Coffee Interviews

Coffee Interviews: Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley

[youtube=] 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

Coffee Interviews: Jon Weiss and Family Missions Company

[youtube=] Coffee Interviews is a series of video interviews of interesting people I would love to have coffee with and pick their brains.

Today I got to speak with Jon Weiss from Family Missions Company, a ministry where entire families move to third world countries for extended periods to minister to the local community. This is a powerful ministry of men, women, and children radically living out the call to "Go, make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28:18

Topics Covered

What is Family Missions Company? How do large families do mission work in third world countries? Spiritual poverty in the West How can families be more missionary focused?

Various Schtuff Mentioned

"The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of children it reflects the Father's work of creation. It is called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. Daily prayer and the reading of the Word of God strengthen it in charity. The Christian family has an evangelizing and missionary task." Catechism #2205