Talking about the “things that matter most” on November 29, 2017
4:00 – How does China View Itself – and the World?
President Trump recently returned from China, where he met with Chinese Xi Jinping. During the campaign he spoke forcefully of China’s currency manipulation and violations of cyberspace ordinances. China is by far the most populous nation in the world, yet the West knows little about what goes on within its borders. Understanding how China views itself and its place in the world is critical for understanding its future. Steven Mosher joins us with more.
4:40 – The Continuing Adventure of Ecumenicity
How do we reconcile God’s sovereignty with human freedom, particularly with respect to the Church’s understanding of God’s plan for salvation? How do we reconcile God’s universal will with the mysteries of predestination and election? Eduardo Echeverria joins us with a look at the answers to these questions from both a Catholic and Evangelical perspective.
5:00 – Matt Lauer Joins Growing List of those Accused for Sexual Harassment
This morning NBC fired Matt Lauer, host of the Today Show, after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him. Ironically, he interviewed Bill O’Reilly after he was fired in September and emphatically told him, “You were probably the last guy in the world that they wanted to fire, because you were the guy that the ratings and the revenues were built on… you don’t let your No. 1 guy go unless you have information that you think makes him look responsible.” Teresa Tomeo joins us with a closer look the ongoing story of sexual harassment by high-profile celebrities and the culture that has led to them.
5:20 – Use your Imagination: How to be a more effective Apologist
Evangelizing and defending the faith to a world that has completely forgotten the meanings of sin and salvation takes effort and – dare we say – imagination. Holly Ordway joins us with a look at how imaginative tactics such as metaphor and narrative can work in powerful ways to communicate the truth.