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Reliable Truth

28 EpisodesProduced by Richard E Simmons IIIWebsite

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… read more

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Humility and Courage

September 21st, 2020


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 …

Freedom vs Law

September 10th, 2020


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 …

Finding Peace

September 7th, 2020


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 …

A Personal Reflection On Racism

August 31st, 2020


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 …

Financial Wisdom From Proverbs - Part 2

August 24th, 2020


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 …

Financial Wisdom from Proverbs - Part 1

October 10th, 2019


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 …

The Law of the Harvest

September 16th, 2019


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 …

The Reason For Life - Part 2

September 2nd, 2019


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 …

The Reason For Life - Part 1

August 26th, 2019


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 …

Pain, Suffering and Evil Part 2 - Preparing For and Responding to It

August 4th, 2019


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 …

Pain, Suffering and Evil - Part 1 - Why Does God Allow It?

July 11th, 2019


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 …

What Is Your Purpose In Life?

July 6th, 2019


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 …

Finding The True Riches In Life

June 24th, 2019


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 …

The Success Trap - How Do You Measure A Man's Life?

June 14th, 2019


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 …

Why Am I This Way? Part 2

June 6th, 2019


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 …

Why Am I This Way? Part 1

May 30th, 2019


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 …

Good Morning, Ozarks!

March 15th, 2019


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 …

Walking In Wisdom

February 15th, 2019


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 …

The Beginning of a New Year

January 4th, 2019


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 …

The Epidemic of Loneliness - Part 2

December 14th, 2018


Stanford psychologist Phillip Zimbardo made this observation, “There is nothing more detrimental to a person’s life than isolation. There is no more …

The Epidemic of Loneliness - Part 1

December 5th, 2018


Harvard Business Review recently reported that, “Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the …

What Battles Are You Fighting?

November 26th, 2018


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 …

Cultivate A Grateful Heart

November 24th, 2018


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 …

The Search For Meaning in a Chaotic World

November 9th, 2018


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 …

A Life of Excellence

November 9th, 2018


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 …

The Pursuit of Happiness

October 29th, 2018


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 …

Four Fears Men Struggle With

October 10th, 2018


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 …

Satisfying the Desires of Your Heart

September 25th, 2018


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. …

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