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Artificial Intelligence

Today we discuss the current state of AI (Artificial Intelligence), the science, theories, and philosophies around its future, and...

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Depression

Today, the show gets a little more personal as Mark and Justin discuss the subject of Depression. Mark and...

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Politics

Mark brings a surprise topic to the How I See It studio this morning: Politics! This topic can elicit...

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MaryEllen Bunce, Part 2

Note: this is part 2. You may want to check out Part 1 if you haven’t yet. Enjoy part...

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MaryEllen Bunce, Part 1

Enjoy this interview with MaryEllen: She describes her journey dealing with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, despite the...

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Gratitude

“Gratitude is an attitude my friend” — with so much attention given to the negative in our reality, it...

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Social Media

Social Media: Is it truly social? Or an addictive wasteland? How “real” are these online relationships? In today’s episode,...

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“Never Forget!”

Today we spend some time reflecting on our memories of that fateful day, September 11, 2001. We also discuss...

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Listening

Today’s discussion is on the art of listening—ways to improve on this invaluable skill, as well as being able...

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Everyone loves being told how to raise their kids, right?! Of course not. In this episode, we explore the polarizing nature of parenting, discussing various beliefs, values, and approaches, and why they can sometimes lead to disagreement and debate. We also delve into the emotional and physical demands of parenting and how they can vary from person to person. Join us as we take a closer look at why parenting is such a polarizing subject.

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Today we discuss the current state of AI (Artificial Intelligence), the science, theories, and philosophies around its future, and the potential dangers/concerns with the impending next "phase" of AI. Is it possible we can create a "computer" that is as smart or smarter than us in every way (e.g. human-level intelligence)? Many scientists, technologists, and philosophers say "yes", and "soon". How do YOU see it?
For links to the @waitbutwhy blog post referenced in this episode, and other resources, check out the episode show notes:

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Happy Thanksgiving from the extended How I See It crew (Mark and Justin’s family)!
We couldn’t do it without their support nor without YOU, our listeners. We’re thankful for these things and for the opportunities we get to share how we see it.
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Who decided we should post the Depression episode on the same week as Thanksgiving? 🤔We’re going to have to work on our publicist. Either way, this is an important topic, and we are THANKFUL for the opportunity to discuss it. And we are THANKFUL to you, our listeners and supporters. We hope you’ll have a Happy Thanksgiving! ...

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Today, the show gets a little more personal as Mark and Justin discuss the subject of Depression. Mark and Justin are no strangers to this subject. Justin's familiarity is tied to his intermittent battle with it, while Mark encounters its effects near-daily through his therapy practice.

Those who fight their mental health issues also have to fight the stigma associated with them. The most important thing we can do culturally to fight this stigma is to talk openly about the subject. To help others know, "you are not alone!"

We hope you find this episode helpful, ironically encouraging, and stubbornly hopeful. We would love it if you share it with those in your life who may be fighting this same battle.

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Mark brings a surprise topic to the How I See It studio this morning: Politics!
This topic can elicit deep feelings of anxiety, anger, fear, fight/flight, and it's certainly at the top of the charts when it comes to polarization. We have an opportunity (some would say responsibility) to engage this important topic and to encourage honest enlightened conversations that go beyond the surface-level talking points. We take a broad look at a few of these points and highlight many obstacles which make these conversations so difficult. Some questions we discuss:
- How can you find "truth" amid the polarized viewpoints across news outlets and talking heads?
- Is there value in voting straight party line? Is voting independent a waste of a vote?
- Where does the kingdom of God fit in? Does Jesus provide a model for us to follow?
- How can we engage with those who have opposite and equally passionate views on these political subjects?
Listen in as we share how we see it.

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MaryEllen Bunce, Part 2, listen now! howiseeit.click/latest #podcast #howiseeit #plantbased #womenshealth #menshealth #lymedisease #naturalplantdiet ...

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Enjoy part 2 of our interview with MaryEllen. She continues to describe the benefits of a natural plant-based diet, her enjoyment of cooking and teaching others to cook in this style, and her general appreciation for the plant-based community that's been such a big help in her journey towards recovered health. If you haven't yet, check out part 1 from last week. We enjoyed our time with MaryEllen and learned so much from her, and we think you will too.

And check out the show notes for some resources shared by MaryEllen to learn more about these topics:
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A little teaser. Listen to the full episode (and stay tuned next week) to hear all about MaryEllen’s journey from being severely ill to now thriving. ...

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Enjoy this interview with MaryEllen: She describes her journey dealing with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, despite the medications given, and the odds-defying healing she has found through a natural/Vegan lifestyle. Our standard disclaimer: we are not doctors! But if you’re struggling with chronic health issues, this episode (and next week’s) has some helpful nuggets and encouraging ideas you can talk to your doctor about.

Check out this week's show notes for some resources shared by MaryEllen to learn more about these topics:
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"Gratitude is an attitude my friend" — with so much attention given to the negative in our reality, it pays considerable dividends to redirect our focus to the positive, specifically through the practice of gratitude. Today we talk about various ways we can practice gratitude, how this can influence our outlook, relationships, and opportunities, and discuss the realities of the media platforms trying to gain and keep our eyeballs to reap ad revenue.

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Social Media: Is it truly social? Or an addictive wasteland? How "real" are these online relationships? In today's episode, Justin and Mark highlight their disparate experiences with social media and outline the merits and struggles of a world increasingly online, where relationships born through social media are becoming a societal norm.

Related, this podcast grows through you sharing it in your world, online and off. Please consider sharing the podcast or an episode with a friend today!

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Today we spend some time reflecting on our memories of that fateful day, September 11, 2001. We also discuss the 9/11 mantra, "Never Forget!"—both the merits as well as the potential issues, and further expound on the challenges of trauma, whether it's from the proximity of an intense event like 9/11, or interpersonal/relational trauma.

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Today's discussion is on the art of listening—ways to improve on this invaluable skill, as well as being able to suss out clues when we're not being listened to. We agreed that we all can be a better version of ourselves as we continue to learn and improve our listening skills. And unironically, we thank you, the listener, for... listening! We appreciate you spending your valuable time with us!

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Part 2 of the interview with @eliasdummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band the City Harmonic).

Listen as we chat about worship, science, @TheCityHarmonic, & #TikTok

Note: There is a significant echo on Elias’ voice during parts of this episode. We apologize, we are still learning the ins/outs and this was our first interview over Zoom! We love what Elias had to share, so we decided to release it with this disclaimer.

See the show notes for links to Elias’ music, and a link to the full interview on YouTube.

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We get a unique opportunity to interview @eliasdummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band @thecityharmonic) about all things worship, his new album (The Work, Vol 2), favorite memories and songs from The City Harmonic days, (Manifesto anyone?!?!), and many other things.
We got to enjoy listening as Elias dove into theological depths and nerded out on some awesome scientific findings regarding congregational singing.
We hope you enjoy this episode, and we also highly recommend you check out his new album, The Work, Vol 2.

And stay tuned for part 2 next week!

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Continuing the discussion on conflict, we highlight “baby steps” for learning to approach conflict in a healthy way, for those on the codependent end of the spectrum as well as the domineering end. We hope this episode can offer some helpful ideas for anyone on that spectrum.

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"Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction in a machine that has been shut down for the night. Turn off the power, and you will have no problem with moving parts. Also remember that there is a human society where there are no problems—the cemetery. The dead have no differences of opinion. They generate no heat, because they have no energy and no motion. But their penalty is sterility and complete lack of achievement."

Today we discuss this quote by A.W. Tozer and how conflict is an often-avoided, but mandatory component of every (living!) person's life.

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Mark Pratt

Mark Pratt

Justin Sternberg

Justin Sternberg