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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 6, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – January 6, 2021

Talking about the Things That Matter Most 

4:00 – Can We Ever Have a “Great Society?”

On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B Johnson declared a war on poverty. He envisioned a “Great Society” that would totally eliminate poverty and racial injustice. 5 decades later, it’s clear his vision was not realized. What went wrong? We talk with Amity Shlaes.

5:00 – Epiphany and the Search for the Magi

Today’s the Feast of the Epiphany. It’s one of the most beloved images of the Nativity story – the three kings riding their camels, following a star to Bethlehem. But little is known about them – were they kings? Magi? “wise men?” In fact, many modern scholars have dismissed them as merely pious legend. Fr Dwight Longenecker joins us with the evidence for who they were and why we can believe they really visited the infant Christ.