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Projects

Poltava Street Company (2017 – present)

Poltava Street Company makes products related to cryptocurrency, like  Flippening Watch and  Coin Watch.

 

ChurchPOP (2014 – present)

ChurchPOP is an online Christian brand that’s fun, informative, and inspiring. Acquired by EWTN in 2015, it has editions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. I’m the Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

 

Second Nature (2013 – 2015)

Second Nature is an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition. I was a Founding Editor. More information is on its About page.

 

IISTC (2014 – 2017)

The International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC) exists to promote the study of technology in light of the Christian tradition. The IISTC is a non-profit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. It is the official publisher of Second Nature. I’m was a Co-Founder and served as a Co-Executive Director. More information is on its About page.

Academic


I completed 2 semesters of doctoral work in Moral Theology at Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. (2014-2015)

 


M.A. in Theology with a concentration in systematic and dogmatic theology, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN (2015). My thesis was “A Critical Examination of Key Claims Karl Rahner Makes About His Thesis of the Anonymous Christian.”

 


B.A. in Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2010)

 

Conference Papers

17th Annual Media Ecology Association Convention – University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June 2016

I presented the paper, “Not a Video Game: The Brave New World of Global Anonymity.”

McLuhan’s Faith and Works Conference – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, October 2015

The conference was co-sponsored by the IISTC (of which I was a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director), and I presented a paper entitled, “McLuhan, the Microphone, and Vatican II.”

Writing


The Danger of Good Popes” (September 27th, 2013)


“A Hundred Years War: How the Culture of Death Has Been Targeting the Catholic Church” (September/October 2014 issue)

Stale Mated: Why Defending Life & Marriage Has Gone Badly” (May/June 2014 issue; reprinted with edits on Aleteia as “Why We’re Losing“)


The miracle that led ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ to convert to Catholicism” (December 6th, 2015)


The Riddle of Bach’s “Lutheran” Mass” (March 25, 2016)


“The Inside Story on the Turnpike Mass, From the Priest Who Led It” (Winter 2016)

“CaracterĂ­sticas que os CatĂłlicos precisam recuperar” (June 2014)


I’m a Founding Editor of Second Nature.

Of Mics and Men: An Argument Against Microphones in the Liturgy” (April 1st, 2013)


Serious Catholics Are Evangelical” (Review of George Weigel’s book Evangelical Catholicism; March 6th, 2013)


I’m the Founder and Editor of ChurchPOP.

How Quickly Did Catholic “Heresy” Take Over the Early Church? Immediately” (September 22nd, 2015)

5 Reasons Catholics Should Be Taking Bitcoin Seriously” (September 20th, 2015)

The Worst Result of the SCOTUS Marriage Decision Won’t Be Persecution” (June 27th, 2015)

Dear Priests: The Top 5 Heresies to Avoid This Trinity Sunday” (May 28th, 2015)

6 Challenging Observations About St. Peter’s Sermon on Pentecost” (May 23rd, 2015)

Where Fundamentalists Are Right: 5 Things Catholics Need to Take Seriously Again” (November 14th, 2014)

The Sign From Which Demons Flee” (October 31st, 2014)

6 Reasons This Evangelical Was Convinced ‘Humanae Vitae’ Is Right” (October 19th, 2014)

Most of the content listed under “ChurchPOP Editor” is also by me.


“Brantly Millegan reviews Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society” (March 21st, 2012)


An Open Letter to Evangelicals: “We Need You”” (April 14th, 2014)

4 Things Catholics Do that Rightly Scandalize Non-Catholics” (April 3rd, 2014)

Stop Saying the Catholic Church Rejects “Birth Control”” (March 20th, 2014)

4 Reasons I’m Glad I Got Married and Started a Family – At Age 21” (March 27th, 2014)

Pope Francis, Internet Mega-Celebrity” (November 12th, 2013)

5 Church Fathers on that Most Manly of Traits: the Beard” (October 30th, 2013)

— Full list of my 187 articles

Some of my articles for Aleteia have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.


– “Why We’re Contraception-Free“, a 6-part series that explains how my wife and I went from planning to use contraception to being convinced we shouldn’t, and what our life has been like as a result

– “My Faith Story“, which tells the story of how I was convinced to join the Catholic Church during my senior year at Wheaton College after having been raised as an evangelical Protestant.

Appearances


HuffPost Live, on The Huffington Post

July 8th, 2015 – Guest, “Jimmy Carter, Jesus And Gay Marriage

May 9th, 2014 – Guest, “Pope Francis Makes Plea To Curb Capitalism

June 24th, 2013 – Guest, “Pope Francis: The First 100 Days


The Journey Home, on EWTN

March 17th, 2014 – Guest

Bill Martinez Live

December 30th, 2016 – Guest

August 24th, 2016 – Guest

Mater Dei Radio

June 9th, 2017 – Guest


Call Me Catholic with Peggy Normandin

December 31st, 2016 – Guest


Morning Glory, on EWTN Radio

February 5th, 2016 – Guest

November 9th, 2015 – Guest


Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd, on The Catholic Channel (SiriusXM 129)

March 25th, 2014 – Guest


The Son Rise Morning Show, on Sacred Heart Radio (740AM in Cincinnati, OH) and the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network

September 9th, 2014 – Guest

May 30th, 2013 – Guest


The Almost Hour with Leo Brown, on Breadbox Media

November 18th, 2015 – Guest


The Mike Allen Show, on Real Life Radio (1380AM WMJR; central Kentucky)

January 4th, 2016 – Guest

June 1st, 2015 – Guest

January 23rd, 2015 – Guest

January 5th, 2015 – Guest

August 14th, 2014 – Guest

April 9th, 2014 – Guest

October 10th, 2013 – Guest

August 16th, 2013 – Guest

June 7th, 2012 – Guest

December 8th, 2010 – Guest

September 1st, 2010 – Guest


Rise of the Cool Catholics” by Emily McFarlan Miller (March/April 2016 issue)

How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet” (6/23/2017)

Christian media in the age of BuzzFeed: ChurchPOP joins EWTN” (6/2/2016)

A ‘Buzzfeed’ you can believe in – ChurchPOP marks one remarkable year” by Maggie Maslak (8/11/2015)


Drawn to God’s Design: Catholic converts share their stories of how the Church’s teaching on contraception led them to the Faith” by Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick (1/23/2015)


‘There’s One Thing That We Will Never Be Able to Do Online: the Sacraments’” by Daria Sockey (4/13/2015)

Michigan Bishop Re-Affirms Ban on Guns in Churches and Schools as Priest Pens Letter Encouraging Catholics to Carry Firearms” by Vincent Funaro (4/23/2015)

Is the ‘Long Island Medium’ a Walking Contradiction? Self-Professed Catholic Theresa Caputo Practices Further Examined” by Sami K. Martin (4/8/2015)

Did the Bucket List Baby Receive Salvation? Catholic Expert Weighs In” by Sami K. Martin (10/10/2014)


Reviews: Adventures on the digital continent” (1/2016)

First Australian interview with ChurchPOP founder” by Jordan Grantham (8/11/2017)


Conocido sitio web ChurchPOP ahora en español” (1/26/2015)