How Far is Too Far?

I lead a weekly Bible study with a group of high school young men. Prom was approaching and the guys wanted advice. One of them asked me, “how far is too far?” I have known these guys for over three years, and I knew this young man’s heart. He did not have a lustful...

The Theory of One: Youth Ministry One Person at a Time

Originally posted on the St. Andrew Missionaries blog… Imagine that a Catholic parish posted a job description and it read something like this: Wanted: Parish Evangelist Salary: Very high and competitive salary Job Description: Recruit and form one person into a...

Why is it Hard to Break Free from the Shackles of Pornography?

The following blog is an excerpt from my book – Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation. Freedom mentors men – step-by-step – in the fight to overcome the shackles of sexual impurity. You can purchase the book in bulk from Lighthouse...

ST. ANDREW MISSIONARIES OFFICIAL LAUNCH!

ANNOUNCEMENT! On November 30 (The Feast of St. Andrew – Apostle), I will officially be launching and opening my new apostolate – St. Andrew Missionaries. The mission is to help the Church shift her pastoral approach with young people. St. Andrew...

That is Not Locker Room Talk

This article is not about politics, nor is it an invitation to engage in the already tired debate over who is better fit to be President of the United States.  Two weeks ago, an audio recording of Republican Presidential nominee – Donald Trump –  was...

What Makes for “Great” Sex?

The following blog is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of my book Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation. Freedom is an explanation and a step-by-step battle plan for men who struggle with temptation and sexual impurity. I attended a Catholic high school that...

A Story of One Life Changed…

“This Conference feels different than last year…” I took a group of thirty-five high school students to the Steubenville of the Rockies Conference last month. Five of the teens were boys that I had been mentoring for the past 18 months in a small group bible study....

Taking the Next Step

“Come have breakfast.” – Jesus (John 21:12). Of all the incredible stories and passages that are read during the Easter Readings, this is the one verse that stood out to me for the entire Easter Season. It comes from the story of Jesus appearing to...

The Challenge With Saying “YES”

When I was younger, the greatest challenge in my prayer life was learning to hear the voice of God and follow the Holy Spirit’s movements. As I have grown older, I have found that hearing God is not the difficult task – it’s saying,...