Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 24, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: A Post-Christian Nation
The toymaker Mattel recently announced it would release a “nonpartisan” edition of Uno without any red or blue cards. It’s a silly example of a larger, more troubling problem – we’d rather avoid our differences entirely rather than engage and understand each other. When society loses its focus on Christ, we lose the value we see in others. A society that rejects Christ doesn’t simply become post-Christian; it inevitably becomes anti-Christian. Al breaks it down.
4:20 – The Story you Haven’t heard about religious liberty
The story commonly told about the relation between Christianity and freedom of religion treats Christianity as an inherently intolerant and oppressive religion. The historian Perez Zagorin writes, of “all the great world religions past and present, Christianity has been by far the most intolerant.” But while it is a tragic truth that many Christians have oppressed others, the fact remains that Christian theology is a source for religious freedom. Tim Shah joins us.
5:00 – What Even Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus
The Resurrection is the single greatest event in human history. Without it, Christianity loses all meaning. Even among skeptics and those who reject Christianity, there are elements of Jesus’ life and Resurrection that are beyond dispute. We’ll talk about it with Justin Bass.