The Secret to Recognizing Beauty is Within You

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The Secret to Recognizing Beauty is Within You

The holidays are supposed to be festive but so many people get depressed around this time. Sometimes the source of the anxiety is not recognizing the innate beauty within all of us and gives life its true meaning. Too many people base their success on what they see in social media despite the struggles of many to project a fake persona. If people take the time to realize life’s simple pleasures, they could find the key to true happiness. This was how my conversation with Father Maurice Nkem Emelu started yet, it did not end there. We traveled down a long philosophical road on gauging art and how to truly appreciate beauty.

If one looks at a beautiful picture and does not appreciate it, is that the fault of the artist or the observer? Can one recognize beauty in art if there is nothing within themselves to connect with it? And why do we strive to be beautiful to everyone when everyone cannot appreciate our uniqueness? And how do all of these concerns affect our relationship with God? 

Yes, this episode was deep. Hopefully, you can hear the beauty of its expression. Tune in to find out. 

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Father Maurice Nkem Emelu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of digital media and communication at John Carroll University in the United States. The author of seven books, and over 700 blogs and professional articles, he provides robust cross-cultural educational programs through digital media. He is the host of EWTN’s The Faith with Father Maurice and the host/executive producer of Word for a Wounded World teaching series, plus numerous other television and radio works. He holds a Ph.D. from Liverpool Hope University, UK, focusing on digital storytelling, media aesthetics and theology, among other academic degrees. An encounter with the Lord when he was 14 changed him in fundamental ways, and today he describes himself as “passionately in love with God and His body, the Church.”

For more information, please visit www.revemelu.com, or follow him on Instagram (@mauriceemelu), Twitter (@revemelu), YouTube (Fr. Maurice Emelu) or Facebook (Fr. Maurice Emelu). His book: “An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word, Volume One: Advent and Christmas” is available on Amazon.com, BN.com, Revemelu.com and wherever books are sold. 


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Why is America the world’s police force?

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Why is America the world’s police force?

Should America be the world’s policeman? Some say yes because with great power comes great responsibility. Others say no, believing instead that we should clean up our own backyard first. This debate has been going on for decades with no clear winner. Recently however, someone has pondered this debate with a fresh perspective. And that person is today’s guest – Seth Radwelll

Some of what we talked about:

  • Countries envy us but they won’t change their policies! Why? 
  • Why is Democracy not winning the hearts and minds of the world?
  • What does populism mean now and historically? 
  • Can we ever return to a polite discourse? 
  • 77% of Americans belong to the exhausted majority? What’s that?
  • Will there ever be a viable third party in America? 
  • What is multi-choice voting? Would that ever work in America?
  • Term limits: Pipe dream or eventual reality?
  • Pros & Cons: Representative democracies verses elite governments

All this and more. Tune in for some brain candy comprised of politics, history and humor. 


ABOUT MY GUEST

SETH DAVID RADWELL is an internationally known business executive and thought leader in consumer marketing. He most recently served as CEO of The Proactiv Company, the leading skincare brand for acne; as President & Chief Revenue Officer of Guthy-Renker, the worldwide direct-to-consumer beauty company. He previously served as President of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children’s publishing and education company, and as President of Bookspan/Bertelsmann. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University.

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Gothix is cool.

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Today… Gothix. I had in my mind that when I spoke to Gothix I would keep it about her journey from online gamer to social commentator but I could not resist asking her opinion on a few uncomfortable things. Gothix, being who she is, did not shy away from the controversy and what resulted was riveting and (as always) thought provoking. Here are some of the highlight.

  • What is the “Cancel This” tour I keep hearing about? 
  • Life as a Creator, is it all good?
  • What was the transition like to go full-time without a safety net?
  • How would you describe your audience?
  • Do you restrict yourself from topics because you think it won’t be received well by your audience?
  • Are you concerned about being cancelled?
  • What advice would you give up and coming Creators?
  • Any chance that you would run for political office?
  • Have you noticed the attempts to normalize pedophilia?
  • Do you think there are more black conservatives than black wokists?

And, oh, so much more. Listen to this now! 

About Gothix 

Gothix is cool.

Gothix is a professional content creator who started off as a live streamer on Twitch. Following her personal experience with cancel culture, Gothix moved to YouTube and is now creating think pieces for a wide range of topics such as freedom of speech, diversity of thought, and economic empowerment to name a few. She has been a full time content creator since 2018, and recently has started transitioning into social commentary, especially regarding politics. Her first video “Yeah…thats racist” was about racial slurs aimed towards black people who decided to vote Republican. A month later she made a video talking about why she left the Democrats and that she was identifying as apolitical. She has stated that it was one of the best decisions she ever made, and encourages other black people to leave the left as well.Gothix hates identity politics, saying that it encourages people’s victim complexes. She also encourages not following mainstream media and politics and instead using your own mind and common sense. She is against censorship from Big Tech companies. She is vehemently against cancel culture, saying that it’s akin to Fascism. She believes that it is a form of “performative activism” alongside “woke representation.”

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The Scourge of Abortion in the Black Community

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Today, I had the absolute honor of speaking with Apostle Arnold M. Culbreath who has been serving in various Preaching, Teaching, Pastoral, Kingdom & Marketplace Leadership assignments for the past 36 years, and currently serves on the Pastoral Team at Peoples Church in Cincinnati, OH. We talked a lot about what is happening in the black community, but what resonated most with me was our discussion on abortion. Tune in for a very real conversation on black accountability and ways to trend towards a very positive future. 

  • What is the Douglass Leadership Institute?
  • What has sparked the modern day changes in the modern black community?
  • Why have black marriages declined so greatly?
  • The absence of black fathers in the home
  • It takes a man to raise a man?
  • The enduring strength of the black family
  • The consequences of internalizing negative culture
  • Black History around the use of the word “man”
  • How we could pass down a positive legacy to the next black generation
  • Practical things we can do to address the scourge of abortion on the black community

And so much more! This is one podcast that you will want to pass onto your network; especially your Pastor. 

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Apostle Arnold M. Culbreath

Apostle Arnold M. Culbreath has been serving in various Preaching, Teaching, Pastoral, Kingdom & Marketplace Leadership assignments for the past 36 years, and currently serves on the Pastoral Team at Peoples Church in Cincinnati, OH. Arnold also serves as the National Director of Ministry Engagement with the Douglass Leadership Institute, a national education and public policy 501(c)(3) organization with representatives and groups across the U.S. He has been a trailblazer in the Pro-Life Movement locally, nationally and internationally, and is a co-founder of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition.  Arnold and Barbara have been happily married for 36 years, and have two amazing adult children, one beautiful daughter-in-love, two gorgeous granddaughters, and reside in Greater Cincinnati, OH.  

– Douglass Leadership Institute’s Jeremiah 1:5 Project: https://www.dlinstitute.org/jeremiah/
– Arnold’s Speaking Promo Video: https://youtu.be/mLjPQIrRvzo
– Arnold’s Music Promo Video: https://youtu.be/a8ppJPLe-sU.

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#123 – Are you in a political cult? (This is how you know for sure.)

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Oh boy, oh boy, ohhhh boy… Today I spoke with Radhia Gleis, author of “The Followers: “Holy Hell” and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders” and wow, our time together flew by. We began talking about her experience inside of a cult, the psychology of becoming a cult follower and how sex and religion are typically integrated. From there, we delved into the hyper-polarized world of politics today where she makes some interesting comparisons. While I think we were on opposite sides of the political spectrum, I found her quite fascinating and I think you will too. Tune in now for a very riveting account of a fascinating life. 

ABOUT MY GUEST

Radhia Gleis is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, CCN, MEd. biochemical analyst, and educator for over 33 years. She has appeared as a featured guest on numerous radio and television shows including Fox News, Austin. She hosted The Health Revolution and Let’s Get Healthy on Talk 1370 AM, KLBJ, and The Wellness Connection podcast on Voice America. She was the host and executive producer of three YouTube series: Wake up America; How the Body Works; and The Natural Way. She was featured in the internationally viewed movie, Holy Hell, which was broadcast on CNN and named one of Sundance Film Festival’s and Netflix’s top ten documentaries.

Book: The Followers: “Holy Hell” and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders (Available on Amazon and where books are sold)
Web: www.radhiagleis.com
Twitter: @radhia_gleis
Documentary: Watch Holy Hell | Prime Video https://buff.ly/3n63JOe



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