Kresta in the Afternoon – August 9, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Back to the Drawing Board (again) on Health Care

  • Description: The so-called "Skinny Repeal" of Obamacare failed last month when three Republican Senators, headlined by John McCain, joined 48 Democrats in voting "no." As we've discussed before, Congress won't be able to create a lasting, successful healthcare system unless it finds one that has support from both sides of the aisle. Representatives Josh Gottheimer and Tom Reed took the first step last week when they called on Congress to "put aside the bickering" and released their 5-point proposal for fixing Obamacare's biggest problems. As Congress goes back to the drawing board once again, we'll talk with Brad Hahn of Solidarity Healthshare.
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    • Brad Hahn
      Brad Hahn is a deeply committed Catholic who helped found Solidarity Healthshare with Chris Faddis. He now serves as the ministry's CEO and secretary. He's a member of the Arizona Bar, the Canon Law Society of America, the Catholic Medical Association and is an Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom. Visit
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+  Does Our Understanding of God Affect Our Mental Health? (2 segments)

  • Description: Research in neuroscience has shown that our brains are shaped by what we believe about God. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. But when we have a distorted view of a vengeful God, we suffer. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings brings neuroscience and Scripture together as we discuss the God-Shaped Brain.
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    • Dr. Tim Jennings
      Tim Jennings is the author of The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms your Life. He's board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association. He has spent more than two decades researching the interface between biblical principles and modern brain science. Visit
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    • The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life

      What you believe about God actually changes your brain. Brain research in neuroscience has found that our thoughts and beliefs affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Mind and body are interrelated, and we are designed for healthy relationships of love and trust. When we understand God as good and loving, we flourish. Unfortunately, many of us have distorted images of God and mostly think of him in fearful, punitive ways. This leads us into unhealthy patterns of self-defeating behaviors and toxic relationships. But our lives can change when God renews our minds with a truer picture of him. Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. He dispels common misconceptions about God and shows how different God concepts affect the brain differently. Our brains can adapt, change, and rewire with redeemed thinking that frees us from unnecessary pain and suffering. Discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives. This expanded edition now includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion, with questions for learning from Scripture, science and nature, and experience. (learn more)

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