Personal Page for Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong

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Dave & Judy Armstrong in July 2012, at a 1964 concert (Beatles imitation group).
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QUALIFICATIONS / APOSTOLATE
 
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First [You Tube] Video Ever of Me Teaching Apologetics (Q & A, 77 minutes) (Part One + Part Two) [30 March 2015; see also Facebook cross-posting]

“Dollar-a-Day” / “Donut-a-Day” (Etc.) Fundraiser for My Apologetics and Evangelization Apostolate; Goal: $5,000 [September 2012; goal was attained, plus an extra $500] *

2013 Fundraising Drive for My Apologetics Apostolate [September 2013; $5,019 raised] *

2014 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Dave Armstrong’s Full-time Apologetics Apostolate ($5000 goal) [$4,726 raised] [Sep. 2014]

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How Much Money Should Apologists Make? [9-2-13]

Karl Keating’s Kind Fundraiser on My Behalf (September 2013) / My Thoughts on My Recent Rough Financial Stretch [10-1-13]

Reflections on the Relationship of “Business” and “Ministry” [Facebook, 11-17-14]

Exchange with Karl Keating about my e-books and the market for Catholic books [Facebook, 7-15-15; in the combox]

My Full-Time Apologetics Apostolate is Quickly Winding Down . . . Unless . . . [Facebook, 7-6-16]

Still a Small Chance to Remain a Full-Time Catholic Apologist . . . [Facebook, 7-24-16]

My New Writing “Gig”: National Catholic Register [Facebook, 9-15-16]

Today is My 15th Anniversary of Full-Time Catholic Apologetics [Facebook, 12-1-16]

Mark Shea’s Enthusiastic and Repeated Recommendations of My Apologetics Apostolate [Facebook, 4-11-17]

Apostolate / Financial Report (Very Likely Good News) [Facebook, 4-26-17]

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MY BOOKS 

Dave Armstrong: Catholic Apologetics Bookstore [complete listing of all my 49 books]

My Deep Discount E-Bookstore [e-books only]

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MY ARTICLES AND WEB PAGES

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (My Ireland Page, and Other Defunct Pages From my Website, Resurrected) [3-17-04] *

Published Articles in This Rock / Comic Tracts / Internet Ministry in the Overall Scheme of Things [2-4-05] *

Cor ad cor loquitur Passes the One Million Page Views Mark [9-7-07] *

Blog Passes One Million Visitors Mark (1.5 Million Page Views) [10-10-08] *

My Earliest Catholic Apologetics (1990-1995): Including the Original (Much Longer) 1994 Version of A Biblical Defense of Catholicism [1-5-11]

Blog Passes the Two Million Visitors Mark [Facebook, 9-5-12]

I made #75 on Top 200 Church Blogs [Facebook, 9-25-12]

Tenth Anniversary of My Blog Today [Facebook, 2-2-14]

My Comments Policy: Thoughts on Amiable and Constructive Dialogue [8-15-15]

My 20 Most Popular [Patheos] Posts (August-December 2015) [Facebook, 12-17-15]
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SPANISH, PORTUGESE, AND FRENCH LANGUAGE OUTREACH

The New “Spanish Revolution” Has Begun! (Update on My Apostolate [translation of my books]) [Facebook, 6-15-16]

My Articles and Books in Spanish and Portugese and French / Apologética católica: Traducciones al español / tradução para português [web page set up on 6-22-16]

Klasiká Liber, a Brazilian publisher, to publish the Portugese version of  The Catholic Verses [Facebook, 7-26-16]

My Efforts to Promote My Book Translated Into Spanish, ¡Revelación! (Letters to Hispanic Ministries and Parishes with Spanish Masses) [Facebook, 9-16-16]

French Translation of My Book Revelation: 1001 Bible Answers to Theological Topics is Complete! Soon Five of My Books Will be in Three Other Languages [Facebook, 4-13-17]

 

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL / RECOMMENDATIONS

Amazon Listmania! Favorite Books: My 21 Lists [11-25-01; posted to Facebook on 9-1-17]
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Reflections on Influential Books in My Life [7-7-05; posted to Facebook on 9-1-17]
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Recommended Books For Catholic Teens and Young People [11-13-05; posted to Facebook on 9-1-17]
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Recommended Books For New or Prospective Catholic Converts [11-26-07; posted to Facebook on 9-1-17]
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Desert Island Top Ten Catholic Books List [6-2-09; posted to Facebook on 9-1-17]
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INTERVIEWS AND TALKS / FEATURES / RADIO / AUDIO PRODUCTS

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Dave Armstrong: Catholic Apologetics’ “Socratic Evangelist” (by Tim Drake; Envoy Magazine, Spring 2002)
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Interview Concerning My Book, The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton (with Mike Davis from Aquinas and More Catholic Goods) [3-12-10] *
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Interview with Apologist Godwin Delali Adadzie [7-15-13]

My Radio Interviews: Free Downloads Available [10-15-15]

 

FEEDBACK

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[Opinions on] Apologist Dave Armstrong? (thread on the Catholic Answers Apologetics Forum: June 2005)
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FUN, HUMOROUS, AND INTERESTING STUFF

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The Appearance of Crazy Horse [8-4-08] *

Top Ten List of All-Time Favorite Insults Kindly Directed Towards Yours Truly [2-4-09] *

Catholic Apologist “Young Guns” Take Savage Satirical Revenge Against Yours Truly in Hilarious Polemical Shootout, Complete with Appropriate “Gunfighter” Visuals [9-9-11] *

Which Am I? Lovable “Sweetheart” Teddy Bear or Attila the Hun? Impressions of My Writing vs. Me in Person  [Facebook, 3-7-15]

 

HOLISTIC HEALTH / HERBALISM / HEALTH FOOD, ETC.
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Herbalism & Holistic Health (collection of my posts)
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WIFE JUDY 

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FAMILY

What My Oldest Son Paul Wrote About God and Good Christian Behavior, at Age 9 [9-15-01; posted to Facebook on 5-5-17]

Ray Kozora (1923-2005) – My Wife’s Father [12-20-05] *

“Out of the Mouths of Babes”: My Five-Year-Old Daughter on Heaven and Salvation [5-24-07; posted to Facebook on 4-29-17]

2008 Family Vacation (For Nature and History Lovers) [9-2-08] *

My Father Graham Armstrong (1924-2009): Tribute to and Remembrance of a Fallen Pilot and Poet [11-3-09] *

Instant Parenthood, Grandparenthood, and Great Grandparenthood (adoption of Alexander Thomas by my niece Kristen and Husband Steve) [Facebook, 6-5-14]

My Mother, Lois Armstrong (1925-2014): A Warm Remembrance [Facebook, 12-23-14] (+ Facebook threads of hundreds of prayers and condolences: One / Two)

My Southern Ancestry [Facebook, 1-19-15]
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Beach Boys
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American-Version Beatles Albums From 1964 a Big Smash Once Again on CD (lots of interesting comparisons of US and UK tracks) [12-1-04] *
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Beatles Recordings: Chronological Master List (Including Alternate Mixes)
 (All Beatles recordings, in order of recording date, noting different mixes and versions, stereo, “fake stereo,” mono, what album songs appear on, dates of UK and US release, singles information, etc.) [3-16-07] *

John Lennon’s Short-Lived Intense Interest in Evangelical Christianity [3-27-07] *

Amazon Review of the 2009 Beatles Stereo and Mono Box Sets [9-13-09]

Beatles Tribute Groups: We Saw Two of the Very Best in July 2010 [7-13-10] *

Setlist for Paul McCartney Concert: Comerica Park, Detroit (24 July 2011) / Video Links [7-25-11] *

“Top 10 Unpleasant Facts About John Lennon” (and My Critique) [Facebook, 12-28-13]

“Beatles Heaven” Again (New “1” Album) (see Amazon review) [11-9-15]

Amazon Review of Sgt. Pepper (50th Anniversary Edition) (See also my own posting at Patheos) [5-26-17]

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke: The Greatest Singer of All Time: Chronological Discography [7-23-05] *

Sam Cooke: The Ultimate Two-CD Chronological Discography of His Best 55 Songs [12-17-10] *

Miscellaneous

My Eclectic Musical Tastes and Instruments I Can Play [1-27-05] *

Is Music Sometimes Intrinsically “Evil”? [5-20-08] *

The Great “White R and B” Songs of Van Morrison: 42 Sizzlers from 1964-2003 [10-26-11] *

Dialogue with a Friendly Atheist #2: Music, Longing, & Mysticism (+ Part Two / #3)  [8-7-17 and 8-14-17]

Country / Folk Music

A Sacred Song Speaks a Thousand Words (The Impact of Johnny Cash’s Last Christian Songs) [7-16-05] *

Hank Williams: Chronological and Alphabetical Discography [11-7-05] *

“Pilgrimage” to Historic Blues and Country Music Sites, in the South, and in Detroit [4-7-09] *

The 27 Greatest Woody Guthrie Songs (One CD) [5-21-12] *

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix: Discography and Catalogue of Recording Dates and Major Performances [8-30-05] *

Jimi Hendrix Taught Us About a Colorblind Society Way Back in the Late 60s [Facebook, 12-6-16]

Motown / Detroit

Motown’s James Jamerson: The Greatest Bass Guitarist of All Time [5-1-04] *

The Unknown, Early Bob Seger: a Glorious Reservoir of “Lost” Classic Rock Music [9-23-06] *

Very Best of Detroit Rock: 1965-1975 / Vol. II: 1966-1980 [Facebook, 8-2-14]

My Blue-Eyed Soul Background: 1967 Record from My Brother Gerry’s Band on You Tube [Facebook, 8-24-17]

U2

Set List for U2 in East Lansing, Michigan (Spartan Stadium): 26 June 2011 *

U2 Concert: 26 June 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan (HD 1080 Videos), + More HD Videos from U2’s “360” Tour in 2011 [11-26-12] *

Classical Music

Happy Birthday to Mozart (250 Today) / Mozart’s Catholicism [1-27-06] *

Anton Bruckner: the Devout Catholic and Great Symphonist [4-5-07] *

Recommended Romantic and Post-Romantic Orchestral Music (+ Part II / Part III / Part IV) [6-13-07] *

My Favorite Classical Music Pieces (Judging by Multiple Recordings Owned) [7-23-11] *

Searching for the Perfect Beethoven’s 9th [9-21-15]

Dialogue with a Friendly Atheist #2: Music, Longing, & Mysticism [8-7-17]

Christmas

Michigan Christmas Carol Master: Alfred S. Burt [11-29-05]

Christmas Carols & Songs: A Catalogue [Dec. 2005]

 

A BIT MORE PERSONAL

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In You I Hope [poem written on 25 April 1982, about trusting God and waiting on Him with confidence: Facebook, 6-22-12]
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Gentleness [1996; re-posted on Facebook, 11-27-16]
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MY CHILDHOOD / YOUNG ADULTHOOD
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SPORTS

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I Made Ten Straight Free Throws!!! [4-15-04] *

My Football Exploits / My Son’s New Dominance in Basketball / Detroit Tiger Pride [10-9-06] *

9 Out of 10 Free Throws: Twice!! [4-17-08] *

All-Time Caucasian NBA All-Star Team [5-31-09] *

I Bowled a 208! [3-7-10] *

Mountain Biking: My New (Crazy?) Hobby [10-7-10] *

NBA Finals: Victorious Cleveland and Detroit Have a Lot in Common [Facebook, 6-20-16]


Last Updated: 13 September 2017.


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06169395014931291729 Nancy C. Brown

    Dave: Please contact me about your new Chesterton book.
    Nancy Brown–American Chesterton Society
    nancycbrown47 at gmail dot com
    Thanks

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07771661758539438173 Dave Armstrong

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