Kresta in the Afternoon – January 22, 2018 – Hour 1

+  A Christian Look at the Immigration Debate (2 segments)

  • Description: Senate Republicans and Democrats came to a temporary settlement today, agreeing to fund the government through February 8 and guaranteeing that legislation to protect “Dreamers” will reach the floor if an agreement on more comprehensive immigration reform is not reached before then. Still, immigration policy remains a deeply divisive issue, both in Washington and in the general population. How should we react as Christians? How can we care for our neighbor and also respect the rule of law? We'll talk with Mark Amstutz.
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    • Dr. Mark Amstutz
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    • Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective

      Few issues are as complex and controversial as immigration in the United States. The only thing anyone seems to agree on is that the system is broken. Mark Amstutz offers a succinct overview and assessment of current immigration policy and argues for an approach to the complex immigration debate that is solidly grounded in Christian political thought. After analyzing key laws and institutions in the US immigration system, Amstutz examines how Catholics, evangelicals, and main-line Protestants have used Scripture to address social and political issues, including immigration. He critiques the ways in which many Christians have approached immigration reform and offers concrete suggestions on how Christian groups can offer a more credible political engagement with this urgent policy issue. (learn more)

+  Living the Beatitudes in Every Day Life

  • Description: We were made for happiness, and we can achieve it by living the beatitudes. We'll talk with Fr. Jeff Kirby about how we can do this, and also look at the "anti-beatitudes" that lead to unhappiness.
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    • Fr. Jeff Kirby
      Father Jeff Kirby is the author of Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life and a parish priest of Our Lady of Grace Parish in South Carolina. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Visit
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