About Chris

Why The Call Collective?          My Hope

Hello, and welcome.

My name is Chris and I have two great passions—my Catholic Christian faith and writing. The Call Collective is the fruit of my fascination with God’s presence and call within our culture. Where is God operating discreetly in the culture through current trends and events, art, film, music, literature, sports, science, technology, intellectual achievements and other areas of human activity? How does God make his presence known in our ordinary lives and the lives of others? And how does he call us from our own selfishness and brokenness into a life infused with grace, meaning and love?

I offer reflections, insight, cultural commentary and stories through a Catholic Christian lens in order to call attention to God’s presence within our culture and the activity of grace in our day-to-day lives: the space where God’s unceasing love meets our reality. 

Why The Call Collective?

God’s grace is perpetually working to draw all of creation to restoration. I’m interested in exploring God’s subtle guidance and manifestation in a culture that has become increasingly secular over the last sixty years. Though our culture certainly suffers from some perilous and harrowing ideologies, attitudes and beliefs, God’s presence remains through the countless shades of truth, beauty and goodness that point to their ultimate and divine source: God the Father.

In my articles and podcast episodes I share the insights of some of society’s greatest thinkers, writers, artists, scientists, philosophers, spiritual guides and seekers of truth—including both Christians and non-Christians—combined with my own personal experiences, thoughts and understanding of Catholicism. My hope is to share the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic faith in order to help others recognize grace moving within our culture and God’s call to transform it into one that reflects mercy, hope and love.

My writing and podcasts cover the following topics:

  • Advice and insight related to the spiritual life that takes into account God’s presence and call within the culture
  • Reviews of current cultural trends and news through a Catholic Christian perspective
  • Cultural commentary on films, music, books, TV and more through a Catholic Christian perspective
  • Personal reflections and stories related to the spiritual life to help us grow closer to God

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My Hope

I’m inspired by words, stories and art that reflect beauty, goodness and truth. I believe I have a calling to reflect God in my creative work—and I have an obligation to take that seriously.

It’s my hope that whether you’re already a committed Christian or simply a seeker of truth that you find inspiration and guidance here—that you see more clearly God’s presence within the culture and the unique call he has for you. And that you are encouraged to share generously your gifts with others, making God’s love more fully present and accessible in our homes, communities and the culture at large.

So thanks for reading, and welcome.

 

Join my email list to receive updates of my latest articles and podcast episodes, offering insights, reflections, thoughts, advice and commentary on discerning God’s presence and call within the culture and responding with love and faith.

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