Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - December 12, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Dec. 12

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Archaeologist Claims Proof of Noah, the Ark and the Flood

4:20 – Kresta Comments: Catholic Witness in a Divided Nation

4:40 – The Hobbit: A Review
It’s one of the most anticipated films of the year and it opens nationwide this weekend. It is the Hobbit and critic Steven Greydanus is here with a first look.

5:00 – Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in The Hobbit
As you head to the theater this weekend to see The Hobbit, we help you discover the Christian meaning in the film. Joseph Pearce takes us beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, to discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel. Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too. It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace. Joseph joins us.

5:30 – Supreme Court Set to Hear Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases
Ending months of intense speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed on Dec. 7 that it would take up two high-profile “marriage equality” cases, a move that could result in the legalization of same-sex “marriage” across the nation. The court’s decision to address challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex “marriage.” Oral argument for both cases will likely be scheduled in March, with a ruling expected by June. We talk to Bill May who was instrumental in passing Prop 8 in California.

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