The Best Book About Modern Revival Movements, on Sale by Author. “Days of Fire and Glory” is one of those books I loved so much, that I have gifted it to family members. It details a unique chapter in the history of Christianity, and that is the rise (and subsequent fall) of Charismatic Communities (both Catholic and ecumenical). For those unfamiliar, charismatic covenant communities are safe-havens for practicing faith among Catholics or mainline denominations, where entire families would live in close proximity to each other, commit to involvement with each other via prayer meetings, men’s/women’s groups, and myriad volunteer opportunities. They also came up with their own songs, some of which have made it to prominent hymnals and missallettes. They were “The Benedict Option” before that term came into vogue. One of the earliest examples of such a community was the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Houston, TX. It was a failing church until the Rev. Graham Pulkingham took it over in the early 1960s, and with his openness to the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” (as discussed in the book “The Cross and The Switchblade” by David Wilkerson), things began to change for the better. A movement was afoot, songs were written, and Episcopal liturgy became more free-form. In this particular case, however, Pulkingham had a secret side that was ultimately scandalous, and it (among many other factors) led to the downfall of the movement there. Just a few years ago, Church of the Redeemer was closed for good, and was bulldozed. It is a riveting read. I would be open to the criticism that, by focusing on some of the darker aspects, that it sensationalized some of the scandals of that particular area, that for some others, it didn’t affect their experience at all. I can accept that. Nonetheless, as someone who is passionate about renewal, worship music, and lay participation, this book is an absolute must-read. I mention this because the author has reached out and is having a fire sale. At this price, you can’t beat it. Nick Alexander
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    Nick Alexander is a dynamic Catholic-Charismatic-Christian comedian/worship-leader/speaker. He has three comedy albums out, but is also available to share the Great News of the Living Reality of Christ in our Daily Lives, in a way that is engaging, funny, heartfelt and effective.

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    Nick Alexander has evolved his ministry over the course of twenty years, as he had grown spiritually and in skills.

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Where I’m At: September 14, 2017 at 02:28PM

Tomorrow I fly to Indiana for a concert and a series of talks. And, yes, I wrote five new parody songs for the event..  Read More →

[Quora] Is comedy in the church pulpit acceptable?

A short while ago someone asked this on Quora: Is comedy in the church pulpit acceptable?This was how I answered their question.  Read More →

[Reddit]: Somebody Asked How to Make Mass Come Alive. I Answered…

Somebody had asked how to make Sunday mass come alive. My answer … Focus on the liturgy. The words. Print them out in advance, or get a Sunday missal for you to carry with you. Look specifically at the unique Prayers of the priest, at the Collect, Offertory, and after Communion. Each of these is different, and the latest translation is extremely beautiful and orthodox.... Read More

Why I Could Not Get a YOUCAT Bible for my Kids

I was looking for a Bible to give my ten-year olds. I saw that YouCat had came out with a version, and I was very interested in supporting YouCat. One positive review of this resource is Kathy Schiffer’s at the National Catholic Register. However, the fact that it wasn’t a complete text made it a non-starter. I do understand that certain passages (like the passage... Read More

[Reddit]: “Feeling absolutely miserable and confused”

A high schooler reached out to Reddit’s Catholicism community for help. He had felt alone in his struggles to stay faithful, and was addicted to pornography. He had been chastised for the faith, and now he didn’t even know what it meant to love the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind. The following was my response. Lot to cover here. Thank you for writing. We... Read More

Where I’m At: June 23, 2017 at 11:54AM

Fixing My YouTube Channel When I first started my YouTube channel, the goal was to make videos of all the parody songs I had created, and then some. That goal became a reality when I introduced “This Time of Forty Days”, a video that goes viral every Ash Wednesday, for elementary school catechists and fans of The Police. The one problem I had was that, not to put... Read More

[Quora] If you don’t agree with everything about Catholicism, can you still be a Catholic?

A short while ago someone asked this on Quora: If you don’t agree with everything about Catholicism, can you still be a Catholic?This was how I answered their question.  Read More →

[Quickly] I spent the morning crafting a parody lyrics for “Body Like A Back Road.” Coming soon.

I spent the morning crafting a parody lyrics for “Body Like A Back Road.” Coming soon. That is all. Have a nice day.  Read More →

[Video]: Nick Alexander: Booking

Nick Alexander is not just a parody musician or worship leader, but he is also a gifted keynote speaker. This montage (which includes his parody “I Got Me Kneeling”) demonstrates his skills as someone who can share the Gospel in an energizing and entertaining fashion.  Read More →

[Quora] Why is the decline of the Catholic Church in the West much slower than Mainline Protestantism?

A short while ago someone asked this on Quora: Why is the decline of the Catholic Church in the West much slower than Mainline Protestantism?This was how I answered their question.  Read More →

[Meme] What If Billy Joel Wrote Gregorian Chant?

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[Video/Podcast] My Most Evangelistic Parody Song Yet

http://traffic.libsyn.com/prayermeetingpodcast/nap017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy latest parody song is about something I am quite passionate about; trying to instill a devotion to the Greatest Commandment, as dictated in Mark 12:28-31. The Four Spiritual Laws I believe wholeheartedly that the most major impetus of evangelism for the last forty years, The Four... Read More

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