Kresta in the Afternoon – May 13, 2010 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Viewing The Shroud of Turin

    The Shroud of Turin, one of history’s most controversial and perplexing relics, is drawing millions to Turin, Italy to see the ancient burial cloth. The Pope saw it a few weeks ago and now Teresa Tomeo has had her chance. Teresa joins us to share her experience from earlier today.

    Second Topic – The New Mormon Challenge

    Current facts about Mormonism • Over 11 million members. • Over 60,000 full-time missionaries—more than any other single missionary-sending organization in the world. • More than 310,000 converts annually. • As many as eighty percent of converts come from Protestant backgrounds. (In Mormon circles, the saying is, "We baptize a Baptist church every week.") • Within fifteen years, the numbers of missionaries and converts will roughly double. • Within eighty years, with adherents exceeding 267 million, Mormonism could become the first world-religion to arise since Islam. You may know the statistics. What you probably don’t know are the advances the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is making in apologetics and academic respectability. Francis Beckwith is here to discuss the New Mormon Challenge.

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