Kresta in the Afternoon – August 4, 2010 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Catholic Business Hour

    Amid the loud and distressing flurry of billion dollar bailouts, entitlement attitudes and ever burdened taxpayers, many of whom are facing crushing job and home loss, the Catholic Business Journal has begun a new, faith-based radio business show, The Catholic Business Hour, with host Dick Lyles. The one-hour, live, call-in show focuses on careers and business with a Catholic perspective, featuring interviews with notable, faith-based business leaders and live call-in questions from listeners. It airs on EWTN and Sirius Satellite Saturdays from 11-noon Eastern. Dick is here to discuss it.

    Second Topic – The Great Adventure Bible Timeline

    The Great Adventure is a Catholic Bible learning system that makes the complex simple by teaching the story (the narrative) of the Bible. Every day, more and more people are encountering God's Word through the methods taught in The Great Adventure. Jeff Cavins developed The Great Adventure in 1984 when he realized that most people, despite their strong faith, did not grasp the big picture of the Bible. Though they knew selected stories, they were not able to connect them into a full narrative. His answer was to identify the books of the Bible that tell the story from beginning to end. By reading just these 14 narrative books, a chronological story emerges. Since the creation of The Bible Timeline, The Great Adventure has grown into a remarkable system designed to give the average Catholic a solid foundation for a lifetime of Bible reading. Parishes around the world are finding renewed faith and increased involvement among parishioners whose lives have been changed by this exciting study series. Jeff is here to discuss it.

    Third Topic – The Spiritual Value of the BP Oil Leak

    The BP oil-leak in the Gulf of Mexico has been an environmental disaster, perhaps the worst since the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s. But Fr. Robert Barron also thinks it might carry a certain spiritual value. The gusher a mile below the surface of the ocean has confounded everyone. BP executives look and sound befuddled; the crews using the most advanced technological tools to stem the tide of oil are ineffectual; and our smartest scientists can’t seem to come up with any solutions. We talk to Fr. Barron about our profound vulnerability and our inescapable finitude.

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