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 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 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.
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.
September 4th, 2019 | 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.
August 28th, 2019 | 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!
August 21st, 2019 | 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.
August 14th, 2019 | 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.