Personal Page for Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong

Personal Page for Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong November 9, 2006
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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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Catholic Apologetics Apostolate: Its Pleasures & Perils (published in This Rock, 1 November 2004)

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; at Internet Archive]

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]

The Relationship of Full-Time Ministry and Business [11-17-14]

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]

Fruit: 156 Reasons Why Catholic Apologetics is a Good Thing (Documented Conversions or Reversions in Part Due to My Work: Completely Caused by God’s Grace) [7-3-19]

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MY BOOKS 

Dave Armstrong: Catholic Apologetics Bookstore [complete listing of all 50 of my books]

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

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I Got an “Imprimatur” (Second Time) [6-2-09; at Internet Archive]
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My First Million-Seller! [1-27-11; at Internet Archive]
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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; at Internet Archive]

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

Cor ad cor loquitur Passes the One Million Page Views Mark [9-7-07; at Internet Archive]

Blog Passes One Million Visitors Mark (1.5 Million Page Views) [10-10-08; at Internet Archive]

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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Why Do I Continue to Blog at Patheos Catholic: Which Also Hosts Many Heterodox and Leftist Writers? (+ discussion of Mindy Selmys’ departure) [Facebook, 3-16-19]
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Just passed 2400 articles posted on my blog (includes link to my website from 2 December 1998) [Facebook, 6-20-19]
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Passed 2500 Articles on My Blog [Facebook, 8-17-19]
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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]

Mi libro #50: Pruebas bíblicas para el Catolicismo: Edición española: esquema [My Book #50: Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: Spanish Edition: outline (a similar Portugese book also forthcoming) ] [Facebook, 1-25-18]

 

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL / RECOMMENDATIONS

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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; at Internet Archive]
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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; at Internet Archive]

Top Ten List of All-Time Favorite Insults Kindly Directed Towards Yours Truly [2-4-09; at Internet Archive]

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

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

What Twelve People, Living or Dead, Would You Invite to Dinner? [Facebook, 9-22-17]

My Most Used Words on Facebook [Facebook, 11-22-17]

Just saw 2001: A Space Odyssey [50th anniversary big-screen showing] [Facebook, 8-12-18]

 

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 [Facebook, 9-15-01]

Ray Kozora (1923-2005) – My Wife’s Father [12-20-05; at Internet Archive] 

“Out of the Mouths of Babes”: My Five-Year-Old Daughter on Heaven and Salvation [Facebook, 5-24-07]

2008 Family Vacation (For Nature and History Lovers) [9-2-08; at Internet Archive] 

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

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)

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Homeschooling vs. Public Schools (by my daughter Angelina, 15) [Facebook, 11-27-16]
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Father’s Day Greetings on Facebook from Oldest Son Paul and Youngest and Only Daughter Angelina [6-18-17]

Alaska / Canadian Rockies Adventure [Facebook, 7-13-17]

16-Year-Old Daughter Angelina on Young Girls and Self-Image [Facebook, 8-31-18]

My dad’s parents (Canadian) were married 100 years ago today! (includes family photo from c. 1948) [Facebook, 3-17-19]

Video of Son Matthew Swing-Dancing at Greenfield Village (June 2019) [Facebook, 8-12-19]

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ANCESTRY RESEARCH

My Southern Ancestry [Facebook, 1-19-15]

Joined Ancestry.com [Facebook, 12-14-17]

More Cool Ancestry Stuff (David Thompson, Founder of New Hampshire in 1623) [Facebook, 12-22-17]

Ancestry Fun (Back to 928, Normandy, and Likely Vikings, Too) / King Edward IV of England (r. 1461-1483) [Facebook, 1-10-18]

Back to 260 A. D. Now in My Ancestry Searching (+ Debate on Ancient Genealogies) [Facebook, 1-17-18]

Cerdic: The Line Between History and Legend / Folklore, and Another Possible Ancestor [Facebook, 1-23-18]

Wife Judy’s AncestryDNA Test is In! [Facebook, 2-8-18]

Letter to My Wife’s Siblings on Their Father Ray Kozora’s Eastern European Ancestry [Facebook, 2-25-18]

The Armstrong Clan is Pictish in Origin [Facebook, 3-5-18]

My DNA Ancestry Results Are In / Spanish Origin of the Celts? [Facebook, 3-12-18]

My DNA Ancestry: Looking Back 10,000 Years [Facebook, 3-12-18]

Ethnic Makeup / Ancestry of My Children, Based on Genetics [Facebook, 3-13-18]

Elizabeth Lucy Wayte: mistress of King Edward IV (r. 1461-1470) whose daughter married into the Lumley line that goes all the way down to my paternal grandfather [Facebook, 5-27-18] 

Now I’m a Direct Descendant of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and Still Going Back Further in Time! [Facebook, 5-31-18]

Now I’m related to Hercules (aka Heracles)!? [Facebook, 6-5-18]

My 23rd and 24th Great Grandfathers, Sir Alan Stewart (1272-1333) and Sir John Stewart (1246-1298): Scottish Freedom Fighters [Facebook, 6-6-18]

Ancestry DNA: Update for Wife Judy (Revised: May 2019) [Facebook, 5-20-19]

Ethnic Makeup / Ancestry of Our Four Children, Based on Genetics (Revised: May 2019) [Facebook, 5-20-19]

 

MUSIC
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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; at Internet Archive] 
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Beatles Update (The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2) [5-23-06; at Internet Archive] 
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Beatles Recordings: Chronological Master List (Including Alternate Mixes)
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John Lennon’s Short-Lived Intense Interest in Evangelical Christianity [3-27-07; at Internet Archive] 

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; at Internet Archive] 

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

“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]

Just Ordered the Beatles’ White Album (50th Anniversary Remix) [Facebook, 10-17-18]

Review of The White Album (Beatles): 50th Anniversary Remix (see the review on Amazon) [11-14-18]

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke: The Greatest Singer of All Time: Chronological Discography [7-23-05; at Internet Archive] 

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

Miscellaneous

My Eclectic Musical Tastes and Instruments I Can Play [1-27-05; at Internet Archive] 

Is Music Sometimes Intrinsically “Evil”? [5-20-08; at Internet Archive] 

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

Van Morrison

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

The Weird, “New Thought” Religious Views of Van Morrison [Facebook, 11-10-17]

Country / Folk Music

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

Hank Williams: Chronological and Alphabetical Discography [11-7-05; at Internet Archive]

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

The 27 Greatest Woody Guthrie Songs (One CD) [5-21-12; at Internet Archive]

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix: Discography and Catalogue of Recording Dates and Major Performances [8-30-05; at Internet Archive]

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; at Internet Archive]

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]

Bob Seger

Detroit’s Own “Blue-Eyed Soul” Singer: Bob Seger [2004]

Early Bob Seger: Glorious “Lost” Classic Rock Music [9-23-06; rev. 12-26-18]

U2

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

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; at Internet Archive]

Classical Music

Happy Birthday to Mozart (250 Today) / Mozart’s Catholicism [1-27-06; at Internet Archive]

Anton Bruckner: Devout Catholic & Great Symphonist [4-5-07]

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

My Favorite Classical Music Pieces (Judging by Multiple Recordings Owned) [7-23-11; at Internet Archive]

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

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

Hans Rott (1858-1884): The Great Lost Late Romantic Composer [Facebook, 11-13-17]

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 [Facebook; poem written on 25 April 1982, about trusting God and waiting on Him with confidence]
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Gentleness [Facebook, 1996]
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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; at Internet Archive]

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

9 Out of 10 Free Throws: Twice!! [4-17-08; at Internet Archive]

All-Time Caucasian NBA All-Star Team [5-31-09; at Internet Archive]

I Bowled a 208! [3-7-10; at Internet Archive]

Mountain Biking: My New (Crazy?) Hobby [10-7-10; at Internet Archive]

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

27-mile bike ride today: second-longest of my life, now at age 60 [Facebook, 9-8-18]


Last Updated: 17 August 2019.


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

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