Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 22, 2018
Broadcasting from Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
4:00 – Catholic Life in Pakistan
Christians, and even Muslims, in Pakistan are facing prosecution and worse for speaking out against the country’s draconian blasphemy laws. Aamir Amjad joins us with a firsthand look at the situation.
4:20 – Why Bonhoeffer Matters
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is often remembered for his resistance involvement during World War II, but fewer know his work as a pastor-theologian before the war. Madison Grace looks at Bonhoeffer’s concern for society seen through his understanding of family, work, church, and government, for the purposes of learning what his work can offer those who seek a free and virtuous society.
5:00 – Our Cultural Addiction to Blame
Our culture has become addicted to blame. From trade to automation to immigration to education to right-size of government to the financial crisis, where does in blame-casting need to end, and responsibility begin? We talk with David Bahnsen.
5:20 – What is Happiness? Insights from Aquinas
Survey researchers ask people what happiness and ultimate purpose are. But do people know? Perhaps a bit of philosophy is needed here. Fortunately, the great thinker Thomas Aquinas has analyzed happiness in detail, exploding myths about it (for example that happiness is the same as pleasure) and asking what it is in itself (both in this world and the next). We talk with J. Budziszewski.