Created with Sketch.
Use Your Words
75 minutes | 6 days ago
S.A.D. - a personal conversation
S.A.D. is a disease which impacts millions of people each and every year. This week on the Podcast we talk about how S.A.D. has impacted each of us on the podcast - and get a little personal during this conversation.
70 minutes | 13 days ago
Josh wanted to talk about the supreme court
Josh wanted to talk about the supreme court and the confirmation of ACB to the supreme court while Trump was campaigning for a second term. The question boils down to - is this legal, is this something that has happened before, is this something that is expected, and a few other areas.
98 minutes | 22 days ago
While we just said goodbye to Josh a mere month ago - he just couldn't help himself when the siren call of politics came a calling. So this Monday before election day we are presenting the full conversation that we had regarding politics and the election that we had on 10/30/2020. Join us for this very long special conversation this Monday episode where we talk all things politics and get into the mind of Josh and why he may end up supporting Biden.
60 minutes | a month ago
Accountability In The Year Of 2020
Paul and Aaron discuss accountability and what this looks like - both from a theoretical and practical view. We hit on a few themes but one of the things that stuck out is that accountability is a two way process - and it is impossible to do it any other way.
43 minutes | a month ago
Join Paul and Aaron this year as they remember various family traditions surrounding Halloween. Since Covid is still a thing - this year's Halloween is going to be different but it is good for the soul to remember what has happened in the past as well.
16 minutes | a month ago
Social Media Censoring Legitimate News
This past week has shown a disturbing trend with social media and the amount of control it has over what news is and isn't allowed to be posted/shared - even from reputable news sites. This sets a bad precedent - and these sites need to be held accountable for their actions. It is no longer excusable for social media sites to say they are only hosts and not editors - the actions this week show they are in fact editors.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Welcome To Season 2!
Welcome to season 2 of Use Your Words. In this episode Paul and Aaron talk about what they are looking forward to as Use Your Words enters a new era. We talk about our hopes, and what we want to see change, as well as a few structural changes with the podcast as well. This is a shorter episode, but it is how we are jumping off to our next journey.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Bible Belt - Episode 1
Welcome to Episode 1 of Bible Belt. This will be a semi-regular thing for Use Your Words where Aaron and Paul relax, have a drink, and talk about the spiritual journeys they both are on. In this episode Aaron wanted to share his own story of his journey of faith, and wanted to find out Paul's story of how he came to faith as well. The guys share their stories while enjoying a nice drink. This week's episode of Bible Belt features the drink: Johnny Walker Blue Label: Port Ellen
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Adios Josh - May You Enjoy The Triplets
Today we are both sad and happy to announce that our very own Josh is leaving the podcast. We are sad because we do - even though we may tease him - enjoy having him on the show with us. But we are also happy to see him take his first steps in his new career choice as well as start his family. We know (and acknowledge) that this takes a bit of time and with his added responsibilities due to schooling - it is understandable why Josh has decided to step away from the podcast. He steps away with all of us staying friends - and no hard feeling between any of us involved. That being said Josh always has an open invitation to join us whenever he has free time - and he will be back for certain special episodes as well - one of which will be the end of the year episode to review the New Years predictions we each made last year (and of course with Lt if he is available as well). After some deliberation - we have decided that we will NOT be replacing Josh at this time - and do not plan on having a specific third person who will be joining us on a regular basis. That being said we are going to have the third seat be filled by special guests some months. There will be a lot of months where it will just be Aaron and myself - but sometimes we will have a third person drop in with us to talk either for just one or two episodes or for the whole month. So as we say goodbye to Josh - we also say hello to the next chapter of Use Your Words - and to the next adventure as well. We thank you for coming along on this journey with us and hope that you will continue to join us as well move forward with Use Your Words 2.0. Starting with our next episode, we will be switching to Season 2 in the podcast directories. This will be to denote the era with Josh and the era without Josh.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Covid and it's impact on mental health
The CDC recently released a report which stated that in June of 2020 25.5% of people aged 18-24 SERIOUSLY considered suicide. That is an alarming statistic - and shook Paul to his very core. Since it is suicide awareness month - these two things align (horribly) together - so we talked about it this month. Nation Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Link to the overview page: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm PDF Version: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6932a1-H.pdf
79 minutes | 3 months ago
Culture In The Church
This is part two of a conversation which was started last month regarding culture changing and how we should react to it. Last month focused mostly on culture in large - while this month focuses more on changing culture within the church - both the good and the bad around it.
85 minutes | 3 months ago
Kenosha Wisconsin: A City In Crises
This week Paul is joined by Aaron as we talk about what is going on in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Both of us live close to the town, and have been there multiple times ourselves. We wanted to talk about what we are seeing in Kenosha as people that live close to the community. We also touch on what we think about people who are encouraging people to jump to judgment without facts, and how the story starts one way and quickly morphs once data starts entering into the conversation.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Only trust the experts?
With Covid and other things going on around the world - it has been popping up on Social Media that only those who are experts in their respective field should be giving information on their respective field. If you are not a verified expert and give an opinion (even if you have done extensive research on it) then per these people your educated opinion should be discounted. Is this a proper way to live life? Do you have to be an expert in order to give informed opinions? Can a layman talk about things?
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Use Your Words - Live For Covid Relief
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to be part of a fundraiser for Covid-19 support for families in the Wisconsin. While this is a shorter episode (we had to keep it short on purpose) we felt it was appropriate to release it.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
How to handle division in the church
Aaron wanted to talk about division - it started out as a very generic topic but eventually we focused in on how to deal with division in the church.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Lets talk about motivation
This week Aaron wanted to talk about motivation - and how does a lack of motivation compare to just getting too busy (and are they related in any way?). This week we talk about that - and learn what Josh is shopping for. All this and more on this week's episode of Use Your Words Podcast. Visit our website at: http://useyourwords.cc
59 minutes | 4 months ago
The religion of intersectionalism
This week Paul finally wraps up the past four weeks of Use Your Words with the overarching theme which answers the question about why people want to tear down statues, why people want to create laws which allow discrimination, why people are being Karens online, and why the world is as it is today - and offers up a theory that this may be a new religion which those who shun religion actually are following.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Intolerant Karens Are Ruining The Internet
I did an experiment recently on social media to see what would happen if I intentionally made a post that was contrary to the thoughts and opinions of the people in the post. The main rule for this was that the post itself could not be incendiary, and be as neutral as possible but in the spirit of opposite to what was in the thread. No name calling, no fighting, just simple words. I went in with a premise that social media made people toxic, but in the end I learned that toxic people make social media toxic. So what did I do to warrant toxic attention to myself? What words could I have said that would get me called a dirty mexican, an idiot, a science denier (who asked for links to peer reviewed papers?) and multiple other insults culminating with someone threatening to cancel me from my job. Well let's talk about what evil thing I said and how to respond to other people you meet online that you disagree with. Visit our website at http://useyourwords.cc #podcast #twitter #podernfamily #pod #uyw #words #conversation #opinion #thoughts #internet #karen #intolerance
50 minutes | 4 months ago
California wants to role back Prop 209 - and wants to make discrimination legal
I have always thought California was a little odd regarding some of the crazy things coming out of that state - but I have to admit they have done a few things right throughout the years. If you remember a little while ago I did a video called "Stop Being My White Knight" saying let me prove myself based on the merit of my work - and don't give me special favor just because my skin has a little more melanin in it then other people. Well the state of California did just that, back in 1996. In 1996 California voted on and approved an amendment (referred to as Prop 209) to the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions (schools, government contracts, etc) from considering race, sex, or ethnicity when making their decisions such as school admittance, granting the contract, or anything else related to the public institution. When this amendment was created, it was based on the Civil Rights act of 1964 - and was approved by the residents of the state of California. In the past few years, a new amendment (ACA-5) has passed through the state legislature and is pending a vote by the general population of California in November, 2020. This new amendment was written with the express intention to role back the protections provided by Prop 209 - once again allowing for race, sex, and ethnicity to be used in consideration by public institutions. I find this odd that some of the politicians in California want to repeal a law based on the civil rights act and once again legalize discrimination. Back in 1996 they did it right - they amended the constitution to make it illegal (at least in the public sector) to judge if a person could attend a school, be awarded a government contract, or get employed by the California government based on things they cannot change - how they were born. A person cannot change their racial heritage, how much melanin is in their skin, or what sex/gender they were born as no matter how much they try and the fact that the public institutions can’t use any of these innate traits to discriminate is great - it puts everyone on an even playing field where the output of their work is the sole judging criteria. (We are not going to get into people who identify as different races/genders right now - but they should be happy about this as well as they can say that they are legally not discriminated against since only their work is used as the judging criteria.) The law as it stands now allows for equal opportunity for access to public institutions - however the lawmakers that want to repeal Prop 209 no longer want equal opportunity - they instead are looking for equal outcome. There is a big difference between these two phrases - although they both use the word equal - which by default makes us feel all nice and fuzzy inside. Equal opportunity means everyone gets a chance to apply to the public institutions, compete for the contract, or have equal chance at engaging with the state government with the only distinction between them being how effective they are at the work needed for the position/job. With equal outcome, they are instead looking for everyone to get the same results - no matter how effective they are at the work necessary for the position/job. As Haibo Huang - co-founder of San Diego Asian Americans for Equality - said: "Race is a forbidden classification for good reason, because it demeans the dignity and worth of a person to be judged by ancestry instead of his or her own merit and essential qualities" https://www.useyourwords.cc/blog/californiahasgonecrazy
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Self care in 2020
Life is hard - especially during Covid. But what can you do to help yourself and help someone else who is suffering in this time? What is self care? What can you do to make it through these stressful times? This Monday Paul talks about some techniques you can use to help yourself stay a little healthier mentally at least - this includes self help, mindfulness as well as self soothing. Paul talks about some of the things he is working on as well to help himself as well. Visit our website at: http://useyourwords.cc Reach out to support at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Also check out heartsupport at https://heartsupport.com #mentalhealth #mental #health #covid #heartsupport #suicideawareness #help #support #itsok #reachout #gethelp #mentalhealth
Terms of Service
© Stitcher 2020