Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 11, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: How does Religion impact Child Development?
A new study from the University of Texas at San Antonio suggests growing up in a religious household can be a mixed blessing. The findings show that children raised in religious families tend to have enhanced social and psychological skills, but may perform less well academically, compared to their non-religious peers. Greg Popcak joins us with more.
4:20 – Could GK Chesterton Ever be a Saint?
When most people think of saints, they don’t think of 300-pound, cigar-smoking Londoners. But that’s just what GK Chesteron was. He’s one of the best-known writers of the 20th century and his groundbreaking book Orthodoxy is still known for its defense of the faith. So could he ever be a saint? We talk with Dale Ahlquist.
5:00 – My Journey from Tehran to Rome
On July 26, 2016, Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered during the celebration of Mass by an ISIS jihadist. Sohrab Ahmari saw the news online and a few hours later tweeted “#Iamjacqueshamel. In fact, this is the right moment to announce I’m converting to Catholicism.” Some understood this as a Muslim converting to Catholicism, but the story is much more complicated. How did someone raised in Iran who had long since rejected any idea of God get to this point? Sohrab joins us.