Postmodern Realities Archive

Episode 094 The Pro-Choice Argument against Aborting Children with Down Syndrome

“In Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Technologies, author Chris Kaposy, the associate professor of Bioethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University Newfoundland, argues that advancements in less invasive prenatal testing will increase the use of those tests and produce a greater number of occurrences of selective abortion in cases of Down syndrome […]

Episode 093 Ghost Hunters and God: Finding Reason in the Pursuit of the Paranormal

“Stories of ghosts and experiences of the paranormal have been a historical constant for as long as humans have wondered what happens after death. But as the entertainment industry has become increasingly desperate for our always divided-attention, these stories have been hybridized with reality TV and promoted on channels not traditionally associated with the category […]

Episode 092 Literary Apologetics: Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was a Roman Catholic novelist, essayist, and short story writer whose Complete Short Stories won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1972. Her fictional work explores existential questions of grace, morality, freedom, and transcendence in the lives of grotesque characters. Are humans free to determine the nature of reality or does reality (both spiritual […]

Episode 091: Masturbation and the Christian

Although masturbation (solo sex) is a nearly universal behavior, it is rarely discussed in the church. However, the increasing support in the media for solo sex as a healthy activity means the church must begin to address it. The moral legitimacy of this behavior has long been debated in Christian circles. To arrive at a […]

Episode 90: Philip Dick Man in High Castle

“Amazon Studios is heavily invested in the success of their original television series The Man in the High Castle….The studio’s choice of this program as one to boost makes sense, both because of its rich source material (adapted from a novel of the same name written by legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick) and […]

Episode 089: Uniqueness of Jesus Christ

“There is little doubt that the New Testament makes several unique claims concerning Jesus. Some of these exclusive comments regard claims that Jesus Christ was deity, or that He is the sole path to salvation, or that He was raised from the dead. The claims and deeds of Jesus become even more distinct when compared […]

Episode 88: Training Teens in Apologetics

“Generation Z — the 70 million kids born between 1999 and 2015 — is another testament to our culture’s alarming slide into secularism. This emerging generation is twice as likely as adults to be atheists, they’re twice as likely to identify as LGBT, they’re committed moral relativists, and only one in eleven can be considered […]

Episode 87: Westworld & A.I.

“HBO’s TV series Westworld is a remake and expansion of the 1973 film by writer Michael Crichton about an immersive theme park where guests can interact with artificially intelligent robots programmed to act out cowboy stories from the Old West. The film follows a similar pattern as Crichton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park, but instead of […]

Episode 084: Sexuality & Singles

Episode 084: Sexuality & Singles “To follow Jesus faithfully means we need to reorient our values and priorities radically. One radical value Jesus proclaimed was that single men and women had equal standing in His kingdom. Society, which up to that point was centered on marriage and family, was now to include those who were […]

Episode 083: Mere Ambassadors

Episode 083: Mere Ambassadors “What do we do with the Christian spokesperson whose message seems at best tangential to the gospel, and whose megaphone is the national media? How should an everyday, street-level apologist handle the backlash the Christian community receives from the very public statements of those who seem to make headlines instead of […]