Swimming Upstream

Episode 28: Leaving Squishy Catholicism

Episode 28: Leaving Squishy Catholicism

I recently read an article about “SquishyChurch” – i.e., what the Catholic Church has become today – and I wanted to explore it more in-depth. Resources: Exiting “SquishyChurch”: A Reading List for Redpilled Catholics

Episode 27: Ranking All MLB Teams

Episode 27: Ranking All MLB Teams

My son wanted to know my ranking of every MLB team, from the Reds (favorite) to the Yankees (Satan’s Team). I wrote up my ranking for my website, and decided to make a podcast of it as well. Resources: Ranking All MLB Teams (article)

Episode 25: Can a Catholic Question Vatican II?

Episode 25: Can a Catholic Question Vatican II?

In my many years working in Catholic evangelization, I’ve noticed there is one “third rail” no one wants to touch: Vatican II. More accurately, criticism of Vatican II. I explored that phenomenon in a recent article for Crisis...

Episode 22: The Upcoming Bitcoin Fork

Episode 22: The Upcoming Bitcoin Fork

On August 1st Bitcoin will be splitting into two separate chains: Bitcoin and “Bitcoin Cash.” What does this mean for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general? I’ll be discussing this issue in today’s podcast. Resources: The...

Episode 21: Evangelization in Fiction

Episode 21: Evangelization in Fiction

I recently published a short story, and it got me to thinking about the role of fiction in evangelization. Should Christians evangelize through fiction? If so, how best to do that? Resources: My short story The Profession    

Episode 20: The USCCB and Economics Don’t Mix

Episode 20: The USCCB and Economics Don’t Mix

Recently, the USCCB released a statement regarding the possible repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It reminded me, once again, that most Catholic bishops don’t understand economics and should refrain from speaking about topic. Resources...

Episode 19: Growing Up Red

Episode 19: Growing Up Red

Last night I went to a Cincinnati Reds game, and in this podcast I’m going to talk about my lifetime love of the Reds. Resources: Cincinnati Reds Official Page Redleg Nation