Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 15, 2018
4:00 – The Curious Metaphysics of Dr Stephen Hawking
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away late Tuesday night, and we discussed his life briefly yesterday with Steven Greydanus. We’ll continue the discussion today with Fr Robert Spitzer, who has followed Hawking’s work closely for years. Why did a preeminent physicist claim the universe came from nothing? What can physics tell us about the existence of God? We’ll look at these questions and more.
4:20 – Humane Vitae and the Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution
Mary Eberstadt joins us with a look at the ways the sexual revolution has broken its promises, leaving hurt people and broken families in its wake.
5:00 – The Unique Joy of Kids with Down syndrome
Last year we discussed a report that, thanks to abortion, Iceland has “nearly eradicated Down syndrome births.” The most disturbing part of this story is how it callously reported and even celebrated by news outlets. Now, a columnist for the Washington Post has once again put forth the argument that women need the right to abort children who are found to have Down syndrome. JD Flynn has adopted two children with Down syndrome and joined us a few years ago when Richard Dawkins made a similar claim. He joins us again today.
5:20 – How’s your Lent?
We’re already more than halfway through Lent. How’s it going? Are you getting the most out of the season? How can you further prepare yourself to celebrate the greatest event in human history? Pete Burak joins us.
5:40 – The Holy Father and the Our Father
Can you believe it’s been five years since Pope Francis began his papacy? To commemorate the anniversary, Francis has released a new book illuminating, verse-by-verse, the prayer known to Billions around the world: the Our Father. Gary Jansen joins us with a closer look.