Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 1
4:00 – The Tempest
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand. We talk to Shakespeare expert Henry Russell about the Tempest and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
4:40 – The NAACP and Abortion
Levon Yuille, Pastor of the Ypsilanti Bible Church and National Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress. He has said, “I’ve been grappling with the fact that the NAACP is in bed with the very organization that has brought black genocide to our community.” He joins us to look at the history of abortion and the NAACP and also shares his plans for to take his message to the NAACP at their annual Freedom Fund dinner.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – St. Francis Used Words
St. Francis of Assisi is perhaps the most well-known and best-loved saint in the history of the Church. Regrettably, there is a common misperception that he rarely used words to preach the Gospel. Too often this leads people conclude that it is better not to use words. Peter Herbeck is here to tell us about firsthand accounts which refute this myth and paint a true picture of Francis’ powerful preaching. Following the example of Jesus and the apostles, Francis used words. Peter concludes this important message with additional lessons we can learn from St. Francis for preaching the Gospel in our times.