Kresta in the Afternoon – March 21, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Tolton: From Slave to Priest

  • Description: Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first African American priest publicly known to be black and is on track for sainthood. His life is detailed in a St Luke Productions performance starring Jim Coleman. Jim joins us with his impressions of Fr. Tolton's life.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jim Coleman
      Jim Coleman is excited and honored to be playing the role of Father Tolton. Prior to his acting career, he served in the US Army as a medic. Having appeared in more than 50 national commercials, Jim is best known for his role of Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon show My Brother and Me. Visit and
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+  The Quest for the Islamic Jerusalem (2 segments)

  • Description: Jerusalem plays a central role in three faiths. We have a pretty good understanding of its importance to Jews and Christians - but what does it mean to Muslims? We talk with Dr Brian Bradford.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Brian Bradford
      Dr. Brian Bradford is the author of Islamic Jerusalem: Invention of a Holy City. After studying archeology in Israel, he earned the M. A. in history from Central Michigan University and subsequently completed his doctoral studies at Western Michigan University under our friend Paul Maier. He has extensive teaching experience in ancient and medieval history and has lectured on comparative religion, the early history of Monasticism, and Christian references in Islamic tradition.
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