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January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 22, 2018

4:00 – A Christian Look at the Immigration Debate

Senate Republicans and Democrats came to a temporary settlement today, agreeing to fund the government through February 8 and guaranteeing that legislation to protect “Dreamers” will reach the floor if an agreement on more comprehensive immigration reform is not reached before then. Still, immigration policy remains a deeply divisive issue, both in Washington and in the general population. How should we react as Christians? How can we care for our neighbor and also respect the rule of law? We’ll talk with Mark Amstutz.

4:40 – Living the Beatitudes in Every Day Life

We were made for happiness, and we can achieve it by living the beatitudes. We’ll talk with Fr. Jeff Kirby about how we can do this, and also look at the “anti-beatitudes” that lead to unhappiness.

5:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Marriage and Long-Term Happiness

A new study based on data from the UK shows that couples who stay together report greater levels of happiness. Even greater senses of well-being were reported by people who think of their spouse as their best friend. We’ll take a closer look with Dr. Greg Popcak.

5:20 – The Presidents who Promise Limited Power

We’ve talked before about the “Deconstruction of the Administrative State” and the Trump administration’s promise to limit the size and reach of the federal government. Now, we look back at how other presidents have fared in that regard. Did other presidents follow through on their promise for limited government? We’ll talk with Ivan Eland.