ConversionWhy Work Matters – and the Liberation of Conversion
I recently watched An Interview on Why “Work Matters” by Justin Taylor from The Gospel Coalition (a fellowship of evangelical churches). In the interview, Justin discusses the book Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship with Monday Work with its author, evangelical pastor Tom Nelson. What a great... [Read more...]A Major Milestone
In a beautifully orchestrated sequence of events – that I had nothing to do with whatsoever – my work on Faith at Work is officially done. From this point, it’s in the capable hands of the OSV team. The “page edits” have been turned in as of today (I’m learning all... [Read more...]The God Who is Love
If I had to describe Shane Kapler‘s book, The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center, in one word, it would be “insightful.” Of course, this is no surprise, given how I was introduced to Shane in the first place. Have you ever noticed how cool people (or smart people,... [Read more...]Faith at Work is Beautiful!
I am so grateful to the tremendous team at Our Sunday Visitor! The cover art just arrived for my first book, Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck. It’s beautiful! No one at OSV could have known, but the colors were perfect – my favorite color is blue. Just ask one of my kids.... [Read more...]Why Did You Convert?
My long-time friend (and now boss) Marcus Grodi is known for being a Protestant minister who did the unthinkable when he converted to Catholicism. He’s in good company. Even before Patrick Madrid’s classic book Surprised by Truth (a compilation of Protestant clergy conversion stories) hit the market,... [Read more...]Wanted
My eight year old son David is a spirited, ebullient, goofy kid. You may not be able to see it in the picture, but the sign he’s holding up says “Wanted.” There’s more truth in that than he knows. His life is a testament to the fact that Christian gratitude poses an enormous challenge.... [Read more...]Show Me Eyes!
The tooth fairy in our region is such a slacker. My ten year old son Joseph came to me the other night, sad-eyed and wistful. “My tooth has been under my pillow for a week and a half!” he said mournfully. “Well, I didn’t text the tooth fairy, Joe. You have to let me know.” “Dad,... [Read more...]Tending the Temple
Dr. Kevin Vost is a very smart guy. As it happens, he’s also a faithful guy, and a fit guy. And that’s not all, he’s also a gracious guy. I like him. No, he’s not paying me for this. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Vost when he was a guest on The Journey Home Show. He is also... [Read more...]The Debt Ripple Effect
The headline jumped out at me: “Fed official says tax code provides incentives to carry debt.” For the past several years, the topic of debt has become increasingly important, for individuals, organizations, even nations. That headline got me thinking… regardless of the incentives, how should Catholics... [Read more...]The Toughest Way to Be a Christian
Back in my college days, I had a good friend who liked to give me a hard time. One day he was on a roll, and said something that made me really mad. “You know, accounting is the toughest business major. You probably couldn’t handle it, though.” Want to guess what his major was? At the... [Read more...]