Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 26, 2018
4:00 – God and the Newsroom
Shortly after the 2016 election, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet famously said that journalists at his publication and others have a hard time understanding religion and the role it plays in people’s lives. As people of faith, what do we need to understand about journalism and how the mainstream press views religion? And what do we need the press to understand about us? We talk with Paul Glader.
4:40 – Archbishop’s Roundup
Last week, Archbishop Allen Vigneron released a Pastoral Note on racism, the first in a series that will examine topics relevant to modern culture through the eyes of Unleash the Gospel. We discuss the letter, the bishop’s response to the immigration debate, the anniversary of Unleash the Gospel, and other topics with the archbishop.
5:00 – Whittaker Chamber’s Witness for the 21st Century
A Soviet spy who was converted to Christ, Whittaker Chambers sacrificed everything for the sake of his Christian witness against injustice. As one of the most profound Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Chambers offers reflections on religion and public life with far-reaching implications for the 21st. We’ll explore how his story points to uncomfortable lessons for Left and Right alike in our own day with Greg Forster.
5:40 – Introduction to Economic Demography
What is the relationship between population growth and economic development? Why does fertility fall when GDP increases? What does population ageing mean for a labor force? Does a relationship between economic well-being and fertility justify government regulation of fertility? We look at the questions of economic demography with Anne Morse.