Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 21
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(1906-1945) leaves a fascinating and often puzzling legacy. Jordan Ballor is here to focus on
Bonhoeffer’s views of Christian discipleship, ethical responsibility, and
social institutions, setting them in the broader context of his life and work.
We explore Bonhoeffer’s significance for following Christ today and his
potential for the development of social thought.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Hope for the Inner City
Ismael Hernandez examines strategies to improve the
socio-economic conditions of inner cities in North America. Fragile urban
infrastructures are often vulnerable to patterns that impede human flourishing.
Ismael presents an alternate vision for personal and communal uplift based on
local entrepreneurial initiative.
5:40 – Religious Liberty: The
Dawn of the First Amendment
Recent federal statutes threaten to undermine what
the U.S. Catholic bishops have called, "our first, most cherished
liberty." Dr. John Pinheiro
is here to explore the historical context that led to origins of the religious
liberty clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.