Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 18, 2018
4:00 – Under Caesar’s Sword: The Christian Response to Persecution
The Under Caesars Sword conference in Rome explored the various challenges Christians face around the world and how they respond to those challenges. It was led by Tim Shaw and Dan Philpott, who join us with an overview of the research as we start a more in-depth look at the various studies.
4:20 – The Children of Divorce Speak
A couple weeks ago, movie stars Channing and Jenna Tatum announced they will be separating. They stated, “We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love each other, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.” They have one daughter, born in 2013. What has happened to our society’s understanding of marriage when divorce can be celebrated as part of “love’s beautiful adventure?” We’ll talk with Leila Miller.
5:00 – Remembering Barbara Bush
Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago; the other was Barbara Bush, who died yesterday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old and had just celebrated her 73rd wedding anniversary. In a statement, her son George said “we are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was.” How will she be remembered by America? We’ll talk with Paul Kengor.
5:20 – LGBT “Therapy Bans” – What does the Science say?
There has been an increasing push over the last few years to ban so called “LGBT Conversion therapy.” Most proposed bills concern treatment for minors, but a proposed law in California wants to ban the practice for ages, including religious-based practice. A major cause of this is that the practitioners of such practices have often overpromised their effectiveness. What does the latest research suggest? Are such therapies harmful, helpful or neutral? Dr Christopher Rosik joins us.