Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today on Kresta - July 27, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 27

4:00 – Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace
Is business just a way to make money? Or can the marketplace a venue for service to others? Scott Rae is here to explore this and other critical business issues from a uniquely Christian perspective, offering up a vision for work and service that is theologically grounded and practically oriented.

4:40 - Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint
Call it burnout. Call it enlightenment. Call it whatever you like--it's plaguing the contemporary church. Andrew Byers calls it cynicism--the state we all too easily arrive at after passing through disillusionment. Too many saints in the making are having their wings clipped in this painful process. But wait--there's hope. Disillusionment is, at its heart, the dispersal of illusions, pointing us toward what's really real--a great cloud of hopeful realists who have gone before us and welcome us into their number. There is a way beyond cynicism, and if we follow Jesus through it, we'll find faith and life at their fullest.

5:00 – The Future of Catholic Press in America
Veteran journalist Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, has been elected president of the Catholic Press Association. The Association just held its annual Convention in Pittsburgh last week and Greg is here to discuss the future of the Catholic Press in America.

5:20 – The Four Causes of the US Financial Crisis
Over the last 6-9 months we have conducted a series intended to fully explore the practical, political, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the financial meltdown of 2008. Our guide has been Dr. Max Torres and each segment we used, as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we wrap up the series with a look at the 4 main causes of the US financial crisis – lessons learned and not learned from the evens of 2008.

1 comment:

  1. Al, good topics as always. But I want to share a confusion I have which is the same as the last time you discussed "cynicism." I can't discern a coherent definition for how the term is being used. Your guest defined it at the beginning of the segment as a suspicion or mistrust but as he talked it seemed to morph into the sin of despair. It is unclear what it is wrong to be cynical about. It seemed some cynicism is ok if it lead to perseverance, such as in the case of Solomon in Ecclesiastes. Perhaps he was defining a certain "kind" of cynicism? One that is the equivalent to suspicion or mistrust of everything such that it leads to hopelessness. But again, I don't think cynicism is the right word to express that concept. Maybe I was not following well, who knows, but that's how this listener heard the show. :)