Yay! Got my copy!

…of Fruitful Discipleship by Sherry Weddell! The scenes with the killer dinosaurs, car chases, and enormous space fruitbats are brilliantly drawn. Can’t wait to find out how it ends! [Read more…]

Fruitful Discipleship by Sherry Weddell is here

Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World has landed at Our Sunday Visitor. Shipping begins today! By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” — John 15:8 How does God’s grace change our individual lives, families, neighborhoods, parish communities, [Read More…]

Thinking like an apostle

An aging bishop is retiring early so he can return to the mission field. This is a guy who gets that the Church exists to evangelize and that you don’t retire from your vocation. Bully for him! [Read more…]

All I can think of as I read Clapton’s Autobiography

is the visceral prayer of the tax collector in Jesus’ parable, crying “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.” That, that alone, is all it takes for the compassion and mercy of God to rush with a speed faster than light to his side. He doesn’t know from nothing about theology. He just knows the [Read More…]

Bill Gates

…goes to Mass with his family. says, “It makes sense to believe in God.” Slow but sure progress across Sherry Weddell’s five thresholds of intentional discipleship for a guy who, fifteen years ago, was saying “There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.” and “Just in terms of allocation of time [Read More…]

Six 20-somethings in D.C. will give up many comforts of modern life for a year …

…to serve the sick and the poor, a nod to the pope’s teachings. [Read more…]

All in all, a spectacularly successful visit, thanks be to God

Here is one of the highlights, his speech to the World Meeting of Families.  What a lovely man: Had an interesting conversation with Sherry Weddell on “Connecting the Dots” last week and she remarked that Francis’ peculiar gift from the Holy Spirit seems to be a charism for building bridges of trust (as a Pontifex [Read More…]

Sherry Weddell will be on “Connecting the Dots” today

Sherry is the author of Forming Intentional Disciples.  We will be discussing the Francis Effect on the revival of American Catholic life and his impacts on evangelization across the world. You can listen live at 5PM Eastern here. Feel free to call in at 1-573-4BREAD4.   [Read more…]

My Take on the “Declining Religion in America” poll results

We are all Seattleites now. If you think that Americans should go on being conventionally and culturally “Christian” while cannibalizing the Faith in order to buttress their *real* political and cultural agendas that are often the polar opposites of the Faith, then you will see the poll as a disaster. If you think that it’s [Read More…]

Religiously speaking, Everywhere in America is Becoming…

Seattle. That’s not all bad.  Christianity in Seattle is intentional, not cultural or ethnic. [Read more…]