Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 17, 2019
4:00 – God and the Space Program
Exactly 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were hurtling toward the moon, where they would set foot on July 20. A few months before, astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission capsule recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis as they circled the Earth on Christmas Eve. What role did religious motivation play in making one of mankind’s greatest dreams a reality? We talk with Kendrick Oliver.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Christians in Space
The space program, especially the missions to the moon, is one of mankind’s crowning scientific achievements. But we often think of its principal players as faceless men in high-tech suits and forget that behind the helmet lies a unique person with their own stories and background. We’ll look at the stories of astronauts who professed a faith in Christ and listen to how it impacted their experiences in space.
5:20 – The Foundations of Revolution
July 14 is celebrated in France as Bastille Day, when revolutionaries stormed the infamous Paris prison. It’s regarded as the start of the French revolution. How does the French revolution differ from the American Revolution? What were their philosophical foundations and what kinds of societies did they seek to create? We talk with Michael Miller.