Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 9, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: The Incredible Success Story Behind One County’s Plummeting Divorce Rate
Divorce rates in Duval County, Florida—which includes the fourth-biggest city in the state, Jacksonville—experienced a stunning 28 percent plunge between 2015 and 2017, according to the Philanthropy Roundtable, the program’s initial sponsor. That’s an encouraging trait, and there’s even more positive news if you care about God and faith in America. We talk with Greg Popcak
4:20 – Understanding Advance Directives
We recently spoke with Rita Marker about an HHS study that found serious flaws with at least 20% of US hospice programs. As so-called death with dignity laws continue to gain support around the world, it’s important to have a plan and understand the laws and regulations of your state. Rita Marker joins us again to help understand the issues.
4:40 – The BJP’s war on Indian Christians
A new wave of religious violence against Christians has swept over northern India in recent weeks. According to local Christians, this new hate campaign started after Zee News, a media outlet in India, reported that the BJP-led government intends to propose a bill that would make religious conversion illegal nationwide in the next session of parliament. An in a strange story, the Missionaries of Charity have been accused of selling babies. Chad Bauman has more.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: God’s Divine Plan
5:20 – The Promise of Originalism
The Constitution is the foundation of the American legal system, but a contentious debate is raging between originalists, who favor the document’s original meaning, and nonoriginalists, who argue for a “living” constitution. We look at the debate through the lens of natural law with Lee Strang.