Kresta in the Afternoon – September 10, 2018 – Hour 1

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+  Social Science Apologetics: "Homosexuality has nothing to do with this"

  • Description: What role does homosexuality play in the crisis in the Church? Some are trying to claim it has "nothing to do with it," and chastise their opponents for blaming pedophilia on homosexuality. But that's not what we're doing. In fact, most of the incidents of the abuse crisis have little to do with pedophilia, because they involve attraction to sexually mature persons. 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 and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles? (2 segments)

  • Description: "How can someone as smart as you believe in something like that?" Most scientists today who are public about their faith in Christ have faced a question along those lines. Ian Hutchinson still remembers when a fellow MIT professors asked him many years ago. The answer is crucial, and it isn't restricted to just scientists. He joins us with more.
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    • Dr. Ian Hutchinson
      Ian Hutchinson is a Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. His plasma experiments, hotter than the center of the sun, support the quest for fusion energy. In addition to two text books and more than 200 scientific journal articles, he authored “Monopolizing knowledge” a repudiation of scientism, and most recently “Can a scientist believe in miracles?”
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    • Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science

      Plasma physicist Ian Hutchinson has been asked hundreds of questions about faith and science:

      • What is faith and what is science? Are they compatible?
      • Are there realities science cannot explain?
      • Are miracles ruled out by science?
      • Is God's existence a scientific question?
      • Is the Bible consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the universe?
      • How did the universe begin?
      • How could a good God permit so much suffering in the world?
      • Are there scientific reasons to believe in God?
      In this comprehensive volume, Hutchinson answers a full range of inquiries with sound scientific insights and measured Christian perspective. Without minimizing challenging questions, he explores how science and Christianity are mutually supportive and intellectually consistent. Both God and science truthfully address our curiosity and destiny. Find answers to your deepest questions. (learn more)

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