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February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 21, 2018

 4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Legacy of “America’s Pastor”

 4:20 – The Search for the Fourth Cup

The Jewish celebration of Passover uses four cups of wine at four specific parts of the celebration, and each have special significance. New Testament scholars see this reflected in the Gospel narratives of the Last Supper and the parallels between the Third Cup of Passover and the cup passed by Christ. But what about the fourth cup of Passover? Unlocking the answer will bring a whole new understanding to the Mass. Dr Scott Hahn joins us.

 5:00 – When Does the Right to Die Become the Duty to Die?

Compassionately caring for the severely mentally ill is a challenge for every society. Many countries, including ours, are failing that challenge. Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe psychiatric disorders compose large proportions of the homeless and incarcerated and are not getting the help they need. But the Netherlands has taken failure to new heights: The country’s growing trend of euthanizing the mentally ill most recently included a woman in her twenties. Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie joins us with more.

 5:20 – Billy Graham: A Preacher to the Presidents  

 Billy Graham’s life ultimately had a greater impact American than any president has had since the Second World War. And no man has been so intimately connected to the Oval Office than Graham, who counseled presidents and their families on death, salvation, sin, forgiveness and more. We’ll talk with Gary Scott Smith.

 5:40 – How Billy Graham Killed Communism with Kindness

In the 1950s Billy Graham declared that Communism is “is a religion that is inspired, directed, and motivated by the devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.” But in 1992 he observed that North Korean dictator Kim Il-sung was “a gentle and logical thinker. There are statues of him all over the place. The people there really do love him.” Graham’s views on what Communism was did not change – until his dying day, he believed that communism was a malevolent attempt to usurp the sovereignty of God on earth. But he changed in how he thought Christians should behave towards Communists – the people, not the ideology. David Aikman joins us with more.