Swimming Upstream

8: Why Are People Leaving the Catholic Church?

8: Why Are People Leaving the Catholic Church?

Millions of people have left the Catholic Church in the past few decades. Why? We all have our guesses, but in this episode I look at some of the actual numbers to see what reasons former Catholics give for leaving the Church. I also give some...

7: The Bitcoin Blocksize Debate

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...

6: Mass Evangelization

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: “Mass...

5: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players

5: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players

Top 10 List! I reveal my 10 favorite active baseball players in the game today. I’ll give you a hint: neither Brandon Phillips nor any Yankee or Cardinal make the list. Resources: Original Article: My 10 Favorite Active Baseball Players My...

4: What is the Old Evangelization?

4: What is the Old Evangelization?

Everybody is talking about the “New Evangelization,” but I want to talk about the “Old Evangelization.” What is it? How is it different from the New Evangelization?

3: What is Bitcoin?

3: What is Bitcoin?

A short explanation of Bitcoin, how it works, and how it differs from government-backed currencies like the U.S. Dollar.

2: Seven Myths of Catholic Evangelization

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  ...