Kresta in the Afternoon – September 9, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Eckhart Toll – Oprah’s Latest “Spiritual” Craze

    Oprah Winfrey’s promotion of Eckhart Tolle’s latest book, A New Earth, has propelled it to the top of bestsellers’ lists and generated the largest reprint run in the history of Penguin Books. Yet, Tolle claims no specific religion and says his teaching fits all spiritual paths. We look at Oprah's latest “spiritual” craze with Dr. James Beverley, who has written on Tolle for Christianity Today.

    Second Topic – Persecution continues in Canada

    A homosexual activist has appealed a decision of the Canadian Human Rights Commission which dismissed his legal complaint charging a Catholic magazine with making derogatory remarks about homosexuals for merely stating the Catholic teaching on sexual ethics. Father Alphonse de Valk, editor of the magazine in question, says the magazine considers all of the actions against it to be “trumped up and made with the intent to harass.”  He’s with us to discuss how he ended up before the commission and why he sees it as the danger that it is.

    Third Topic – Manhood MIA on college campuses

    Going to college once met growing up. But no longer. Many of today’s students are Perpetual Adolescents, playing the “anything goes” culture for all its worth. Tarek Saab, who earned national attention on TV’s The Apprentice by urging young men to pursue authentic manhood, explains how parents can help their children escape the “Peter Pan Syndrome” pervasive on most college campuses. He shares his hard-won insights into love, work, and real maturity.

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