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Matthew Becklo

Word on Fire Blogger

Matthew Becklo is a husband and father, cultural commentator, and the Content Manager for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. His writing can be found at Word on Fire, Strange Notions, and Aleteia. Follow him @MatthewBecklo on Twitter.

Matthew Becklo Latest Blog Posts

Meet The Hillbilly Thomists

by Matthew Becklo . December 12, 2017 . 1 Comments

When a group of Dominican friars banded together over a common love for bluegrass and folk music, one of its founding members, Father Austin Litke, came up with a name that was impossible to top: “The Hillbilly Tho...

Jim Carrey’s Christ-Consciousness

by Matthew Becklo . November 29, 2017 . 3 Comments

What happened to Jim Carrey? It’s a question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds, especially after a deliciously weird interview in the middle of New York Fashion Week a few months ago. “There&...

Books That Rocked My World: Kierkegaard’s “Papers and Journals”

by Matthew Becklo . October 10, 2017 . 0 Comments

The world of books is as deep as it is wonderous. It's amazing how books written centuries ago can still start a spark in our modern minds. C.S. Lewis once said, "It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allo...

Foster the People’s ‘Sacred Hearts Club’: A Summery Cocktail with a Twist of Faith

by Matthew Becklo . August 17, 2017 . 1 Comments

When indie pop band Foster the People marched onto the music scene with their 2010 hit “Pumped Up Kicks” – a toe-tapping single that belied its dark lyrics about an isolated youth contemplating gun viol...

Franciscan Friar on Fire: Fr. Tansi’s Debut Album is Full of Grace

by Matthew Becklo . July 21, 2017 . 0 Comments

In a New York Times photo of Tansi Ibisi, his eyes say it all. The Franciscan novice was looking out the window of St. Crispin Friary chapel in the South Bronx, wearing a gray knit skull cap, gray sweater, and...