Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 8, 2020
4:00 – What is Canon Law all about?
What is Canon Law? Why Do we have it? What are the duties of the laity under Canon Law? And how does it relate to the sacrament of marriage? Dr Ed Peters will tackle these questions and more over the next three Sundays in a series of lectures at St Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor. He joins us with a preview.
4:20 – What Atheism Can’t Deliver
In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights need not be grounded in religion; that modern science disproves the existence of God; and that there is nothing innately religious about human beings. Christian Smith responds to these arguments.
5:00 – Can We Ever Have a “Great Society?”
On this date in 1964, President Lyndon B Johnson declared a war on poverty. He envisioned a “Great Society” that would totally eliminate poverty and racial injustice. 5 decades later, it’s clear his vision was not realized. What went wrong? We talk with Amity Shlaes.