New Persuasive Words
About the Show
New Persuasive Words started as two guys talking about life with what we thought (hoped?) was wit and insight, on our good days anyway. Then...a podcast.
Episode 83: Prayer For A Nation?
October 23rd, 2016 | 30 mins 34 secs
The 2016 election is almost upon us and many people in the United States are unsettled, anxious or angry. We talk about the days ahead.
Episode 82: The True, The Good, And The Beautiful
October 10th, 2016 | 30 mins 14 secs
We take a break from the daily grind and turn to the things that matter yesterday, today and tomorrow. The true, the good and the beautiful.
Episode 81: Debate Wrap Up #2, Once More Into The Breach My Friends!
October 10th, 2016 | 32 mins 5 secs
No one asked, but we offered it up, with guests! Our own focus group!
Episode 80: The Nature Of Freedom, Part 2
October 6th, 2016 | 34 mins 33 secs
We continue our conversation about freedom, inspired in part by the new HBO drama Westworld. We also define deviant Calvinism.
Episode 79: Libertarianism And The Nature Of Freedom
October 3rd, 2016 | 35 mins 34 secs
This looked like the year for the Libertarians. But it seems like their moment came and went. We ask why, and consider the nature of true freedom.
Episode 78: One Toke Over The Line
October 1st, 2016 | 23 mins 21 secs
We continue our 2016 occasional series ranking the greatest pop songs about or featuring Jesus.
Episode 77: Trump V Hillary
September 27th, 2016 | 24 mins 33 secs
You didn’t really ask for it. But we gave it to you! Hear’s our first Presidential debate post-game podcast. Enjoy!
Episode 76: Thank You For Being Our Friends
September 19th, 2016 | 30 mins 48 secs
Bill and Scott are both coming from vacations and hitting the Fall in full effect, reflecting on some recent events and happenings in our culture. We also wanted to thank our listeners. We’ve been at this for a year now and it’s been a great ride.
Episode 75: Not All Atheism Is Created Equal
September 2nd, 2016 | 31 mins 56 secs
On this episode the guys talk atheism, reflecting on Scott’s recent conversation with evangelist turned humanist Bart Campolo. Show Notes: We reference an article Scott wrote: http://www.mbird.com/2016/08/the-justification-of-faith/.
Episode 74: The Anger Index
August 30th, 2016 | 29 mins 27 secs
In this episode we discuss whether or not the anger in our culture is at a boiling point and what implications that might have for our future as a society. Show notes: Our inspiration for this podcast came from a podcast by Dan Carlin,
Episode 73: Have You Been To Canaan…And Do You Want To Go Back Again?
August 16th, 2016 | 25 mins 28 secs
We plunge again into some deep questions about where our culture is going and why. Fasten your seatbelts….
Episode 72: Wasteland?
August 4th, 2016 | 32 mins 13 secs
Despite many listener pleas to get back to Bill’s sweetspot, the 5th century, we continue to be mesmerized by current events (current events for Bill are anything after the Reformation). In this episode we talk about where our culture is going,
Episode 71: Evangelicals Politicizing The Trinity?
August 2nd, 2016 | 54 mins 44 secs
In this episode, which is a crossover with the Theology On Mission podcast, we discuss the current debates in the evangelical world over the Trinity and gender roles in church and society, joined by Geoff Holsclaw.
Episode 70: Another Week In Review
July 17th, 2016 | 34 mins 58 secs
There’s a lot going on in the world right now, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Bill and Scott take a little time to reflect on the week’s events.
Episode 69: World On Fire…?
July 7th, 2016 | 30 mins 4 secs
Six days into the history of the show on August 12th of last year we wondered if the possibility of a seismic event in the Pacific Northwest was signaling the end of the world as we know it. We’re coming up on the first anniversary of the show.