Talking about the "things that matter most" on November 21
4:00 – How to Share Your Faith with
Anyone: A Practical Manual of Catholic Evangelization
Recent popes have challenged
all Catholics to participate in the New Evangelization. But most Catholics feel
ill-equipped to take up the challenge. Terry
Barber, founder of St. Joseph Communications, has written a practical
guide that takes much of the pain and uncertainty out of sharing one's faith.
Based on Barber's decades of personal experience as an effective evangelist and
masterful communicator, and drawing on the perceptions, examples, and lessons
of other great evangelists and apologists, How to Share Your Faith with
Anyone informs, entertains, and inspires would-be, as well as, seasoned
evangelists and teachers. Terry is here to discuss it.
5:00 – Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads
From choosing to live in a simple apartment instead of the papal palace to washing the feet of men and women in a youth detention center, Pope Francis’s actions contradict behaviors expected of a modern leader. Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian turned Managing Director for JP Morgan & Co., is here to show how the pope’s words and deeds reveal spiritual principles that have prepared him to lead the Church and influence our world—a rapidly-changing world that requires leaders who value the human need for love, inspiration, and meaning. Drawing on interviews with people who knew him as Father Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, Lowney challenges assumptions about what it takes to be a great leader. In so doing, he reveals the “other-centered” leadership style of a man whose passion is to be with people rather than set apart.