Nick Alexander Worship, Wisdom and Wit for the New Evangelization 2018-01-18T21:05:21Z http://www.nickalexander.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Nickpod1 <![CDATA[“I find [the many activities supporting the New Evangelization] all very exciting [because] so much of it is going on outside the restrictions of the established church, the big established Catholic institutions, universities and cognoscenti.” -Fr. Longenecker]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2505 2018-01-18T21:05:21Z 2018-01-18T21:05:21Z

The Joy of Entrepreneurial Catholicism

“I find [the many activities supporting the New Evangelization] all very exciting [because] so much of it is going on outside the restrictions of the established church, the big established Catholic institutions, universities and cognoscenti.” -Fr. Longenecker
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[“[W]hen it comes to putting the tools of observation and the light of reason to good use, science has an ally in the Catholic Church.”]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2503 2018-01-17T19:40:26Z 2018-01-17T19:40:26Z

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Catholicism and Science

“[W]hen it comes to putting the tools of observation and the light of reason to good use, science has an ally in the Catholic Church.”
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[Another review of Bishop Barron’s latest. http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/01/12/fundamentally-a-missionary-new-book-captures-bishop-barrons-evangelistic-vision/]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2501 2018-01-12T22:58:21Z 2018-01-12T22:58:21Z

“Fundamentally a missionary”: New book captures Bishop Barron’s evangelistic vision – Catholic World Report

Another review of Bishop Barron’s latest. http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/01/12/fundamentally-a-missionary-new-book-captures-bishop-barrons-evangelistic-vision/
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[This author had nagging doubts: “Serious, YOU’re going to do evangelization?” But she pressed on.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2499 2018-01-12T15:13:29Z 2018-01-12T15:13:29Z

The Holy Spirit in the Fast Food Restaurant – IGNITUM TODAY

This author had nagging doubts: “Serious, YOU’re going to do evangelization?” But she pressed on.
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[In his homily at the annual Student Leadership Conference, Cardinal Cupich hits it out of the park: “[The Eucharist] gives us a touch of eternity that we should allow to influence our entire life, [so] that we live with this sense of transcendence, that we’re not alone…” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/focus-trains-record-breaking-crowd-to-evangelize-at-leadership-summit-47884]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2497 2018-01-09T15:06:25Z 2018-01-09T15:06:25Z

FOCUS trains record-breaking crowd to evangelize at leadership summit

In his homily at the annual Student Leadership Conference, Cardinal Cupich hits it out of the park: “[The Eucharist] gives us a touch of eternity that we should allow to influence our entire life, [so] that we live with this sense of transcendence, that we’re not alone…” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/focus-trains-record-breaking-crowd-to-evangelize-at-leadership-summit-47884
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[This is an excellent summary of a closing speech, that can encourage us to be more bold in our faith.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2495 2018-01-08T17:06:20Z 2018-01-08T17:06:20Z

How Can Young Adults Change the World? Share the Gospel, Says FOCUS Founder

This is an excellent summary of a closing speech, that can encourage us to be more bold in our faith.
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[A Pentecostal pastor returns home from a pastor’s conference, and finds the Catholic apologetics tape in the car more inspiring than any of the talks.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2493 2017-12-19T20:07:36Z 2017-12-19T20:07:36Z

Pentecostals Come Home to Rome — Eastern Rome, That Is

A Pentecostal pastor returns home from a pastor’s conference, and finds the Catholic apologetics tape in the car more inspiring than any of the talks.
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[Originally shared through http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/344035752471308].

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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[Brandon Vogt and Trent Horn have each provided ‘the reason for our [Catholic] hope’ (1 Peter 3:15), albeit to somewhat different audiences.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2491 2017-12-18T15:22:13Z 2017-12-18T15:22:13Z

Addressing the ‘Why’ of Catholicism

Brandon Vogt and Trent Horn have each provided ‘the reason for our [Catholic] hope’ (1 Peter 3:15), albeit to somewhat different audiences.
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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[The Best Book About Modern Revival Movements, on Sale by Author. “Days of Fire and Glory” is one of those books I loved so much, that I have gifted it to family members. It details a unique chapter in the history of Christianity, and that is the rise (and subsequent fall) of Charismatic Communities (both Catholic and ecumenical). For those unfamiliar, charismatic covenant communities are safe-havens for practicing faith among Catholics or mainline denominations, where entire families would live in close proximity to each other, commit to involvement with each other via prayer meetings, men’s/women’s groups, and myriad volunteer opportunities. They also came up with their own songs, some of which have made it to prominent hymnals and missallettes. They were “The Benedict Option” before that term came into vogue. One of the earliest examples of such a community was the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Houston, TX. It was a failing church until the Rev. Graham Pulkingham took it over in the early 1960s, and with his openness to the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” (as discussed in the book “The Cross and The Switchblade” by David Wilkerson), things began to change for the better. A movement was afoot, songs were written, and Episcopal liturgy became more free-form. In this particular case, however, Pulkingham had a secret side that was ultimately scandalous, and it (among many other factors) led to the downfall of the movement there. Just a few years ago, Church of the Redeemer was closed for good, and was bulldozed. It is a riveting read. I would be open to the criticism that, by focusing on some of the darker aspects, that it sensationalized some of the scandals of that particular area, that for some others, it didn’t affect their experience at all. I can accept that. Nonetheless, as someone who is passionate about renewal, worship music, and lay participation, this book is an absolute must-read. I mention this because the author has reached out and is having a fire sale. At this price, you can’t beat it.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2489 2017-12-14T20:13:25Z 2017-12-14T20:13:25Z

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The Best Book About Modern Revival Movements, on Sale by Author.

“Days of Fire and Glory” is one of those books I loved so much, that I have gifted it to family members. It details a unique chapter in the history of Christianity, and that is the rise (and subsequent fall) of Charismatic Communities (both Catholic and ecumenical).

For those unfamiliar, charismatic covenant communities are safe-havens for practicing faith among Catholics or mainline denominations, where entire families would live in close proximity to each other, commit to involvement with each other via prayer meetings, men’s/women’s groups, and myriad volunteer opportunities. They also came up with their own songs, some of which have made it to prominent hymnals and missallettes. They were “The Benedict Option” before that term came into vogue.

One of the earliest examples of such a community was the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Houston, TX. It was a failing church until the Rev. Graham Pulkingham took it over in the early 1960s, and with his openness to the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” (as discussed in the book “The Cross and The Switchblade” by David Wilkerson), things began to change for the better. A movement was afoot, songs were written, and Episcopal liturgy became more free-form.

In this particular case, however, Pulkingham had a secret side that was ultimately scandalous, and it (among many other factors) led to the downfall of the movement there. Just a few years ago, Church of the Redeemer was closed for good, and was bulldozed.

It is a riveting read. I would be open to the criticism that, by focusing on some of the darker aspects, that it sensationalized some of the scandals of that particular area, that for some others, it didn’t affect their experience at all. I can accept that. Nonetheless, as someone who is passionate about renewal, worship music, and lay participation, this book is an absolute must-read.

I mention this because the author has reached out and is having a fire sale. At this price, you can’t beat it.
What do you think? Share in the comments below.
[Originally shared through http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/344035752471308].

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Nickpod1 <![CDATA[It’s not often when you see a Protestant megachurch borrow a Catholic devotion. To which I say, kudos.]]> http://www.nickalexander.com/?p=2487 2017-12-12T16:07:25Z 2017-12-12T16:07:25Z

Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer | ChurchPOP

It’s not often when you see a Protestant megachurch borrow a Catholic devotion. To which I say, kudos.
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[Originally shared through http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/344035752471308].

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