Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 13, 2020
4:00 – Pope Francis’ 2020 Agenda
2020 Promises to be another busy year for Pope Francis and the Vatican. In addition to the long-awaited report on Theodore McCarrick, Catholics are awaiting Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on last year’s pan-Amazonian synod. Edward Pentin joins us, also looking at a new book by Benedict XVI.
4:20 – Accept the Challenge: Diocese of Lansing Men’s Conference
In his Apostolic Exhortation Into the Breach, Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmstead implored men to “not hesitate to engage in the battle that is raging around you, the battle that is wounding our children and families, the battle that is distorting the dignity of both women and men.” That’s the basis of the upcoming Accept the Challenge retreat in Ann Arbor. We’ll talk about it with Bart Schuchts.
4:40 – Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2019
Archaeologists and Bible scholars resist the idea that archaeology proves the Bible. But many of the mainstream media stories announcing these discoveries acknowledged that the Bible was right all along or right after all in these instances. Archaeologist Nelson Glueck’s declaration that “no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference” still stands. We’ll talk about it with Gordon Govier.
5:00 – The Bountiful Blessings of Baptism
Sunday’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a moment to reflect not only on the Lord’s Baptism but on our own. In an extended sense, when Christ is baptized, so are we, for we are members of His Body. As Christ enters the water, He makes holy the water that will baptize us. He enters the water, and we who are members of His Body go with Him. In these waters He acquires gifts to give us. Msgr Charles Pope joins us.
5:20 – A Neurosurgeon Looks at Faith, Doubt and What We Think we Know
Dr W Lee Warren has firsthand experience with treating people whose injuries and illnesses mean their time on earth is limited. Even as he tries to console and give them hope, insisde he is thinking “I’ve seen the end of you.” He joins us to share how we can remain on solid ground even when everything goes wrong and find light in the darkest hours of life.