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 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.
On Guns—and an Apology
Stephen recently published a podcast on the topic of guns, which generated much feedback and conversation among listeners. Today he issues an apology regarding a statement made in that episode. This episode also includes a discussion of how the Second Amendment, James Madison’s writings in the Federalist Papers, and recent Supreme Court cases can inform our understanding of the contemporary gun debate. Finally, leaders especially need to hear Stephen’s exhortation regarding guns and safety at the conclusion of this episode.
This episode originally aired March 24, 2018. This week, Stephen is on assignment for Uncaged.org, serving in the fight against human trafficking. New episodes of the Stephen Mansfield Podcast will resume next week.
Wisdom, Not Extremes: Immigration
All good governing happens in the center. In this episode, Stephen looks at the immigration policies of former President Trump and President Biden. The Trump administration put a dent in immigration through extreme measures. Then came Joe Biden, eager to provide a path to citizenship for those who have lived and worked here. The stance softened. Both policies have extreme features. In this episode, Stephen argues for a move away from the extremes, outlining the path to a country that is sane – not reactionary.
Really Good News!
As we begin to see the end of the COVID-19 crisis, Stephen shares statistics and reasons for why the post-pandemic American economy may be ready to roar. Tune into this brief episode for critical data on rising household net worth, real estate, and cash balances, as well as the many billions of dollars in credit card debt pay down. There is an economic engine cranking up in America, and if we get on top of this pandemic like we think we will, there is opportunity for tremendous prosperity ahead. We may soon see a flowering of the American economy and a restoration beyond what’s been lost. Articles referenced in this episode:
17 Reasons to Let the Economic Optimism Begin (The New York Times)
U.S. households ended 2020 with record $130.2 trillion in wealth, Fed says (Reuters)
The Meaning of the Equality Act
The Equality Act has recently passed in the House. Though it is unlikely to pass in the Senate, Stephen expects some version of it to pass in the future. What is the Equality Act, and how could a bill that sounds fair and reasonable in name actually be incredibly damaging to religious institutions like Christian universities? Stephen unpacks the bill, which classifies LGBTQ+ as a protected class, and discusses the ramifications for traditionalists.
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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.