Kresta in the Afternoon – May 10, 2017 – Hour 2

+  French Catholics Cautiously Optimistic about Macron’s Election

  • Description: On Sunday France elected centrist Emmanuel Macron president over National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron is socially liberal, but also says he supports religious liberty and public displays of faith. The election deeply divided the nation and saw record highs of voters either abstaining from the election entirely or submitting blank ballots. Sam Gregg joins us with a look at the election and what happens now for France.
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    • Sam Gregg
      Sam Gregg is Director of research at the Acton Institute and the author of several books including “The Commercial Society” and “The Modern Papacy.” His newest book, For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.” is due out this spring. He’s the General Editor of Lexington Books’ Studies in Ethics and Economics series.
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+  Salvation by Allegiance Alone (2 segments)

  • Description: We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the Gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the Gospel? Because faith is frequently misunderstood and the climax of the gospel misidentified, the Gospel's full power remains untapped. Matthew Bates joins us with a different viewpoint: We are saved not by faith, but by allegiance to Jesus.
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    • Matthew Bates
      Matthew Bates is assistant professor of theology at Quincy University and the author of three books, most recently Salvation by Allegiance Alone.
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    • Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King

      We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the gospel? Because faith is frequently misunderstood and the climax of the gospel misidentified, the gospel's full power remains untapped. While offering a fresh proposal for what faith means within a biblical theology of salvation, Matthew Bates presses the church toward a new precision: we are saved solely by allegiance to Jesus the king. Instead of faith alone, Christians must speak about salvation by allegiance alone. The book includes discussion questions for students, pastors, and church groups and a foreword by Scot McKnight. (learn more)

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