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David Stavarz

Seminarian in Cleveland, Ohio

David Stavarz is a seminarian at St. Mary Graduate Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio. He also graduated from Borromeo College Seminary and John Carroll University in Cleveland. David has a passion for music, playing guitar, and singing, but also for snowboarding, backpacking, cycling, and ultimate frisbee. Most of all, he loves finding the transcendent in the finite, along with spreading the truth of Jesus Christ to all, as Christ is the source of his ultimate joy.

David Stavarz Latest Blog Posts

Tool’s “Right in Two”: A Reflection on Original Sin

by David Stavarz . March 06, 2018 . 0 Comments

Over the past year, hype surrounding Tool’s next album has grown significantly. It has been over ten years since the band put out any new material and many people are putting their ear close to the ground for a rel...

The Danger of Talking Over Others

by David Stavarz . December 06, 2017 . 2 Comments

Human existence wouldn’t be the same if we weren't able to communicate and enter into meaningful conversations with another people. Conversation is a time of exchanging words with someone else, and a time of an int...

Marathon Running and the Spiritual Life

by David Stavarz . September 19, 2017 . 7 Comments

Recently, I ran my first half-marathon in Akron, Ohio and I will say that it was a transforming experience. Even though I thought that I was undertrained and ill-prepared, I was able to run a great race. Throughout the c...

Vinyl Records and Going To Mass

by David Stavarz . May 11, 2017 . 7 Comments

Within the past year I have really gotten into buying and listening to vinyl records. When I was a kid I remember playing vinyl records with my dad and last Christmas I received a turntable from my parents. Since then, I...

Christianity Without the Crucifixion is Not Christianity

by David Stavarz . April 14, 2017 . 3 Comments

Last summer, I walked into a Christian goods store looking for a wedding gift for a friend, of course, in the typical last-minute-guy-gift-shopping fashion. I thought a nice crucifix would be good idea for the newlywed&r...