What if you had the power of God?

If you had the power of God, what would you do? It’s a question that we rarely ask ourselves because, well, it’s not a very practical question. And yet, after watching the movie Bruce Almighty in which Jim Carey’s character is given this very opportunity, Fr. Patrick and I were forced to wonder.

Overall, the movie is more of a cautionary tale of acting without thinking, and there’s actually a few lessons to be learned. While we will never be God in Godself, we do have the ability to work with God to bring about the Kingdom, and our actions can have significant consequences.

Things that Make you Say WOW

The world is an incredible place. All around us are mysteries of science and nature, dazzling us with their magnificence. Thanks to the internet, we have the opportunity to share them with the world.

In this episode of Upon Friar Review, I share with Fr. Patrick some of the craziest things I could find on the internet, things like the scale of the universe, human hair on an atomic level, crazy powerful shrimp, disillusioning sounds, and super slow motion impacts. It’s a pretty awesome episode.

Reacting to MrBeast

MrBeast is one of the most popular YouTubers today with 46 million subscribers. He’s also the most generous, having given away more than 2 million dollars in just two years. Not all of it is altruistic, but Fr. Patrick and I approve.

What do you think?

Heaven is a place in the clouds where everything is perfect. You get everything you can imagine and do anything you want. There’s no responsibility, no punishment, and no limits.

At least, that’s what Hollywood tells us.

In this week’s episode of Upon Friar Review, Fr. Patrick and I look at a few popular images of heaven to discuss what we think heaven is really like. Spoiler alert: Hollywood doesn’t get much right!

New Channel!

Folks… You don’t know what’s about to hit you.

Two months ago it was announced that Fr. Patrick Tuttle, OFM, my college campus minister, was being assigned to Macon, GA, 5 miles from where I live. The wheels in my head began to turn. Here’s an extroverted, holy, funny man, committed to the mission of Christ and completely without shame in front of a camera. How could I utilize this opportunity? How could we work together on something meaningful, something new?

What about a react-style channel?

And so began Upon Friar Review. Each Thursday, I wills how Fr. Pat videos from the internet and secular media, not to criticize or dismiss the world, but in an attempt to engage with it and, hopefully, call people from it to something deeper. Our hope is to reach people who would otherwise not watch a religious channel, providing them entertainment on a popular level… so as to give them some much needed theology.

If this is something you’d be interested in watching, I’d invite you to subscribe here, or to send this video to someone in need of a bit more levity in their lives!