Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 11, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Religion’s Health Benefits Another Reason to Stay
The sexual abuse scandals that plague the Catholic Church and have likewise been unearthed across Southern Baptist churches have left a trail of victims decades-long and miles-deep. But new research out of Harvard reveals potential collateral damage of these sacrilegious and criminal breaches of trust: It finds that children who are pulled from church, or religion, in the wake of these scandals might have poorer long-term health outcomes. We’ll take a look with Dr Greg Popcak.
4:20 – Brazilian Bishop Says Infanticide “Shocking” but Largely Eliminated
A bishop of a diocese in Brazil has said reports about infanticide being carried out by some indigenous peoples were “shocking,” but that he was unaware of any such practices continuing among the indigenous people who are part of his flock. Matthew Bunson reports on this and other news from the Synod.
5:00 – Opening the Red Door: Bringing Christian Education to Russia
After the Berlin Wall fell, a group of Christian colleges in the U.S. seized the opportunity to begin strategic faculty and student exchanges with universities inside the Soviet Union. Among their leaders was John Bernbaum, who during a 1990 visit to Russia accepted an invitation to build a faith-based university in Moscow, the former center of the atheistic regime. John joins us with the story.
5:40 – Religious Liberty Roundup
The American Freedom Law Center has been busy lately dealing with several cases related to religious liberty, free speech and the pro life movement. Rob Muise joins us with a summary.