Reliable Truth

Reliable Truth
Welcome to Reliable Truth with best-selling author Richard E Simmons III. Are you searching for truth in your life? Looking for talks that will get you thinking? Each week Richard talks on topics like how to find happiness in your work, or how to improve your marriage. Listen anytime – on the way to work or over a lunch break – and you should come away feeling challenged and encouraged.

Interview with Kerby Anderson on The Point of View Radio Talk Show
Oct 8 • 43 min
How do we articulate our own personal world view? More importantly, how do we defend our point of view? Today Richard joins Kerby Anderson on the Point of View Radio Talk Show to discuss Richard’s book Reflections on the Existence of God. Kerby Anderson…
Humility and Courage
Sep 21 • 6 min
Martin Luther King Jr. was probably the most visible spokesman and leader of the civil rights movement in America. He is best known for advancing civil rights using the tactics of non-violence through civil disobedience. It is quite evident that Dr. King…
Freedom vs Law
Sep 10 • 8 min
Have you ever noticed the competing desires in your life and how they can be so contradictory? For example, if you want to be healthy, fit and live a long life, but you also smoke cigarettes and drink heavily, at some point, you realize your model breaks…
Finding Peace
Sep 7 • 7 min
Child psychologist David Elkind believes there are at least three contemporary sources of stress that mark our age as a difficult one. First, due to the alarming increase in violence and crime, we are more afraid. Second, due to rapidly changing job…
A Personal Reflection On Racism
Aug 31 • 11 min
In March of 1965, I remember driving home from the beach. It was a Sunday. We stopped to pick up a black man who was hitchhiking to Selma. I remember my Dad asking him if he was participating in the march and the man said that he was going to see his…
Financial Wisdom From Proverbs - Part 2
Aug 23 • 42 min
Most issues regarding money are judgement issues. For this reason we all need wisdom in the handling of our finances. There are 3 questions that the Bible and the book of Proverbs asks us about money: 1) How did you get it? 2) What is money doing to you?…
Financial Wisdom from Proverbs - Part 1
Oct 10, 2019 • 42 min
Billy Graham once said, “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.” I couldn’t agree more! If your attitude on money is right, it’s easier to develop the proper balance between…
The Law of the Harvest
Sep 16, 2019 • 39 min
British scholar C. S. Lewis says that, “Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before… You are slowly turning this central thing either into a…
The Reason For Life - Part 2
Sep 2, 2019 • 27 min
Do you feel alone and separated from God? Are you longing for something or someone that can truly satisfy the deepest longings of your heart? You can go to the greatest resorts, eat at the finest restaurants, drink the finest wines, play on the world’s…
The Reason For Life - Part 1
Aug 26, 2019 • 27 min
If you could ask God one question, and be guaranteed that He would answer, what would it be? Recently USA Today conducted a survey asking this very question - the number 1 question people wanted to ask God was this, “What is my purpose here?” In this…
Pain, Suffering and Evil Part 2 - Preparing For and Responding to It
Aug 4, 2019 • 53 min
It seems that when it comes to pain and suffering, I think our natural first response is, how do I get this out of my life? Most of us are more concerned with how things are going to turn out, but God is more concerned with how we’re going to turn out.…
Pain, Suffering and Evil - Part 1 - Why Does God Allow It?
Jul 11, 2019 • 51 min
Why does God allow pain, suffering and evil in the world? And why is it that suffering sometimes causes people to turn away from God? I believe we’re not dealing with a problem that needs to be solved - rather, we’re dealing with a mystery to be…
What Is Your Purpose In Life?
Jul 6, 2019 • 26 min
What is the purpose of your life? If your life has a purpose, your life will be fulfilling and you will have a deep sense of joy. At the end of your life, don’t you want your life to matter? Just as happiness is a by-product of a meaningful life, so…
Finding The True Riches In Life
Jun 24, 2019 • 45 min
So many of us want success and riches and fame, but at the end of the day, what that comes down to is our deep desire for significance. Why do we live to impress those around us? Why do their opinions weigh so mightily on us? In this podcast, we look at…
The Success Trap - How Do You Measure A Man’s Life?
Jun 14, 2019 • 41 min
How do you measure a man’s life? What are your aspirations for the rest of your life? What are your dreams? I want to share with you four thoughts today to help you evaluate your life as it relates to what I call the performance trap. I’d ask you to be…
Why Am I This Way? Part 2
Jun 6, 2019 • 8 min
Can the human heart be changed? Can it be transformed to do good? I invite you to join me in considering these questions. Many years ago, in its infancy, Time magazine asked several hundred prominent philosophers and theologians to write a response to the…
Why Am I This Way? Part 1
May 30, 2019 • 5 min
Many years ago I asked a group of men if they believed human morality was improving and if we were becoming a better society. To my surprise a bright attorney quickly responded, “Absolutely.” I was dumbfounded. He proceeded to share his optimism about the…
Good Morning, Ozarks!
Mar 15, 2019 • 25 min
If there is a God out there, why did He put me here? What is the reason for my earthly existence? Join Richard today as he discusses these questions from his newest book, The Reason For Life. Today’s podcast comes from the “Good Morning, Ozarks” show with…
Walking In Wisdom
Feb 15, 2019 • 39 min
The decisions and choices we make are the foundation of our life. Jordan Peterson says our choices either lead to order or they lead to chaos. They lead to excellence or they lead to mediocrity. You see, life is not made by the dreams you dream. It is…
The Beginning of a New Year
Jan 4, 2019 • 4 min
As we enter 2019, I want to address an issue that has great influence on our individual lives, though we generally are not very aware of it. I would like to introduce it through a riddle. Can you guess the answer?
The Epidemic of Loneliness - Part 2
Dec 14, 2018 • 4 min
Stanford psychologist Phillip Zimbardo made this observation, “There is nothing more detrimental to a person’s life than isolation. There is no more destructive influence on physical and mental health than the isolation of you from me and us from them.”…
The Epidemic of Loneliness - Part 1
Dec 4, 2018 • 4 min
Harvard Business Review recently reported that, “Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s.” Why is human loneliness so…
What Battles Are You Fighting?
Nov 26, 2018 • 4 min
We are all fighting battles of some kind. The truths of the Bible serve as a powerful comfort in difficult times and teach us how to respond to adversity. What battles are you fighting?
Cultivate A Grateful Heart
Nov 24, 2018 • 4 min
Last Year I wrote a book titled, The Power of a Humble Life. In the book I write that “Humble people are grateful people.” This is one of the main qualities that characterizes the lives of the humble. They recognize who deserves the credit for everything…
The Search For Meaning in a Chaotic World
Nov 9, 2018 • 47 min
Philosopher Dallas Willard says that, “Meaning is not a luxury for us… It is a kind of spiritual oxygen that enables our souls to live.” Do you live your life with a sense of real purpose? Does your life today have a deep sense of meaning? I’m convinced…
A Life of Excellence
Nov 9, 2018 • 38 min
Are you making a lasting difference with your life? How do you want to be remembered when your life is over? This message lays out three principles that clearly point to a life of excellence. I am convinced that if one lives in accordance with these…
The Pursuit of Happiness
Oct 29, 2018 • 48 min
The great philosopher Augustine once said, “Is not a happy life the thing that all desire, and is there anyone who altogether desires it not?” Do I live this life with a sense of purpose? Does my life have real meaning to it? True happiness is a byproduct…
Four Fears Men Struggle With
Oct 10, 2018 • 8 min
If you knew that no one would ever know, what would you say that you fear? Or who? Would you get rid of those fears if you could? The fear of failure and the fear of rejection, along with other fears, can just cascade into our lives and create all kinds…
Satisfying the Desires of Your Heart
Sep 25, 2018 • 6 min
Welcome to the first episode of Reliable Truth with Richard E Simmons III! Today Richard talks about our search to satisfy the desires of our heart. When you get or achieve the ultimate and it lets you down, it makes you wonder - if this doesn’t satisfy…