Tony is a Texas native living in Seattle, WA, with his wife, Tricia, and four kiddos. Tony is a cradle Catholic who is most at home talking about life, faith, and things that really matter over a cup of coffee, beer, or board game. Tony had a transformative encounter in a community of love and grace at a young age that set him on a path towards professional ministry. He currently serves as a lay minister in the Catholic Church, where he works as an evangelist, speaker, and trainer at his home parish and with parishes and communities around the globe. He has a beard.
March 9th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 8 mins
catholic, cockroach, fid, protestant, sherry, weddell
Tony sits down this week Sherry Weddell. Sherry is a Lay woman who is one of the main thought leaders in the Roman Catholic Church today. Her books about discipleship have taken the Catholic world by storm and inspired this very podcast along with other work across the globe. We talk about growing us fundamentalist in the south, being a woman in the Church, and about how she found God in a Cockroach and a statue of a 14th century Saint she calls "Cate". It was an honor.
February 22nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 54 mins 16 secs
This week Tony sits down with J. Keith van Straaten. J. Keith is an actor, comedian, writer and improv artist with a long list of credits to his name. He currently is the host of the podcast "Go Fact Yourself" on the Max Fun network. We talk about his secular up bringing, spiritual growth the AA, and how he creates healthy limits and structure in his life today.
February 14th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 11 mins
catching foxes, catholic, catholic famous, charismatic, cincinnati, demanding, franciscan, healing, holy spirit, podcasts, prophecy, slain, tounges
Tony sits down this week Luke Carey. Luke is a Catholic Famous podcaster and works for the Catholic Church in Cincinnati where he lives with his wife Erin. We talk about growing us charismatic, being demanding of God, and what happened when Luke's dad died. This episode got pretty deep. We hope you like it.
February 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
catholic, culture, five pillars, jesus, mohammad, muslim, parenting, religion, super bowl, taxes, trinity
Tony sits down this week Ahmad Jamil. Ahmad is an husband, father, and aspiring tech guru. Ahmad lives and works in Austin TX and is a practicing Muslim. Tony and Father Parrish actually learned a ton from our conversation with Ahmad. We talk about the Oneness of God, idolatry, Islam, the Trinity, who the greatest prophet is.
January 31st, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
atheist, catholic, community, dad, dinosaurs, hot chocolate, kids, marriage, wife
Tony sits down this week to talk with Michael Shuey. Mike works for one of the major tech companies and in Seattle and goes to church many Sunday's at St Luke where Tony and Fr Parrish work. Mike is an atheist though. We talk about what Mike believes, dinosaurs, and why he goes to Church sometimes.
January 17th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 20 mins
catholic, celibacy, kate, mine, mormon, refugee, siblings, underwear, world war one
Tony sits down this week to talk with Hayley Smith. Hayley works across the globe with refugees. She is a Mormon, but spends most of her time working with people who are Muslim. In the middle of all the things that could make someone seem different, Hayley just sees a friend.
January 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 17 mins
attraction, birthday, burgers, catholic, cold brew, community, eden invitation, lgbt, music, road trips, ssa
Tony sits down this week to talk with Anna Carter. Anna is a Catholic and in high school she realized that she is sexually attracted to women. We talk about these things, good burgers, whiskey, and road trip tunes.
January 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 30 secs
christmas, jameson, layman, lewis, lord of the rings, narnia, new year, priest, rekya
During our Christmas and New Years recovery Tony and Father Parrish sit down to catch up and talk about life, why Father Parrish hates Christmas, Narnia vs LoTR, and accidentally ordering the random liquor on Amazon Prime Now. Regular interviews are back next week.
December 27th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 8 mins
agnostic, catholic, dallas, indianapolis, indy, ncyc, none, seattle, youth ministry
Tony sits down this week with Claire Leo. Claire is a lapsed Catholic, and former member of Tony's first youth ministry program. Claire currently lives in Indianapolis and is going back to school for library science. She has a background in rhetoric, loves her husband, board games, and her cats.
December 13th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
belgium, catholic, cats, dnd, dragons, dungeons, ellis, freemason, gamer, games, jesus, labyrinth, pokemon, roleplaying, seeker
Tony sits down with Coowner of Around The Table Gamer Pub, Tim Morgan. Child of an almost Roman Catholic priest and mother who never took him to Church. Tim identifies as a medievalist and obvious cat lover. Tim is someone who has created an amazing place for community and written a roleplaying game in his search for something meaningful.
December 6th, 2017 | Season 1 | 56 mins 9 secs
catholic, cl, communion, curiosity, disarming beauty, latin, layman, liberation, mission, ncyc, priest, spanish
CHURCH NERD ALERT!!! This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Hermione's purse, missionary mindsets, curiosity, heterodoxical friendships, Latin vs Spanish, good vs bad liturgy, and Disarming Beauty
November 27th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
balm, beard, bearded, beards, book, canadian, catholic, chastity, community, giveaway, gospel, men, single
Tony sits down with fellow (and chief) Bearded Gospel Man Aaron Alford. Aaron grew up as a Canadian Baptist, but is currently in formation as a Catholic seminarian for Las Cruces New Mexico. He also sports and epic beard and is one the author of the recent book, "Bearded Gospel Men".
November 17th, 2017 | Season 1 | 33 mins 48 secs
camino, fishing, fishing with dynamite, neil, neil degrasse tyson, philosophy, radio, radioheart, religion, science, wonder
Tony sits down with our new podcast editor and all around amazing guy Mark Guiney. Mark is an author, podcaster, and all around Renaissance man who just joined our team.
November 6th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 10 mins
art, baptist, catholic, catholic balm co, divinity, giveaway, lgbt, lgbtq, ritual, soul, starbucks, trans, vatican, wicca
Tony sits down this week to talk with Eli Methvin about what really matters. Eli is transgender artist who grew up Southern Baptist and is now a practicing Wiccan. We also talk about ritual, art, and being a barista.
October 30th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 20 mins
atheist, austin kleon, barron, beer, bibliophile, bishop robert barron, board games, catching foxes, catholic, claritasu, clarity, execution, ice cream, ideas, jon acuff, mundelein, protestant, return, saying no, seminary, strange notions, word on fire
Tony sits down to talk with Brandon Vogt about his faith life and the seemingly overwhelming amount of projects that Brandon has made, manages, or runs. Brandon is a husband and father of almost 6 kids who works with Bishop Robert Barron.
October 16th, 2017 | Season 1 | 31 mins 47 secs
arvo part, beer, chant, darren king, jon acuff, kendrick lamar, layman, me without you, metal, monks of norcia, mundelein, pike place, priest, rainier, rainn wilson, scremo, seattle
This week on the podcast Tony sits down with his good buddy Fr Colin Parrish... AND THEY DUKE IT OUT on topics like Rainier beer, scremo, Me Without You, chant, favorite drummers, Fr Parrish's existential crisis. Also where we want to go with The Threshold.