Kresta in the Afternoon – May 9, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Tour the Sites where the Reformations Began (2 segments)

  • Description: October 31 is the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformations, and we'll be talking about it throughout the year. Steve Ray will be leading a pilgrimage in September to visit the sites where the Reformations began, discuss Luther's theology and explain strong Catholic answers to Protestant ideas on Scripture, Salvation and more. He'll be joined by Fr Steve Thomlison, a convert from Lutheranism, and Ken Hensley, a convert from Protestantism and expert on Martin Luther. Steve Ray joins us with a sneak peek.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 130 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and

+  Letters to a Young Education Reformer

  • Description: For years, Americans have criticized the state of our education system and politicians have offered ideas to fix it. Rick Hess, an education expert, joins us with a look at some of the biggest issues that must be faced and different proposals for fixing them.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rick Hess
      Rick Hess is the Director of Education Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Letters to a Young Education Reformer (Educational Innovations Series)

      In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess’s thinking about what education reform is and should be. Hess writes that “reform is more a matter of how one thinks about school improvement than a recital of programs and policy proposals.” Through his essays, he explores a range of topics, including: -Talkers and Doers -The Temptations of Bureaucracy -The Value in Talking with Those Who Disagree -Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith in Experts -Philanthropy and Its Discontents -The Problem with Passion Hess offers personal impressions as well as lessons from notable mistakes he’s observed with the hope that readers will benefit from his frustrations and realizations. As the policy landscape continues to shift, Letters to a Young Education Reformer offers valuable, timely insights to any young person passionate about transforming education—and to not-so-young reformers who are inclined to reflect on their successes and failures. (learn more)

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