Category: Podcast

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?”

Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 4)

Perhaps my favorite moment in this episode was the look of horror on Fr. Dave’s face when I told him that I have seen more Weird Al concerts than any other artist. When we were prepping for this episode (the three minutes before we… Continue Reading “Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 4)”

Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 3)

Ah, a morning episode. It was nice to get together with Fr. Dave in the George on campus, and not after a long day! We ended up talking about weddings (I’d say we wen’t “off script” but that would assume we had one). He… Continue Reading “Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 3)”

Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 2)

Here is a first: recording a podcast during a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game! Well, we weren’t at a Bucs game. It was on TV. I was doing a Steubenville Parish Mission in Brewster, NY while Fr. Dave was sitting comfortably in the Holy Spirit… Continue Reading “Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 2)”

Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 1)

Yes, this was a late night podcast, but no… we weren’t drinking. Though I can’t explain why Fr. Dave introduced himself as “Fr. Bob.” We had a lot of fun with this episode. We realized that we hadn’t talked about movies in a while,… Continue Reading “Why Did the Word Become Flesh? (Part 1)”

The Difference

I’d like to begin by apologizing for not combing my hair. It is the kind of thing I only realized after I had edited the video and saw it full screen. I’m essentially trying to pre-empt my mother from making this comment. She will… Continue Reading “The Difference”

Bury Me in Birkenstocks

I’m excited to share that I baptized my first baby! And I got to do my good friends, John Paul and Sarah Von Arx. Miriam Jane was born a few weeks ago pre-maturely, and there seemed to be some potential heart complications, so I… Continue Reading “Bury Me in Birkenstocks”