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February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 14, 2018

 4:00 – Reflections on Lent and Ash Wednesday

 As we begin our Lenten journey, Al has some thoughts on Ash Wednesday and the next 40 days.

 5:00 – Why did Bishop Soronodo Praise China?

As we’ve seen this week, the situation between the Vatican and China is complicated. And one of the most perplexing parts of the story is Bishop Marcelo Sorondo’s lavish praise of the country. We’ll discuss it with Sam Gregg.

 5:20 – The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

Today is the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became one of the greatest abolitionists of his time. He was a man of strong Christian faith who never hesitated to condemn American churches for their support of – or lack of action against – slaveholding. He often felt like an Israelite in exile amongst the Babylonians, and in one Fourth of July speech spoke to the crowd of “your independence, your freedom, your Founding Fathers” and so forth. We’ll look at his faith and influence with DH Dilbeck.