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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 8, 2015

Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 8, 2015


4:00 – 1965: The Dawn of the Current Age

1965 was one of the most important and tumultuous years of the century and it is often regarded as a watershed time of cultural shift. Policies started by President Johnson’s Great Society were in full effect, legal prohibition of contraception was declared unconstitutional, race riots flared up in multiple cities, Vatican II ended…and that’s only a few of the most significant events. Stephen Krason joins us to talk about the impact 1965 continues to have on the country.


4:40 – How this Age Undermines Women’s Love of God

Teresa Tomeo  is here with insights on how to find God in the details of a busy, complicated life.


5:00 – Kresta Comments: Viral Message to ISIS Violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines

You may remember the video from this spring entitled “A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS.” It featured a message of forgiveness to members of the Islamic State, and also an invitation to repent and accept Christ’s mercy. YouTube has removed the original video on the grounds that it violated their guidelines and has rejected the creator’s appeal. The video is still available on the site from other users, but that’s not the problem. Which parts of this video were deemed offensive? One of the world’s most popular websites is censoring discussion…isn’t that a cause for concern?


5:20 – Who Designed the Designer?

 The “New Atheists” are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer, they ask, then why wouldn’t the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can exist without any designer behind it, then why can’t we just say the same for the universe and wash our hands of a designer altogether? Michael Augros discusses the answers to these questions.

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