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49: My 2018 MLB Predictions

49: My 2018 MLB Predictions

Baseball season starts soon, and so I’m giving my predictions for the upcoming year. Spoiler: I don’t think the Reds will come in last! Resources: 2018 Baseball Predictions (Article)

48: Top 5 Threats to Civilization

48: Top 5 Threats to Civilization

My wife and kids tell me I’m a pessimist, and I prove it in this episode of my podcast. I spend time discussing what I think are the top threats to modern civilization. Cheery, I know. Resources: Article: Top 5 Threats to Civilization You...

47: Beginning Lent

47: Beginning Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, so I thought I’d discuss the season of Lent, including my own disastrous first Lent and what I learned from it. Resources: Catholic Answers: Lent

46: Can a Pope Be Removed from Office?

46: Can a Pope Be Removed from Office?

Controversy surrounds Pope Francis again. This time he allegedly covered up abuse allegations against a Chilean bishop. This has led some (including myself) to openly wonder if he should be removed from office if these allegations are true. But...

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

I don’t actually get a vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but here’s what my vote would look like if I did. I also discuss why I’m #Never Bonds and #NeverClemens. Resources: Article: My 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot BBWAA Rules for...

43: The Coming Singularity

43: The Coming Singularity

In the tech world, there is a lot of talk of the “Singularity” – when technology advancements take over the world. It even has taken on religious connotations. I discuss this phenomenon from a Catholic perspective. Resources...

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

42: How Our Lady Helped Me Become Catholic

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, so I thought I’d recall how Our Lady took only three days to bring me into the Catholic Church. Resources: Journey Home – 2012-04-23 – Former United Methodist – Marcus...

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

41: The Current State of Bitcoin

Bitcoin recently went over $9,000, which has led to a new wave of speculation about the future of cryptocurrency. What is the current state of Bitcoin, and where is it going? I discuss my views on the topic in today’s podcast. Resources: My...

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

40: How to Offend Like Jesus

Many teachings of the Church are considered offensive to modern ears. Should we, therefore, keep silent about them? I discuss the issue of political correctness and evangelization in this episode. Resources: How to Offend Like Jesus Did (Catholic...