Kresta in the Afternoon – June 7, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Indian Elections Bring Troubling Results, but there is Reason for Hope

  • Description: Recent elections in India have brought troubling results. The current ruling party, the BJP, which is led by Prime Minister Modi handily won the national races. The party is militantly Hindu and wants India to be a Hindu nation; Modi has even spoken of a desire to see Christianity eradicated from the land. But not all may be lost. The Gospel continues to spread there, despite the threats. We talk with Michael Brown.
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    • Dr. Michael Brown
      Dr Michael Brown is the founder and president of FIRE school of ministry in Concord, North carolina, director of the Coalition for Conscience and the host of the nationally-syndicated talk radio show the Line of Fire. He became a believer in Jesus in 1971 as a 16-year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish Rock drummer. ince then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution. He's the author of more than 30 books and a frequent columnist. Visit him at askdrbrown.org.
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+  “Millions Live in Freedom Because of St. John Paul II” (2 segments)

  • Description: One June 2, 1979 Pope John Paul II made his first visit to his homeland of Poland. President Trump marked the anniversary earlier this week, stating that "millions live in Freedom because of St John Paul II." We talk about JPII’s work in Poland with Paul Kengor.
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    • Dr. Paul Kengor
      One June 2, 1979 Pope John Paul II made his first visit to his homeland of Poland. President Trump marked the anniversary earlier this week, stating that "millions live in Freedom because of St John Paul II." We talk about JPII’s work in Poland with Paul Kengor
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    • A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

      A Singular Bond That Changed History Even as historians credit ­Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul II almost didn’t have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together—to Moscow’s dismay. A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals:

      • The inside story on the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism
      • Captivating new information on the attempt on John Paul II’s life, including a ­previously unreported secret CIA investigation—was Moscow behind the plot?
      • The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately spoke of the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism
      • New details about how the Protestant Reagan became intensely interested in the “secrets of Fátima,” which date to the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917—­sixty-four years to the day before John Paul II was shot
      • A startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope’s native Poland in March 1981—only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot
      Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband’s “closest friend”; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his “best friend.” When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective—and in doing so they changed history. (learn more)

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