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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 1, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest Host Marcus Peter talks with Luke Lancaster about examining the Gospels as biographies, and we share a conversation between Al and a mother of a girl killed at Sandy Hook in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy at Oxford High School.

Examining the Gospels as Biographies

Many people see the Christian Gospels of the New Testament to be mere fairy tales. But they are real stories that tell us of the lives of real people. Guest Host Marcus Peter examines the Gospels as biographies with Luke Lancaster.

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The Gospels are Ancient Biographies

St. Peter Institute

Luke Lancaster is a cradle Catholic from Florida who dove into Scripture and apologetics in high school, when some Protestant family friends were trying to get his family out of Catholicism using the Bible.  In college, he took every Scripture course available and led his campus apologetics club.  He received his B.A. in theology at Ave Maria University and is working on his M.A. in Scripture at the Augustine Institute. Luke currently is the director of Biblical Apologetics at the St. Peter Institute ( and host of the Catholic Challenge apologetics show on Maria Vision USA.

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A Sandy Hook Mother Reflects on Yet Another Shooting

We’re beginning to learn more about the school shooting yesterday at Oxford High School in Michigan. Four kids were killed and several more are injured, and the entire community will never be the same. Jennifer Hubbard experienced this pain herself when her daughter was killed at Sandy Hook in 2012. Al spoke with her this morning and we share the conversation in this segment.

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A Look at Parkland, From the Pierced Heart of a Sandy Hook Mother

Authorities: Oxford school shooting suspect talked in video about killing students before rampage

Oxford High School shooting was planned, prosecutor says. ‘It isn’t even a close call.’

Making sense of the senseless: Seeking God in the midst of the Oxford tragedy

Jenny Hubbard’s daughter Catherine was killed in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting. She’s the author of Finding Sanctuary: How the Wild Work of Peace Restored the Heart of a Sandy Hook Mother. She’s a monthly contributor to Magnificat Magazine. She founded the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, which you can check out at

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