Kresta in the Afternoon – November 28, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Benefits of Gratefulness

  • Description: Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the benefits God has given us. And studies have shown that there are many psychological benefits to being grateful. We take a closer look with Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr. Gregory Popcak is the director of The Pastoral Solutions Institute, a Catholic tele-counseling practice providing marriage & mental health counseling services to Catholics worldwide. Together with his wife Lisa Popcak, he is the author of over 20 books on relationships and spirituality. You can hear Dr. Greg and Lisa each weekday at 10am E/9C on their radio program More2Life, which is produced by Ave Maria Radio and carried by the EWTN Radio Network.
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+  What Thanksgiving Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History (2 segments)

  • Description: The Pilgrims' celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America's national and spiritual identity. But is what we've been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make? We talk with Robert Tracy McKenzie.
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    • Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie
      Dr Robert Tracy McKenzie is the Chair of Faith and Learning and Professor of History at Wheaton College. He's the author of The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History. Follow his blog at faithandamericanhistory.wordpress.com
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    • The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History

      The Pilgrims' celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America's national and spiritual identity. But is what we've been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make? Through the captivating story of the birth of this quintessentially American holiday, veteran historian Tracy McKenzie helps us to better understand the tale of America's origins―and for Christians, to grasp the significance of this story and those like it. McKenzie avoids both idolizing and demonizing the Pilgrims, and calls us to love and learn from our flawed yet fascinating forebears. The First Thanksgiving is narrative history at its best, and promises to be an indispensable guide to the interplay of historical thinking and Christian reflection on the meaning of the past for the present. (learn more)

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