March 23, 2018

This year we welcome Holy Week with Oscar Romero. This modern-day martyr has been a reminder for me of the cost of discipleship in many ways and I for one am grateful to be reminded of his example as I prepare for the Passion Sunday and the Triduum. Today, 38 years ago,  he preached a Sunday morning sermon, in which he called on the Salvadorian soldiers in his community to stop their government sanctioned repression of the people and to submit to God,… Read more

March 10, 2018

I don’t generally do link posts, but I really thought that this video by Mary Hulst was so helpful I wanted to share it with you all. This is the first voice I have heard on this subject where I have felt she really “get’s it.” Read more

February 22, 2018

For over 1500 years the Church has celebrated St. Peter’s Chair on this day. When I first became Catholic I thought this was the weirdest thing I had ever heard of. This has slowly made sense to me as I have been asked to chair one thing or another. When I chair a committee or a board, I take on the role mission that has been entrusted to that chair. It might be to fundraise, it might be to develop… Read more

February 22, 2018

 Sorry, your browser does not support HTML5 audio. All week long I am discussing practical steps to live a life of evangelization with Peter Herbeck on his show “Fire on the Earth.” In this second episode, I begin to lay out how our FIVE SENSES can offer a powerful tool for engaging with the mission of Jesus in everyday life. In this episode, we talk about the EYES. God is at work all around us, we don’t need to travel to… Read more

February 21, 2018

Today is the commemoration of St Peter Damian. He spent his early career as a famous teacher, scholar, theologian & canon lawyer. He gave it all up so that he could lead a community in prayer. He’s a great example of saying no to what is good so you can say yes to what is better. Read more

February 21, 2018

Sorry, your browser does not support HTML5 audio. All week long I am discussing practical steps to live a life of evangelization with Peter Herbeck on his show “Fire on the Earth.” In this first episode, I talk about my own journey serving vulnerable community members and the inspiration that I have personally experienced by developing a relationship with blessed Solanus Casey through prayer. I also talk about my vision for starting Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse and how that vision… Read more

February 7, 2018

I pray. Prayer grounds me and guides me. I believe in it and I practice it. There are few prayers closer to my hear then the Kyrie. It’s the ancient cry of the church in response to brokenness and pain. We sing it every Sunday at mass, as a cry to God, right at the beginning. I pray it like breathing; all day, every day. It’s really one of the core prayers of my life. I recorded a reflection upon… Read more

December 28, 2017

I wrote this prayer of thanksgiving for the Christmas season this year.  I have been trying to pray it as a reminder of the true depth and beauty of what happened at Christmas; which is a great season to give thanks for the incarnation. I pray it would be a blessing to you this year in some way.  Father we thank you for the incarnation. We thank you for sending and showing us your love. We thank it’s revelation in flesh… Read more

December 11, 2017

Last week I was invited to speak at the disciple’s night with my friends at ID 916.  It was a really positive experience for me. I met a lot of great young folks who were very much alive in their faith and seeking after Jesus. My talk was about joining Jesus in his mission. I connected 5 practices and prayers to the “five senses.” This is a tool I have found very helpful in my own walk and life and… Read more

November 26, 2017

Earlier this year I had a chance to spend a couple days with my friends at the “Coming Home Network” down in Ohio. If you’re not familiar with the organization, they try to offer support to people who are struggling with joining the Catholic Church. They focus primarily on pastors. They were a support to me when I was thinking about leaving protestant ministry and becoming Catholic. I often re-read the hand-written cards I got in the mail during this… Read more

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