Coffee Interviews: Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley

Coffee Interviews is a series of video interviews I hope to bring back to this blog. Here’s a blast from the past to enjoy.

Today I got to speak with Michael Gormley (AKA Gomer) about his life as a “sort of” full time lay evangelist. This guy’s sharp and knows his stuff. He gives some great insights and this hour interview is jam packed. Click read more to see the show notes.

Topics Covered

Gomer’s Background and How His Ministry Started
The New Evangelization as Middle Ground
The Needs of Modern Man
Missing the Personal Element of Evangelization
Studying Comedians to Learn How to Engage Modern Man
The Best Way to Introduce Modern Man to Life-Changing Discipleship
Changing People in the Pews, Not Just Politics of the People
Christian Morality as an Art of Living

Advice to Those Discerning a Call to the Public Ministry of Evangelist
The History of Lay Ministry

Various Schtuff Mentioned
Research on the Average Spirituality of Teens in America (Moral Therapeutic Deism)
Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde
Back to Virture by Peter Kreeft
The Christian Philosophy of St Thomas Aquinas by Etienne Gilson

“Lay people also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization” Catechism #905

“And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers” Ephesians 4:11

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