Kresta in the Afternoon – September 18, 2018 – Hour 1

+  The Foundations of a Classical Education (2 segments)

  • Description: We spoke a few weeks ago with Tim Dilaura, who is helping install a classical education program at St Thomas school in Ann Arbor, MI. He joins us again today with a closer look at the foundations of this style of education and how they held students encounter the good, the true and the beautiful.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Tim DiLaura
      Tim Dilaura is the Principal of St Thomas School in Ann Arbor. He's an educator of 35 years’ experience in classroom instruction, school leadership and district supervision.
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+  How Culture Robs us of Happiness

  • Description: We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. We discuss it with Matthew Kelly.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Matthew Kelly
      Matthew Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia. He has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations become the-best-version-of-themselves. He is the author of many books, most recently The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness. Visit dynamiccatholic.com and don't forget to check out the Made for Happiness conference at madeforhappiness.org.
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    • The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness

      Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments, but consistently? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possible--and in his latest book, The Biggest Lie, he explains how. We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced. But as Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to effect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us. This book provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the world--and experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together we can change the course of history--with humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one Holy Moment at a time. (learn more)

    • Rediscover the Rosary: The Modern Power of an Ancient Prayer

      We live hectic lives in a chaotic world. All this can lead to a confusion that fogs the mind, unsettles the soul, and leads to poor decisions. Amidst such chaos and confusion, we long to hear God’s voice with greater clarity. God wants to put things in order. He wants to rearrange our priorities. If we let him, we will be happier than we ever thought possible in this lifetime, and finally then we will come to know the peace for which we all yearn, but so few of us ever find. Our Catholic spirituality is constantly inviting us to establish the deep roots of order in our lives, and one of the best ways I know to do that is by praying the Rosary. The Rosary works. It’s a very powerful way to pray. There is just something about it that settles our hearts and minds. It puts everything in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful. When I pray the Rosary, I am a better person. It makes me a better son, brother, husband, father, employer, neighbor, citizen, and member of the human family. It teaches me to slow down, calm down, let go, surrender, and listen. The Rosary teaches me how to simply be, and that is not a small or insignificant lesson. It is the perfect prayer for busy people in a busy, noisy, confused world. But don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself. Develop a habit of praying the Rosary, and discover the treasures of this powerful, ancient prayer. (learn more)

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