Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 27, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments on Hell
4:20 – The Saints who Saw Hell
“One of Satan’s greatest works is to make people believe that he does not exist.” No one knows who first made this observation. The exact wording changes from source to source. However, it is all too true – and the saints who saw Hell can attest to it. Who were these saints? We talk about it with Paul Thigpen.
5:00 – Was Moses a Stutterer?
It’s one of the most iconic scenes of the Old Testament – God speaking to Moses through the burning bush, calling him to lead His people out of Egypt. And Moses resisted – “I am not eloquent…I am heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue.” Many Biblical scholars have interpreted this to mean Moses was a stutterer. Was he? We take a look at the influence of Moses – and other famous stutterers – with Gerald McDermott.
5:20 – My Journey from Atheist to Catholic
Though she didn’t have any kind of religious formation growing up, by the time she’d reached middle school, Leah Libresco Sargeant was interested in philosophy and virtue, specifically stoicism and the thought of Immanuel Kant. As she got older, she found that pieces of her ethical orientation seemed to match up with the Christians she was meeting. She admired the internal consistency of Catholicism, but didn’t yet believe in God, until a breakthrough in a late-night conversation with a friend that seemed to put all the pieces together for her.