Kresta in the Afternoon – December 19, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Humans are Wired to Emphasize the Negative, Unless…

  • Description: Why is it that we can do 100 things right but obsess over the one thing that went wrong? Why do we ignore the dozens of acts of kindness we see but focus on one act of cruelty? It turns out that our brains are wired to emphasize the negative. Luckily, there is one factor that can mediate our tendency toward negative thinking. Greg Popcak tells us what it is.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is 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. Visit CatholicCounselors.com and find his Faith on the Couch blog at Patheos.com
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+  Why Are People Leaving Islam for Christianity? (2 segments)

  • Description: Around the world people are leaving Islam for Christianity in unprecedented numbers, and they're risking their lives to do so. Why do they convert? What challenges do they face? What do they hope to find in Christianity that they have found lacking in Islam? We'll take a look with Duane Miller.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Duane Miller
      Duane Miller is the author of "Living among the Breakage: Contextual theology making and ex-Muslim Christians" and "Arab Evangelicals in Israel." He is a is researcher and lecturer in Muslim-Christian relations at The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies in San Antonio, Texas, and is a faculty member of Nazareth Evangelical ecological Seminary in Nazareth of Galilee. Visit his blog at duanemiller.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter at drduanemiller.
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      • Book(s):
        • Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-Making and Ex-Muslim Christians
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