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.
The GOP’s Circular Firing Squad
The Republican Party needs unity. Instead, it’s eating itself alive, setting itself up for unbelievable defeat if it doesn’t change course. As of this recording, the GOP will likely remove Liz Cheney from her party leadership role. Representative Cheney is the third highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and the highest ranking Republican woman in the House. She is a woman of principle. She has voted with Donald Trump 98% of the time. And yet she has run afoul of Republican leadership and, more importantly, apparently, Donald Trump, by finding the former President’s actions on January 6 to be unconscionable. This all raises the question: Is the GOP a big enough tent to include both Trump supporters and critics? Or will the GOP tear itself apart by punishing those who aren’t deemed “pure” or “right” enough?
Welcome to a new format of the Stephen Mansfield Podcast! In this episode Stephen quickly touches on a number of issues, from politics and macroeconomics to book recommendations, personal life updates, and more. Find out what’s happening – and what you should be paying attention to – in this fast-paced, rapid-fire episode.
On DC Statehood
The House recently voted in favor of DC statehood. In this episode, Stephen addresses the Founding Fathers’ intent in creating Washington, DC, a district that Congress would govern directly so that the federal government could carry out its work without being beholden to partisan politics or the agenda or needs of a particular state. Tune in for Stephen’s historical perspective and thoughts on the political ramifications of this amendment – as well as why it won’t pass (at this time).
You, Me, and Getting Vaccinated
Stephen recently received the COVID-19 vaccine. In this episode, he shares his own personal history with vaccines, as well as his reasoning for getting this particular one. While speaking to all people around the world, Stephen specifically addresses some concerns on the hearts and minds of many American evangelicals, including questions over abortion-related stem cells, the mark of the beast, and how some libertarian ideologies conflict with Scripture. Tune in for an interesting discussion of these critical topics and to learn the non-political reasons why Stephen strongly encourages vaccination.
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The 4 Commitments Of Billy Graham
We could talk forever about Billy Graham’s life, ministry, preaching, and theology. But today Stephen wants to talk about one critical moment in Billy Graham’s life that happened in 1949. In a monumental meeting, Graham and his team set firm boundaries that resulted in a scandal-free ministry for more than 60 years. Those four important decisions are discussed in this episode.
This episode originally aired on March 7, 2018.
Hunter v. Department of Education
Hunter v. Department of Education is a class-action lawsuit recently filed in the U.S. that will have long-lasting ramifications for many American institutions, notably Christian universities. In this episode, Stephen explains the lawsuit, its implications for Title IX and religious-affiliated organizations, as well as why the students behind this suit may come to regret it. Christian educators and friends, prepare for the day when accreditation and federal funding is no longer a given.
An oasis in the desert
I’ve withdrawn from so many outlets I used to get info from. Reason, logic, and thoughtfulness have given way to clickbait and histrionics. Stephen stands in the well-considered center. Frankly, this podcast is as rare and valuable as a gold plated unicorn laying dodo eggs. If you’re tired of extremes, give it a listen!
High Quality Content!
Stephen provides high quality content that will get you thinking. He is a men’s man, in that he is quick to honor woman and provides information in a format that is easily digestible.
He has character and integrity and is not afraid nor shy’s away from truth. I love his perspective on current events and he is committed to his beliefs. He doesn’t sway with the political climate but speaks to it.
A wolf in sheeps clothing, and not right of center as he would have you to believe.