Talking about the Things That Matter Most
4:00 – Understanding the Charismatic Renewal
What is the Charismatic Renewal? It’s a revival of the gifts of the Holy Spirit described in St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and other places. They’ve always been present in the Church but at times have been overlooked. Mary Healy walks us through the history of the Renewal and what the Church has taught.
5:00 – Overcoming Crisis with the Beatitudes
We live in an age of crisis. Financial crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis―the list goes on. We’re confronted with calamity every time we read the headlines. But behind each of these lurks another kind of crisis, one we find harder to define: a moral crisis―a crisis of goodness. Behind financial crisis is unrestrained greed; behind political crisis is the lust for power. To properly address the crises that plague our world, we must be formed as people of moral goodness. We must cultivate virtue – and it begins with the Beatitudes. Jonathan Dodson joins us.
5:20 – The Story of the Middle East’s Disappearing Christians
For 1400 years Christians in the Middle East lived under a system of sustained persecution, and as we saw last week in a report from Aid to the Church in Need, they are now on the brink of extinction. How did this happen? What role did western Foreign Policy play? What about the role of Islam and of the Christians themselves? Stephen Rasche joins us.