Kresta in the Afternoon – May 18, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Why did the Reformation Happen?

  • Description: As we continue our look at the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformations, we’ll talk with Ken Hensley about why the Reformation happened and what we can do now to help bridge the gaps between Catholics and Protestants.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ken Hensley
      Ken Hensley is a Catholic apologist, speaker and author who converted from evangelical Protestantism in 1996. He began examining Catholicism after his good friend Scott Hahn converted in 1993. He's the co-author of The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism and the Handbook of Catholic Apologeteics. He's recently begun working on "Apologetics Academy" events with Patrick Madrid and Dr Peter Kreeft.

+  Praying as if your Life Depends on It (2 segments)

  • Description: What do we do when we hit rock-bottom? We know we need help, but we're often afraid to let anyone - especially God - see how broken we truly are. Times of desperation are precisely the right time to call out to God. Heather King is a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, and she joins us with the basics of how to pray when you feel you're beyond God's reach.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Heather King
      Heather King is a Catholic convert and the author of many books, most recently Holy Desperation: Praying as if your Life Depends on It. She writes a weekly column on arts and culture for Angelus News.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Holy Desperation: Praying as If Your Life Depends on It

      When life has driven you to your knees, the only thing that works is prayer. Desperation has many faces: the addict who has hit bottom; the laid-off worker struggling to make the next house payment; the person who seems to have it all together but is wracked with fear, guilt, anger, or shame. We know we need help, but we are afraid to let anyone—especially God—see how broken we truly are. In Holy Desperation, Heather King demonstrates that, when we’re desperate, it’s precisely the right time to cry out to God. King, a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, begins with the basics of how to pray when you’re uncertain that God exists or when you feel that you’re beyond God’s reach. She challenges the assumptions that only the saintly can pray and that prayer ought to be tidy and nice. She reveals how prayer leads us beyond ourselves and into a life of purpose, lived for the good of others. Ultimately, Holy Desperation is an invitation to engage in bold, come-exactly-as-you-are prayer, offering a way forward, upward, and outward for anyone desperate enough to cry out for God’s help and presence. You are not alone. (learn more)

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