Friday, June 21, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - June 21, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 21

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer Matters
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.

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