In this edition of DR Radio, we look at the issues surrounding 13 Reasons Why, the depressing forecast for mainliners in the US, The New York Times, and *that* Heineken beer ad.
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Show Notes, May 2, 2017
Welcome everyone to the May 2nd edition of Dead Reckoning Radio! I am your host, Jay Friesen joined around the table by Hadley Heath Manning and Dr. Brian G. Mattson. DR Radio is where we discuss the latest in cultural topics from a distinctly Christian worldview.
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Quick Takes

* 13 Reasons Why – Netflix has a new original series garnering a lot of attention because it covers the topic of teen suicide. Some are concerned that by glorifying suicide it will encourage others who need real help. Is there a problem with dramatizing suicide? Is it possible to handle the topic without inciting vulnerable people?
* Dead End For the Mainline? Speaking of suicide, a recent article in the Washington Post suggests that mainline Protestantism has a mere 23 more Easters before it goes extinct! That is, if they don’t do something to stop the sharply declining trend line. So, guys: why are mainline denominations crumbling?
* Plantinga Wins the Templeton Prize – Christian Philosopher Alvin Plantinga (“Planting-uh”) has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for his decades of work in the philosophy of reason and belief. Many would argue that Plantinga almost single-handedly put God back into the academy with his brilliant arguments that religious believers have adequate reasons for their beliefs. He’s got a reward in heaven, of course, but that $1 Million dollar check is nice, too.