Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 9, 2017

4:00 – Back to the Drawing Board (again) on Health Care

The so-called “Skinny Repeal” of Obamacare failed last month when three Republican Senators, headlined by John McCain, joined 48 Democrats in voting “no.” As we’ve discussed before, Congress won’t be able to create a lasting, successful healthcare system unless it finds one that has support from both sides of the aisle. Representatives Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed took the first step last week when they called on Congress to “put aside the bickering” and released their 5-point proposal for fixing Obamacare’s biggest problems. As Congress goes back to the drawing board once again, we’ll talk with Brad Hahn.

4:20 – Does Our Understanding of God Affect Our Mental Health?

Research in neuroscience has shown that our brains are shaped by what we believe about God. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. But when we have a distorted view of a vengeful God, we suffer. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings brings neuroscience and Scripture together as we discuss the God-Shaped Brain.

5:00 – Honor the Gravesites of Abortion Victims on National Day of Remembrance

Saturday, September 9 is the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, it’s a chance to honor the gravesites of our aborted brothers and sisters. When people become truly aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined. We’ll discuss it with Monica Miller.

5:20 – What Science Can’t Tell us about Human Nature

Many scientists and philosophers claim we are nothing more than glorified machines. There is no afterlife and we are no more or less important than any other animal. Our existence is purely the result of chance events. These arguments are founded on the flawed belief that science, and science alone, holds the answers to all the questions we have about ourselves and the world. Michael Augros joins us with a look at what it truly means to be human and how our nature is much more than science can say.