Kresta in the Afternoon – August 18, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: Why People who go to Church Live Longer

  • Description: Over the last 20 years, research has gradually accumulated suggesting that religious service attendance is associated with better physical and mental health. For example, research articles have indicated that regular religious service attendance is associated with a reduced depression and suicide. We’ll talk about it with Dr. Greg Popcak as we continue our Social Science Apologetics series.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is the Executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University.
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+  A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties (2 segments)

  • Description: Have you ever read something in the Bible and just scratched your head, or been challenged by a skeptic to explain a seemingly scandalous verse? You re not alone. The Bible contains more than a few hard sayings and passages that seem to be embarrassingly out of step with modern culture or science. We’ll talk with Trent Horn about how to answer them.
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    • Trent Horn
      Trent Horn is a Catholic apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers and a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live. He’s the author of several books, most recently Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties.
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