Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 7, 2019
4:00 – Indian Elections Bring Troubling Results, but there is Reason for Hope
Recent elections in India have brought troubling results. The current ruling party, the BJP, which is led by Prime Minister Modi handily won the national races. The party is militantly Hindu and wants India to be a Hindu nation; Modi has even spoken of a desire to see Christianity eradicated from the land. But not all may be lost. The Gospel continues to spread there, despite the threats. We talk with Michael Brown.
4:20 – “Millions Live in Freedom Because of St. John Paul II”
One June 2, 1979 Pope John Paul II made his first visit to his homeland of Poland. President Trump marked the anniversary earlier this week, stating that “millions live in Freedom because of St John Paul II.” We talk about JPII’s work in Poland with Paul Kengor
5:00 – Is “VESD” the New Assisted Suicide?
You may have seen reports about a Dutch teenage girl who was allowed to commit assisted suicide after years of PTSD following a sexual assault. The story’s a little more complicated – she did not receive any suicide medications, but she was allowed to starve herself to death. We talk about this horrible tale with Wes Smith.
5:20 – The Danger of Misreading the Old Testament
The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities. But Iain Provan contends that such a reading completely misses the point. He joins us with key questions the Old Testament does answer and presents a more accurate reading of the text.