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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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Join co-hosts Mark and Justin as we learn the ropes of our new recording setup (not without our usual mishaps), and discuss the value of winning the morning, and as a result, the day.
Dive in with us as we explore the benefits of rising early and establishing a daily routine. Discover how setting aside time for meditation, productivity, and priority-setting can positively impact your life and help you define and achieve success. We discuss some practical tips and tricks for maximizing your mornings and kickstarting your day on the right foot. Get inspired to start winning the morning and creating a more fulfilling life with this episode of "How I See It."

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary chose the term "Gaslighting" as its 2022 word of the year as it was searched on their website 1,740% more in 2022 than in the previous year.
"In this age of misinformation—of 'fake news,' conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls, and deepfakes—gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time."
Today on How I See It, we discuss this term—how it's come to be used and abused in our culture, how we can recognize its effects in our own lives, and work to eliminate its telltale signs from our conversations.

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Join us for part 2 of this episode of 'How I See It,' where Justin & Mark go toe-to-toe, delving into the controversial topic of gun control. From the Second Amendment to background checks, the hosts explore the different perspectives on this polarizing issue. From pro-gun advocates to those calling for stricter regulations, the co-hosts will examine the arguments from both sides, and share their own views on the matter. Tune in for these thought-provoking and nuanced discussions on the topic of gun control. If you haven't yet, be sure to listen to part 1 first!

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In this 2-part episode of 'How I See It,' Justin & Mark go toe-to-toe, delving into the controversial topic of gun control. From the Second Amendment to background checks, the hosts explore the different perspectives on this polarizing issue. From pro-gun advocates to those calling for stricter regulations, the co-hosts will examine the arguments from both sides, and share their own views on the matter. Tune in for these thought-provoking and nuanced discussions on the topic of gun control.

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Listen in to part 2 of our interview with our good friend and Pastor, Troy Knight. Troy is the lead pastor at @generationschurchnc in Southport NC and the owner/co-founder of the local barbecue restaurants, @sp_smokehouse and @lelandsmokehouse. In these episodes, we cover a lot of ground. Topics covered include what it takes to balance his two passions, advice to 20-something young men, what it’s like to have a daughter pursuing ministry leadership, and even a little football. If you haven’t yet, be sure to listen to part 1 first!

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Happy New Year from How I See It! To kick off 2023, we're bringing you a 2-part interview with our good friend and Pastor, Troy Knight. Troy is the lead pastor and cofounder of @generationschurchnc in Southport NC and the owner/co-founder of the local Barbecue restaurants, @sp_smokehouse and @lelandsmokehouse. In these episodes, we cover a lot of ground. Topics covered include what it takes to balance his two passions, advice to 20-something young men, what it's like to have a daughter pursuing ministry leadership, and even a little football. Join us for this light-hearted conversation.

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On this episode of "How I See It," we tackle the polarizing subject of money. We'll be discussing the role money plays in our lives, how we think about it, and how it can affect our relationships, decision-making, spiritual health, etc. Mark and Justin will share some of their own personal experiences with money and offer insights they've earned and learned. Whether you're struggling to make ends meet or trying to save for the future, this episode will give you something to think about.

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Get ready for a heartwarming and festive conversation on this special Christmas episode of 'How I See It'. We take a break from our regular schedule to share some of our favorite holiday memories and traditions and look into the joyful yet sometimes conflicting messages of the season.
At the center of the celebrations are 2 distinct figures: Santa Claus and Jesus Christ. In this episode, we will explore the tension between the cultural icon of Santa and the significance of Jesus' birth as a source of hope and joy for all believers. Can we find a way to strike a balance in our celebrations, or does the emphasis on Santa cause difficulties?
Thanks for listening, and from both of us at "How I See It", we wish you a Merry Christmas!

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In this episode of "How I See It," co-hosts Mark and Justin discuss the concept of the Kingdom of God and how it differs from the personal kingdoms we create for ourselves. They explore the idea that God's Kingdom is a realm of God-centered service and purpose, and contrast it with the often selfish and self-centered pursuits that drive our personal kingdoms. They also discuss the implications of aligning our lives with the Kingdom of God and the benefits of doing so. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation about the nature of God's Kingdom and how it relates to our daily lives.

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It’s co-host Mark’s birthday today (Happy Birthday!) — Let’s all use a few “Markisms” to celebrate. ...

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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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Mark Pratt

Mark Pratt

Justin Sternberg

Justin Sternberg