Kresta in the Afternoon – April 27, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Overcoming Crisis with the Beatitudes

  • Description: We live in an age of crisis. Financial crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis―the list goes on. We're confronted with calamity every time we read the headlines. But behind each of these lurks another kind of crisis, one we find harder to define: a moral crisis―a crisis of goodness. Behind financial crisis is unrestrained greed; behind political crisis is the lust for power. To properly address the crises that plague our world, we must be formed as people of moral goodness. We must cultivate virtue – and it begins with the Beatitudes. Jonathan Dodson joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jonathan Dodson
      Jonathan K. Dodson (MDiv, ThM) is author of Our Good Crisis: Overcoming Moral Chaos with the Beatitudes and the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, Texas, and founder of Gospel-Centered Discipleship. He is the author of several books, including The Unbelievable Gospel, Raised?, and Here in Spirit.

+  A Neurosurgeon Looks at Faith, Doubt and What We Think we Know (2 segments)

  • Description: Dr W Lee Warren has firsthand experience with treating people whose injuries and illnesses mean their time on earth is limited. Even as he tries to console and give them hope, inside he is thinking "I've seen the end of you." He joins us to share how we can remain on solid ground even when everything goes wrong and find light in the darkest hours of life.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. W Lee Warren
      Dr W Lee Warren is the author of I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know. He is a brain surgeon, inventor, Iraq War veteran, and writer. His book No Place to Hide was named to the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff's Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club, the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. Visit him at and follow him on twitter @drleewarren.
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    • I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

      This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home. “Beautiful, haunting, powerful . . .”—Daniel G. Amen, MD Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you. But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself. Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life. I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning. (learn more)

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