Kresta in the Afternoon – May 14, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Kresta Comments: Easter is incomplete without the Ascension

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    • Upward: Faith, Church, and the Ascension of Christ

      The ascension of Christ is usually taken for granted and often neglected.  Indeed, it represents that forgotten dimension of faith in its reach beyond the categories, concepts, and concerns of our mundane existence, even in the church. This book is written with the conviction that there are further riches to be discovered.  Christ’s ascension indelibly marks the limitless horizon of Christian life. It reminds us that the mission of evangelization is unconfined, always moving beyond, upward, outward, in the vitality of the risen Christ who already occupies every dimension of time and space.  Properly understood, the ascension is a fundamental aspect of the catholicity of faith and enables it to breathe more deeply in its experience of “the boundless riches of Christ” (Eph 3:9). (learn more)

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    • Ascension & Ecclesia : On the Significance of the Doctrine of Ascension

      Recent theology offers few attempts to come to grips with the meanings and implications of the ascension of Jesus. / Professor Farrow makes his approach through the scriptures, the eucharistic liturgy, the fathers and the reformers, before tracing his subject into modern times. He not only demonstrates that the doctrine of the ascension has played a much larger role in the history of Christian and western thought than is generally realized, but tackles many of the difficult questions others have been content to ignore. (learn more)

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    • Ascension Theology

      Ascension Theology places the doctrine of the ascension in the context of the biblical narrative of descent and ascent, in order to shed light on 'the upward call of God in Christ Jesus' and on the eucharistic community that hears and answers that call. It is a book for the Church as well as the academy. Ascension Theology also offers a contemporary account of the Eucharist itself. It addresses the relation of the heavenly session of Christ to the conflicting currents of the present age, and the transformation to the life of the world to come. Specialist and non-specialist alike will find much to ponder in its traditional yet controversial claims. (learn more)

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+  Grief Counselor recounts his experience with Malaysia Flight 370

  • Description: On March 8, 2014, families of passengers aboard MH370 went to the Beijing Airport pick up their loved ones and saw "delay" on the arrival boards. Within the hour, they were instructed to gather at a hotel conference room because the plane had disappeared from radar. This story has always been a favorite of ours as an example of News as Entertainment – CNN devoted weeks of coverage to the story despite knowing next to nothing, On Day 31, the network ran a segment with the headline “families frustrated by media coverage” – they didn’t seem to see the irony. Paul Yin, a prominent Chinese psychologist, spent the ensuing months with the families of the victims, helping them with their grief. His story is detailed in a new memoir with Trina Kraus, who joins us today.
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    • Trina Kraus
      Trina Kraus is the co-author of Explosions of Joy: A Memoir of the Grief Counselor for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. She has taught high school English for seventeen years in Pennsylvania and Washington. She is also a proud wife of a decorated U.S. Army veteran. Please visit her blog at trinaakraus.com to enjoy some tips from the heart of an English teacher who has cared deeply for her students and believes in making the world a better place through education.
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    • Explosions of Joy: A Memoir of the Grief Counselor for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

      On March 8, 2014, families of passengers aboard MH370 went to the Beijing Airport pick up their loved ones and saw "delay" on the arrival boards. Within the hour, they were instructed to gather at a hotel conference room because the plane had disappeared from radar. Paul Yin immediately orchestrated counseling for all those involved by connecting them to insurance/EAP if they had it, trained counselors on the spot, and conducted his own sessions. He was the face on all the newscasts (CNN, Anderson Cooper, NBC, and many other international news outlets) as an advocate for the families. Paul's memoir details the events of his life, including his fight to change the culture of China in regards to the field of psychology, that led him to play that prominent role in one of the most devastating and mystifying tragedies leaving a wound felt by everyone around the world. (learn more)

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+  Will the Iran Sanctions Effect the Economy?

  • Description: When the US pulled out of the Iran deal, it reimposed economic sanctions on the country. What impact will these sanctions have on the US and Global markets? Brian Milligan joins us with a look at this and other economic news.
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    • Brian Milligan
      Brian is lead portfolio manager of the Ave Maria Growth Fund. He is also a research analyst responsible for equity research functions for the Firm with a focus on growth companies. Prior to joining the Firm in 2014, Brian was an analyst with Standard & Poor’s. Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree from Trine University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Business Administration degree. Visit avemariafunds.com

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