Kresta in the Afternoon – October 5, 2017 – Hour 2

  • Description: Our special guest host today is Tom Nash.

+  The Five Faces of Christ

  • Description: There are plenty of religious experiences to be had, but the Catholic Church says these subjective experiences are rooted in five objective ways we can know that we have encountered Christ. These five ways are not only taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but in the Gospel itself. We'll take a look with Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
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    • Fr. Dwight Longenecker
      Fr. Dwight Longenecker was raised in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with a degree in Speech and English, he went to study theology at Oxford University. He eventually became an Anglican priest in England. In 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church. Since then, he has become a prolific writer and author of several books, including Challenging Catholics, More Christianity, Quest for the Creed and The Gargoyle Code. In December 2006 he was ordained as a Catholic priest under the special pastoral provision for married former Anglican clergy. He now serves as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Greenville, South Carolina.
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+  The Biblical Roots of the Priesthood (2 segments)

  • Description: Protestants argue that there is no ministerial priesthood. Instead, they say we’re all priests, citing Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people.” Catholics argue that a ministerial priesthood does exist in the New Covenant, apart from the priesthood of all believers. What are we to make of this disagreement? What does the Bible have to say about it? We'll talk with Karlo Broussard.
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    • Karlo Broussard
      Karlo Broussard, a native of Crowley, Louisiana, left a promising musical career to devote himself full-time to the work of Catholic apologetics. For more than a decade he has traveled the country teaching apologetics, biblical studies, theology, and philosophy. Karlo has published articles on a variety of subjects in Catholic Answers Magazine, is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live, and is an active blogger at catholic.com. Karlo holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology from Catholic Distance University and the Augustine Institute, and is currently working on his masters in philosophy with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He also worked for several years in an apprenticeship with nationally known author and theologian Fr. Robert J. Spitzer at the Magis Center of Reason and Faith.
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    • What Did Jesus Do? (Hardcover)

      Who CARES what Jesus did?" This may well be the response of many to the title of this book. Some may shrug it off because of a general disbelief in God, or a refusal to believe that Jesus could actually be the Incarnate Word, i.e., the eternal Son of God who became man. Others may acknowledge that Jesus is an inspiring moral teacher, and yet find some of his hard sayings (Jn. 6:60) too onerous to live and/or far-fetched to accept. Still others may be turned off by a history of bad experiences with professed Christians, and so see Jesus as a polarizing figure. Further, there are Christians who believe in Jesus as their Savior, but who disagree that he founded the Catholic Church. And there can be overlap among these different reasons. In What Did Jesus Do? Tom Nash seeks to present anew the real Jesus, the Word [who] became flesh (Jn. 1:14) to save all of humanity and to employ his Mystical Bride, the Catholic Church, as his instrument of salvation and life-transforming love (Mt. 16:18-19; Jn. 10:10). Nash makes various biblical and other historical arguments for the perennial relevance of Jesus and his Church, including that anti-Catholicism makes for the strangest of bedfellows, with many unexpectedly finding the devil and his devotees lining up with them against the Church. As Nash summarizes well, if the Catholic Church were merely a human institution, she would've entered the dustbin of history centuries ago, both because of internal scandals and external persecutions. Instead, 2,000 years after the Resurrection, the Church continues to advance her God-given Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20). (learn more)

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