Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 26, 2018
4:00 – Social Media and its Impact on the Family
We spoke last year with Dr. Jean Twenge, who has done research on “iGen” – the kids and teens born since the mid-90s who are drastically different from the Milennials or any other generation that has preceded them. A large part of this has been the ubiquity of smartphones and social media. What can parents do? Gabriel Richard high school is sponsoring a conference to examine the impact of social media on the modern family. John Dejak joins us.
4:20 – How the Incarnation Shaped the West
In recent years numerous scholars across a wide range of fields have promoted an interesting thesis: one particular Christian doctrine, the Incarnation, had an inordinate influence on the shape of Western culture. The doctrine, they say, was so radical that it forced Christians to form a new culture. The doctrine was influential in the establishment of every major facet of Western culture. Its paradox, irrationality, and juxtaposition of opposites created a tension that cried out for resolution, and society responded accordingly. Dr. Patricia Ranft has studied the matter thoroughly. She joins us.
5:00 – Will China Abolish Term Limits for President Xi Jingping?
China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, announcing yesterday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency. We’ll look at this story and how it relates to the negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing with Nina Shea.
5:20 – Where is that in the Bible?
Protestants claim that many key Catholic beliefs – devotion to Mary, Papal authority, confessing to a priest, the Eucharist, Purgatory and more – are unbiblical. For years, John Bergmsa agreed. Yet it was an intensive study of Scripture that led him into the Catholic Church. He joins us today.