Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 19, 2018
4:00 – Is America a “City on a Hill?”
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ tells us “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” This phrase has been popular in America since well before its founding – in his 1630 sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” John Winthrop told the colonists that their new community would become a city upon a hill, an ideal that was placed upon the hilly capital of Boston. Since then, other politicians including JFK and Ronald Reagan have used the term as well. Was America ever a city upon a hill? Is it now? We talk with Dr Richard Gamble
4:40 – Update on Nicaragua
The situation in Nicaragua has gotten worse this week as pro-government forces seized a major resistance stronghold in the city of Masaya. The country’s bishops have declared Friday a day of prayer and fasting “as an act of atonement for the profanation carried out in recent months against God.” It will also be a day to “pray the prayer of exorcism to St. Michael the Archangel.” On Wednesday the Organization of American States adopted a resolution condemning human rights abuses committed by pro-Ortega forces and also criticized the harassment of the bishops, who continue to act as mediators. Alejandro Bermudez joins us with the latest.
5:00 – Kresta News Roundup
5:20 – Redemptive Suffering and the Crucified God
Eduardo Echeverria experienced grief firsthand when his 2-year-old granddaughter died just hours after being diagnosed with meningitis. He talks with us about the questions he faced and the answers he found as he dealt with his suffering.