October 7th, 2020 | Season 0 | 41 mins 3 secs
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Dave “I’m the Hurricane” VanVickle and I answer a listener’s question about practically guiding someone in the midst of a conversion, and also speak on the importance of leaving room for the dynamism of the Holy Spirit when we approach spiritual multiplication.
September 30th, 2020 | Season 0 | 33 mins 41 secs
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Discipleship with Jesus truly flourishes when we are faithful to a few basic disciplines. Today, Dave VanVickle dives into four disciplines that are key in the life of a new disciple in order to live a fruitful Christian life.
July 1st, 2020 | 45 mins 23 secs
ascension, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, confession, conversion, counseling, dave vanvickle, discipleship, evangelization, evangelize, faith, freedom from sin, gomer, habitual sin, healing, jesus, mercy, mike gomer gormley, mike gormley, ministry, mission, mortal sin, sin, temptation, venial sin, vices, virtue
Sin destroys the life of charity between us and God, but how do we talk about it? Dave “The Hope is Real” VanVickle and I discuss sin in our walk with Christ, and share helpful ways to talk about habitual sin in discipleship.
June 17th, 2020 | 36 mins 56 secs
adult children, ascension, ascension presents, ascension press, catholic, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic parish, children, conversion, dave vanvickle, evangelization, evangelize, faith, family, growing in faith, guiding family, mike gomer gormley, ministry, mission
Dave “Do you even lift bro?”' VanVickle and I answer a question from a listener about how to guide your family in the Catholic faith without overdoing it.
July 3rd, 2019 | 46 mins 15 secs
catholic, catholic church, catholic parish, catholic prayer, conversion, dave vanvickle, disciples, evangelization, evangelize, gomer, gospel, gospel truth, michael gormley, ministry, parish, prayer groups, repentance, unashamed of the gospel, unfiltered christianity, watering down the gospel
We want people to convert to the Catholic Church not because it’s a popular thing to do, but because they have a genuine experience of God’s love and truth through the Church. This means we can’t water down the gospel. Dave “Lay Assistant to Exorcists” VanVickle and I talk about this vital aspect of winning hearts for Christ, as well as the importance of repentance. On a more practical note, we also talk about how to start intercessory prayer groups.
June 26th, 2019 | 33 mins 23 secs
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Dave VanVickle (that’s right, no nickname today) and I are waking the dead! We’re talking about how to really reach people through evangelization. Not just a short moment of emotional connection that fades the next day, but a true conversion where a person reorients their life to God.
May 1st, 2019 | 39 mins 17 secs
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We have a great show today. Not that we don’t usually, but today is especially good. We start with a question from a parish leader about intercessory prayer groups (Dave’s group is #goals). Then we cover what individuals and parishes can do for the newly converted and what tools we have for someone after their initial “yes” to Jesus.
April 10th, 2019 | 44 mins 52 secs
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You’ve got frequently asked questions, we’ve got infrequently given answers. We tackle questions about what to do when you encounter someone purchasing the Plan B pill, what to do when people (especially family members) give dumb reasons for why they don’t go to church, the role of Mary in evangelization, and talking to family members about having a sacramental wedding when they’re angry with the Church and you’re long distance. (Whew.)
December 12th, 2018 | 38 mins 20 secs
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Giving testimony is one of the most important parts of the Christian life, but putting your conversion story into words can be a daunting task. We should always be prepared to give testimony to what God has done in our lives. So today, Mike and Dave talk about the central importance of testimony, why it's important, and practical tips on how to actually do it. Grab your Bible, a pen, and a piece of paper and get ready to write your testimony.