Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 6
4:00 – Consuming the Word: The New Testament
and The Eucharist in the Early Church
Long before the New Testament was a
document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians
subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New
Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later
extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their
companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at
Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications
for the way we read the Bible. Dr.
Scott Hahn is here to examine some of Christianity's most basic terms
to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and
their first hearers.
5:00 – Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our
Search for God
Franciscan University professor, popular
speaker, and prolific author Regis
Martin tells how the deaths of his mother and brother pushed him to
revisit all he knew and felt about God and his own deepest desires--and how he
came to reconcile the theology he teaches with the lived experience of faith.
He narrates the crisis of faith he faced when his mother and brother died.
Against this backdrop he explores the questions at the heart of all human
longing: What does it mean to really be lost? What if God doesn't want us after
all? What does Christ's cry from the cross say about human suffering? Why is it
never hopeless to hope? Martin eloquently shows that it is at the still point
that one encounters the mingling of past and future, grit and grace, man and