Kresta in the Afternoon – January 13, 2020 – Hour 2

+  The Bountiful Blessings of Baptism

  • Description: Sunday's Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a moment to reflect not only on the Lord’s Baptism but on our own. In an extended sense, when Christ is baptized, so are we, for we are members of His Body. As Christ enters the water, He makes holy the water that will baptize us. He enters the water, and we who are members of His Body go with Him. In these waters He acquires gifts to give us. Msgr Charles Pope joins us.
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    • Msgr Charles Pope
      Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter St Cyprian parish in Washington, DC. He co-hosts Morning Glory on EWTN with Gloria Purvis and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Along with publishing a daily blog at the Archdiocese of Washington website, he has written in pastoral journals, conducted numerous retreats for priests and lay faithful, and has also conducted weekly Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and the White House. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. Visit
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+  A Neurosurgeon Looks at Faith, Doubt and What We Think we Know (2 segments)

  • Description: Dr W Lee Warren has firsthand experience with treating people whose injuries and illnesses mean their time on earth is limited. Even as he tries to console and give them hope, inside he is thinking "I've seen the end of you." He joins us to share how we can remain on solid ground even when everything goes wrong and find light in the darkest hours of life.
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    • Dr. Lee Warren
      Dr W Lee Warren is the author of I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know. He is a brain surgeon, inventor, Iraq War veteran, and writer. His book No Place to Hide was named to the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff's Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club, the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. Visit him at and follow him on twitter @drleewarren.
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    • I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

      This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home. “Beautiful, haunting, powerful . . .”—Daniel G. Amen, MD Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you. But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself. Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life. I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning. (learn more)

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