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Episode 11 – Catholicism and Islam, Part 2

Episode 11 – Catholicism and Islam, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part series, I look at the similarities and differences between Catholicism and Islam. I also discuss the question: “What should be the Catholic response to Islam?” (Hint: see Matthew 28:19-20.) Resources...

Episode 10 – Catholicism and Islam, Part 1

Episode 10 – Catholicism and Islam, Part 1

  With the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, everyone’s talking about Islam. Among Catholics exists a wide variety of opinion regarding Islam: from complete acceptance and tolerance to declaring it diabolical. How should a Catholic...

Episode 9 – Comparing MLB Ballparks

Episode 9 – Comparing MLB Ballparks

  I recently went on a road trip with my son and daughter to some different MLB ballparks, and so I thought I’d compare the ballparks I’ve visited over the years: the good (Progressive Field, Camden Yards), the bad (Tropicana...

Episode 7 – The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate

Episode 7 – The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate

  What is the Bitcoin Blocksize Debate and why should you care? In this episode, I discuss the civil war going on in the Bitcoin community, and how it might impact the future of Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies. Resources: Fulfilling...

Episode 6 – Mass Evangelization

Episode 6 – Mass Evangelization

  What is the relationship between the liturgy and evangelization? How does an impoverished liturgy harm evangelization efforts? How does a beautiful liturgy help evangelize? I’ll be discussing this in today’s episode...

Episode 2 – Seven Myths of Catholic Evangelization

Episode 2 – Seven Myths of Catholic Evangelization

  I discuss seven myths that surround Catholic evangelization. Resources: Original Article for Catholic Answers: Seven Myths of Catholic Evangelization My book on evangelization: The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did...