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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 intervenes to transform people's lives.

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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 intervenes to transform people's lives.

    What History Can Tell Us about Jesus with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio

    What History Can Tell Us about Jesus with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio

    A thorough understanding of the world Jesus lived in is vital to a thorough understanding of Jesus himself.


    I’m talking to Marcellino D’Ambrosio, aka “Dr. Italy” founder of Crossroads Initiative and co-author of Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life about the historical context of the Old Testament, the world in which Jesus began his ministry.

    • 42 min
    Spiritual Direction, Church Scandals, and Religion at Work

    Spiritual Direction, Church Scandals, and Religion at Work

    Dave “The Kangaroo” VanVickle and I are bouncing around (see what I did there?) answering your questions about spiritual direction, Church scandals, and bringing Jesus into secular work environments, like the medical field and academia.













    Snippet from the Show






    “Every Catholic needs spiritual direction, but you don’t necessarily need a regular spiritual director.” 




















    SHOWNOTES





    *Please continue to pray for Dave’s wife and family during this difficult battle with cancer.






    Janet’s Email (7:57) - Using the Kerygma in the Medical Field






    Jen’s Email (11:26) - Are Spiritual Directors Necessary? 






    Matthew’s Email (21:04) - How to Encourage Parishioners Not to Leave after Scandal






    Kiara’s Email Pt. 1 (28:22) - Prayer Request






    Kiara’s Email Pt. 2 (33:39) - How to Call Our Colleagues to a Life with Jesus






    5 Practical Takeaways






    Pray for the plenary council mentioned in Kiara’s emailPray for Janet and her group of nurses in Cincinnati Pray for Matthew’s parish, that God sends them healing and great leadersPray for Kiara’s PhD thesis Pray that God sends more spiritual directors to those who need them





    Resources






    Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com Text “EKSB” to 33-777 to subscribe and get added to Gomer and Dave’s email list!Previous Episode: Prison Stories with GomerCatching Foxes Podcast with Gomer and LukeLearn more about Opus Dei and Regnum ChristiThe Activated Disciple: Taking Your Faith to the Next Level by Jeff CavinsJesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life 

    • 43 min
    Why We Can’t Earn God’s Love

    Why We Can’t Earn God’s Love

    Dave “The Meateater” VanVickle and I talk about the trap of thinking we need to earn God’s love. This idea is what leads us to that “holier-than-thou” attitude where we congratulate ourselves for not sinning, and then look down on those who are struggling with sin.


    The reality is that God is a loving father who will give us what we need to serve and love him (aka grace). It’s not through our own efforts that we earn God’s love, it is a free gift that we can respond to … or not.

    • 53 min
    Online Evangelization with Brandon Vogt

    Online Evangelization with Brandon Vogt

    Today, I’m talking to the one and only Brandon Vogt, Content Director at Word on Fire, and expert in all things online evangelization. We talk about Bishop Barron, debating with atheists, proving the existence of God, and how to read more books.



    Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com
    Text “EKSB” to 33-777 to subscribe and get added to Gomer and Dave’s email list!

    • 35 min
    Prison Stories with Gomer

    Prison Stories with Gomer

    Dave “The Exception for Every Rule” Van Vickle is back with me, Mike “Gomer” Gormley, as we talk about the ups and downs of prison ministry.




    5 Practical Tips for Prison Ministry






    Connect with a corrections ministry in your diocese so you don’t reinvent the wheel or cause any missteps that could get you in trouble.If you have a relative in prison, put money in their commissary account and call them or write to them.Donate Bibles, Catechisms, and apologetics books to your local unit, including ones in Spanish.Pray a Rosary this week for the incarcerated and for the correction officers.Check out the Romans Bible study by Ascension Press.



    Email us at eksb@ascensionpress.com or text “EKSB” to 33-777 to subscribe and get the shownotes!

    • 47 min
    From the Archives: Spiritual Warfare in Everyday Christian Life

    From the Archives: Spiritual Warfare in Everyday Christian Life

    First off, I want to thank you all for your pouring of prayers, concern, and even money to the VanVickle family as his wife battles cancer. He wanted me to tell you that he has been uniquely blessed by your love and support and he is praying for you all.


    Today we are pulling an episode from the archives about spiritual warfare, becuase it's a hugely important topic.


    Quite literally, spiritual warfare is a struggle between two kingdoms—a battle between man and that which draws man away from God.


    This fighting and resisting evil is a common experience, yet many don’t believe they are at war. Therefore they come unprepared to fight the battle.


    We discuss the Church Fathers’ understanding of spiritual warfare, the context behind the Church’s teachings on the subject, and practical ways you can resist evil and equip yourself with the best possible resources.

    • 40 min

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