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August 19, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 19, 2020

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Lessons from the Lockdown: There is No Replacement for Human Contact

In 1995, the early days of the Internet, Newsweek published an article boldly declaring that the “web won’t be Nirvana.” While some of their predictions seem funny now – such as a disbelief that internet sales would ever outpace the local mall – other statements are ringing truer than ever. Even 25 years ago it was clear that no technology would replace human contact, something that’s been proven beyond a doubt after three months with no in-person Church celebrations. Jay Y Kim joins us.

5:00 – Victims of Our Own Success: Life in a Decadent Society

Developments in western culture have allowed us to live healthier and wealthier than our ancestors ever could have dreamed. But it’s now a world in crisis, marked by seemingly insurmountable political divides and a social media landscape that is simply an echo chamber. Has western society stopped advancing? Can such a society endure? We look at the present and future of a decadent society with Ross Douthat