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  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 26, 2015 – Hour 1

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 26, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity?

    • Description: We have open lines today and we have a lot to talk about. It’s now believed that the plane crash in France was intentional. The Co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the plane into a mountain. What do we know for sure? What can we speculate? What are you hearing from the media? We’ll also discuss an upcoming documentary on Scientology and connect it to other invented religions and the atheist argument that all religions are, in fact, invented and ludicrous. Additionally, we want your thoughts about the greatest regrets people express on their deathbed and the significance of a dying person’s last words. Finally, we’ll talk about forgiveness. How can you honor and forgive your parents if they were abusive? Can you or should you forgive someone who is unrepentant? We want to get your thoughts on all these questions. Give us a call at 877-573-7825.

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    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity? (con't)

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    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity? (con't)

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 26, 2015 – Hour 2

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 26, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity?

    • Description: We have open lines today and we have a lot to talk about. It’s now believed that the plane crash in France was intentional. The Co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the plane into a mountain. What do we know for sure? What can we speculate? What are you hearing from the media? We’ll also discuss an upcoming documentary on Scientology and connect it to other invented religions and the atheist argument that all religions are, in fact, invented and ludicrous. Additionally, we want your thoughts about the greatest regrets people express on their deathbed and the significance of a dying person’s last words. Finally, we’ll talk about forgiveness. How can you honor and forgive your parents if they were abusive? Can you or should you forgive someone who is unrepentant? We want to get your thoughts on all these questions. Give us a call at 877-573-7825.

    + Segment #2 of 3

    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity? (con't)

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    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity? (con't)

  • Kresta in the Afternoon – March 26, 2015

    Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 26, 2015


    Direct to My Desk: Can you forgive an abusive parent who won’t repent? Why would someone intentionally crash a plane? What are the most common last regrets? What connections do atheists draw between Scientology and Christianity?

    We have open lines today and we have a lot to talk about. It’s now believed that the plane crash in France was intentional. The Co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the plane into a mountain. What do we know for sure? What can we speculate? What are you hearing from the media? We’ll also discuss an upcoming documentary on Scientology and connect it to other invented religions and the atheist argument that all religions are, in fact, invented and ludicrous. Additionally, we want your thoughts about the greatest regrets people express on their deathbed and the significance of a dying person’s last words. Finally, we’ll talk about forgiveness. How can you honor and forgive your parents if they were abusive? Can you or should you forgive someone who is unrepentant? We want to get your thoughts on all these questions. Give us a call at 877-573-7825.

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 25, 2015 – Hour 1

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 25, 2015 – Hour 1

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    “For All Find what they Truly Seek”

    • Description: Nabeel Qureshi was raised in a devout and loving Muslim home and was passionate about his faith. He eventually discovered evidence of Jesus’s resurrection and divinity and was in a difficult position: he couldn’t deny the evidence, but he didn’t want to deny his family. Nabeel joins us today with the story of his dramatic and challenging journey.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Nabeel Qureshi

        Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. He has lectured at universities throughout North America and has participated in 17 moderated debates across the world. Nabeel is a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministires and is the author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Check out his Facebook page, Nabeel Qureshi, and follow him on Twitter at @NAQureshi (note spelling). You can also find his work at rzim.org and be sure to read his testimony, Crossing Over, at answeringislam.org.

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    “For All Find what they Truly Seek” (con't)

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Nabeel Qureshi

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    “For All Find what they Truly Seek” (con't)

    • Segment Guests:
      • Dr. Nabeel Qureshi
  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 25, 2015 – Hour 2

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 25, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Kresta Comments

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    “I am the Handmaid of the Lord”

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    “I am the Handmaid of the Lord” (con't)

    • Segment Guests:
      • Tim Staples
  • Unbroken – An Al Kresta interview with Luke Zamperini

    Released to theaters last Christmas, Unbroken is the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, a former track star whose bomber went down in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Zamperini survived 47 harrowing days adrift before being picked up by the Japanese and send to a POW camp, where he endured two and a half years of unimaginable psychological and physical torture. Louis’ son Luke Zamperini joins us to talk about the film and his father’s amazing story of faith and perseverance.

     

  • Kresta in the Afternoon – March 25, 2015

    Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 25, 2015


    4:00 – “For All Find what they Truly Seek”

    Nabeel Qureshi was raised in a devout and loving Muslim home and was passionate about his faith. He eventually discovered evidence of Jesus’s resurrection and divinity and was in a difficult position: he couldn’t deny the evidence, but he didn’t want to deny his family. Nabeel joins us today with the story of his dramatic and challenging journey.

    5:00 – Kresta Comments: TBA

    5:20 – “I am the Handmaid of the Lord”

    We’re discussing the Feast of the Annunciation with Tim Staples and how Mary’s simple “yes” changed the course of history.

     

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 24, 2015 – Hour 1

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 24, 2015 – Hour 1

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    Kresta Comments

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    A Celebration of Peace through Music

    • Description: A Celebration of Peace through Music is a special televised concert created by Sir Gilbert Levine that took place in Washington, D.C. last year. The concert featured the Krakow Philharmonic Choir, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. Sir Levine led a moving multicultural tribute to three great spiritual leaders of our time: Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. The concert will be reaired this spring on radio and TV. Sir Levine joins us to talk about the concert and his life as “the Pope’s Maestro.”
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    A Celebration of Peace through Music (con't)

    • Segment Guests:
      • Sir Gilbert Levine
  • “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 24, 2015 – Hour 2

    “Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 24, 2015 – Hour 2

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    Kresta Comments

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    Back to Basics: Forming Intentional Disciples

    • Description: Consider the following statistics: Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. 10 percent of all American adults are ex-Catholics. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. As we’ve said before, we’re surrounded by Catholics who have been Sacramentalized but not Evangelized. A lot of people see this as a sign of the end, that the Church in the US is on the way out. Sherry Weddell sees it as an opportunity to regrow the Church on a solid foundation of committed, intentional Disciples of Christ. She joins us today.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Sherry Weddell

        Sherry Weddell is the International Co-Director and co-founder of Catherine of Siena Institute. She created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics. Sherry is the author of several books including “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus” and “Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples" and is an international speaker on discipleship and evangelization.

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    Back to Basics: Forming Intentional Disciples (con't)

    • Segment Guests:
      • Sherry Weddell
  • Kresta in the Afternoon – March 24, 2015

    Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 24, 2015


    4:00 – Kresta Comments

    Al has comments on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth,” 15 Reasons Dads Matter and the Scientific Case for God.

    4:20 – A Celebration of Peace through Music

    A Celebration of Peace through Music is a special televised concert created by Sir Gilbert Levine that took place in Washington, D.C. last year. The concert featured the Krakow Philharmonic Choir, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. Sir Levine led a moving multicultural tribute to three great spiritual leaders of our time: Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. The concert will be reaired this spring on radio and TV. Sir Levine joins us to talk about the concert and how he honors God through music.

    5:00 – Kresta Comments: TBA

    5:20 – Back to Basics: Forming Intentional Disciples

    Consider the following statistics: Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. 10 percent of all American adults are ex-Catholics. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. As we’ve said before, we’re surrounded by Catholics who have been Sacramentalized but not Evangelized. A lot of people see this as a sign of the end, that the Church in the US is on the way out. Sherry Weddell sees it as an opportunity to regrow the Church on a solid foundation of committed, intentional Disciples of Christ. She joins us today.

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