Videos


How Do We End Religious Extremism?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: World leaders met at a recent conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss how best to address the dangerous rise in religious extremism. But we’d be wise to take a cue from ordinary citizens who understand religious peacemaking, and don’t sit idly by while governments debate what to do: “The Muslim community of Oslo, Norway, are building what they call a ring of peace around the central synagogue.”? Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. For more from The Wisdom Daily about the......

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What Our Tokens of Love Mean

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: While love is in the air, it’s a good time to look at our Valentine’s Day traditions, and how the gifts we give – from the beautiful (flowers) to the bizarre (bugs) – symbolize different important aspects of being in a healthy, thriving relationship. “What you give your partner can actually tell you a great deal how you think about love, and how it works in your life.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion:   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of......

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Conceiving Babies With Three 'Parents'

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons approved a new fertility treatment that would incorporate DNA from three sources – a mother, a father and an egg donor – to be used in cases where children have a substantial chance of inheriting genetic diseases. The ensuing ethics controversy prompts me to question, “Is the fear of our capacity to exercise remarkable power to save life going to get in the way of our doing this very sacred thing?” Watch my video below for......

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Can People (Really) Be Forced to Do the Right Thing?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: A judge’s decision in Colorado – in which a bakery was ordered not to refuse patrons who wanted a cake for a same-sex wedding – is not as cut and dry as it seems. As it turns out, a new set of customers seeks a professionally-baked cake decorated with homophobic hate speech. My question is, “Are these really analagous?” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion: ? Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better.......

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Trust in Our Leaders Is Hard to Find

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Following our President’s recent call for a more fair tax system, I explore why Americans, a generous people on the whole, get stuck debating how much individual taxpayers owe. Is it because we harbor too many doubts about our leaders? “It’s not about fairness, it’s about trust.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wide range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice......

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When Satire Crosses the Line

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its first edition since the killings at their offices last week. On the cover is a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Was it the right decision on the part of the survivors? Here, I’m exploring the dilemma: “Just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the......

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Video: Tension in NYC, Terror Abroad

Returning to appear on Newsmax this week, I joined a panel to contribute insights about the escalating terrorist activity in Europe following the attack at Charlie Hebdo, and the troubling racial tension in New York City under the current mayor’s leadership. Watch and share your take in the comments: To see other Newsmax appearances, click here....

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Grieving the Charlie Hebdo Attack

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week’s?fatal shooting of 12 people at the editorial offices of the popular Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris has ignited strong reactions of condemnation around the globe. What’s the wisest way to frame your position when you oppose something this heinous? Processing all the emotions of grief, and in this case, when we experience the shock of a collective grief, can be challenging. Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the......

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In a World of Opinions, It's Healthy to Engage

How often do you seriously engage those with whom you may deeply disagree? It’s not always our fault if we don’t (though it’s usually to our detriment) because we live in a world where we can easily surround ourselves, through media and technology, with opinions and ideas that mirror our beliefs. But however easy it is, that’s the opposite of wisdom, from our perspective at TWD. Engaging people who hold different opinions – at least occasionally – is calisthenics for our spirit and our intellect. It stretches our minds and opens our......

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On Wisdom - Irwin Kula with Brad Hirschfield

We recently announced a new video series – On Wisdom – at The Wisdom Daily. On Wisdom will feature interviews with noted innovators in business, the arts, medicine, religion, academia and more. In addition to hosting these inspiring individuals to talk about wisdom with co-founders Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula, the two sat down to discuss what wisdom means to them, and how they use it in their daily lives. In the second part of their Q&A together (the first part can be viewed here), Brad interviews Irwin about why he wanted......

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