I’m a Catholic writer. My works include Mary, Mother of the Son, By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius), This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence (Christendom), and Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did (Basilica) I’m also the author of Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life (Servant), The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary (Our Sunday Visitor) and The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ (Servant). My latest book, The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching, will be out in October 2020 from New City Press.
I’ve also contributed numerous articles to many magazines. I’m known nationally for my one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio and turn up on EWTN from time to time. In addition, I’m an internationally known speaker on various issues in Catholic faith and life. I live in Washington State with my wife, Janet, and our sons and adorable grandkids.