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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 21, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup: Al Smith Dinner

+  Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward (2 segments)

  • Description: San Bernadino. Paris. Brussels. Nice. The list of Islamic terror attacks in the West continues to grow, and it's even worse in Middle Eastern countries – another attack in Turkey this weekend killed at least 53 people. There's no doubt the innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah, but do the terrorist's actions actually reflect on the religion of Islam? We'll talk about how to give challenging and respectful answers to the many questions surrounding Jihad with Nabeel Qureshi.
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    • Nabeel Qureshi
      Nabeel Qureshi is a speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and other books. He’s currently battling advanced stomach cancer and posting video updates to his facebook page. Visit Nabeelqureshi.com
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    • Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward

      Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is jihad? How are we to understand jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond? In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland. (learn more)

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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 21, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Reading Dante in the Novels of CS Lewis (full hour)

  • Description: Throughout his career CS Lewis drew from the structure, themes and narratve details of Dante's Divine Comedy. We'll talk with Marsha Williamson with a look at how Dante's work appears in Narnia, the Space Trilogy and other works.
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    • Dr. Marsha Williamson
      Marsha Williamson is Professor Emerita at Spring Arbor University where she taught English for over twenty-five years and won numerous teaching awards. She serves as translator for the Preacher to the Papal Household, and has translated sixteen books from the Italian as well as publishing over forty articles, profiles, and reviews. Shehas presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies eight times in the past ten years and has been a member of The Dante Society of America for over fifteen years.
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        • Reflecting the Eternal: Dante's Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis
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Christian Classics – October 21, 2016

  • Description: Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

The Doctor Is In – October 20, 2016

  • Description: Practical advice and counsel on personal, family and professional life -- covering relationships, marital situations, job concerns, vocational discernment, and the whole gamut of parenting issues, including children's behavior and learning problems.

Kresta in the Afternoon – October 20, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Christian Refugees Admitted at Disproportionate Rates

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  • Description: Newly released data from the US State Department shows that very few Christian refugees have been accepted from Syria. Despite being the deliberate targets of ISIS and comprising more than 10% of the population, Christians have constituted only 1.2% of the refugee visas issued. The Chaldean Community Foundation has called for an increase in Christian refugees. We'll talk about it with Martin Manna.
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    • Martin Manna
      Martin Manna is the President of the Metro Detorit-based Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and the Chaldean Community Foundation. Visit chaldeanchamber.com and chaldeanfoundation.org.
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+  What Does the Bible Say about Suffering? (2 segments)

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  • Description: People often treat Scripture like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Brian Gregg thinks we should take a different approach. The Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the sopranos but miss the choir. We need to listen to the whole Biblical narrative to appreciate its multifaceted handling of the problem. Brian joins us.
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    • Brian Gregg
      Brian Gregg is associate professor of biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. His minsitry includes college and missionary work with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as well as pastoral ministry in California, Indiana and South Dakota.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 20, 2016 – Hour 2

+  The Day the Revolution Began (full hour)

  • Description: When Jesus died on the cross, nobody thought him a hero. His movement was over. Nothing had changed. This was what Rome did best. Caesar was still on his throne and death once again had the last word. Except in this case it didn't. Jesus' followers came up with the shocking claim that his death had launched a revolution. They believed that God had suddenly put into operation His plan for the rescue of the world. It was the day the Revolution began. NT Wright joins us.
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    • Dr. N. T. Wright
      NT Wright is one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He holds the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is an Anglican bishop and the bestselling author of many books. He has appeared on ABC News, Dateline, the Colbert Report and Fresh Air.
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Food for the Journey – October 20, 2016

  • Description: Sister Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God's word and its application to our personal/daily lives.

Fire on the Earth – October 20, 2016

  • Description: This daily radio show provides a compelling look at the New Evangelization through inspiring teachings, interviews and testimonies.

Christian Classics – October 20, 2016

  • Description: Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

Christ is the Answer – October 20, 2016: Next Necessary Step - #4 Surrender

  • Program #: 827
  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions..
  • Series Details: This program is part 4 of a 7-part series titled Next Necessary Step.