Kresta in the Afternoon – October 27, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Neuroscience and Making a Gift of Ourselves

  • Description: The Church tells us that we were created for communion with one another; that we find ourselves by making a gift of ourselves. We'll look at the neuroscience behind that statement; the notion that by making a physical gift of ourselves we engage the physiological capacity to be fulfilled, happy, human persons. Greg Popcak joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Executive Director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University. Visit and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Faith Under Fire (2 segments)

  • Description: All over America, Christians are making headlines for choosing to do what they know is right, even when the world hated them for it. In life and death their stories inspire us and deliver a much-needed message of hope. We'll look at some stories with Matthew Archbold.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Matthew Archbold
      Matthew Archbold is a professional journalist, blogger and columnist for Catholic Digest and National catholic Register. He and his brother Patrick prudce the Creative Minority Report.
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    • Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage

      Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage celebrates the lives of eighteen Christian men, women, and children who chose to do what they knew to be right, even if the rest of the world hated them for it. Read the fascinating behind-the-scenes true stories of Christians who made the headlines, including: Mother Antonia Brenner, Heather Mercer, Fr. Mychal Judge, Jill Stanek, Sister Laura Mainetti, Jack Phillips, Joe Kennedy, and George Isajiw. These behind-the-scenes stories of Christians who made courageous decisions in a moment of crisis, reveal the courage and inner strength of these individuals who chose life in Christ, even when it meant public ridicule, rejection, or death. This book is about decisions and consequences and the emotional journey in between, and delivers a beautiful and much-needed message of hope. Each story concludes with questions that may be used for group discussion or personal reflection. (learn more)

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