Kresta in the Afternoon – December 22, 2017 – Hour 1

  • Description: 2017 Countdown Day 3 We’re counting down the best interviews of 2017. Did your favorite make the list? There’s only one way to find out!

+  #19: What Death with Dignity Means for Someone Like Me

  • Description: The latest "death with dignity" horror story comes out of the Netherlands, where an elderly woman diagnosed with dementia was sedated and restrained so she could be given a lethal drug administration and "die with dignity." This story is especially horrific to Zak Schmoll, who has a physical disability and lives in Vermont where physician-assisted suicide is legal. Zak joins us to share his perspective on this tragic story.
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    • Zak Schmoll
      Zak Schmoll is the founder of Entering the Public Square, a blog founded on the sincere belief that every Christian should understand the importance of discussing Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. He earned a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Houston Baptist University after completing his thesis entitled Disability and the Problem of Evil. He's now a PhD student in humanities at Faulkner University. He's also the author of the eBook Contending for the Christian Worldview: 30 Days of Reflections on Faith, Culture and Apologetics. Visit him at enteringthepublicsquare.com.
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+  #18: An Olympic Track Star Reflects on God and Life (2 segments)

  • Description: Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross recently penned a memoir in which she revealed that she had an abortion right before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The experience left her feeling loss and grief, but she went on to experience God for herself during the Games and began the healing process. She joins us to discuss how God restores and works in her life.
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    • Sanya Richards-Ross
      Sanya Richards-Ross is the fastest American woman to ever run the 400-meters and claimed the title as world's best in the quarter mile at the 2012 Olympics in London. She won four gold medals during her Olympic career. Off the track, she's the founder of The Gold Standard, which provides financial aid to Olympic hopefuls who are limited by the astronomical training costs. She's also the founder of the Sanya Richards-Ross Fast Track Program, which has provided hundreds of Jamaican children with literacy training, physical education and healthy meals. Visit sanyarichardsross.com.
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    • Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life

      “For as long as I can remember, life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better.” Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya’s quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and began competing when she was only seven. At 31 she’s had a career’s worth of conditioning to run a 400-meter race in 50 seconds, hopefully 49, or even better, 48. When she started training with her coach, Clyde Hart, they divided her race into four phases: push, pace, position, poise, and with the inherent prayer. For years Sanya worked to hone every phase in practice so that when it came time to race, her body would respond as her mind instinctively transitioned from one phase to the next. As she got older and embraced a life that measures more than just a number on the time clock, she has realized the genius of this strategy for not just racing the 400 meters, but for living her best life. Sanya shares triumphant as well as heartbreaking stories as she reveals her journey to becoming a world-class runner. From her childhood in Jamaica to Athens, Beijing and London Olympics, readers will find themselves inspired by the unique insights she’s gained through her victories and losses, including her devastating injury during the 2016 Olympic Trials forcing career retirement just weeks before Rio. Sanya demonstrates how even this devastating loss brought her closer to the ultimate goal of becoming all God created her to be. ”Sometimes you think you are chasing a gold medal, but that’s not what you are chasing. You’re racing to become the best version of yourself.” (learn more)

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