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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: To be Catholic is to live paradox. Our Faith is centered on the greatest paradox of all: the Cross. It is death that brings new life. Constance Hull experienced this personally when she lost her fourth baby in miscarriage and was called to pray in front of abortion clinics, even as she grieved for the loss of her unborn child who died at the same age many abortions take place. She shares her story with us today.
Constance Hull is a regular contributor for Catholic Exchange and also writes essays for The Federalist. She is a Navy Veteran and is working on a Masters in Theology with an emphasis in Philosophy. She has one child on earth and four children waiting in heaven. Visit her blog at swimmingthedepths.com
Description: The heart of holiness is friendship with God, who is love. As a result, our everyday friendships with others are our stepping stones to holiness. The purpose of our relationships is to give and receive the love of God and our path to God passes through our friendships with each other. We’ll talk about it with Fr. Gary Lauenstein.
Fr. Gary Lauenstein
Fr. Gary Lauenstein, C.Ss.R., has been a priest for forty-five years. His ministry with the North American Redemptorists has included teaching Spanish in a high school seminary, encouraging vocations, and directing novices. He has certification as a spiritual director. Currently he is a parish priest at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Whittier, CA.
Description: As the 19th Century came to a close, Pope Leo XII received a vision that the devil was planning an all-out attack against the Church. He was then gifted with the famous Prayer to St Michael. The details about this vision have been unclear for many decades. Kevin Symonds gives us the facts of the vision and explains its meaning for our time.
Kevin Symonds was born and raised in Massachusetts. He attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Theology with a background in the classical languages. He's the author of Pope Leo XIII & the Prayer to St Michael. He has been working with the Catholic Church's theology of private revelation since 2002 and has published Internet and magazine articles.