Are You in Michigan? Are You Interested in Evangelization and Ecumenism?

Al Kresta

If you're in southeastern Michigan, and if you're interested in the New Evangelization or in better understanding the challenges and opportunities in Ecumenism, I've got news for you! First, a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the New Evangelization:My friend and former boss, Al Kresta, will speak on Thursday, March 6 on the topic of The New Evangelization:  Build the Church and Bless the Nation.  Al has taught that only by building the Church will we effect real change in the c … [Read more...]

Al Kresta’s Analysis of This Whole “Al Smith Dinner” Thing

Al Kresta

I invited Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Radio and host of the nationally-syndicated "Kresta In The Afternoon," to comment regarding the controversy that's been swirling around Cardinal Dolan's invitation to President Obama to participate in the Al Smith Dinner.I knew I could count on Al to deliver a poignant response, well considered and well expressed.  What follows is a first for me:  A guest post by Al Kresta! … [Read more...]

Nailing Jello to a Tree: The Wit and Wisdom of Al Kresta

Al Kresta

It was the fall of 1987.  I was heading southward on I-75, driving home from my job in downtown Detroit and listening to “Talk From the Heart” on evangelical radio station WMUZ-FM.  The show was hosted by Al Kresta, then pastor of a small non-denominational church, Shalom Ministries.As I crossed the Rouge River Bridge, I heard Al say, “You know, we’d like to find a producer for the show—someone who can answer the phones, screen callers, line up some interview guests….”“Wow!” I thought. “I … [Read more...]