Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 20, 2019
4:00 – Netflix Series “The Family” Distorts the Truth
Netflix is running a documentary series called “The Family” based on a book of the same name which claims to show “the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power.” At the center of the story is the late Doug Coe, associate director of the Fellowship Foundation. Peggy Stanton knew him personally and joins us with her take on the story.
4:20 – What do Scientists Think about Religion?
Do scientists see conflict between science and faith? Which cultural factors shape the attitudes of scientists toward religion? Can scientists help show us a way to build collaboration between scientific and religious communities, if such collaborations are even possible? Elaine Ecklund has conducted a comprehensive international study of more than 20,000 scientists around the world to find their views on religion. She joins us with the results.
5:00 – Knowing God and Yourself
Newcomers to the church community need tools to navigate the Christian faith and a guide for connecting doctrine to real life. We talk with Andrew Petiprin about how core tenants of the Christian faith were affirmed over the centuries by faithful biblical scholars.
5:40 – Kresta Comments: Why Things are Out of Whack (continued)