How can business and faith intertwine in a societyÂ that seems more focused om getting ahead then leavingÂ a legacy of true meaning? John Abatte joins us this week to discuss just that. Learn how he built his own business while maintaining integrity and cultivating a deep Catholic faith. Business and faith can co-exist if we focus on what truly matters.Â
This week we wrap up our onsite interviews from the Catholic marketing Network Tradeshow in Lancaster, PA with authors Virginia Lieto, Kimberly Cook, Maureen Cummings, Tony Agnesi, and Virginia Pillars.
Every person has a purpose in life. Sometimes they get confused as to what that may be or mired down in what the secular tells them it SHOULD be. Join Josh Miller and I as we discuss how can help people found their God given talents, particularly youth today. Our future is the next generation and it is our profound duty to cultivate. Learn how on this week's episode.Â
Most people will say either they have a strong faith life or the have a strong fitness regimen, few say they have both. In his book Grit & Glory, Kaiser Johnson shows readers how to have BOTH. To assume we can separate the soul from the body and view them as two independent entities is a falsehood. Listen in as Kaiser and I discuss how both body and soul are intimately intertwined and how you can become more disciplined in virtue, prayer, and fitness.
There's a crisis in youth ministry today and it not something that has happened overnight. It has been a slow creep over the last couple years. Everett Fritz joins me this week for a discussion on what we can do to right the ship when it comes to engaging youth and young adults in the faith. Listen in as we chat about what is is that teens need and Everett's two-fold solution to the problem with retaining youth that we have in the Church today.
Matt Nelson tackles the topic of spiritual indifference in his latest bookÂ Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs that Really Matter. Matt went through a stage of indifferent-ism himself in college and gives us some insight on the dilemma in this episode of Off the Shelf. Join us as Matt and I discuss the Why's and What's of the indifferentism running rampant today.
This week Joseph Pearce returns as a guest on Off the Shelf. We discuss why the beloved Narnia series by C.S. Lewis is a worthy read for adults as well as children. This episode serves as a Narnia primer of sorts as Joseph and I discuss each book in the seven book series.. Learn the Christian theology in the pages of Narnia which Joseph Pearce covers in his book Further Up and Further In: Understanding Narnia.
One of the greatest mysteries in Church history was where exactly was the final resting place of Saint Peter? Tradition had always told the Early Christians that Peter was buried on Vatican Hill under what is now known as St. Peter's. John O'Neill is my gust this week and he uncovers the details of the quest to find the final resting place of Peter's bones. It involves a Pope, a Texas oilman, and the quest of a lifetime. Join John O'Neill and I as we discuss his book The Fisherman's Tomb:
This week we haveÂ a recap of the recent Rebuilt 2018 Conference held at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD. In segment one I had a chance to interview Rebuilt co-author and Church of Nativity pastor, Father Michael White on site about the days events. Co-author Tom Corcoran and I chatted recently to round out this episode on the mission of Rebuilt, how parishes can take advantage of the lessons learned by Church of Nativity and their book Rebuilding Your Message:
The well-known author Dr. Peter Kreeft joins me on Off the Shelf. We take a look at his book Forty Reasons I am Catholic. Dr. Kreeft tells usÂ why If you leave the Church, you are making a mistake. His reasons for staying include the power of the real presence, the hierarchy of the Church, and the ability to have his sins forgiven. Dr. Kreeft also believes that the Church has the ability to save us from our worst enemy...ourselves! It's possible we may even talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox.....you don't want to miss it!
On this episode Brad Hahn returns discuss Solidarity HealthShareâ€™s ethical and morally acceptable alternative to traditional healthcare. We talk about what healthshare plans are, how they work and what exactly they provide. Brad provides us with an update since the last episode on Solidarity and shares some success stories of how people have saved serious substantial healthcare costs through the programs Solidarity Healthshare provides. Listen to this episode of Off the Shelf and see how Solidarity HealthShare just might benefit you. Learn more by visiting SolidarityHealthshare.org.
Sonja Corbitt returns to Off the Shelf this time to discuss her fascinating book Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism. This book is PACKED with information and particularly focuses on the role of the Tabernacle. Sonja shows how the Old Testament layout of the Temple and it's components translate into what we see and do at Mass today.Â
Have you ever paused to consider what exactly isÂ happening during the Mass? Do you sometimes feel as if you are going through the motions during Mass? Join Christopher Carstens and I as we take a deep dive look at the Mass from the drive there to the drive home which he lays out in detail in his bookÂ Â Devotional Journey into the Mass: How Mass Can Become A Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion.
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