Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 18, 2019
4:00 – How Sweden’s Leading Protestant Pastor Discovered his Catholic Home
Ulf Ekman is no stranger to controversy. As a Lutheran priest in Sweden, he was a leader of a student revival that resulted in his very public separation from the Church of Sweden. He founded Word of Life, a large Pentecostal church that became the first “mega-church” in the country, and he became Sweden’s most prominent Christian leader. But now he and his wife Birgitta have come into full communion with the Catholic Church. They tell us how.
5:00 – The Jewish Roots of Christianity Revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1947 and are some of the most well-preserved ancient documents, and a new study at MIT examined how they were written and why they have been preserved for so long. What is written on these ancient texts? What does it reveal about the Jewish roots of Christianity? We talk with John Bergsma.