So far this week om the countdown of the best interviews of 2012. Stay tuned tomorrow as we crack the top 10.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
#15 - Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars
Every day, thousands of children fragile, innocent, alone are abandoned. They are brutally snuffed from the world and literally left in the trash . . . and it's all legal. Since 1976, Monica Miller has made it her life's work to defend the unborn: she has counseled pregnant women outside of abortion clinics and organized pro-life groups and sit-ins at many of those same clinics. She has blocked abortionists cars, been arrested, and gone to jail. And she has pulled the bodies of thousands of unborn babies out of dumpsters and given them a proper burial. Monica is here to tell the true-life tale of life and death, and a plea for the protection of the most helpless and innocent members of the human family.
#13 - Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It's Good for Your Marriage
Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It s Good For Your Marriage by Catholic Answers host Patrick Coffin is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic. If you re looking for intellectual ammo with which to defend and explain the teaching of Humanae Vitae, or if you reject it altogether, you’ll agree that Coffin approaches the topic from a wide array of new and persuasive angles. Patrick joins us.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1
#13 – Debating Same-Sex Marriage
Polls and election results show Americans sharply divided on same-sex “marriage,” and the controversy is unlikely to subside anytime soon. Taking a "point/counterpoint" approach, John Corvino (a philosopher and prominent gay advocate) and Maggie Gallagher (a nationally syndicated columnist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage) explore fundamental questions: What is marriage for? Is sexual difference essential to it? Why does the government sanction it? What are the implications of same-sex marriage for children's welfare, for religious freedom, and for our understanding of marriage itself? We host a debate.
#12 - Kresta Comments: Controversial Michigan Pastor with Bizarre Notions of Hell Leaves Megachurch
A western Michigan pastor who has drawn thousands to Sunday services and written a controversial book about hell has said good-bye to his congregation. He is leaving Mars Hills Bible Church in Grandville and heading to Los Angeles to work on a TV drama based loosely on his life. Bell is the author of "Love Wins," which questions traditional Christian beliefs about hell. Al comments on his view of hell.
#11 - Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion
Why do the media so often miss or misunderstand major news stories? One reason is that, in today's complex and pervasively religious world, understanding religion is vital in accurately reporting and interpreting current events. Paul Marshall is here to discuss how, all too frequently, journalists and commentators do not take religion seriously and therefore fail to grasp the religious context of the news. These examples range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections, to Iran, Iraq, the papal succession and most notably the nature of Islam.