Gomer is an evangelist, a father, husband, and full-time church worker. He specializes in watching TV, watching YouTube, and watching his kids play outside (from inside, where it is safe).
August 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
dad, defenders, game of thrones, life
Luke sings to me. We talk Game of Thrones and how much it sucks this season. Then Marvel's Defenders. Around 38 minutes is when the content heats up. We talk about why people on the internet can be so absolutist over nothing. Gomer's walk of penance in his office. Then ...my dad... then I change the subject to how I was on Jen Fulwiler's Show and not Luke. So, net win.
August 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 50 mins
black lives matter, charlottesville, racism, white supremacy
We bring back Ike Ndolo to create a safe space so he can blow us all away. We start with him WHINING about wedding planning, wildly inappropriate sex stuff and Ike bringing "The Drama", and then unleash Ike on Charlottesville.
August 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
anima technica vacua, hans urs von balthasar, ministry, strategy
We've talked about the "anima technica vacua" a bunch of times in the past, but now we do a deep dive, especially how the empty soul of the modern West affects our patterns of thinking.
August 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
art, beauty, catholic creatives, vulnerability
Anthony D'Ambrosio of Catholic Creatives hops on the shows from a trailer park filled with Evangelicals to discuss life, art, creativity, the New Catholic Renaissance in beauty, and how to deal with insecurity, self-doubt, and envy.
July 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
convocation of catholic leaders, grace, pelagianism, statistics
After listening to our show on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Brandon Vogt reaches out to us to explain and to reach some common ground between what was presented on the "Nones" panel and Luke's take away. Gomer, for his part, doesn't do the nice small-talk thing, and just makes them argue, which is fun.
July 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
emotions, game of thrones, nuns, sisters
Luke and Gomer talk... well... we talk about a lot of stuff. Why does it seem like there are a lot more chill nuns than priests, emotional manipulation in youth ministry, Sister Miriam is incredible, diet fails, and, of course, GAME OF THRONES
July 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 41 secs
film, pop art, spider-man, tarantino, wonder woman
Art vs Pop, Enthusiast vs Casualist, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, "The Watchmen", "The Fifth Element", "Dunkirk," "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", and other blockbusters. We bring up why maybe Wonder Woman did not appeal to us, though we liked it, as much as Spider-Man did, BECAUSE WE ARE PRIVILEGED MEN. Also, "War for the Planet of the Apes" looks awesome and how Andy Serkis is utterly brilliant and amazing.
July 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 12 mins
bishop barron, catholic convocation, gospel, leaders, sociology, statistics
Luke, representing 500,000 Catholics, attended the convocation and he represented Catching Foxes well. We explore the suckiness of treating the crisis in the Church as a sociology/statistics problem, the lack of God, when God showed up in the preaching of Sister Miriam, SOLT, and Gomer shares a prison ministry heartbreak. Also: IS SINGLENESS A VOCATION?
June 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
abuse, adoption, dads, healing, husband, love, music, worship
We invited our friend, Danielle Noonan, to talk about her love of music, what it means to be adopted, to be a childhood victim of abuse, and how cheap consolation really, really pisses her off.
June 23rd, 2017 | 44 mins 35 secs
exhaustion, gambling, loneliness, porn, sex, technology
It started with a description of the great book, "The World Beyond Your Head" and took us quickly around the anima technia vacua, from gambling to porn to social media, we look at how the psychology of being spent is destroying us.
June 16th, 2017 | 29 mins 29 secs
art of manliness, fitness, grease, grooves, health
My vehicle died. I walked home the three miles today. I'm greasing the groove (or gears), and I want you to join me. Luke is running a huge retreat, so I'm all alone with my audio editor and a series of YouTube clips.
June 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 12 mins
casualization, fraternal societies, reading, wonder woman
We talk about work-as-email and Gomer's conflict with research reading. Youth Ministry, and the parish's constant tendency to segregate family, especially by age. We talk about the Art of Life and morality as taught by the Church. This leads us back to the community problem, but focusing on the demise of "The Lodge" and the American Legion type places. Then we talk about The Great Casualization (see show notes), Wonder Woman, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how Gomer is still scared to work out with Luke.
June 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
art, dads, father, fatherless, music
I'm pretty sure this episode is clean. It's late. Anywho, Luke and I get to talk to our buddy, Ben Walther of Ben Walther Music. We interviewed his wife and he's been jealous the whole time! Not really. We had a great conversation about what it means to be a man, initiation rites and our lack thereof, dadlessness and the Father, and then we take a hard right turn into music. Luke brings up his new fave that he found out is both Christian and Queer and what that means in our consumption of art. We end with me yelling at Ben to build something great online.
May 26th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
catholic schools, discipleship, nfp, sex
10 Minute Topics! Polar Parenting, XLT HOTlanta, Catholic Schools, SEX!, and other stuff.
May 19th, 2017 | 57 mins 34 secs
autism, labels, people first, spectrum
Sarah Nickel works with children, generally ages 3-15, who have autism. She also applies developmental psychology and behavioral analysis skills to manage her friendship with Luke. Yes, they are besties. No, it's not ALL inside jokes about their time together in Denver. Also, Luke cheated in a food competition.
May 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
church, justin bieber, pastoral, prayer, spiritual life
I politely asked Luke to leave his own apartment so that I could interview Mr. Carey from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Apparently, HR won't let them in the same room. Anywho, two church workers have an intelligent conversation about spiritual life as the center of the workplace. Yes, even meetings.