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The Wise Man Makes Knowledge Acceptable – Exclusive Interview With David Lantz

David Lantz is a leader in the field of online instruction. He was awarded a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs in 1981 and served as their Alumni President from 1990-1991. In 2005, he was named Faculty of the Year by the first graduating class of the University of Phoenix’s Indianapolis, Indiana campus. Having taught both face-to-face and online classes since 2003, he received the distinction of Advanced Online Instructor/Facilitator from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Since 2011, he has been creating online courses in the fields of entrepreneurship and online instruction. A self-published author, he has authored both fiction and non-fiction books, which can be found on Amazon.com. His mission can be summarized in the proverb: “The wise man makes knowledge acceptable.” To learn more about David, visit his website.

David L. Lantz, Author, Speaker, Teacher


Introduce yourself! Please tell us about you and your life, so we can get to know you better.


Growing up as the eldest of two boys in northern Indiana, I played a lot of sports, was the captain of the high school chess team, and developed an interest in history and economics. I met my wife Sally at Bulter University, and after we got married, I went on to get a master’s degree in public administration. We had our first of three children in 1981, a girl named Sarah, whom we lost to breast cancer when she was 34. Our two sons, Jason and Joshua, and their wives have given us five grandsons between the two of them. After 43 years of marriage, I look back on the 66 years of life God has blessed me with fond memories. I look forward to the years yet to come as my legacy years.


Wise Jargon is an interesting business name. What inspired you to choose that name for your business?


To explain how I came up with the name Wise Jargon, let me quote Proverbs 24:3-4, which says: “By wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding, it is established. By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”


For me, knowledge came from two sources. First, simply learning the lessons taught to me in the crucible of life has provided me with a wealth of riches that I apply to the operation of my business.


The second source of knowledge is study. I was a triple major in economics, history, and political science at Butler University, and received a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University. I’ve worked for the Indiana Legislature, worked as the lead economics researcher for several organizations, been a lobbyist, and for the last twenty years, taught economics, political science, and statistics at the college level. As a follower of Jesus Christ since my high school years, I’ve taught many bible studies and classes over the years.


My life verse is Proverbs 15:2, which says that “the wise man makes knowledge acceptable.” Rather than sound wise by using a lot of fancy words, I want to cut through all the jargon. Hence, the name “Wise Jargon.” Communicating ideas, Wise Jargon’s three-fold strategic objective is to be:

  • Insightful: unlocking concepts and truths others don’t see

  • Convergent: unifying divergent concepts into one theme

  • Focused: applying cutting-edge creativity to deliver clarity

What is your unique value proposition and your primary market audience?


My unique value proposition is that I am a political strategist, author, and teacher with a passion for equipping pro-family ministry leaders with effective tools for building teams. I want to help enable you and your ministry to follow and execute your unique kingdom mission from God.


My primary target audiences are people and groups who have a ministry focus on reaching others for Christ, desire to teach Judeo-Christian principles in our schools, and wish to re-awaken an interest in limited self-government. Worldwide, I think we are seeing a movement of people with a growing sense that we’ve taken a wrong turn and left the “forgotten man” and the “forgotten student” in the rearview mirror. You know something is wrong when our culture seeks to blame the ills of society on those who have worked hard, saved, and taken care of their families.


By the way, this is not just an American issue. It is a global issue. Be it The Arab Spring in North Africa from 2011-2013, the 2020 vote on Brexit in Great Britton, the 2022 election of Giorgia Meloni, a conservative female prime minister in Italy, or the resistance to mass lockdowns brought about by the Covid pandemic in many parts of the world, they all have one thing in common. I believe the common denominator is a global pushback against an elite political class that celebrates dependency while punishing self-accomplishment.


What services do you provide to your customers?


In the late 1990s, I started to write books as a self-published author. With the dawn of the Internet in 1995, I realized that I would have to teach myself new skills if I wanted to stay relevant in a changing economic climate. I taught myself HTML so I could make my own websites, I learned about the emerging technology of e-books, and I spent time in the telecommunications industry selling business phone systems and internet data connectivity. By 2007, I saw that the Internet would have a global reach and that people could sell things worldwide. I thought to myself “Why not me,” and so I came up with the concept for my website.


And so, I teach people how they can utilize what I call “The Iron of the Culture.” I help my clients use information technology to teach and motivate others in a positive, non-violent way. My vision is to help spark a grassroots revival and to say that people should not wait for their leaders to act. My message: You become the leader you’ve been waiting for, speak up in a world that needs to hear your voice.


What plans do you have for the future of Wise Jargon?


I have been working to create a group of courses that fit with my overall vision of teaching leadership, information technology marketing skills, and entrepreneurship from a Christian-centered worldview. In 2023, I am looking to leverage affiliate marketing strategies so that others interested in what I have to offer can sell those courses and earn a residual override on the sale of those courses.

Follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and visit my website for more info!


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