PHOTO: Me and Clayton Farris, who plays "Sonny", on the "Ask J" set.  There was a time when adolescence was considered to be a moment of asking the Great Questions in life: Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why is there suffering in the world? In previous generations they'd ask family members, a [...]

Sometimes I write scripts and something special happens. I originally wrote this script to introduce the "sacraments of healing": Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. We decided to tell the famous story of Mark 2:12 because it includes both the forgiveness of sins and a physical healing. This Gospel story beautifully shows how the two [...]

Though I've been delinquent in updating the site, Outside Da Box and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are doing a great job by creating new videos every month to help teens understand a different element of the Catechism, and I've the honor of writing the majority of those scripts. I really loved this last one they [...]

It was the summer of 1994 when I first set foot on campus at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. I had been hired to speak at a Steubenville Youth Conference, something I hadn't even heard of until a few months before. At that time I had been playing concerts and working at an improv comedy [...]

Here's a video I wrote as a reflection on the love that God the Father has for us, based on a true story that Dr. Scott Hahn uses as the introduction of his book, A Father Who Keeps His Promises. Produced by the ever amazing folks at Outside Da Box. http://youtu.be/HARB7Deq2SQ

Since I relaunched my site through WordPress a couple months ago, the question people have asked most is, "What happened to the 35 Day Spiritual Workout?" Now, at long last, I can break the silence. The 35 Day Workout has been transformed into... the 40 Day Spiritual Workout iPhone App! I am very proud of [...]