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EMILIO ESTEVEZ has written and directed a new film about walking the medieval Christian pilgrimage route, El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James. “The Way” stars MARTIN SHEEN, about a widowed father who treks the historic path through France and Spain, picking up where his world-traveler son (Estevez), was killed in a storm at the beginning of the son’s pilgrimage. As he walks the 500 mile path he originally feels he’s doing for his son, the father meets fellow travelers in search of their own personal reconciliations and dreams. “The Way” is partly based on the Jack Hitt book, “Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim’s Route into Spain.” Estevez was part of the 80s ‘Brat Pack’ list of young celebrities and has starred in many films including “Repo Man” and “The Breakfast Club.” Martin Sheen played President Josiah Bartlet in the NBC drama, “The West Wing,” from 1999-2006. Sheen has starred in many films including “Apocalypse Now” and “The American President.” Sheen and Estevez are stopping by the Radio Times studio as part of their multi-city American pilgrimage bus tour promoting “The Way.” MORE


A new charismatic Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end RIck_Perry_Prophet.jpgtimes and Jesus’ return is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role. Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry’s August prayer rally, The Response. The international “apostolic and prophetic” movement has been dubbed the New Apostolic Reformation by C. Peter Wagner, who has become one of its leaders. He describes himself as the first person who noticed the movement, gave a name to it and started writing books about it. He was, until recently retiring, the president of Global Harvest Ministries. For 30 years, he was a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Missions. On Fresh Air, Wagner joins Terry Gross for a discussion about NAR and its mission. Among the topics discussed on Monday’s show are: Wagner’s explanation about a recent video that has been shown on television in which he claims the emperor of Japan had sex with the sun goddess, a power of darkness headed by the kingdom of Satan, and how that resulted in the decline of the Japanese stock market; how demons figure into the belief structure of NAR; the role of prophets and apostles within NAR; what Wagner means when he describes the NAR’s mission as taking dominion over business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, family and religion; how he felt when he found out that Ted Haggard, his World Prayer Center co-founder, had used drugs and had sex with men; spiritual mapping; and the role of Jews and Israel in preparing for the second coming. MORE

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