Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 16, 2018
4:00 – Super Bowl Champion becomes Champion of God
The Super Bowl may be over, but for a lot of football fans the season never really ends. The winter months are merely the lull before the draft and spring camp. Elvis Grbac spent eight seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl his rookie year as the backup to the legendary Steve Young and later being selected to a Pro Bowl. Yet he knows there are more important things. He’s a lifelong Catholic who is studying for a Master’s in theology and plans to become a deacon. He joins us.
4:20 – The real story of Catholic history
Whether it’s from the media, in classrooms, or out of the mouths of pastors and politicians, we’ve all heard a version of Catholic history filled with unrelenting violence, ignorance, worldliness, and bigotry. It’s enough to make many believers question whether the Church truly was founded by Christ. What’s the real story, and how can we use it to counter these claims? We take a look with Steve Weidenkopf.
5:00 – Glimpse Africa: The Women of Bahir Dar
At 18 Marcie Erickson left the comforts of Naples, Florida to embrace and serve the poorest of the poor. At 19 she began teaching English at a school in Ethiopia. She now runs the Grace Center in Bahir Dar, where she continues to serve the vulnerable in one of the world’s poorest countries. Marcie joins us with her story.
5:20 – The Primal Scream of Identity Politics
When former Michigan governor John Engler was selected to serve as Michigan State’s interim president as the university deals with the fallout from the horrific Larry Nassar scandal, he faced backlash because he is a, “straight, white wealthy male who is just conservative enough to keep our elected officials pacified.” It’s another example of the obsession many activists have with identity politics and how it cripples our ability to have rational public discourse. Mary Eberstadt joins us with more.