Friday, June 18, 2010

Today on Kresta - June 18, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 17


4:00 – Catholic Men’s Movements
The Archdiocese of Detroit is partnering with the six other Catholic dioceses of Michigan to host the first-ever statewide conference for Catholic and other Christian men. The conference, which is expected to draw 7,000 men from throughout the state, will be held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center in Ypsilanti on June 26. The statewide conference theme is Doing all things in Christ! Tapping into real power in a power-hungry world. Paco Gavriledes and Fr. Ben Luedtke tell us more.

4:20 – Israel, Turkey, and the Gaza Blockade / Turkish Bishop Murdered
Anyone with even a passing familiarity with Catholicism in the Middle East probably knew Bishop Luigi Padovese, an Italian Capuchin who served as president of the bishops' conference in Turkey. In terms of the Christian/Muslim relationship, Padovese was also one of those rare voices not easily classified as either a hawk or a dove – hardly blind to the threats posed by Islamic radicalism, but still a man of dialogue through and through. Earlier this month Padovese was murdered by his longtime driver and aide, triggering shock waves across the Catholic world. Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol joins us.

5:00 – Ecumenical Babel
Jordan Ballor is here to present a critical and constructive engagement of the teachings of mainstream Protestant denominations on social and economic matters. Ecumenical Babel is an insightful primer on the challenges facing the ecumenical movement and it invites us to deeper reflection on ecclesiology, ethics, and economics as we consider the future of ecumenical roles and relationships.

5:20 – Trends in Evangelicalism / Prosperity Gospel
Dr. Anthony Bradley examines the destructive impact that the “Prosperity Gospel” – the teaching according to which health and wealth are rewards for those who believe in a certain way, has on both human flourishing and authentic Christianity. We outline more constructive connection between wealth, economics, and Christian theology.

5:40 – Toy Story 3
“Reach for the sky.” That’s how it all began, fifteen years ago: a laconic, drawling challenge from an intrepid pull-string sheriff in a tense bedroom stand-off with a tuberous one-eyed desperado. There was swagger and panache in this self-assured proclamation that a new power had entered the fray, that the rules of the game had changed. It was Pixar’s Toy Story, and the story is now complete with the release of Toy Story 3. Steven Greydanus is here with the review.

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