Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 15, 2019
4:00 – What Does a Sober Assessment of the Pa. Grand Jury Report Reveal?
The 2018 report of the special Pennsylvania grand jury, which investigated sexual abuse by Catholic priests, triggered a riot of law enforcement activity. Since the report’s Aug. 14 release, more than a dozen states have launched their own investigations of the Church. This burst of activity indicates that there may be energy enough to finally confront our national epidemic of child sexual abuse. Unfortunately, as things now stand, that energy is misdirected: All of the law enforcement initiatives listed above are, as was the Pennsylvania investigation, limited to misconduct within the Catholic Church while the epidemic of child abuse elsewhere is downplayed, if not neglected or even ignored. Gerard Bradley has more.
4:20 – Lies My Teachers Told Me: The Greatest Myths about Science & Religion
You’ve probably heard the stories before. They’re everywhere. Maybe you heard them from Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” or celebrity astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Richard Dawkins. And what do the stories say? That science and religion have been at war with each other for centuries. That religion is anti-science. That the Renaissance was an antidote after years in the Dark Ages. We debunk these myths and more with Michael Keas.
5:00 – Kresta News Roundup
5:20 – “His Strength was Rooted in the Gospel:” The Faith of Tyler Trent
Even if you aren’t a college football fan, you’ve probably heard the story of Tyler Trent, a Purdue student who captured the nation’s attention this fall as he battled bone cancer. Tyler’s story came to national attention after Purdue’s blowout upset of Ohio State and his story has inspired millions. He passed away on New Years Day but his legacy lives on, and the most important part of that legacy was his love and trust in Jesus. Mark Vroegop, Tyler’s pastor, joins us to share his faith and discuss how Christians lament.