Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 11, 2020
4:00 – Clare, Francis and Franciscan Spirituality
When Francis of Assisi died at the age of 44 in 1226, he left behind nothing that the world would consider as material wealth. But if one counts as riches the fruits of the spirit and of a humble and a contrite heart, he was wealthy beyond measure, and left behind a legacy that survives, thrives, and changes lives even today. We celebrate today’s feast of his follower Clare by looking at their lives with Bill Cook.
5:00 – Science Apologetics: Virtue-Focused People and Decision-Making
It’s common knowledge that people tend to be better at solving other people’s problems than they are at addressing their own. But a new study finds that people who think, not in terms of what they personally feel or think they should do about their problems, but in terms of what attempting to live up to a particular set of virtues would have them do in response to a problem, are just as good at solving their own problems as they are helping others. We’ll get the details with Dr. Greg Popcak.
5:20 – Who Won the Scripture Wars?
About a century after Christ’s death, a battle raged in the early Church over how to interpret the Old Testament. Jewish Converts charged Paul with a “Great Apostacy” from Jewish tradition and argued for a strict interpretation of the Torah, while Marcionite Christians wanted to abandon the texts entirely. Who won the Scripture Wars? We talk with Rod Bennett.