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January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 17, 2018

4:00 – North Korea Is Still the Worst Place for Christians – for Now

For decades now, North Korea has claimed the title of the world’s worst country for Christians. But that could change if current trends continue. According to the Open Doors Watch List released last week, Afghanistan has reached a total “score” on 93 on the persecution scale, compared to North Korea’s 94 and has been steadily rising for several years. We’ll look closer at the situation there and in other countries with Open Doors CEO David Curry.

4:20 – What can Psychology and the Church teach each other?  

Committed Christians are the driving force behind much of the scientific psychology literature being published today. So why do so many people still think there’s a “war” between Christianity and science? We’ll talk with Mark McMinn about the Science of Virtue and how the field of positive psychology can serve as a bridge between science and the Church.

5:00 – Kresta News Roundup  

5:20 – History’s Anti-Catholic Myths

Whether it’s from the media, in classrooms, or out of the mouths of pastors and politicians, we’ve all heard a version of Catholic history filled with unrelenting violence, ignorance, worldliness, and bigotry. It’s enough to make many believers question whether the Church truly was founded by Christ. What’s the real story, and how can we use it to counter these claims? We take a look with Steve Weidenkopf.