Kresta in the Afternoon – December 6, 2019 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Gary Michuta. Visit him at

+  Prepare the Way of the Lord: John the Baptist and Advent

  • Description: This Sunday’s Gospel tells the story of John the Baptist and his warning to Prepare the Way of the Lord. We look at John’s teachings as we continue our Advent preparations with Rob Corzine.
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    • Rob Corzine
      Rob Corzine is Vice President for Programs for the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
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+  A Defense of the Immaculate Conception (2 segments)

  • Description: This weekend we’ll celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. William Albrecht joins us with a look at the Biblical and historical basis of the Feast and clears up some of the confusion surrounding the teaching.
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    • William Albrecht
      William Albrecht is an apologist and speaker who has participated in more than 70 live and moderated debates. He is working on multiple book projects that are soon to be published. Visit him at
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    • Behold Your Mother – A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines

      From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants and too many Catholics don't understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a converts in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you'll find anywhere. He also shows how all the Marian doctrines are relevant even essential to a salvific faith in Jesus. From her divine maternity to her perpetual virginity, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption, the Church's core teachings about Mary are intertwined with the mysteries of Christ. In a word, Mary matters. Read Behold Your Mother and find out just how much. (learn more)

    • Rethinking Mary in the New Testament: What the Bible Tells Us about the Mother of the Messiah

      Scholars often have questioned how much the New Testament can tell us about the Mother of Jesus. After all, Mary appears only in a few accounts and speaks on limited occasions. Can Scripture really support the many Marian beliefs developed in the Church over time? In Rethinking Mary in the New Testament, Dr. Edward Sri shows that the Bible reveals more about Mary than is commonly appreciated. For when the Mother of Jesus does appear in Scripture, it's often in passages of great importance, steeped in the Jewish Scriptures, and packed with theological significance. This comprehensive work examines every key New Testament reference to Mary, addressing common questions along the way, such as:

      • What was Mary's life like before the Annunciation?
      • Is there biblical support for Mary's Immaculate Conception and Perpetual Virginity?
      • Does Scripture reveal Mary as our spiritual mother?
      • What does it mean for Mary to be "full of grace"?
      • How is Mary the "New Eve," "Ark of the Covenant," and "Queen Mother"?
      • Can Mary be identified with the "woman" in Revelation 12?
      Rethinking Mary in the New Testament offers a fresh, in-depth look at the Mother of Jesus in Scripture—one that helps us know Mary better and her role in God's plan. (learn more)

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