Kresta in the Afternoon – October 20, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Christian Refugees Admitted at Disproportionate Rates

  • Description: Newly released data from the US State Department shows that very few Christian refugees have been accepted from Syria. Despite being the deliberate targets of ISIS and comprising more than 10% of the population, Christians have constituted only 1.2% of the refugee visas issued. The Chaldean Community Foundation has called for an increase in Christian refugees. We'll talk about it with Martin Manna.
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    • Martin Manna
      Martin Manna is the President of the Metro Detorit-based Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and the Chaldean Community Foundation. Visit and

+  What Does the Bible Say about Suffering? (2 segments)

  • Description: People often treat Scripture like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Brian Gregg thinks we should take a different approach. The Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the sopranos but miss the choir. We need to listen to the whole Biblical narrative to appreciate its multifaceted handling of the problem. Brian joins us.
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    • Brian Gregg
      Brian Gregg is associate professor of biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. His minsitry includes college and missionary work with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as well as pastoral ministry in California, Indiana and South Dakota.
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