Al Kresta





Al Kresta

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in New Haven, Connecticut, The United States
August 23, 1951

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Al Kresta is a broadcaster, journalist and author who is, first of all, a missionary. He draws upon his unique faith background to create what is, arguably, the most fascinating — and most spiritually constructive — talk show on radio today.

A 1976 honors graduate of Michigan State University, Al has also done graduate work in theology at both Catholic and Protestant seminaries. He became well known in the Detroit area for his program, “Talk from the Heart,” one of the top-rated Christian talk shows during the 1980s and 90s. When he began the program, Al was a Protestant pastor. The questions forced upon him as pastor, however, led him to return to the Catholic Church. His profound personal conversion to Christ and return to the Catholic Chu
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“Later, John Paul II would challenge seekers like Jobs, noting that “Carmelite mysticism begins at the point where the reflections of Buddha end.”
Al Kresta, Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents

“Hume’s lay theological instincts were right.5 John Paul II, a theologian in his day job, dared to write: “The doctrines of salvation in Buddhism and Christianity are opposed…. Carmelite mysticism begins at the point where the reflections of Buddha end….”
Al Kresta, Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents

“Christianity offers forgiveness from sin and union with the infinite, personal God who is love and who created a good world that we must steward and develop. Buddhism offers an impersonal nirvana, gained after repeated reincarnations, as one seeks perfect detachment from the world, whence comes suffering and evil. The Christian experiences forgiveness, redemption, and union. The Buddhist experiences karma, reincarnation, and the self’s absorption into ultimate being.7 Even comparative religions scholar”
Al Kresta, Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents



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