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Medical schools today no longer bother teaching their students about what different religions believe about health care practices, which is leaving some people of faith out in the cold when they receive care. Dr John Dawson, however, believes that this is something worth knowing, and has laid it out in his book Religion in Medicine.

Jason Hartman and Dr Dawson look at when the change happened, and what can be done to educate current physicians and health care providers.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] When did the medical system change and stop concerning themselves with the patients needs, and why

[5:53] What can be done to remedy the problem, and is it affordable?

[7:40] How John's knowledge of the Sikh religious practices helped a patient with a serious head injury

[9:41] Does health care around the world not care about religious beliefs or just the West?

Website:

Religion in Medicine, Volume 1

Religion in Medicine, Volume 2

Direct download: SS_101_John_Dawson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

When we think of the First Amendment, we tend to believe that it allows us to say whatever we want, often without any repercussions. But what does it actually protect, and from whom? Floyd Abrams represented The New York Times in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case, and is author of the new book The Soul of the First Amendment. He explains to Jason how the First Amendment actually protects us, what it DOESN'T protect us from, and why some areas aren't as protected as others.

In a day and age where a negative review posted on Yelp! can lead to lawsuits, it's vital that you understand what speech can come back to haunt you.

Key Takeaways:

[3:23] Floyd's background and some of the landmark cases he's been a part of like the Pentagon Papers

[7:25] The First Amendment and college campus free speech issues

[9:10] Areas of our society we don't realize are government controlled and subject to different free speech rules

[11:45] The broadcast medium is nearing the free speech protections as print media

[16:17] The First Amendment and "fake news"

[21:03] The First Amendment and the internet users getting sued for comments/reviews/etc

Website:

The Soul of the First Amendment

Direct download: SS_100_Floyd_Abrams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

In a recent investment seminar, Jason Hartman dove into the topic of investing in income property during an inflationary period. After single-family homes sales rose in January, income property inventory became low. As we head deeper into a Trump administration, Jason points out that the signs of inflation are there and we'd better be ready for it.

Key Takeaways:

[0:40] Inflation induced debt destruction and your mortgage

[2:46] Jason explains how the government manipulates inflation numbers through hedonic adjustment

[10:14] The ultimate investing equation.

[17:33] Remember, investments generate income

[19:24] Cash and bonds are destroyed by inflation

[21:26] Inflation is not taken into account by the IRS

[24:20] Loan defaults happen during inflationary and deflationary times

[27:03] What you're paying in corporate taxes vs self employment taxes

Direct download: SS_99_Asset_Matrix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Today we meet Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. Frances and Jason Hartman take a look into consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers around the housing and job markets. They also investigate what's behind the stock market resurgence, and how much we might be able to attribute to Trump's policy initiatives.

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] Investor sentiment gives a positive outlook for the US economy

[3:54] Is Trump the cause of the economic forecast?

[5:11] Rising interest rates present a challenge for the housing market

[8:12] Trump is inspiring confidence in companies all across the country

[9:53] Real estate investment is a small part of the total economy

[14:30] There are two true drivers of rental housing

[17:02] The housing and rental markets are not currently in their natural order

[20:41] The importance of demographics in relation to wage growth

Websites:

www.JohnHancock.com

@FrancesDonald

There are fewer multipliers to growth from a rental market than there are from a housing market.

Direct download: SS_98_Frances_Donald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Robert Dickie III is President of Crown Financial Ministries and author of The LEAP, and Love Your Work. Jason Hartman talks with Robert about how people can improve their lot in life without getting trapped under a mountain of debt. Thanks to technology, which is disrupting everything, Robert says it's easier (and cheaper) than ever before.

Key Takeaways:

[2:54] What exactly Robert means when he says "stewardship"

[4:45] The inflection point between the old, dying economy and the new economy being born

[8:55] The MOOC concept

[10:02] The 3 websites you can go to get educated for free, and accredited for cheap

[13:31] The impact technology is having on ALL aspects of society and workforces

[16:28] The industry you can specialize in where companies like Google will come searching for YOU to offer you a job

[18:45] How enrolling in a MOOC got a 16 year old from Mongolia a full ride to MIT

Websites:

www.robertdickie.com
www.edx.org
www.coursera.org
www.udacity.com

Direct download: SS_97_Robert_Dickie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Greg began his career with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.  He then worked as an investment professional for the private equity firm Advent International, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector.  After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Greg joined Nashville-based healthcare technology startup naviHealth as vice president of product development and innovation.

It was while taking a Harvard Divinity School course called God & Money that Greg began to think deeply about the intersection of faith and finance. As he came to the startling conclusion that underpins God and Money (formerly titled Through the Needle)—that Christians are called to a radical level of generosity—he began to move beyond tithing and embrace a financial strategy centered on giving.  Greg now hopes to experience the incredible joy and satisfaction that comes only through generously serving God with his wealth.  He also aspires to participate in the mobilization of God’s church to launch a wave of generosity never before experienced on earth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Why it's not wrong to create wealth for yourself

[3:56] The conclusion Greg drew about how to use money from reading the scriptures

[5:50] Caps that Greg and John suggest creating with your family

[8:28] Looking for the best Kingdom Focused ROI

[12:27] How Greg was tested to practice what he preached after only 6 weeks on his new job

[15:47] More lessons Greg learned during his time at Harvard Business

[17:59] Engaging in generosity in groups rather than individually

[19:54] How sharing financial information with close friends can hold you accountable in your giving

Website Mentioned:

www.godandmoney.net

Direct download: SS_96_Greg_Baumer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[4:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[5:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[9:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[10:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[13:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[18:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

www.teacheverynation.org

Direct download: SS_95_Bruce_Wilkinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Ross is the founder, President and CEO of Bank2 in Oklahoma City, OK. Bank2 was started in 2002 as a community bank with a mission to Build Better Lives. Bank2 was named the number one community bank in the nation in 2009 and number 3 in 2010 based upon REO by the American Banking Journal. Bank2 was named one of Oklahoma’s Top Work Places in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Ross seeks to live out his faith 24/7. His office has become a huge part of his platform. Ross uses his “Spiritual Whatsit” to share the story of redemption with each first-time visitor. Ross speaks about 45 times a year, writes a blog read in 128 countries and consults with CEOs and entrepreneurs. Ross released his first book Broken Pieces- Nothing is Wasted in 2004, and he will be releasing his second book, Smashing Your Silos in 2016.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] If we can really build better lives in a biblical sense with banking products

[3:57] How banks can serve people by NOT buying their products

[6:45] How banks struggle to build loyalty because they're not serving their customers, but Bank2 has built a strong business with loyal companies because they put people first

[8:56] If Wall Street is doing God's work

[9:54] Whether Wall Street's business model allows for godly work

[11:17] Ross' spiritual "What's it?" in his office, and how it's led to him evangelize.

Websites Mentioned:

www.rossalanhill.com

Direct download: SS_94_Ross_Alan_Hill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He's also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that

[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we're willing to change

[14:05] Why "we've always done it this way" isn't good enough anymore

[17:00] JC's work with Feed the Children

[19:45] How forgiving can set you free

[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC's first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness

Websites Mentioned:

www.wattsconsultinggroup.com
Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within

Direct download: SS_93_JC_Watts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Chris Stone is a certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Global™, the premier channel for brands to reach the rapidly emerging and economically powerful consumer segment known as Faith Driven Consumers—41 million adults who comprise 17 percent of the U.S. population and spend $2 trillion annually. Stone has spent nearly 20 years building bridges between major brands and their target customers. Regarded as the national expert on the Faith Driven Consumer™ segment, Stone was the first to qualify and quantify this highly differentiated, unique subset of the broader Christian market segment.

Under the banner of Faith Driven Global™, Stone is also the founder of: Faith Driven Consumer™, which educates, equips, and motivates Faith Driven Consumers to action in the marketplace of goods, services, and ideas; Faith Driven Entertainment™, which encourages Hollywood and other entertainment content producers to create more faith-friendly options that will resonate with the Faith Driven Consumer audience; American Insights, which brings innovative polling, survey research, and micro-targeting to brands enabling them to gain deep insight into the faith-driven community; and The Stone Agency, a national branding, marketing, and advertising agency with clients spanning a wide variety of sectors.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Whether following Faithnomics and worrying about religious spending is worth it to businesses

[9:14] If Hollywood is unfairly criticizing religious figures while profiting off them

[14:28] If other religious markets have a market that are big enough for businesses to concern themselves with

[18:29] Whether profiting off marketing to religious buyers goes against the bible's teachings

[22:18] How social media has impacted religious speech

[27:19] How the progressive mentality is shutting down religious voices

Websites Mentioned:

www.faithdrivenconsumer.com
#ExtinguishIntolerance

Direct download: SS_92_Chris_Stone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EDT