Open Forum

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley is president of Ignatius Press, one of the nation's largest Catholic publishers and distributors of videos and music.  A former staff apologist with Catholic Answers, he is author of How Not to Share our Faith, co-author of A Study Guide for Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, and a contributor to The Five Issues That Matter Most.  He is also the executive producer of several documentaries, including The Story of the Nativity, Lost Gospels or False Gospels, and Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?.  He is the former director of Communications and of the Office for Social Ministries of the Diocese of San Diego.

Mark Brumley holds a Master's degree in theology from the University of Dallas and is a regular guest on television and radio, discussing the Catholic faith.  His articles have appeared in such places as Catholic World Report.com, the National Catholic Register, This Rock, The Catholic Answer, and National Review Online. Mark is associate publisher of IgnatiusInsight.com.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics
The renaissance of Catholic apologetics has done great good for the Church. Ordinary Catholics are learning how to defend and explain the Faith—and to share it enthusiastically with others—more fluently and confidently than ever. As an experienced apologist and evangelist, Mark Brumley has seen firsthand what this renaissance has accomplished. But he has also witnessed its dangers and pitfalls; some of which are so serious that, left unchecked, they can undermine all our efforts. When we try to prove too much from reason alone, for example, or when we let prideful desire to win arguments overshadow our goal of communicating God’s truth, we run the risk of becoming mediocre—even counter-productive—stewards and messengers of that truth. In The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics, Brumley examines the most common faults that defenders of the Faith must guard against, and shows you how to avoid and overcome them. Read this concise and lively book today and become a more effective apostle tomorrow!