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Kresta in the Afternoon – 1/19/15

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 19, 2015

4:00 –Behold Your Mother: A Biblical Defense of the Marian Doctrine

From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants and too many Catholics don t understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes us through the Church’s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a convert s in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you’ll find anywhere. Tim joins us to show how all the Marian doctrines are relevant and even essential to faith in Jesus. From her divine maternity to her perpetual virginity, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption, the Church’s core teachings about Mary are intertwined with the mysteries of Christ. In a word, Mary matters.

5:00 – Kresta Comments: The Legacy of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
Al replays portions of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous speech and discusses the lasting impact the speech has had on America and the world.

5:20 – The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
Drew Hansen joins us with his analysis of Dr. King’s speech, including the many biblical and theological connections the speech contains.

5:40 – One Dream or Two? Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr
Nathan Schlueter is here with a critical historical, constitutional, and philosophical examination of Martin Luther King Jr’s understanding of justice—his “Dream”—from within the context of the American political tradition. He isolates elements of King’s larger vision for social justice—paying special attention to issues of racial discrimination, political economy, civil disobedience, and the relationship between politics and religion—situating those elements within historical, rhetorical, and political context.

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