Kresta in the Afternoon – November 29, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Matt Lauer Joins Growing List of those Accused for Sexual Harassment

  • Description: This morning NBC fired Matt Lauer, host of the Today Show, after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him. Ironically, he interviewed Bill O’Reilly after he was fired in September and emphatically told him, “You were probably the last guy in the world that they wanted to fire, because you were the guy that the ratings and the revenues were built on… you don't let your No. 1 guy go unless you have information that you think makes him look responsible.” Teresa Tomeo joins us with a closer look the ongoing story of sexual harassment by high-profile celebrities and the culture that has led to them.
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    • Teresa Tomeo
      Teresa Tomeo is the host of Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio and also spent 20 years as a reporter and anchor in Detroit news media. She is a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and the author of several books. Teresa is also the host of The Catholic View for Women on EWTN. Visit
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+  Use your Imagination: How to be a more effective Apologist (2 segments)

  • Description: Evangelizing and defending the faith to a world that has completely forgotten the meanings of sin and salvation takes effort and - dare we say - imagination. Holly Ordway joins us with a look at how imaginative tactics such as metaphor and narrative can work in powerful ways to communicate the truth.
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    • Holly Ordway
      Holly is the author most recently of Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. She's a professor of English and faculty member in the Master of Arts in Apologetics program at Houston Baptist University. Visit
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    • Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith (Living Faith)

      Apologetics, the defense of the Faith, shows why our Christian faith is true—but it's much more than that. Apologetics isn't just the province of scholars and saints, but of ordinary men and women: parents, teachers, lay ministry leaders, pastors, and everyone who wants to develop a stronger faith, to understand why we believe what we believe, to know Our Lord better, and love him more fully. In Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith, Holly Ordway shows how an imaginative approach—in cooperation with rational arguments—is extremely valuable in helping people come to faith in Christ. Making a case for the role of imagination in apologetics, this book proposes ways to create meaning for Christian language in a culture that no longer understands words like 'sin' or 'salvation,' suggests how to discern and address the manipulation of language, and shows how metaphor and narrative work in powerful ways to communicate the truth. It applies these concepts to specific, key apologetics issues, including suffering, doubt, and longing for meaning and beauty. Apologetics and the Christian Imagination shows how Christians can harness the power of the imagination to share the Faith in meaningful, effective ways. (learn more)

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