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August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 27, 2019

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Checking in from Poland

4:20 – Interpreting Genesis Through the Ages  

Few passages in the Hebrew Bible have been subject to more scrutiny than Genesis 1 and 2. Kyle Greenwood joins us with a review of the different ways the passages have been interpreted from the earliest times to the present.

5:00 – I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful he didn’t choose assisted suicide

In summer 2016 we spoke with JJ Hanson, who was battling a deadly form of brain cancer but rejected the idea of assisted suicide. On December 30, as snowflakes fell outside, he took his last breath surrounded by his family. He lived with cancer for three and a half years – three years longer than his doctors had predicted. We talk with Kristen Hanson about why she is thankful he decided against a “death with dignity.”

5:20 – Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us

Do you ever feel like you are walking in spiritual circles? While we might think it would be different for a Franciscan priest, Father Albert Haase shares the same struggles. And yet he also affirms that we are all called to be ordinary mystics, who, in the words of his own spiritual director, are “ordinary Christians who do what we are all called to do: respond to grace.” He joins us.