Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today on Kresta - December 15, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Dec. 15

4:00 – The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East
After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that “a failure of imagination” had prevented us from seeing terrorism coming. In effect, Americans were simply unable, or in fact disabled, to fathom that there were people who hated and opposed our democracy with such ferocity. But after billions of dollars and almost a decade fighting a war in the Middle East, will we miss the threat again? Walid Phares argues that a fierce race for control of the Middle East is on, and the world’s future may depend on the outcome.

4:20 – The Star of Bethlehem
From Producer Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) comes an amazing documentary on the Star of Bethlehem. This presentation has rapidly grown in popularity around the world by thousands who have seen this dramatic revelation as it explores the exciting truth of scripture and reveals the evidence for God s existence as seen in the stars above. Presenter Rick Larson walks you through Biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God s creativity.

5:00 – Light of the World
Never has a Pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World. Taken from a recent week-long series of interviews with veteran journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of the greatest issues facing the world of our time – and the controversy has been huge. We look at the preoccupation of the media with the section of the book dealing with sexuality and condom use, but we get much deeper as well. The book was published in English last week by Ignatius Press. We talk to Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, as well as student of then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger - Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio.

5:40 – Light of the World
We continue our discussion of Pope Benedict’s Light of the World with Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire Ministries.

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