Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 5, 2018
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: How Many Kids have Married Parents?
When it comes to today’s children, we often think about “privilege” in terms of the access to education, income, and good neighborhoods that some children benefit from and others do not. Certainly, these three forms of privilege matter for children’s welfare and for their shot at the American Dream. But there is another form of “privilege” that is often overlooked in contemporary debates about children’s welfare and futures: that of growing up in a stable two-parent family. How many of today’s young people experience this stable family structure throughout childhood? We’ll talk with Dr. Greg Popcak.
4:20 – Encountering Christ’s Healing Love
Scripture and history are full of stories of people who experienced radical transformations after encountering the power of Christ’s healing love. And it’s encounters like this that can belp transform our broken and suffering world. Bob Schuchts joins us to look at how we can find spiritual, emotional and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments.
5:00 – China Removes Term Limits – Now What?
On February 25 China’s Communist Party proposed changes to its Constitution that would allow President Xi Jinping to rule more than the current limit of two terms. And last week the State ordered Yining Catholic Church to have its crosses, statues and other visible religious features demolished. All this is going on amidst the negotiations between China and the Vatican. Steven Mosher joins us with more.
5:20 – Social Media and the Modern Family
Do our new technologies with the communicative abilities and conveniences they offer really provide a better quality of life for our families? Since the advent of social media there has been a spike in the rates of teenage depression; bullying; sexting; identity stealing; pornography distribution; cyber-crimes…the list goes on. When even Steve Jobs admitted that he severely limited his own children’s tech use, shouldn’t we sit up and take notice? We’ll talk with Dr. Rusty Chavey.