August 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
catholic, optimization, scandal, suffering church
Recorded August 12: We talk Gomer's need for an assistant, which Gomer denies until a text message comes in and proves him a liar. We talk the Cincinnati scandals, of which Luke knows all the accused.
August 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
capitalism, catholic, politics, wages
This is what happens when one guy had 3 hours of sleep and the other guy is 3 beers in before the conversation starts. "Living Wage" <-- is this too vague to actually help guide business that wants to be righteous unto Yahweh? Gomer says TOO VAGUE. Luke says IS GOD EVEN REAL! It's a great episode of us yelling.
August 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
guns, politics, shooting, violence
Luke lives in Dayton and was at that spot where the shootings occurred just the evening before enjoying a drumline show. He invites Kevin Heider, a Dayton native, to join us. Yes, we talk about Trump, Gun Control, and other issues. And yes, Luke got permission from Five Iron Frenzy to use their song.
August 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
90's, music, work
We started talking about Fiona Apple's "Criminal", then Luke posited that 90's pop was "deeper" because Gen-Xers were angsty and hypersexual. We disagreed, until it came to Ginger Spice. Then, we agreed too much! Also, Gomer is a boss and Luke wonders if I can make my employees virtuous. Gomer doubts it. END PART ONE.
July 26th, 2019 | 49 mins 44 secs
Gomer is low-talking because he's the only one awake at his in-laws' house (I mean, it IS 9:30pm, after all). We discuss random stuff, rarely get to a point, and laugh along the way. Also, the ENDING IS WORTH IT!
July 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
Fradd was in Australia for six weeks and hit rock bottom, then went on Healing the Whole Person retreat with Sr. Miriam James (Gomer's hero) and God radically healed him. Then GOOGLE screwed him over. sad.
July 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
catholic, contentment, family, grace, happiness
I love the Stewart story! Conversion to Catholicism, dead-end unhappy life, a return to the land and farming, and pooping in a bucket, to discovering the grace of enough. Rest assured, her personal commitment to Christ will make you happy you suffered through Luke and me till the bitter end. She's amazing.
July 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
catholic, healing, hope, sex, young adults
The Catholic Young Adult scene is filled with hookups. We ignore this, we aren't doing ministry of any sort. Then we dive into Healing and then Hope. At the end, it's a SHOCKING story of hope and prayer.
June 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins
catholic, christian, communication, marriage, millennials, scruples
We almost kept them all to Ten Minutes. The Question of Scrupulosity, Communication after 10 years of Marriage, Dating Fast, Chernobyl show, and any new (non-FIRE) Podcasts, Catholics in the Public Square vs The Benedict Option, When is Justice Appeased in Identity Politics, Fr. Morris leaves the priesthood, and Punching McCarrick in the Face...?
June 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
catholic, prayer, silence, spouse
First, Fergalicious. Then, Twittermaggedon. Finally, Luke asks Gomer how we can, outside of faith sharing groups (buy my book!), actually grow in our faith. Gomer lies in order to answer this question. In the end, you'll be enriched, engaged, and engorged on Glory. Also, OJ SIMPSON AND BILL COSBY ARE ON TWITTER!!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
June 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
catholic, financially independent, fire, twitter
Twitter Rage, Coping Mechanisms, and Evangelical Gomer and the FIRE movement
June 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 13 mins
catholic, convert, farming, organic
Farming in the most natural way humanly possible, Jesse Straight, a Catholic convert, makes you long for the hard, but integrated, life.
May 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
bishop robert barron, catholic, suffering church, word on fire
30 minutes of chatting, followed by 45 minutes of discussion about Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church".
May 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
catholic, game of thrones, priesthood, taylor marshall
Luke delays recording to attend a concert and relive the early 2000's, we blame the clergy for speaker-culture, we talk the crappy Atlantic article, we BRIEFLY discuss the terrible Game of Thrones ending; Oh look, Fr Dave is the new FUS President! Then, Gomer's rapid-fire: financial independence, peeing, Luke has anger issues, and our Live Show in Appleton was fun!
May 17th, 2019 | 2 hrs 22 mins
catholic, clergy, laity, tickle fights
We have the priests from Clerically Speaking on the show (without Gomer for 40 minutes). We talk principally about the role of the homily, the loneliness of the priesthood (for some), and the dangers of professional laity and careerism in the Church. Gomer was late because he was talking with a Reformed Baptist about salvation and the authority of the Church.
May 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
apologetics, catholic, exodus 90, sola fide
Gomer is about to debate an anti-Catholic Protestant and gets some HOT TIPS from Luke on how to engage in a religious argument. Then Luke trashes* Exodus 90 and calls Gomer tubby. *no he doesn't.