Evangelical Evangelist visits Skellig Michael, considers Catholicism, & starts Academy – Greg Smith

Evangelical Evangelist visits Skellig Michael, considers Catholicism, & starts Academy – Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a former evangelical evangelist, left the mega churches to become an evangelist for the original mega Church. He converted to Christianity in college ministry. Studied history, philosophy, Greek and Hebrew. Got an MDiv from Calvinist seminary, and then 25 years as teaching pastor, in global missions, and consulting/publishing with the largest evangelical churches in the world. On a trip to Skellig Michael, in Ireland, he felt called to Catholicism. His road to Rome led to entering the Church in 2016. Greg founded the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization in 2017, and ‘One Whirling Adventure’ in 2021. He launched the ‘Considering Catholicism’ podcast in early 2022.

Websites:
www.ConsideringCatholicism.com
www.LANEcatholic.org

Season 2: Episode 22 of SmartCatholics Mastermind
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Creating the Catholic Entrepreneurs of the Future with Jon Bachura

Creating the Catholic Entrepreneurs of the Future with Jon Bachura

ABOUT JON BACHURA
Jon is the Director of the Catholic Entrepreneurship and Design Experience (CEDE). He is a son, a brother, a father, a husband, an uncle, and a follower of Christ. He has been helping schools to teach entrepreneurship for 15 years and he believes that we are all called to co-creation with God.

“In the summer of 2018 I found myself sitting with Andreas Widmer around a campfire in Colorado. It was just the two of us and I saw my chance to ask him, “What is Catholic about entrepreneurship?” His answer changed everything for me.”

THE CEDE PROGRAM
With the CEDE Program we help schools and communities create a culture of vocation and entrepreneurship to answer God’s call to co-creation. We give the curriculum away for free, we offer free training and consultation, and we can work with the willing to create a stronger culture of vocation and entrepreneurship. Website: https://cedeprogram.com

Season 2: Episode 21 of SmartCatholics Mastermind
Meet the minds and hearts of Catholic creators and speakers. They devote their time and talent to mastering their vocation, so that we ordinary Catholics can live a fuller life faster! And maybe get a little smarter.

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00:00 This year’s surprise
01:31 Jon’s origin story
05:07 What is CEDE
09:08 How CEDE is different
13:22 A return to first things
16:14 How to connect with Jon & CEDE
17:45 Jon’s 1 minute message to Catholic entrepreneurs

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Dustin Quick’s Conversion Odyssey through Protestantism, Islam, Calvinism, & Catholicism

Dustin Quick’s Conversion Odyssey through Protestantism, Islam, Calvinism, & Catholicism

Watch part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hir5BG2CcfY

ABOUT DUSTIN QUICK
Born with mild Cerebral Palsy, Dustin Quick was baptized Catholic as an infant. He was raised in a loving, non-denominational Christian home. He converted to Islam while studying for an undergraduate degree in Canada. He also earned a Master’s in History, focusing on the Nation of Islam. Dustin’s conversion to Christ led him to a Presbyterian church, where he met his wife, Tanya. They married in 2014, and were received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil 2015.

Today, Dustin hosts the podcast, ‘Holy Smokes: Cigars, Catholicism, and Conversation.’ Dustin is on a mission to let the world know that the Catholic Church is the restoration and fulfillment of the First Temple in Jerusalem. With a stunning lineup of theologians and historians, he does it all while enjoying fine cigars!

WEBSITE: https://smartcatholics.com/dustinquick

NEW COURSE: The Hebrew Origins of Catholicism
The Catholic Church as the Restored Kingdom of David & Fulfilled First Temple
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00:00 Dustin is back!
01:30 Born in a Catholic home
03:40 Meeting the Black Hebrews in College
04:44 9/11 and Entering Islam
9:40 Returning to Christ in Protestantism
17:10 Please God, anything but Catholicism…

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Hebrew Origins: Why the Catholic Church is the Restored Kingdom of David & Fulfilled First Temple

Hebrew Origins: Why the Catholic Church is the Restored Kingdom of David & Fulfilled First Temple

You’ve heard of Scott Hahn, and Jeff Cavins, and their work in studying Scripture in the Catholic tradition. Now, get ready for Dustin Quick, and his work that pushes deeper and higher than you imagined. A brand new video course for Catholics everywhere.

Have you ever wondered why everything “made sense” to the Catholic Church and her members “so soon”? Things like the Incarnation, the Communion of Saints, the Eucharist, the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the office of the Papacy?

Join Dustin Quick, host of the “Holy Smokes” YouTube show, a convert through Calvinisim and Islam to Catholicism. He interviews academics, experts, and commentators, such as Margaret Barker, Dr John Bergsma, and The Jewish Catholic.

As you embark upon this riveting journey, you will discover that the Catholic Church – established by the God-Man Jesus Christ, the True Davidic King and Melchizedek High Priest – is the restoration and fulfillment of Solomon’s Temple and the Eternal Covenant of Peace.

Start this Course: https://directory.smartcatholics.com/listing/the-hebrew-origins-of-catholicism/

ABOUT DUSTIN QUICK
Watch his Conversion Story: https://youtu.be/m8xpzbYkkFk

Born with mild Cerebral Palsy, Dustin Quick was baptized Catholic as an infant. He was raised in a loving, non-denominational Christian home. He converted to Islam while studying for an undergraduate degree in Canada. He also earned a Master’s in History, focusing on the Nation of Islam. Dustin’s conversion to Christ led him to a Presbyterian church, where he met his wife, Tanya. They married in 2014, and were received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil 2015.

Today, Dustin hosts the podcast, ‘Holy Smokes: Cigars, Catholicism, and Conversation.’ Dustin is on a mission to let the world know that the Catholic Church is the restoration and fulfillment of the First Temple in Jerusalem. With a stunning lineup of theologians and historians, he does it all while enjoying fine cigars!

WEBSITE: https://smartcatholics.com/dustinquick

00:00 Why this course
04:40 Understanding our Christian origins
10:15 Jesus, the Davidic Kingdom, and Mosaic Law
15:00 The detour of Rabbinic Judaism
17:41 Who are the guests and experts interviewed?
19:49 Catholics talking about Temple Theology
24:30 Learning the story of Catholicism for the first time

ABOUT THE SMARTCATHOLICS SHOW
The show for regular, devout Catholics tired of toxicity, and looking to live their faith in the modern world. Hosted by Dominic de Souza, the founder of SmartCatholics. Together, we meet ministries, podcasts, courses, and resources that help us understand and put Pope Francis’ ideas into practice. Let’s be better Catholics, grow as a human person, and get smarter.

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ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
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A Catholic pastoral approach to gay men and women

A Catholic pastoral approach to gay men and women

Paul and Dominic walk through what the Catechism says about homosexuality in order explain what the Church teaches, what the church does not teach, and how Catholics need to live up to what our own faith calls us to.

“The centrality of the kerygma calls for stressing those elements which are most needed today: it has to express God’s saving love which precedes any moral and religious obligation on our part; it should not impose the truth but appeal to freedom; it should be marked by joy, encouragement, liveliness and a harmonious balance which will not reduce preaching to a few doctrines which are at times more philosophical than evangelical. All this demands on the part of the evangelizer certain attitudes which foster openness to the message: approachability, readiness for dialogue, patience, a warmth and welcome which is non-judgmental.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)

LINKS
Untangling Sex from Same-Sex Love: https://wherepeteris.com/untangling-sex-from-same-sex-love/
Rethinking Chastity: https://www.popefrancisgeneration.com/p/rethinking-chastity

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 1: Episode 11
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

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ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with my wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what I love: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

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ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
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Will ‘voluntary poverty’ save US Catholicism? ‘Happy Are You Poor’ with Malcolm Schluenderfritz

Will ‘voluntary poverty’ save US Catholicism? ‘Happy Are You Poor’ with Malcolm Schluenderfritz

Malcolm Schluenderfritz is the host of ‘Happy Are You Poor’, a blog and podcast about radical Christian community as a means of evangelization.

A former traditionalist who rejoined the mainstream Church. Malcolm realized that traditionalism is deeply flawed and is not the right answer to the crisis in the US Catholic Church. During this transition, he had to rethink everything he thought he knew about the Faith, and question all his past assumptions. Along the way, he learned that unity is the organizing principle of the Faith, and that this unity should be lived out in community. He also realized that Christian community and voluntary poverty are two sides of the same coin, and that the absence of both is seriously damaging US Catholicism.

WEBSITE: https://happyareyoupoor.com/

NEW COURSE
Happy Are You Poor: Does the Gospel call Christians to embrace voluntary poverty?
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00:00 An unexpected learning curve
02:10 Who is Malcolm?
05:08 New Course: Happy are you Poor
08:34 What is voluntary poverty?
12:58 How to create community that lasts
20:16 Where to find Malcolm online
20:45 Malcolms 1 minute message to Catholics

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Hell: what we weren’t taught in Sunday School

Hell: what we weren’t taught in Sunday School

This week, Dominic and Paul take a look at the Church’s teaching about hell. They navigate questions like: Are all people saved? Should we hope that everyone is saved? Can someone really commit an action worthy of an eternal punishment? How can we reconcile eternal torment with a loving God?

“With death, our life-choice becomes definitive—our life stands before the judge. Our choice, which in the course of an entire life takes on a certain shape, can have a variety of forms. There can be people who have totally destroyed their desire for truth and readiness to love, people for whom everything has become a lie, people who have lived for hatred and have suppressed all love within themselves. This is a terrifying thought, but alarming profiles of this type can be seen in certain figures of our own history. In such people all would be beyond remedy and the destruction of good would be irrevocable: this is what we mean by the word Hell” (Pope Benedict, Spe Salvi 45).

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 1: Episode 11
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

SUPPORT THIS SHOW: PFG MEMBERS
Got a question you’d like us to respond to in the next episode? Have some feedback? Visit us at popefrancisgeneration.com to send a message. Paid subscribers get to watch each episode before everyone else, join private Q&As, and pitch ideas for the topic of our final show this season!

ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with my wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what I love: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

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ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
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Creation, Mysticism, Sacred Scripture and Sophiology with Michael Martin

Creation, Mysticism, Sacred Scripture and Sophiology with Michael Martin

Michael started studying Protestant mystics of the last 400 years, and that led him to research Russian mystics and submerged traditions within Christianity. His findings have been published as books, and he hosts a podcast and an annual magazine to re-ignite creativity. Central to his mission is the re-discovery of our connection in Creation, and the presence in Sacred Scripture of an ignored angelic being known as Wisdom/Sophia.

Michael Martin, Ph.D. is a philosopher, poet, musician, songwriter, editor, and biodynamic farmer. He spent sixteen years as a Waldorf teacher and Master Teacher, and taught at the university and college level for over seventeen years. He began biodynamic farming in 1990 and currently raises dairy goats, bees, and other animals while managing a market garden with his wife and some of his nine children. His poetry and scholarship have appeared in many journals and he is the editor of ‘Jesus the Imagination: A Journal of Spiritual Revolution’.

WEBSITE:
https://www.thecenterforsophiologicalstudies.com/

Season 2: Episode 20 of SmartCatholics Mastermind
Meet the minds and hearts of Catholic creators and speakers. They devote their time and talent to mastering their vocation, so that we ordinary Catholics can live a fuller life faster! And maybe get a little smarter.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it.

ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
Get smarter, be a better Catholic, and grow as a human person. SmartCatholics brings you weekly podcasts, free courses, & live workshops from passionate ministries. Discuss ideas, keep learning, make friends. Let’s get smarter together.

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00:00 A surprise this year
01:45 Michael’s origin story
05:30 Why the Center for Sophiological Studies
10:27 Responses to ‘Gnosticism’
18:57 A submerged reality of mysticism
23:28 Jesus the Imagination
25:53 Transfiguration and changing our culture
28:51 How to contact Michael online
30:12 Michael’s 1 minute message to Catholics

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NFP and my Conscience?

NFP and my Conscience?

It’s Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week in the USA, so Dominic and Paul talk about NFP: in light of the Church’s teaching about the individual consciences and the law of gradualism. Paul also shares some of his personal experience with NFP and being a part of the NFP subculture.

“We have long thought that simply by stressing doctrinal, bioethical and moral issues, without encouraging openness to grace, we were providing sufficient support to families, strengthening the marriage bond and giving meaning to marital life. We find it difficult to present marriage more as a dynamic path to personal development and fulfillment than as a lifelong burden. We also find it hard to make room for the consciences of the faithful, who very often respond as best they can to the Gospel amid their limitations, and are capable of carrying out their own discernment in complex situations. We have been called to form consciences, not to replace them” (Pope Francis, Amoris Latitia).

The content for this episode comes from an article Paul wrote in 2020 for Homiletic & Pastoral Review: https://www.hprweb.com/2020/12/the-sweetness-of-the-yoke-of-christ/

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ABOUT POPE FRANCIS GENERATION – Season 1: Episode 10
Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

SUPPORT THIS SHOW: PFG MEMBERS
Got a question you’d like us to respond to in the next episode? Have some feedback? Visit us at popefrancisgeneration.com to send a message. Paid subscribers get to watch each episode before everyone else, join private Q&As, and pitch ideas for the topic of our final show this season!

ABOUT PAUL FAHEY
Paul lives in Michigan with my wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what I love: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community. https://smartcatholics.com

00:00 Introduction and what is NFP?
2:59 Humanae Vitae and Catholic teaching on contraception
10:57 NFP subculture and personal experience
23:30 Feel cornered using NFP
25:05 The moral law
31:40 Transformation is a process
36:06 Mortal sin and culpability
43:00 What does this mean practically?
47:40 Conscience
59:40 Defensiveness and fear

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ABOUT SMARTCATHOLICS
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‘Encountering Signs of Faith’ Book Launch with Allison Gingras | The SmartCatholics Show

‘Encountering Signs of Faith’ Book Launch with Allison Gingras | The SmartCatholics Show

Allison Gingras is a Deacon’s wife and seasoned mom of three. Allison is a Catholic new media consultant working with Catholic Mom, Family Rosary, and the Fall River Diocese. She hosts A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras podcast and is blessed to be a co-host of the Catholic Mom Momcast.

NEW BOOK: “ENCOUNTERING SIGNS OF FAITH: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God”
Blessings, prayers, devotions, and objects such as rosaries and scapulars are forms of sacramentals. In Signs of Faith, Gingras—founder of Reconciled to You ministries—shares the story of how these helped her discern the adoption of her daughter from China, strengthened her faith as she waited to meet her, helped her bond with the toddler, and taught her daughter about her faith.
Get the Book: https://reconciledtoyou.com/

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The show for faithful Catholics to get smarter, be a better Catholic, and grow as a human person. Meet new creators, discover new books and free courses, and listen in to live workshops! Join us for interviews, side quests, and news from our community. Hosted by Dominic de Souza, SmartCatholics founder. We’re building a culture of kindness and learning, faithful to Pope Francis and his vision. Join us.

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Why create entertainment for Catholic Radio | The Merry Beggars with Peter Atkinson

Why create entertainment for Catholic Radio | The Merry Beggars with Peter Atkinson

Peter went to Columbia University for their graduate program in acting, starred off Broadway, founded a media company, sold it to Relevant Radio, and now heads up Relevant Radio’s entertainment division.

WEBSITES:
themerrybeggars.com
thatnewrevival.com

Season 2: Episode 19 of SmartCatholics Mastermind
Meet the minds and hearts of Catholic creators and speakers. They devote their time and talent to mastering their vocation, so that we ordinary Catholics can live a fuller life faster!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and regroup with us in the free, Catholic community on smartcatholics.com
We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

00:00 The most surprising thing this year
01:49 About Peter Atkinson
07:10 Why ‘The Merry Beggars’
09:00 How The Merry Beggars works with artists
13:17 What writers and actors should work with Peter
15:20 What kinds of audiences will enjoy these shows
19:00 Peter’s 1 minute message to Catholics everywhere

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Spiritual Abuse: What is it & how to respond to it

Spiritual Abuse: What is it & how to respond to it

This week, Paul shares some of the research he has been doing about spiritual abuse and the abuse of conscience in the Catholic Church. He and Dominic discuss what spiritual abuse looks like, how we can prevent it, and how we can respond to those who have been wounded in a way that promotes healing without causing more harm.

“Abuse exists in various forms: the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience, sexual and financial abuse. Clearly, the ways of exercising authority that make all this possible have to be eradicated, and the irresponsibility and lack of transparency with which so many cases have been handled have to be challenged. The desire to dominate, lack of dialogue and transparency, forms of double life, spiritual emptiness, as well as psychological weaknesses, are the terrain on which corruption thrives” (Pope Francis, Christus Vivit 98).

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Pope Francis Generation is the show for Catholics struggling with the Church’s teaching, who feel like they might not belong in the Church anymore, and who still hunger for a God of love and goodness. Hosted by Paul Fahey, a professional catechist, and Dominic de Souza, someone who needs catechesis. Together, we’re taking our own look at the Catholic Church– her teachings and practices- from 3 views that changed our world: the Kerygma, the forgotten doctrine of theosis, and the teachings of Pope Francis. Together, with you, we’re the Pope Francis Generation.

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Paul lives in Michigan with my wife, Kristina, and four kids. A catechist, retreat leader, counseling student, as well as a contributor and co-founder of Where Peter Is. Paul writes and speaks about what I love: the Kerygma, the Sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis. https://pfahey.com/

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00:00 Introduction
2:50 What is spiritual abuse?
11:22 Spiritual abusers
16:35 Clericalism
20:07 Hierarchy or co-responsibility
23:55 Healthy leadership vs. toxic leadership
26:50 Power struggles
31:00 The abuse of conscience
38:55 How to prevent spiritual abuse
58:22 How to respond to people who have been harmed

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