Kresta in the Afternoon – January 30, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Debate over "Toxic Masculinity"

  • Description: The term "toxic masculinity" dates back to the 1980s and is now used to explain virtually any crime or bad deed committed by a man. How did this term get so much traction, and what does it really mean? We talk with Greg Popcak, who looks at the science behind the term with new APA Guidelines that will help psychologists work with men and boys.
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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+  Words and Witnesses: Communication Studies in Christian Thought (2 segments)

  • Description: The crisis in the Church and the mishandling of the Covington story are both examples of how our bishops often fail to communicate with the laity. And every day we see how the laity fail to communicate with eachother. Where can we look for advice on Christian communication? The answer can be found in the Church Fathers. Naaman Wood has more.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Naaman Wood
      Naaman K. Wood is the co-author of Words and Witnesses: Communication Studies in Christian Thought from Athanasius to Desmond Tutu. He's Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Redeemer University College and his work has been published in Symbolic Interaction, Jazz Perspectives, and Prophetic Critique and Popular Media.

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