September 19, 2016

Welcome to the wrap-up post of my 3 part-video series about Jesus and his alleged plan for your life. I’ve been doing some thinking on this subject for some time, perhaps the last 12 years. There are a lot of oddly-contradictory messages when it comes to the topic of calling, vocation, our personal desires, our personal skills, God’s foreknowledge, and God’s love. The most destructive I’ve seen is, “Jesus has a plan for your life. You will be fully fulfilled… Read more

September 18, 2016

  The final video in my first-ever series of videos. Wrap-up post to come soon. Click here to see in YouTube. Read more

September 8, 2016

  Part 2 of a 3 part series. You can see the first video here. My continuing rant against the notion that Jesus has this rosy little script for your life and that all vocational discernment is is discovering the script. Sorry, it’s not that simple. Crack open a Bible. Click here to see in YouTube. Read more

August 23, 2016

You don’t fire Mark Shea and Simcha Fisher within a day of each other. You just don’t. The National Catholic Register, owned by EWTN, needs to do better or it will just be a boring collection of media with no strength to resist a Republican Party gone amock. Click here to watch in YouTube. Read more

August 11, 2016

Probably Not. At least, not my definition of “plan”. Click here to watch in YouTube. Read more

August 4, 2016

There’s a right and a wrong way to be a socialist coffee shop. There’s a right and a wrong way to be the Church. Click here to see in YouTube. Read more

July 28, 2016

Pronouncing “Sartre” is hard, ok? Sartre said “Hell is other people.” “Bright Star”, a musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, begs to differ. Click here to watch in YouTube. Read more

July 22, 2016

You can see it when people try to justify their vote for either of our main candidates. We use our vocabulary to justify our selfish and worldly actions. We are MUCH better at *talking* about Catholicism than we are at being Catholic. We are becoming a church of Luke Bryans, God forbid. We need to be a church of Willie Nelsons and Patsy Clines. Shoot, I’d settle for a church full of Shania Twains and Garth Brookses! Read the article… Read more

July 7, 2016

The Catholic does not have the luxury of despair. We follow Jesus, who was never known for cynicism.  I started filming at 11:30 pm to show you what you can do. Click here to watch in YouTube. Read more

July 5, 2016

Hosea was disqualified because he could basically fit every song. Yes, this turns Jay-Z into Gomer. Pray You Catch Me–Eli Hold Up–Samuel Don’t Hurt Yourself–Elijah, feat. Jack White as Elisha Sorry–Jeremiah 6 Inch–Isaiah (part 1) Daddy Lessons–Nathan, the story-time prophet. Love Drought–Isaiah (part 2) Sandcastles–Isaiah (part 3) Forward–Ezra Freedom–Moses, duh. All Night–That was also Moses. Formation–I don’t know…Amos? Read more


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