Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 29, 2020
4:00 – Slaves in Paradise
With its beautiful beaches and golf courses, the island of the Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Yet when missionary priest Fr. Christopher Hartley arrived in the country in 1997, he discovered another side to this paradise: the deplorable living and working conditions of the people who harvest the country’s sugarcane, and the illegal human trafficking that brings them to the plantations as slaves. He joins us with the story of how he brought the Good News of Christ to the workers whose unjust treatment was ignored at every level of society.
5:00 – What do we know about the life of St. Paul?
For centuries, Paul, the apostle who “saw the light on the Road to Damascus” and changed dramatically from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Jesus, has been one of the church’s most widely cited early teachers. Yet for leading New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright, most Bible scholars and pastors have not fully grasped what Paul was actually doing and why. He joins us with an in-depth look at the saint’s life.