Every Knee Shall Bow (Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast)

Your Catholic Evangelization Podcast

About the show

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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  • What the Bible Reveals about God's Love

    November 20th, 2019  |  36 mins 57 secs
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    Dave “The Perpetual Penitent” VanVickle and I (Mike “Gomer” Gormley) are talking about something we all know, but few people truly understand—God’s love. We’ve heard, “God loves you” just enough to make us content with the thought of it, and totally unfamiliar with the radial depth of that reality.

  • Natural Happiness: A Philosophical Approach to Evangelization

    November 13th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 5 secs
    apologetics, aquinas, catholic, catholic church, catholic ministry, catholic philosophy, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, happiness, kerygma, michael gormley, mike gormley, ministry, natural happiness, parish, philosophy, theology

    Dave “The Dandy” VanVickle and I are talking about a different approach to evangelization: philosophy. A lot of people respond to the kerygma alone, but some really need a rational argument to understand the reason for belief in God. So today we dig into natural happiness. To be brief, the idea is that nothing in the world can completely satisfy us, because we were made for something eternal, which is God. We also talk a bit about parish bureaucracy and the hierarchy of the Church. Let’s just say you should pray for your parish.

  • Stewardship Parishes, Discipleship Tracks, and Evangelization for Introverts

    November 6th, 2019  |  45 mins 32 secs
    catholic, dave vanvickle, disciples, discipleship, evangelization, gomer, gospel, introverts, jesus, mike gormley, ministry, parish, stewardship parishes

    Dave “He Stole My Eggo” VanVickle and I are coming up with answers faster than your magic 8-ball that’s probably still in your attic somewhere. We’re addressing your quick questions about parish life and evangelization including: What’s the deal with stewardship parishes (parishes where your salary is on record so they’re sure you’re tithing fully)? How can I make discipleship tracks in my parish? How can I talk about Jesus when talking in general is hard enough? And how can I be a good witness when the first contact I have with someone is about sexual morality?

  • 7 Common Evangelization Mistakes

    October 30th, 2019  |  49 mins 13 secs

    Dave "Skull Crusher" VanVickle and I talk about seven common pitfalls of evangelization that we see at parishes around the country. Recognize any?

  • How to Develop a Parish Evangelization Plan: 8 Things to Consider

    October 23rd, 2019  |  39 mins 57 secs
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    Dave “The Dutch Shnauzer” VanVickle and I (Michael “Gomer” Gormley), tell you how to start catalyzing parish evangelization and how not to make the kinds of mistakes we made when we were but young, eager, parish evangelization greenhorns.

  • Inspiring Teens and Training Catholic Lectors: Two Practical Applications

    October 16th, 2019  |  42 mins 53 secs

    Have you ever wondered how to go about training Catholic lectors or how to inspire teens as they begin preparing for confirmation?

    In this special episode of Every Knee Shall Bow, hear two practical applications where Michael Gormley preaches first to Confirmation teens and then to lectors at his parish.

  • 10 Principles of Evangelization

    October 9th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 8 secs
    catholic, catholic church, catholicism, dave, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, gospel, holy spirit, jesus, mike gormley, ministry

    Dave “The Angelic Doctor” VanVickle (he’s really uncomfortable with that one) and I break down ten things you need to know to go out into the world right now and start evangelizing your family, friends, coworkers, and the random people you meet on the street. We’ve made all the evangelization mistakes through our years of talking to people about Jesus and the Church so that you don’t have to.

  • In Defense of a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ

    October 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 56 secs
    catholic, catholic prayer, catholic spirituality, evangelize, jesus, jesus christ, ministry, personal relationship with jesus, personal relationship with jesus christ, prayer, prayer life

    The phrase “personal relationship with Jesus Christ” has become so synonymous with Protestant spirituality that many Catholics seem to think it’s not that important. his is a huge problem. Dave “The Cheddar” VanVickle and I talk about why having a personal relationship with Jesus is absolutely vital for Catholics. It’s not about just having an emotional reaction, it’s about knowing the God we claim to love and allowing that intimacy to draw us ever deeper into the sacraments and mysteries of the Catholic Faith.

  • Preaching the Gospel of Salvation: A Practical Application

    September 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 44 secs
    adam and eve, catholic, catholic talk, christian groups, evangelize, genesis, gomer, good news, gospel, gospel of salvation, mens group, michael gormley, mike gormley, ministry, salvation

    This talk was given to the men's group at my parish (even though some people don’t like those cough Dave cough) and focuses on the message of salvation through Genesis up to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and points to the responsibility this puts on Christians to spread the good news.

  • The Life of a Traveling Evangelist

    September 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 43 secs
    catholic, catholic community, catholic speaker, dave vanvickle, evangelist, evangelization, gomer, mike gormley, ministry

    There’s a lot more to being a Catholic speaker than what you see. Dave “Extreme Narcissist” VanVickle and I discuss the little-known problems and behind-the-scenes difficulties of people who talk about the Faith for a living. From bringing kids to RCIA to feeling guilty about a paycheck, we talk about balancing family life, parish life, full-time jobs, and time on the road.

  • Men’s Groups, Shoestring Budgets, and Adoration

    September 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 39 secs
    adoration, catholic, catholic church, catholic kids, dave vanvickle, eucharist, evangelization, gomer, men's group, mike gormley, ministry, parish, true presence

    Today we’re answering questions and handing out sweet sweet nicknames. We talk about how to make men’s groups less painful, what to do if your parish has little to no money, our essential reading list for people who want to evangelize, resources for introducing kids to Adoration, and the Pew Research study on the True Presence in the Eucharist.

  • How to Talk to Catechists: A Practical Application

    September 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 1 sec
    catechists, catholic, catholic church, catholic school, christian, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, michael gormley, ministry, parish, religion teacher, teachers

    Dave “Wolfsbane” VanVickle is … not here today. It’s just me, Gomer, with a special episode where I recorded a talk I gave to my catechists about how to become excellent teachers of our Faith. This talk is the past two episodes of EKSB put into practice. If you are a catechist, thinking about becoming a catechist, or work with catechists in any way, this episode will be extremely helpful.

  • What Makes a Great Catechist (or a Terrible One)?

    August 28th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 58 secs
    catechism, catechists, catholic, catholic church, catholic parish, dave vanvickle, director of religious education, dre, evangelize, gomer, mike gormley, ministry, parish, religious education

    CALLING ALL DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND CATECHISTS! This one’s for you. Dave “Cucumber Melon” VanVickle and I talk about the qualities that make for bad catechists vs. great catechists and how to find the right people for your program. This is a huge issue for religious education that is so important because the immortal souls of kids depends on it. We also have storytime with Dave on why Kenny Baldwin is A MONSTER (just kidding) and extend an extra-special welcome to long-time listener Ralph “The Party” VanVickle!

  • Equipping Teachers to Evangelize

    August 21st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 42 secs
    catholic, catholic schools, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, evangelizing, gomer, mike gormley, ministry, teachers

    Dave “Biker for Christ” VanVickle and I are talking about Catholic schools ... again. We received a lot of feedback from our episode on making Catholic schools evangelizing powerhouses, so we wanted to talk more about what teachers can actually do to be powerful witnesses for Christ.

  • Culture Minus Religion Equals Politics

    August 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 59 secs
    catholic, catholic church, catholic culture, conservative, culture, dave vanvickle, evangelize, left, liberal, mike gormley, ministry, politics, right

    Dave “Velvet Fog” Van Vickle and I dive into history, culture, and politics (oh my!). We talk about three types of culture—pre-Christian, Christian, and post-Christian—and what Catholics can do to navigate the current political climate and evangelize in the culture without getting swept up in it.

  • Making Catholic Schools an Evangelizing Powerhouse

    August 7th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 14 secs
    adoration, catholic, catholic church, catholic prayers, catholic schools, dave vanvickle, evangelize, evangelizing, gomer, jesuit, mike gormley, ministry, religious schools, retreat, silence

    Dave “Milk and Honey” VanVickle and I are talking about Catholic education, and the opportunities we have to evangelize in and out of the classroom. We love Catholic schools, but so many students who attend leave without any inclination to practice the Faith. Dave and I attempt to identify the root of this problem and talk about what leaders, teachers, and parents can do to evangelize their students and create lifelong disciples.