January 1, 2021
I was fortunate to cross paths with fellow creative Dustin Johnson from Christ & Capital and was just as fortunate to record a conversation with him. There's a lot of static out in the public space regarding economics, political policies, and how to do these things best. We hear the arguments and we are quite familiar with them. But all too often, we don't dig deep enough to see what worldview is behind these talking points.
My conversation with Dustin covers lockdowns, socialism vs. capitalism, stimulus checks, and all things in between.
You can find more about Dustin, his blog and podcast, Christ & Capital, at www.christandcapital.com
December 28, 2020
We live in what appears to be a polarizing time. But what does that even mean? There's a large number of influencers and pundits throwing around words like, "polarized" and "compromise" but not a lot seems to be getting done about it. This episode explores some of the issues with having an outlook that puts labels (and people) into silos and what might be a means to remedy all of the under-the-surface disagreement that we have.
December 14, 2020
This episode is unique in that I'm not the only one speaking in it. My guest, Desh Amila, comes to the Narrative Wars to talk about his life experience, his reasons for going into filmmaking, and shares what his next movie will be on.
Desh, originally from war-torn Sri Lanka but who now resides in Australia, is a strong voice in the arena of free speech and open dialogue. He creates content related to worldview issues and his latest work, "Better Left Unsaid" is set to be a continuation of those efforts. And as I say in my intro, Desh is someone whose worldview is slightly different than mine. Yet through our shared curiosity and desire to be part of the "larger conversations", we came together for this lively interview.
I think you'll enjoy Desh's story and hopefully check out some of his work as well.
You can find him at https://deshamila.com/ and be sure to listen for his exclusive offer during my podcast.
December 4, 2020
Is questioning 'everything' a sign of intelligence? Is it a sign of virtue? This episode explores our culture's obsession with our 'question everything, trust nothing' attitudes. And if we really do hold this attitude in a way we claim to.
November 27, 2020
"Fake News" has been a popular phrase, meme and descriptor used by those who see America's mainstream journalists as not only fraudulent, but corrupted. Whether you believe that to be the case or not tends to divide people along political lines, but it does open up a can of worms on whether these claims are, indeed, true.
So in keeping with the spirit of the Narrative Wars' original reason for existence, we'll take a look at these two claims. And full disclaimer - this one gets a little ranty. Perhaps that's keeping in the spirit of political discourse and our freedom of speech as well.
November 21, 2020
The term "Big Tech" is something you may or may not be familiar with. It's a reference to the major media distributors; the umbrella of companies that have produced and distributed mass amounts of information. They are a wonderful tool for the dissemination of info. But what happens when they begin to 'clamp down' on voices? More specifically, when they put a stop to those they disagree with - the ones who just so happen to be content creators and consumers themselves.
Is 'Big Tech' something to be reviled? Or something we just don't understand as of yet? I happen to believe that worldview has a lot do say about this, which will be the crux of this episode.
November 8, 2020
Some thoughts and observations on this crazy election day / week / month, God-forbid, year. All that being said, it seems we're in it for the long haul. Did you expect anything less from 2020?!
August 23, 2020
COVID-19 has run amok on the world. And in its wake, it's made already-dicey situations even more contentious. International relations. Discussions on leadership capability. And the topic of who to hold accountable for the outbreak. There are a few fringe theories outside of the commonly accepted narrative. Yet, now that we have to deal with the virus, what is the most appropriate response at this time? That's the topic of today's episode of the #NarrativeWars.
August 12, 2020
America's Presidency is a hot topic every four years. Who sits in the Oval Office may be a dream of a few, but it is sought after and revered by many. As such, just whom occupies the presidency ends up coming with a lot of expectations. But are the expectations of the highest level of American government really supposed to hold sway with our personal happiness? Are we actually meant to rely on the President for moral imperative?
Today's episode is a fun one because it's all about the president of the United States and whether or not it's good for us to pin our personal hopes and dreams on a public servant.
July 21, 2020
To have and to hold. In sickness and in health. Till death do us part.
Marriage is supposed to be God's holiest of institutions for human beings. And it's something the Church ought to be in agreement on. Yet that has scarcely been the case. Especially in the wake of America's court case, Obergefell vs. Hodges.
Today's episode looks at the narratives surrounding marriage and why the American Church can't seem to be in agreement on what this ancient institution is meant to look like.