Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 15, 2015
4:00 – Meditations on Vatican Art Angels
Open your heart to the presence of angels, God’s holy messengers and protectors. In Meditations on Vatican Art Angels, you can reflect on stunning depictions from the Vatican Museums and contemplate angelic encounters in Scripture. Following his acclaimed first book, Fr. Mark Haydu, international coordinator of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, serves once again as your spiritual guide for a breathtaking journey through time, meditation, and the Vatican art collections. Meditations on Vatican Art Angels offers you a deeper understanding of your own spiritual journey as you follow Fr. Haydu’s explanation of the battle between the fallen angels and the faithful angels and God sending His angels to watch over you. The book’s splendid reproductions of major works represent ancient through contemporary periods in art. Fr. Haydu is with us today to help us open our hearts to angels’ existence and their desire to keep you from harm and guide you to God.
5:00 – The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot
Any fan of Middle Earth is aware of Tolkien’s hatred of tyranny. But not everyone understands that Tolkien was a zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. At a time when the West is sliding into political, economic and moral bankruptcy, Jonathon Witt and Jay Richards show how Tolkien used his beloved novels to draw us a map to freedom. Jay joins us as we explore how Tolkien’s masterpiece was shaped by his passion for liberty and his vision of man and creation.