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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 3, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – February 3, 2021

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” 


4:00 – Kresta Comments


4:20 – Making Hate Pay: SPLC Releases Newest Hate List  

The Southern Poverty Law Center has released its annual hate list, which once again includes groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ruth Institute, who have been accused of fostering hate against Muslims, LGBTQ people, and other groups. What are the SPLC’s ultimate motivations? We’ll talk with Tyler O’Neil.

4:40 – My Seminary Story

Some men know from early childhood they are called to be priests. Others have their vocation revealed to them in one shining, irrefutable moment. And for others, it’s somewhere in between. We’ve talked with many priests over the years about how they came to find their vocation but don’t usually hear from seminarians. Dominic Schoenle, a first-year seminarian at St John Vianney, joins us today.

5:00 – Uncle Tom as a Christ Figure

During Black History Month, you’ll probably hear discussion of the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. he character Uncle Tom is a very rare example of a black Christ figure – a role typically reserved for characters such as Steinbeck’s Jim Casy, O’Connors Hazel Motes and of course Aslan the lion. We’ll discuss the role of Christ figures in literature and in the novel with John Han.

5:20 – The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass  

Frederick Douglass was 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.