companies can become beacons of tolerance and true diversity (not just the skin-deep kind) and precisely where and how companies are falling short now. ADF take an engage approach, not the popular but ineffectual disengage approach of boycotts and sin-screens. Identitarian ideologues have had the field to themselves for far too long, and ADF's new Viewpoint Diversity Score is exactly the right tool to use to challenge that monopoly.

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – Intro
    1:13 – Amazon discriminates against Alliance Defending Freedom
    4:38 – Corporations are starting to face political consequences
    9:17 – Engagement, not divestment
    14:41 – Diversity includes diversity of belief



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    • 23 min
    Time for Corporations to Pivot Away from Politics and Back to Business

    Time for Corporations to Pivot Away from Politics and Back to Business

    Justin Danhof of Strive Asset Management joins Jerry to talk about the new company's plans to replace the recent woke agenda in corporate life with an agenda of excellence.

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – Intro
    1:18 – Being a voice where the right is the quietest
    4:10 – ESG is a luxury good – Reigning in Netflix
    7:10 – Solving the activist problem
    11:03 – Depoliticizing corporate America
    14:40 – “Do you want Coca-Cola to be the moral arbiter?”

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    South Beach Diet Creator on the Newest Research About the Three Kinds of Hunger and How to Overcome Them

    South Beach Diet Creator on the Newest Research About the Three Kinds of Hunger and How to Overcome Them

    Preventative Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston rejoins Jerry to talk about what the latest scientific research shows about hunger and how to fight it. Ignoring the differences between different varieties of hunger means ignoring physiology and neurology and excess dependence on "willpower", leading to failure. Dr. Agatston explains the three different types of hunger, how to recognize each and how to overcome each in an effective way.

    Timestamps:
    0:00 – Intro
    1:33 – Bears with hypoglycemia
    7:45 – Grazing and carb craving
    14:11 – Chemistry, not discipline
    20:26 – Artificial sweeteners
    24:49 – Keto flu
    30:09 – Juvenile diabetes and insulin resistance
    36:42 – Fasting and controlling appetite
    42:56 – Addictive hunger

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    Population Growth Hysteria is at the Root of Many Evils

    Population Growth Hysteria is at the Root of Many Evils

    Dr. Peter Jacobsen teaches economics at the Gwartney Center at Ottawa University, where he also heads up the MBA program. He is one of the hosts of the Faith and Economics podcast. On this episode, Dr. Jacobsen speaks in depth about the errors of population growth hysteria; how it was imposed on poor nations by rich nations; why it’s bad economics; and why it is still causing harm in places like China. Jacobsen also talks about the reality of inflation and why some were unable to see it coming, and whether cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be an antidote to debasement of currency.

    Timestamps:

    0:00 – Intro
    5:26 – How the one child policy is destroying China
    13:24 – Malthus wouldn’t be a Malthusian today
    18:30 – Population control and war
    25:50 – Immigration and overpopulation
    27:56 – Inflation
    33:33 – Crypto offers currency competition
    38:08 – Bitcoin and deflation
    40:42 – Malthus didn’t account for entrepreneurship

     

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

NP in OC ,

Revealing insights!

Good stuff!!

firstact116 ,

Favorite new podcast!

I subscribe to the daily dose of Greek so I discovered this podcast through the Dr. David Plummer interview. This podcast checks all the boxes. Theology, politics, economics and much much more. So glad I found it!

JonathanWhite ,

Poised, with Punch.

Jerry’s interview style reminds me a bit of a boxer circling his opponent. However, he’s never truly pugilistic. He just doesn’t let his guests time to rest on the ropes. He is always mercilessly over-prepared for the interview. You could probably fill a whole second podcast just with the things that he taught his guests in the course of the interview.

May God bless his show/ministry.

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