Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 14, 2020
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood
In a recent study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers found teenage birth control pill users were 1.7 times to three times more likely to be clinically depressed in adulthood, compared to women who started taking birth control pills as adults, and to women who had never taken birth control pills. We’ll talk with Dr Greg Popcak.
4:20 – The Foundations of Revolution
July 14 is celebrated in France as Bastille Day, when revolutionaries stormed the infamous Paris prison. It’s regarded as the start of the French revolution. How does the French revolution differ from the American Revolution? What were their philosophical foundations and what kinds of societies did they seek to create? We talk with Michael Miller.
5:00 – The Rule of St Benedict and the Foundations of Western Monasticism
On Saturday we celebrated the Feast of St Benedict, the Father of Western Monasticism. When he lived monasticism was spreading throughout Christianity but was largely disorganized as each monk lived according to his own style. By combining strictness, flexibility and wisdom, St. Benedict’s Rule became the universal guide for Western monks. Bill Cook joins us