Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 30, 2019
4:00 – What is happening in Venezuela?
Venezuela is in chaos. More than 700 opponents of President Nicolas Maduro have been arrested and Juan Guadio has declared himself President, with the support of the US. What’s the cause of all this chaos? How is the Church faring there? We talk with Alejandro Bermudez.
4:20 – How do we respond to the ideology of scientism?
Rigid adherence to scientism―as opposed to a healthy respect for science―is all too prevalent in our world today. Rather than leading to a deeper understanding of our universe, this worldview actually undermines real science and marginalizes morality and religion. We talk with JP Moreland about responding to this ideology.
5:00 – Social Science Apologetics: The Debate over “Toxic Masculinity”
The term “toxic masculinity” dates back to the 1980s and is now used to explain virtually any crime or bad deed committed by a man. How did this term get so much traction, and what does it really mean? We talk with Greg Popcak, who looks at the science behind the term with new APA Guidelines that will help psychologists work with men and boys.
5:20 – Words and Witnesses: Communication Studies in Christian Thought
The crisis in the Church and the mishandling of the Covington story are both examples of how our bishops often fail to communicate with the laity. And every day we see how the laity fail to communicate with each other. Where can we look for advice on Christian communication? The answer can be found in the Church Fathers. Naaman Wood has more.