Mike has 15 years of experience of speaking to youth and young adults of various backgrounds and faiths and 10 years of formal teaching experience. Below you will find summaries of talks that Mike has given in the past as well as some talks from his YouTube channel.
Frequent talk topics:
"Where is Your Treasure?"
Identifying everyday idols and putting God first.
"Things Are not Always As They Appear" - Eucharist
Getting the most out of Adoration and Mass. Understanding the Real Presence of Jesus. What does it mean for my life?
"The Power of Love" - Sex, Love, & Chastity
Why it's about so much more than just waiting.
For single sex or coed groups
"It's a Field Trip, Not a Guilt Trip" - Social Justice, Solidarity, & Charity
Applying Jesus' radical message of love and the Church's social teaching for serving the poor & marginalized
"What do you want, God?" - Vocation
How do I hear the voice of God? How do I find the courage to follow it?
"Imago Dei: Who am I?"
Finding and founding my identity in God
"Why I Love Being Catholic"
With Brian Wilson (percussionist). A cradle Catholic and a convert both share their stories of coming to love the Catholic faith. Includes music set.
"Esto Vir: Be a Man"
What is Christian manliness and how do we find it?
What does it mean to be a man like Christ?
"Doubt, Science, & Faith"
Can a Christian follow science and God? What about miracles? Evolution? The bible? How do I know if God is real?
"Mercy Wins!" - for the year of Mercy
What is mercy? How do we receive and live the message of Jesus' mercy?
Spirituality & Prayer
Discovering & Developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Discussing Abortion Productively
How to effectively engage the Pro-Choice position
The power of the sacrament of Reconciliation
St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body
What is it? A basic overview of John Paul's thought and how it helps us navigate some of the modern world's biggest questions
See below for a number of short excerpts. Future videos on additional topics are forth coming. These and other videos are available on Mike's YouTube page.
From Mike's Keynote at Encounter the Gospel of Life Service Camp
An excerpt from Mike's talk on the Corporal Works of Mercy at the Couples for Christ Youth Conference at the Catholic University of America
Mike's talk for 270Catholic's Theology on Tap
How Far is Too Far? - 4 Rules