Kresta in the Afternoon – August 29, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Meet the Papal Ninja

  • Description: Fans of the popular show American Ninja Warrior were surprised to see a contestant this year wearing a bright yellow t-shirt emblazoned with the words “Papal Ninja.” The contestant was Sean Bryan, who advanced to the regional finals in Los Angeles. When he isn’t conquering obstacle courses, Sean works to advance the Lay mission of the Church. He’ll tell us about it today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Sean Bryan
      Sean is the Animating Director for, where he serves on the Curriculum and Development teams. He has a Masters in Theology with a Salesian Studies concentration at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Sean competed as the Papal Ninja in NBC's American Ninja Warrior, advancing to the regional finals.
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+  Rearview Mirror: WWII and the Threat to Christian Civilization

  • Description: On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and World War II began. Jonathan Sandys joins us as we take a look in the Rearview Mirror at the start of the War, the role the Church played in resisting Hitler, and what Winston Churchill called the "threat to Christian Civilization."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jonathan Sandys
      Jonathan is the great-grandson of Winston Churchill. He's the author of God and Churchill and he runs the Lead Like Churchill course, which teaches the foundational leadership skills of his great-grandfather.
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    • God & Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours

      When Winston Churchill was a boy of sixteen, he already had a vision for his purpose in life. “This country will be subjected somehow to a tremendous invasion . . . I shall be in command of the defences of London . . . it will fall to me to save the Capital, to save the Empire.” It was a most unlikely prediction. Perceived as a failure for much of his life, Churchill was the last person anyone would have expected to rise to national prominence as prime minister and influence the fate of the world during World War II. But Churchill persevered, on a mission to achieve his purpose. God and Churchill tells the remarkable story of how one man, armed with belief in his divine destiny, embarked on a course to save Christian civilization when Adolf Hitler and the forces of evil stood opposed. It traces the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of history’s greatest leaders and offers hope for our own violent and troubled times. (learn more)

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