As promised, the book giveaway proceedings took place today. The brand-new copy of Brandon Vogt’s The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet book goes to: Norm S. from Ohio! Thanks to Norm and everyone else who has pre-ordered Faith at Work. It has been... [Read more...]Marketing, Mentors, and Great Catholic Books
See this guy to the left? Yep, his name is Brandon Vogt. Catholic convert, author, blogger extraordinaire, and flat-out talented dude. Young (25 years old), smart and articulate. His first book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet is awesome, and well... [Read more...]The Catholic Briefcase
It’s the little things in life that sometimes make a huge difference. Case in point: my introduction to Randy Hain. It all began with a passing comment in a conversation with Tom Peterson, Founder and President of CatholicsComeHome.org. Tom was visiting The Coming Home Network’s world headquarters... [Read more...]Why 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...]