Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 27, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Faith of Hitler
4:20 – Hitler’s Religion
On April 30, 1945, as Soviet forces advanced through Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. Some people, in an effort to discredit the Catholic Church, allege that Hitler was a practicing Catholic. Others allege that he was an atheist. Neither of these claims is accurate. So what was Hitler’s religion? How did his understanding of spirituality and philosophy shape the worldview that led to such atrocious crimes against humanity? We’ll talk with Richard Weikart.
5:00 – Overcoming Crisis with the Beatitudes
We live in an age of crisis. Financial crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis―the list goes on. We’re confronted with calamity every time we read the headlines. But behind each of these lurks another kind of crisis, one we find harder to define: a moral crisis―a crisis of goodness. Behind financial crisis is unrestrained greed; behind political crisis is the lust for power. To properly address the crises that plague our world, we must be formed as people of moral goodness. We must cultivate virtue – and it begins with the Beatitudes. Jonathan Dodson joins us.
5:20 – A Neurosurgeon Looks at Faith, Doubt and What We Think We Know
Dr W Lee Warren has firsthand experience with treating people whose injuries and illnesses mean their time on earth is limited. Even as he tries to console and give them hope, inside he is thinking “I’ve seen the end of you.” He joins us to share how we can remain on solid ground even when everything goes wrong and find light in the darkest hours of life.