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Whitestone Podcast

Whitestone Podcast delivers on-the-go equipping for Christian knowledge workers from The Whitestone Forum. At The Whitestone Forum, we believe that every Christian – in every vocation – is called to full-time ministry, and we provide distinctive teaching and tools to equip Christians in every one of their organizations.

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Finance Focus #1: Is Your Use of Debt Good or Bad?

There are lots of people who hold themselves out as Biblical experts in the area of handling money and debt. But what a complex area this is—are there really simple, formulaic answers that some might offer? Kevin starts to tackle this topic in this episode with a look at a couple of Jesus-events. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

11mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Daniel #1 - Time and Place

Daniel is exceedingly relevant to your leadership—in many dimensions! This episode, Kevin lays the foundation for the most important of all, your time and place. Be encouraged as Kevin refreshes how every serious believer is placed at exactly the right time! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

10mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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The Evergreen Target of Being an Elite Knowledge Worker

The astute Peter Drucker forecast it long ago—nowadays, being an evergreen knowledge worker is essential! In this episode, Kevin summarizes some of the radical change that has worked to make this statement true and provides the crucial steps for being an elite knowledge worker. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

12mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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The Risks of Mt. Everest vs. Mars Hill

Understanding risk properly is vital to the Christian life! Contrasting the fiasco on top of Mt. Everest in 2019 with the Apostle Paul at Mars Hill helps illuminate one specific difference in risk-taking. In this episode, Kevin takes on why risk-taking is so different for the born-again believer. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

11mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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A Blockbuster Idea for a Netflix Movie

The intersecting story of failing Blockbuster and successful Netflix is really fascinating as well as very instructive! Kevin weaves together some highly pertinent highlights that are vital to us all as business and nonprofit leaders. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

11mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Uncertainty Creates Epic Opportunities

Uncertainty has gotten a bad name—everyone naturally works to eliminate it from their enterprises. But handling uncertainty with the right mindset is what can bring opportunity…even epic opportunity! Kevin flips it all pretty much upside down here. Uncertainty…good? Also—the wrong certainty can kill you…? // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

9mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Feeling Like Adam in Your Economics?

Scotsman Adam Smith was a true original, publishing a pioneering foundation of economics in 1776. And Smith continues to inform us mightily! Kevin compactly details history and context, trusting that Smith’s genius will be energetically pursued in our time for freedom’s sake.  // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

12mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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General Electric and Your Same Great Challenge

General Electric was a powerhouse company during the entire 20th century. But now it’s struggling. And it faces exactly the challenges you do in your business or nonprofit! Kevin’s discusses how free markets really work and the core keys to stewardship by every organization’s leaders. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

9mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Tariffs, the Chicken Tax, and Neighbors

Just what’s exactly in play with tariffs? Is it crucial policy or just politics as usual? The purpose and impact of tariffs and their justifying public policy rationale is framed and on the table. And Kevin wraps it up with just the twist the topic of tariffs calls for: just who is the Christian’s neighbor?  // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

10mins

4 Feb 2020

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Daniel’s Relevance to Leaders - Relevancy #2: Competence

Are you the “Daniel 1:4 Christian” that God intends? Once again, Daniel is super relevant for Christians who are in dual service to God e man! Kevin details the second relevancy identified in reading Daniel—competence! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at thewhitestoneforum.org. 

10mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Boeing and Ethics Dimensions of Cutting-Edge Technology

There are certainly no winners in an airplane crash. And accidents do happen. But Boeing’s problems with its 737 Max 8 appear to require real ethical analysis. Just how should ethics be viewed in a modern, cutting-edge society? Kevin navigates that and provides one key, timeless piece of the puzzle.  // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

9mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Why Strong Leaders Devour Book Reviews

This is an era that disproportionately rewards lifelong learners and knowledge workers! That’s why strong leaders leverage their time and enhance their skillsets with quality book reviews. Hear Kevin’s narrative about books and book reviews—and why strong leaders devour both!  // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

9mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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John Boyd #1 - Building Snowmobiles

John Boyd was one of most interesting personalities in America in the second half of the last century—a man we can learn a lot from as leaders. Kevin starts “The John Boyd Series” with a look at the real necessity of leaders “building snowmobiles” in their organizations. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

12mins

26 May 2020

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Differentiation, Backward and Forward!

Differentiation is one of the great keys to the fullness of life that God provides for us. But to access that fullness, we must look both backward and forward. Kevin speaks to the amazing differentiation of God’s economy, one of our most under discussed truths.  // Download this episode's Reflection & Discussion questions and PDF transcript at thewhitestoneforum.org. 

11mins

19 May 2020

Rank #14

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Finance Focus #2: Risk-Reward

Does risk prompt you to shrink back—or push ahead? Is risk just a finance issue? How should Christians look at risk in their church and personal lives? Kevin unpacks the realities of risk and rewards that are inherent in all of our organizations. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

10mins

12 May 2020

Rank #15

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On Pursuing Fame

Famous European philosopher Baruch Spinoza, a Jew who did not glorify the God of Abraham and Jacob, said one should not work for fame, the “fancy of men.” But he is famous today for capturing the fancy of men! Kevin takes a look at fame and the issue of its necessity in our lives. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript whitestone.org. 

11mins

5 May 2020

Rank #16

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Amazon, Walmart, A&P, and Your Enterprise

Competition is brutal in the retail sector in America. Companies failing. Stores closing. But consumers are the winners! Whether you are in retail or not, what are three key focal points for your business or nonprofit enterprise? Kevin gives us a fascinating narrative journey, past to present to (hopefully your) future. // Download this episode's Reflection & Discussion questions and PDF transcript at thewhitestoneforum.org. 

10mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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The Vital Importance of Rightly Applying History

Did you skip your history classes because they were too boring? You wouldn’t be alone! Kevin speaks to how handling history properly (from your workplace enterprise to churches to nations) is key for the effective leader. Get on board for this equipping! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

10mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Benchmarking to the Uniquely Best for Extraordinary Results

Benchmarking to greatness is the only path to sustainable success for your workplace enterprise! While many strong leaders and organizations can and should be candidates for benchmarking, Kevin builds the case for the Uniquely Best as the ultimate benchmark for every one of our organizations. // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org. 

10mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Full-Time Ministry for Every Christian

Are you in full-time ministry? Well, if you’re a serious Christian, of course you are! In this episode, Kevin dives into why and how all Christians—no matter where they work—are called to be astute, effective ambassadors for God’s Kingdom! // Download this episode's Application & Action questions and PDF transcript at whitestone.org.

6mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #20