Brandon Vogt, the awesome and brilliant Catholic blogger, writer, and speaker who has appeared in several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, EWTN, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today, has been working for the last couple years on a huge new project, and last week it finally went live.
The project is called Strange Notions, and it’s designed to be the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. As a ‘digital Areopagus’, it features intelligent articles, compelling video, and rich discussion throughout its many comment boxes.
(If you can’t see the video above, click here.)
Strange Notions gets its name from St. Paul’s speech at the Areopagus in Acts 17:16-34. There he proclaimed the Resurrection to the intellectual elite of the ancient world, who responded saying, “you bring some strange notions to our ears; we should like to know what these things mean.” StrangeNotions.com helps those asking the same thing today. Readers will encounter reasonable arguments for God and the Catholic Church, maybe for the first time, and like St. Paul’s listeners leave intrigued by these “strange notions.”
The contributors include the best-of-the-best Catholic intellects, scientists, philosophers, and artists. Right now we have over thirty on board, including Dr. Peter Kreeft, Dr. Edward Feser, Fr. Robert Barron, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Dr. Kevin Vost, Christopher West, Jimmy Akin, Jennifer Fulwiler, Marc Barnes, Leah Libresco, Stacy Trasancos, Mark Shea, Carl Olson, and many more.
Did you see that? I am honored to join that list as a contributor to discuss our precious Catholic faith, and I did in fact watch the comment boxes explode with dialogue last week. There must be over 1,000 comments already, and most are from atheists. It is good dialogue, the kind that I’m certain Brandon envisioned as he was inspired to bring this project to fruition.
If you enjoy dialogue in a guarded environment where the focus is on quality and respect, dive right into the discussions or just grab a drink and read along. The content has been impressive so far. Visit the homepage and you’ll instantly see what I mean.
“Come now, let us reason together.” – Isaiah 1:18