Kresta in the Afternoon – September 29, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Positive Value of Humane Vitae

  • Description: The United Kingdom-based Wijngaards Insititute recently released a statement calling on the Catholic Church to reverse its opposition to contraception. In response, hundreds of Catholic scholars with degrees in law, theology, medicine and other fields signed a document in support of Church teaching. Dr. Greg Popcak was among the contributing scholars. He joins us today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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 Charlie Brown Religion (2 segments)

  • Description: Charles Schutlz’s Peanuts comic strip forever changed the industry. The endearing and witty remarks brought to life by Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and their friends have caused newspaper readers and television viewers to laugh, sigh, gasp and ponder for more than half a century. Religion played a significant role in the strip. We’ll look at the faith of Charles Schultz with Stephen Lind.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Stephen Lind
      Stephen is an assistant professor of business communication at Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design from Clemson University. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and the Journal of Communication and Religion. Visit him at
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    • A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz (Great Comics Artists Series)

      Based on new archival research and original interviews with Schulz’s family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades. Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist’s own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith. (learn more)

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