Category: Blog

Authentic Friendships

Dang, third post in a week! And another one tomorrow 🙂 It might look like I’m really busy online, but many of these things (Speaking with Deacons, music from “The Hours”) are things I worked on last semester and now get a chance to… Continue Reading “Authentic Friendships”

What Does God Want? (Consistent)

Another tool for discernment is what Fr. Mike called “the consistency test.” Is the manner in which you think God is calling you similar to the ways he has spoken to you before? There is often a pattern to the way God communicates with… Continue Reading “What Does God Want? (Consistent)”

Canticle of Judith

If you aren’t familiar, Judith is a book in the Old Testament—one of the ones that isn’t included in the Bibles that Protestant’s use. Because so much praise and worship music is written by Protestants (and, by the way, thank you to all the… Continue Reading “Canticle of Judith”

“The Hours” is now LIVE!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this new album with you. This is something I’ve been working on with Mary and Anna Brewer over the past six months. But I need your help to finish it! Mary, Anna, and I… Continue Reading ““The Hours” is now LIVE!”

Hope in Division

First, condolences to all the Bengals and 49ers fans out there, and congrats to the Eagles and the Chiefs! I can’t say I really prefer one over the other that much (though the Chiefs played the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl a couple years… Continue Reading “Hope in Division”

Conversion of St. Paul

Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob talk about seasons, football, eucharistic miracles, the March for Life, and the conversion of St. Paul.

What Does God Want? (Conversion)

In this episode of Speaking with Deacons, Dcn. Mike and I talk about the second question that Fr. Mike Scanlan proposes we ask when discerning: “Does it encourage conversion?” Fr. Mike wrote, “The world is full of ideas and pleasures and values that tug… Continue Reading “What Does God Want? (Conversion)”

What Does God Want? (Conformity)

In this episode, Dcn. Mike Welker and I dive into the first chapter of Fr. Mike Scanlan’s book, What Does God Want? In the book, he proposes five questions we need to consider when we are discerning God’s will. The first is perhaps the… Continue Reading “What Does God Want? (Conformity)”

SUPERCUT: Why Did the Word Become Flesh

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I’m excited to share this “supercut” with you the conversations Fr. Dave and I had about “Why Did the Word Become Flesh?” over the past four episodes. I feel like, of all the supercuts we have done so… Continue Reading “SUPERCUT: Why Did the Word Become Flesh”

What Does God Want?

It seemed fitting that on the feast day of St. Stephen, the first martyr for Jesus and one of the first deacons in the Church, to kick off the first of six new “Speaking With Deacons” episodes! What is the difference between a good… Continue Reading “What Does God Want?”