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.
December 25th, 2019 | 11 mins 59 secs
bible history, christmas, jesus, nativity
On this glorious Christmas day, I, Gomer, give an abbreviated recap of King Herod’s dark, violent, and corrupt history. It was in the face of this proud ruler who did anything to secure his worldly power and wealth that God sent the most humble Christ-child. This Christmas, remember that no matter how small and insignificant you might feel, your “yes” to God will allow Christ to be born into this proud and haughty world in which we live.
December 18th, 2019 | 43 mins 36 secs
advent, advent 2019, catholic, catholic church, catholicism, confession, dave vanvickle, fasting, forgiveness, forgiving, gomer, penance, repent, repentance, salvation, scripture
Dave “The Wolf of Main Street” VanVickle and I wrap up our Advent series on repentance. We talk about interior repentance and how that shows up through things like fasting, keeping Fridays a day of penance, forgiving others, serving the poor, and constantly reorienting our lives towards Christ. We can’t buy heaven with these acts, (the cross of Christ is our salvation) but true repentance will always show up in our words and deeds.
December 11th, 2019 | Season 0 | 31 mins 57 secs
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, dave vanvickle, gomer, jesus, jesus christ, penance, repentance, scripture, sinners, zacchaeus
I, (Dave VanVickle), have no nickname today, because sadly Gomer isn’t here. (He’s OK, he’s just been sick.) So I’m continuing our conversation about repentance solo. I want to talk about what repentance looks like in Scripture, especially Zacchaeus’ repentance in Luke 19, and how we can incorporate continual repentance and conversion in our day-to-day lives.
December 4th, 2019 | 45 mins 24 secs
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The repentance aspect of Advent is highly neglected but extremely important. Most people like to focus on the love of God made man (which is huge, don’t get me wrong) but what is the proper response to this great love? Repentance.
November 27th, 2019 | 38 mins 10 secs
catholic, catholic evangelization, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, gospel, jesus, jesus christ, mike gormley, ministry
You’ve probably heard people say that evangelization is proclaiming the gospel and using words when necessary. Well, Dave “Roaring Lion” VanVickle and myself (Mike “Gomer” Gormley) have a problem with this phrase—it only covers one aspect of evangelization. There’s a whole other big part of evangelization where you use words.
November 20th, 2019 | 36 mins 57 secs
bible, bible quotes, bible study, catholic, catholic church, catholic ministries, catholic parish, christian, god loves you, god's love, good samaritan, gospel, john, ministry, scripture, scripture passages, woman at the well
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.
November 13th, 2019 | 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.
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?
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?
October 23rd, 2019 | 39 mins 57 secs
dave and gomer, dave vanvickle, david vanvickle, director of evangelization, discipleship, intentional disciples, michael gormley, mike gormley, parish evangelization, parish evangelization podcast, spiritual warfare
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.
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.
October 9th, 2019 | 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.
October 2nd, 2019 | 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. This 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.
September 25th, 2019 | 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.
September 18th, 2019 | 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.
September 11th, 2019 | 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.