Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 13, 2018
4:00 – Russell Kirk turns 100
This year would have been the 100th birthday of Russel Kirk, who was born on October 19, 1918. Dr. Lee Edwards is hosting a lecture on Wednesday in Washington, DC entitled “Our Cultural Crisis: A Kirkean Response.” In the early 50s, intellectuals on the Right and the Left who disagreed on virtually everything agreed on one thing – Conservatism as a philosophy and movement was virtually nonexistent. What influence did Kirk have on changing that? We’ll talk with Dr. Edwards.
4:20 – Do We Know the Medical Cause of Christ’s Death?
It’s long been theorized that Jesus’s cause of death of asphyxiation – he became too exhausted to lift his body on the cross and essentially suffocated. But Dr. Mark Kubala has a different argument – that Christ died of blood loss. It explains why Pilate was surprised to hear Jesus had died so quickly. He joins us with a look at the medical evidence for the argument.
5:00 – A Catholic Defense of Free Economy
The economy and markets are a constant subject of debate as people of various political affiliations try to determine the systems that will create the greatest opportunities for education, employment and financial stability. Unfortunately, the role of religious thought is often left out of these debates. We’ll take a Catholic look at the idea of free economy with Thomas Woods.
5:40 – I Can Only Imagine – The Song you Know, the Story you Don’t
You’re probably familiar with MercyMe’s double-platinum song I Can Only Imagine. But do you know the story that inspired it? MercyMe’s lead singer Bart Millard lost his father when he was 18, and the story of their strained relationship led to the song. Director Jon Irwin joins us with more.