Marshall McLuhan was a committed Christian. How did he come to his faith and did it influence his ideas? And has his work any meaning for the Church today?
What saves us? Do we need to do good work to justify ourselves before God or does Jesus justify us to good works? That is the question that literally split the Catholic church during the Protestant reformation, and the one poised before Pastor Mark Driscoll as he continues the series Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions by answering, “If salvation is by faith alone (Romans 3:28), then why are there so many verses that say or imply the opposite, namely that salvation is by works (James 2:24, Matthew 6:15 & 7:21, Galatians 5:19-21)?”
Some parents feel responsible to shape their children’s religious foundations while others prefer to let kids explore faith for themselves. Host Michel Martin explores the complications of spiritual parenting with Asra Nomani, professor of journalism at Georgetown University; Kara Powell, author of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids; and Regina Brett, author of God Never Blinks.
Speaking of Faith 4-8-2010 A parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China’s economy and politics. With scholar and filmmaker Mayfair Yang, we learn about the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, we explore the irony that the Chinese state gleaned some of dismissive, modern ideas about religion from the West.