Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 13, 2019
4:00 – Where Things Are Going Right: Franciscan University School of Spiritual Direction
We continue our new series Where Things Are Going Right, looking at places where the church, particularly the laity, are building the kingdom of God. Franciscan University has launched a new School of Spiritual Direction; taking John Henry Newman’s motto “heart speaks to heart,” the school helps to build spiritual directors who can meet the demand in the human heart to be known and loved. Director Robert Siemens joins us.
4:20 – The 99: A New System for Evangelization
What is life like at your parish? Does your parish struggle to bring in new people? Do you see the same faces at every event? Do you have a hard time finding volunteers? Are your young people disappearing? Your parish can be different. Mark Hart joins us with a look at the 99, a new system for Evangelization.
5:00 – The Dime Store Nativity
For many Christian families the Nativity set is as iconic a part of Christmas as stockings or even the tree. Kathleen Puckett’s book The Dime Store Nativity imagines a simple Nativity set, passed from family to family, that represents the strength and spirit of Christmas in times of need. She joins us.
5:20 – Answering the “Hiddenness” of God
The issue of the hiddenness of God can pose a real problem for even the most faithful Christians. If God is all-loving and all-powerful, why doesn’t He reveal Himself to us more plainly? Wouldn’t that answer the questions of skeptics and doubters? We talk with Karlo Broussard.