As Al joins with the staff and listeners of Ave Maria Radio this week in the Spring 2007 Membership Drive to raise the funds necessary to continue this programming, we hope you enjoy the Best of Kresta in the Afternoon.
First Segment - Amazing Grace
The book is on the shelves and the film is in the theater. Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce - human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Eric Metaxas, author of the book, tells us about this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.
Second Segment - Problems multiply for Jesus tomb controversy
The controversy has simmered over James Cameron’s claims to have evidence of a Jerusalem tomb that houses the remains of Jesus and his family - including his wife and son! New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III takes a look at the evidence, the history, and exposes this Titanic fraud.
Third Segment - My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson
We continue our series entitled “My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson.” Each day a well-known Catholic leader will join us to share their most enduring spiritual lesson learned through experiences in their lives. Today, author and professor of systematic theology - Regis Martin.