Economics Advisor, Senior Editor
Steven Menking graduated from Williams College in 2010 with a B.A. in Mathematics & Statistics and a B.A. in Economics. His professional career began in New York City as an investment banking analyst in the technology group of Morgan Stanley. In 2012, Steven joined a proprietary trading desk as a short term equities trader.
Steven accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was born again in 2014. One week later he was unemployed. After seeking God for direction he was called to be a teacher and began working as a private tutor in Manhattan. Since then he has worked with students from the age of 7 to the age of 56 on a wide variety of subjects. Steven’s tutoring specialties include test preparation, math, economics, philosophy, and writing. You can find him online in a tutoring capacity via WyzAnt. (https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/StevenM)
In 2014 Steven founded The Amateur Society, a discussion group that focuses on questions of philosophy, worldview, economics, geopolitics, science, current events, and any other topics participants bring to the table. The goal of The Amateur Society is to create an open environment where everyone can sharpen their cognitive tools in order to conduct truth-directed inquiry. The group meets weekly on Mondays at 8:00pm Eastern via Skype. Search for the Skype username amateursociety and send a contact request to join in!
You can find Steven’s articles on Christianity, the economy, current events, and philosophy at his blog (https://amateursociety.wordpress.com/) as well as regular updates on The Amateur Society’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/amateursociety/).
Steven and his wonderful wife Courtney married in 2016 and currently reside in New York City where they attend Times Square Church.
Dr. Mike Spaulding
Spiritual Advisor, Contributor
Mike Spaulding was ordained to the ministry in 1998. Since then he has planted two Calvary Chapel churches – Calvary Christian Fellowship, St. Marys, Ohio, in 1998, and Calvary Chapel of Lima, Ohio, in 2005, where he currently serves as pastor.
Mike holds a B.A. in Organizational Management, a Masters Degree in Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in apologetics. He is the author of numerous articles including, “Leadership and Organizational Vision,” “Servant Leadership,” “The Ministry of Teaching,” “A Brief Look At Romans 13,” and “How and Why Should We Study the Bible.” He is a contributing author to the soon to be released, The Baker Dictionary of World Religions, H. Wayne House, General Editor. Mike has written for several apologetics ministries including Got Questions? (www.gotquestions.org) and the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (www.carm.org) and maintains his own podcast platforms – The Transforming Word (www.thetransformingword.com) Soaring Eagle Radio (www.soaringeagleradio.com) and his blog, Dr. Mike Spaulding (www.drmikespaulding.com)
His teaching ministry is featured on the radio program “The Transforming Word,” heard on stations throughout the Midwest United States. In 2013 he launched The Transforming Word Bible Institute, to enable students to study at their own pace, and serves as its President. He is the host of the radio and podcast show, Soaring Eagle Radio, available on all major subscription services including iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn.
Mike’s professional memberships include the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Evangelical Political Scholars Association. He serves on the board of directors of The Transforming Word Radio Ministries and Declare His Name Radio Ministries.
Mike has been married to his lovely wife Kathy for over 33 years and together they have four daughters and five grandchildren.
You may contact Mike via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing him at the address below. You may follow him on Twitter – @ccpastormike
Media Advisor, Contributor
Jon Robberson is a sixteen year veteran of Hollywood feature film, television and commercial production.
Jon has been a writer and researcher for 25 years and his work and interests span far beyond his time in the movie ‘biz. Jon’s shows have engaged Josh Tolley, Doug and Joe Hagmann, Sheila Zillinsky and John B Wells with challenging perspectives and insights on: the geopolitical murderous spirit that is the New World Order, the abortion lie, myriad preparedness topics, Luciferian Hollywood and the daily battle that is Christianity at the end of the age.
Jon is currently the Program Director and Producer for The Hagmann & Hagmann Report as well as a regular contributor to hagmannreport.com, outlawpatriotnews.wordpress.com, and amateursociety.wordpress.com He spends frigid evenings hidden in the Pacific Northwest working on his first non fiction book “All Roads Lead To Babylon”.
Jon’s primary mission is to be an obedient servant to Christ, an investigator of the mysteries of our time and a warrior for Almighty God.