The Gracious Guest Show
Ep. 82 - My First BOOK!

Ep. 82 - My First BOOK!

June 29, 2020

Today I published my very first book: “Return of the Lord: Narrative Reflections on the Apostles’ Final Moments”! You can purchase the book on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BW8LXSF. Please give it a good review on Amazon so you can help me get the word out, and you can learn more by visiting my website: https://www.thegraciousguest.org

Ep. 81 - Interview w/ a Three-Year-Old (feat. Noelle Creavey)

Ep. 81 - Interview w/ a Three-Year-Old (feat. Noelle Creavey)

June 8, 2020

I’m thrilled to bring you this short little interview with the show’s field correspondent, my daughter Noelle! She weighs in on our big family news, furniture comfort, and bovine hygiene. Why haven’t you clicked this yet???

Ep. 80 - Mike’s Top 5: COVID-19 Musings

Ep. 80 - Mike’s Top 5: COVID-19 Musings

May 3, 2020

There’s no shortage of commentary on this pandemic, but I’ve been biding my time up till this point so I could share a few thoughts with all of you. Please check out this episode where I suggest a few principles I think we should all keep in mind as we attempt to evaluate this trying time. God bless you!

Ep. 79 - Where is God? (Easter Message 2020)

Ep. 79 - Where is God? (Easter Message 2020)

April 12, 2020

Recorded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt inspired to shed the light of Easter on the darkness of suffering. Also included is a reading of an ancient sermon brimming with hope and the triumph of our Crucified King who has forever destroyed death and opened eternal joy to all who will accept his invitation. Here’s the link to that text: https://bit.ly/2Xr91rq. Please share this with everyone and may you have a blessed and HAPPY EASTER!

Ep. 78 - The Great Books (feat. Charles Comer)

Ep. 78 - The Great Books (feat. Charles Comer)

March 29, 2020

There's an awful lot of discussion surrounding "The Great Books" these days. But what exactly is a Great Book? What are their characteristics, why should we read them, and what does all of this matter? This and more in today's show featuring my friend and philosophy professor, Charles Comer. Check it out!

Ep. 77 - Humans & Theater (feat. Stacey Sumereau)

Ep. 77 - Humans & Theater (feat. Stacey Sumereau)

March 8, 2020

Across the broad sweep of history and throughout cultures far and wide, human beings seem destined to explore life’s meaning through the performing arts. Check out today’s interview with Catholic speaker, former Broadway performer, and my good friend, Stacey Sumereau as we try to unpack that fascinating fact. Be sure to visit her website: staceysumereau.com!

Ep. 76 - Review of “Miracle” (2004)

Ep. 76 - Review of “Miracle” (2004)

February 23, 2020

Saturday February 22, 2020 marked the 40th anniversary of the legendary 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey match in which the US Olympic team defeated the supposedly undefeatable Soviets at Lake Placid, NY. To commemorate this remarkable event as well as its far reaching implications, I thought I’d review the 2004 Disney film Miracle.

Ep. 75 - What’s New with Mike? (Spring 2020)

Ep. 75 - What’s New with Mike? (Spring 2020)

February 9, 2020

Seeing as my life lately has been anything but dull, boring, or uneventful, I thought I'd press pause for a few minutes and catch you guys up! Lots of cool stuff going on these days, and I hope you'll join me today for some updates.

Ep. 74 - Mike’s Top 3: Movie Entrance Scenes

Ep. 74 - Mike’s Top 3: Movie Entrance Scenes

January 26, 2020

There's just something about making a really good entrance. That doesn't happen too often in real life, but it does on the Silver Screen. Allow me to share three of my favorite movie character entrance scenes with you today! To avoid spoilers ahead of time, make sure you listen first and then follow these links to see for yourself (you can also click them at certain moments I suggest within the podcast):

> Clip 1 (from 1971)

> Clip 2 (from 2002)

> Clip 3 (from 1960)

Ep. 73 - Being a Gracious Guest

Ep. 73 - Being a Gracious Guest

January 12, 2020

As you have probably heard me explain at some point, "The Gracious Guest" is a title that works on many levels. Today I would like to just share a few practical suggestions on how to go about being one in general. I'll share just 5 tips on how you can be a truly gracious guest wherever you go. SPECIAL BONUS: I check-in with Noelle, my 3-year-old daughter/field correspondent!