Kresta in the Afternoon – December 19, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Another Study Shows Link Between Birth Control and Breast Cancer

  • Description: A Study from the University of Copenhagen concluded that Birth Control can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she takes it. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception, including the pill and IUDs. Dr Greg Popcak joins us with more.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Chair of the Online Master of Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He's also 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. Visit CatholicCounselors.com and find his Faith on the Couch blog at Patheos.com.
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+  The Christian Support for Donald Trump

  • Description: The relationship between Donald Trump and his conservative Christian base is complicated, but understanding it is essential for understanding his election and presidency. A recent survey revealed that three out of 10 white evangelical Protestants say there is "almost nothing" Donald Trump could do to lose their approval. By contrast, 49% of White Catholics approve of his performance, while 47% disapprove. Conservative Christians have approved his policy decisions on abortion and religious liberty and have had a more mixed opinion on issues like the tax code and Jerusalem. Stephen Mansfield joins us with more.
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    • Stephen Mansfield
      Stephen Mansfield is the author of Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him. He's also the author of the bestselling books "The Faith of George W Bush" and "The Faith of Barack Obama." He's the founder of the Mansfield Group, a media training firm.
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    • Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him

      The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and cutthroat business tycoon secure the majority of the religious conservative vote? Now the New York Times bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush and The Faith of Barack Obama turns his pen toward the Trump phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews, Stephen Mansfield uncovers who Trump's spiritual influences have been and explains why Christian conservatives were attracted to this unlikely candidate. The book ends with a reflection on the vital role of prophetic distance, both historically and now. (learn more)

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