Talking about the “Things That Matter Most”
4:00 – Ten Theses on Creation (Most) Christians Can Support
Reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable Biblical accounts of creation with what we believe from science and the fossil record can be difficult. How do Christians approach this topic and how do they discuss it amongst themselves and amongst non-Christians? We talk with Pastor Todd Wilson.
4:20 – The Quest for the Historical Mary
Whatever one thinks of Jesus, it is impossible to be neutral about Mary’s place in Christian doctrine and devotion. Either Mary is essential to the faith as the Mother of God, or she is a mere woman, or (perhaps) she is a quasi-pagan goddess who endangers the dignity and prerogatives of her son as Creator and Lord. There is no middle ground, no shared pronunciation by which Mary might be both the glorious Virgin Mother and the historically humble mother of Jesus. What was the real Mary like, and how was she regarded in the early church? We talk with Dr Rachel Fulton Brown.
5:00 – How Acts 15 Led Me to the Church
After nearly 30 years as a devout Protestant, Joshua Charles decided last year to become Catholic and was received into the Church this summer. As he considered his conversion and studied the Scriptures, he was deeply impacted by the Council of Jerusalem recounted in Acts 15. He joins us with a look at how he was drawn to the Church and “slapped across the face by the Church fathers.”