The Commonwealth Matters

Interview With Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

An episode of The Commonwealth Matters

By Richard Nelson
About
The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians.
More places to listen
The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians.

More places to listen

Do Parents Have the Right to Change Their Child's Gender? 11/15/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss if parents have the right to change a child's gender. Previous programs can be downloaded here. The Commonwealth Matters has moved to our new website at www.commonwealthpolicycenter.org . Please visit the new site to access the program. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email commonwealthpolicy@gmail.com.
28:00
November 15, 2019
Interviewing Professor Denny Burk
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Professor Denny Burk of Southern Theological Seminary to discuss gender and our inability to transcend gender. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
October 29, 2019
Interview with Mark Edgar
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Mark Edgar to compare life in Zimbabwe to life in the United States. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
October 24, 2019
Interview With Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by KY Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis to discuss current education initiatives. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
October 17, 2019
What do You Want Your Kids to Be? 10/9/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss what you want your children to become. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
October 10, 2019
Immigration and Dreamers 10/2/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss Immigrants and Dreamers. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
October 10, 2019
Humility in a Competitive World 9/26/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss remaining humble in a competitive world. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
September 25, 2019
What is in a Word 9/19/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss changing the definitions of words. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
September 20, 2019
U of L Offers an LGBTQ Minor 9/11/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the University of Louisville's addition of a LGBTQ minor. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
September 9, 2019
News Media Bias 9/4/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss bias in the news media. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
September 5, 2019
Teaching the Bible in Public Schools 8/28/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss teaching the Bible in public schools. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
August 28, 2019
Epstein and Sex Trafficking
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss Jeffrey Epstein and sex trafficking. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
August 19, 2019
Is Teen Sex Ok? 08/14/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to address a Teen Vogue article on teen sex. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
August 14, 2019
When Helping Hurts
In the second edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about when helping someone may actually hurt more than it helps. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
August 6, 2019
Proper Political Engagement
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by State Sen. Robby Mills to talk about proper political engagements. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064. Please visit us at www.commonwealthpolicy.org
28:00
August 6, 2019
Addressing Brokenness 07/23/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about the brokenness. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
July 23, 2019
Limits of Government 07/10/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about the limits of government. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
July 9, 2019
Independence Day 07/03/19
In this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about Independence Day. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
July 9, 2019
The Kingdom of God: Part 2 - 6/18/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are continuing our discussion with Pastor Ron Hicks about the Kingdom of God. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians.  Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
June 18, 2019
The Kingdom of God: Part 1 - 6/11/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about the Kingdom of God. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
June 14, 2019
Navigating Church and Culture
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about navigating Church and culture. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.  If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
June 4, 2019
Regular People Can Run For Office
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by State Rep. Randy Bridges to talk about running for office. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. If you are interested in picking up The Commonwealth Matters, please contact ben@commonwealthpolicy.org for more information. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
May 30, 2019
Sexual Abuse in the Church 04/30/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Phillip Bethancourt, who is the Executive Vice President at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, to discuss Sexual Abuse in the Church. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
April 30, 2019
Equality Act 04/23/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Andrew Walker, who is the Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, to discuss the Equality Act. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
April 23, 2019
Overcoming Evangelical Gnosticism
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Ron Hicks to discuss overcoming Evangelical Gnosticism. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
April 16, 2019
Evangelical Gnosticism 04/09/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Ron Hicks to discuss Evangelical Gnosticism. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
April 9, 2019
Challenges Facing the Church 04-02-19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Ron Hicks to discuss challenges facing the Church. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
April 2, 2019
Free Speech On College Campuses 03/29/19
Due to technical difficulties, this week's edition of The Commonwealth Matters is coming to you a late. In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Ron Hicks to discuss free speech on college campuses. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here. If you would like to interview Richard Nelson, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, please text (270) 719-1640 or email richard@commonwealthpolicy.org. If you have production or technical questions, please contact Chris Weatherspoon at (270) 350-2064.
28:00
March 29, 2019
Complementariansim 03/19/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss spiritual warfare. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.
28:00
March 19, 2019
Spiritual Warfare 03/12/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss spiritual warfare. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.
28:00
March 12, 2019
Pro-Life Issues 03/05/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Dr. Donna Harrison, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Dr. Tom Green, OB-GYN of 40 years to discuss the Abortion Pill Reversal procedure and Senate Bill 50: the Chemical Abortion Reporting Bill. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.
28:00
March 6, 2019
Abortion Pill Reversal 02/26/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Dr. Donna Harrison, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Susan Liebel with the Susan B. Anthony List to discuss the Abortion Pill Reversal procedure and Senate Bill 50: the Chemical Abortion Reporting Bill. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.
28:00
February 26, 2019
Education Choice 02/19/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Andrew Vandiver, a board member at Ed Choice Kentucky, to talk about school choice. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians. Previous programs can be found here.
28:00
February 21, 2019
Grief, Hope, and Your Testimony 2/12/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about grief, hope in the face of grief, and how grief influences your testimony. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians.
28:00
February 12, 2019
Forgiveness for Public Officials? 2/5/19
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to talk about forgiveness when public officials make mistakes in office. The Commonwealth Matters is a 28-minute weekly program on issues and events that affect Kentuckians.
28:00
February 12, 2019
Pro-Life Trends in Kentucky
This week on the Commonwealth Matters I will be sitting down with Sen. Robby Mills (R-Henderson) and Sen. Matt Castlen (R-Owensboro) to discuss Pro-Life trends in Kentucky.
28:00
January 22, 2019
Addictions 01/15/19
This week on The Commonwealth Matters I will be sitting down with Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss addiction issues and how to deal with addictions from a Christian perspective.
28:00
January 15, 2019
Gender X Segment 01/08/19
This week on The Commonwealth Matters I will be sitting down to talk with Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the Gender X movement.
28:00
January 9, 2019
01/01/19 2018 A Year in Review
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by pastor Ron Hicks to review the major headlines of 2018. 
28:00
January 1, 2019
12/24/18 Who is Jesus?
In this podcast edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined Hershael York who is Dean of Theology at Southern Seminary and pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort. We discuss the question of who Jesus is. 
28:00
December 24, 2018
12/18/18 The Meaning of Christmas
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the meaning of Christmas.
28:00
December 18, 2018
12/11/18 Somerset SOGI ordinance proposal
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by A.C. Donahue an attorney with the group Alliance Defending Freedom. We discuss the proposal of a SOGI Ordinance in Somerset Kentucky.
28:00
December 11, 2018
12/04/18 Church and Culture
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Robert Cunningham, pastor of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church of Lexington. We discuss the church and culture.
28:00
December 4, 2018
11/27/18 Contending for Truth in a Post-Truth Culture
In this podcast edition of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by Robert Cunningham, pastor of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church. We discuss contending for truth in a post-truth age.
28:00
November 27, 2018
11/20/18 Abortion Ban
In this podcast edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Ron Hicks and are discussing the abortion ban bill that has been struck down.
28:00
November 20, 2018
11/14/18 Processing Public Tragedy
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by pastor Ron Hicks to discuss how to process public tragedy.
28:00
November 14, 2018
11/07/18 America Coming Apart
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by pastor Ron Hicks and are discussing America coming apart and what that means.
28:00
November 7, 2018
10/30/18 Processing Troubling News
In this edition of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Ron Hicks and are processing troubling news stories.
28:00
October 30, 2018
10/23/18 The Church's Role in Society
In this edition of the Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Josh Hershberger of the Bold Church Initiative and are discussing church's role in society.
28:00
October 23, 2018
10/16/18 Special Election Edition
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters I am joined by pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the upcoming election.
28:00
October 16, 2018
10/09/18 Controversial Census Questions
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Ron Hicks and are discussing controversial census questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
28:00
October 9, 2018
10/02/18 Principles of Justice
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Ron Hicks and are discussing upholding principles of American justice.
28:00
October 2, 2018
09/11/18 Tolerance
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss what tolerance means.
28:00
September 27, 2018
09/04/18 In God We Trust
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the national motto, "In God We Trust", and the bill introduced that would require it to be posted in all of our public schools in Kentucky.
28:00
September 27, 2018
08/27/18 Responding to the Alt Right
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss political rallies and the appropriate engagement in the public realm.
28:00
September 27, 2018
08/20/18 Fairness Ordinances
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss fairness ordinances, laws that protect homosexuality and gender identity as civil rights.
28:00
September 27, 2018
08/07/18 The Rise of Transgenderism
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss transgenderism in our nation.
28:00
September 27, 2018
08/01/18 Gambling
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss gambling expansion.
27:59
September 27, 2018
07/30/18 Interview with Wayne Lewis
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Wayne Lewis, the interim commissioner of education for Kentcuky, to discuss issues relating to charter schools, graduation rates and the Jefferson County public schools.
28:00
September 27, 2018
07/23/18 Immigration Policy
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss immigration policy.
28:00
September 27, 2018
07/16/18 Supreme Court Nomination
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Pastor Ron Hicks to discuss the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
28:00
September 27, 2018
07/11/18 The Importance of Life
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss the importance of life.
27:56
September 27, 2018
07/04/18 The Importance of Marriage
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss the importance of marriage.
27:56
September 27, 2018
06/27/18 The Importance of Religious Liberty
In this episode of the Commonwealth Matters we discuss the importance of religious liberty and what it means.
27:56
September 27, 2018
06/20/18 Examining the Most Important Pillars of Society
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we examine the most important pillars of society - life, marriage and fiscal responsibility.
27:56
September 27, 2018
06/13/18 Teenagers are Impacting Kentucky for Good
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are discussing how a group of Kentucky teenagers took part in an event called Love Loud. Love Loud is a summer, local missions event that creates an opportunity for teenagers to serve together and share Christs' love.
27:56
September 27, 2018
06/06/18 The Supreme Court Protects Religious Liberty
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Josh Hershberger to discuss a Supreme Court case ruling that protects religious liberty.
27:56
September 27, 2018
05/30/18 All About Freedom
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss the freedoms we enjoy, how we can protect them and how others have sacrificed so much so that we can have them.
27:56
September 27, 2018
05/23/18 A Conversation with Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton
In this special edition of The Commonwealth Matters we share an interview with Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton.
27:56
September 27, 2018
05/16/18 Understanding Gender Identity with Dr. Glenn Stanton
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Dr. Glenn Stanton from Focus on the Family to discuss gender identity.
27:56
September 27, 2018
05/09/18 Kentucky's Upcoming Primary Election
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss the upcoming primary election in Kentucky and why is it so important.
27:56
September 27, 2018
04/25/18 What are Public Charter Schools?
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Dr. Gary Houchens to discuss what charter schools are, what they are not and if they come to be in Kentucky.
27:55
September 27, 2018
04/18/18 A Review of the 2018 General Assembly Session
In this episode of the Commonwealth Matters we review the 2018 General Assembly Session and discuss some of the bills that were addressed.
27:56
September 27, 2018
04/11/18 Five Thoughts about Kentucky's Financial Crisis
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss the financial crisis in Kentucky.
27:56
September 27, 2018
03/28/18 Building Strong and Healthy Marriages with Grace Marriage
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Brad and Marilyn Rhoads of Grace Marriage to discuss building strong and healthy marriages.
27:56
September 27, 2018
03/21/18 The Importance of Truth in Public Policy
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss truth in public policy.
27:56
September 27, 2018
03/14/18 A Potential Opportunity for School Choice with Dr. Gary Houchens and Rep. John Carney
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we discuss a program that would allow school of choice for middle to low income families.
27:56
September 27, 2018
03/07/18 Kentucky's Child Bride Bill Moves Forward in the 2018 General Assembly
In this episode of the Commonwealth Matters Whitney Westerfield joins us to discuss a senate bill that would prohibit marriage for those under the age of 17.
27:56
September 27, 2018
09/25/18 Marcy's Law with Whitney Westerfield
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Whitney Westerfield to discuss Marsy's Law that will be on the ballot in Kentucky this November.
28:00
September 25, 2018
09/18/18 Glimpse into Prolife Ministry
In this episode of The Commonwealth Matters we are joined by Amanda Westerfield, director of Alpha Alternative Pregnancy Care Center in Hopkinsville. We will be talking about what goes on in a prolife ministry.
28:00
September 21, 2018
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!