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About Mike Zimmerman

Mike is a convert to the Church who “Swam the Tiber" back in 2007. Growing up in a Methodist/Jewish household, Mike would later convert to Mormonism, study Eastern Philosophy and then find his home in the Catholic Church by researching to find what Christ left for us and what His disciples believed and did. This religious pursuit would cause him to change his major in college and subsequently receive his Bachelors in Religious Studies, his Masters in Theological Studies, a second Masters in Catholic Pastoral Education and is currently pursuing his PhD in Catholic History. Having lived all over the United States, Mike has found his home in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives with his beautiful wife and two young children. Read his personal blog at Rants and Random Thoughts of Mike.

Posts by Mike Zimmerman:

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I Can’t Bear to Watch

Every Good Friday, I watch The Passion. I reserve watching this movie for once a year. This is an amazing movie, but I do not watch it more to ensure that it always has the impact that it first did. This movie is violent, emotional, and grueling. So was the Crucifixion. I can’t bear to […]

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Don’t Forget to Share the Joys Too

We are all so quick to ask for prayers when we are in need, but we often forget to share the joys when things turn around. I have noticed that many times when a loved on is ill, there is financial strain, or an accident, we are all quickly inclined to enlist our loved ones, […]

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Don’t Lose the Smell of the Sheep

I love Pope Francis. The manner in which he has refocused our attention on the long teachings of the Church has everyone, those who are Catholic and those who are not even religious, seeing the beauty and rationale in what has been laid before us. I hear over and over, from many who are usually […]

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Being a Christian in the Public Sphere

What does it take to be a Christian in the public sphere? I ask myself this question all the time. We live in a world where our ideas, beliefs and values are constantly put to the test. As Christians especially, we are always pushed to see if our value of love of neighbor can stand […]

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