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Lay Catholic evangelists Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle bring you a podcast series that teaches you how to confidently share your Catholic faith with your family members, friends, co-workers, and the strangers you meet on airplanes. Every episode, Mike and Dave give you five steps you can take each week to become an instrument God uses to spread the Gospel, heal hearts, and renew his Church. Be inspired by stories of miraculous conversions and be reminded that God still powerfully interv ...
 
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Dave VanVickle shares with us ten powerful books that will shape our intellects and help us survive the philosophical and spiritual chaos in our culture, hold onto the truth of Christ, and conquer the world with the Gospel. Snippet from the Show "The Theology of the Body will show you what is wrong with the culture that we are living in, what the p…
 
Asking questions about God, suffering, and love, has been part of the human condition since the beginning of time. Dr. Michael Dauphinais joins me to talk about about how his new book shows us that the Bible answers many of the perennial questions that have led countless Catholics away from the faith in recent decades. Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D., se…
 
True discipleship is not just about believing in Christ, it's about following Christ in a concrete way. Dave "The Coach" VanVickle and I walk you through the four phases of training every disciple of Christ must go through in order to consistently be a witness of Christ. Snippet from the Show The Cross is at the heart of the Christian life, sufferi…
 
After the previously-planned interview fell through at the last minute, David sat down to record a solo episode to talk about his newborn son, Sidecar Day, blue flowers in Narnia, and also to make his tongue-in-cheek case as to why C.S. Lewis is better than J.R.R. Tolkien.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
What is the role of parents in the faith formation of their kids? Dave " I Am the Weapon" VanVickle and I share five critical questions parents must answer when it comes to forming their kids them into lifelong disciples of Christ. Snippet from the Show Do you personally model the type of Catholic you want your child to be? Don't just tell them abo…
 
The Gray Havens are an American Christian folk pop husband and wife duo, David and Licia Radford, from Crystal Lake, Illinois. On October 8th they will be releasing their new album, Blue Flower, so David Radford came on the show to talk to Andrew and David about how C.S. Lewis inspired their recent work.…
 
How do we feed disciples in the parish and also make new disciples? Dave VanVickle explains how to foster deeper relationships with current disciples in the parish while also running programs that can draw new disciples into the parish no matter where they are in their faith. Snippet from the Show Remember that trust strengthens the path of discipl…
 
A few months ago, John and Greta from The Tolkien Road podcast did a series of episodes on religion in Tolkien's Legendarium. David invited him onto the show to talk about those episodes and to encourage the Pints With Jack listeners to listen to them.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Many of us know what the Catholic Church teaches but we don't understand the Church's reasoning behind its teachings. Today we conclude our series evangelizing your loved ones by sharing a final parish talk about how to answer the most common objections to the Catholic faith. Snippet from the Show “Most of us hear conclusions of what the Church tea…
 
Today we break down the apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, Christus Vivit, or “Christ is Alive”. This 9-part document addresses the Pope’s response to the 2018 synod on the topic of youth group and young adults and can be grouped into three parts: 1.) Putting Christ at the Center 2.) Applying a Christocentric Worldview to Youth Group 3.) Disc…
 
Andrew interviewed Max McLean, founder and artistic director of the Fellowship for Performing Arts, who have brought many of Lewis' works to life on the stage, and who will soon be releasing a movie about Lewis' life, The Most Reluctant Convert, which will be released on November 3rd.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Over this past Season, co-host Andrew Lazo has appeared on the Upstream podcast with Shane Morris several times. For the next two Thursdays we'll be sharing the audio from two of these appearances. In today's episode, Andrew argues for why he thinks "Till We Have Faces" is Lewis' best book.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Have you ever wanted to talk about the faith with someone, but didn't know where to start? Today, we continue our series on evangelizing your loved ones based on my recent live parish talks. I discuss how to start and navigate conversations about the faith in a way that softens the hearts of people and helps them receive the Gospel in a fruitful wa…
 
It is well known to our listeners that Andrew likes buying and selling early editions of Lewis books. In this episode, he is joined by two other enthusiastic collectors, Dr. Steven Beebe and Dr. Gordon Greenhill, to talk about their book collecting.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Over this past Season, co-host Andrew Lazo has appeared on the Upstream podcast with Shane Morris several times. For the next two Thursdays we'll be sharing the audio from two of these appearances. In today's episode, Andrew explains how Lewis' books reveal the exhortation to love rightly.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Today, I share an important update about what's been going on in my life and in Dave's life recently. Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times for our families. We want to hear from you! Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com with your questions/comments Don't forget to text “EKSB” to 33-777 to get the shownotes right to yo…
 
Earlier this season in "Barfield Month", we looked at the life and work of Lewis' fellow Inkling, Owen Barfield. Only after this special series was concluded did we come across the thoroughly enlightening book by Dr. Stephen Thorson, which is entitled "Joy and Poetic Imagination". In his book, Dr. Thorson unpacks all the important issues debated be…
 
If you cry out to God day and night, God will not turn his face away from you. I continue to share another parish talk I recently gave as part of a series on evangelizing your loved ones. Today I share about the power of persistent prayer and the different types of prayer the Catholic faith offers us to intercede for our loved ones. Snippet from th…
 
Both Matt and David love "When the Church Was Young" by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio. After mentioning it in a couple of episodes, an increasing number of listeners read it as well. As a result, they decided to invite Dr. D'Ambrosio onto the show to discuss his book.By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Without empathy for the outsider, we can’t get very far in evangelization. Today, I share part three of a talk I recently gave at my parish about bringing your loved ones back to Christ. I talk about five mistakes that will keep them away, and five ways to lovingly draw them back. Snippet from the Show "The most important part of evangelization is …
 
What are the common reasons Catholics are leaving the Church? Today, I share part two of a talk I recently gave at my parish about bringing your loved ones back to Christ. I discuss the main reasons people are leaving the Catholic Church according to a new survey, and what we can do in response to this crisis in the Church. Snippet from the Show Wh…
 
Catholicism is one of the most rapidly declining faiths in the United States. Today, I share part one of a talk I recently gave at my parish about the six main types of fallen away Catholics so we can better understand why people are leaving the Catholic Church, and how to bring them home. Snippet from the Show If you ache for the salvation of your…
 
Dave "The Conversationalist" VanVickle and I answer your listener questions today! We answer questions about HR practices in parishes, how to have a fruitful and successful career in ministry, and what to do when you're a Catholic in a non-denominational Bible study. Snippet from the Show Working in ministry is not just about serving the Church, it…
 
Having finished "The Silver Chair", the rest of Narnia Month will be devoted to discussing other aspects of the Narniad. Today, David speaks with Dr. David Downing, Co Director of Marion E. Wade Center and author of "Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles".By David Bates, Matt Bush, Andrew Lazo, and C.S. Lewis
 
Guiding others through the path of inner healing is an essential part of the journey of discipleship and evangelization. Today, Dave VanVickle explains why as evangelists it’s important to help others recognize the wounds that are limiting their freedom to respond to God’s love. He provides us practical ways to help navigate others on their path of…
 
We can't understand Jesus as the Savior if we don't acknowledge that we have something to be saved from- our sin. Dave “Prideful Self-Exaltation” VanVickle and I discuss why we need to face the reality of sin if we truly want to live in the freedom of Christ. Snippet from the Show "Every offering of grace is a promise that your sin does not define …
 
The call to evangelization and discipleship starts with the way you onboard and train the new hires at your parish, apostolate, or non-profit organization. Today, Dave "Digital Shabbat" VanVickle and I continue our discussion about hiring and training mission driven employees who will change the world. We provide you with more concrete advice so yo…
 
Parishes need employees ready for mission and eager to change the world. Today, Dave “The HR-Man” VanVickle shares his expertise and tips hiring successful and reliable parish employees that will transform your parish. Snippet from the Show Working for the Church is not just a job, it’s calling to a mission rooted in prayer and discipleship. We wan…
 
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