(First Catholic Blog Spotlight here.)
This time around I’m featuring one of my fave guy blogs – Patrick Vandapool, whose blog used to be called The Unapologist (a great name, btw), but now just calls it Patrick Vandapool.
Patrick is a convert to Catholicism from the Church of Christ, and the bulk of what he blogs about now are apologetics posts refuting the claims of the CoC. The guy knows his stuff. And he’s funny as well, which in my book is a huge asset because let’s face it, the Catholic blogosphere needs more funny people and fewer sour saints. He is the Czar of Czarcasm, but in a loving, Christian way.
The dude is also a whiz at gifs and photoshop. He graciously created my “Hunting Puppets” gif in the sidebar, and he provided the photoshopped gif for this post. Recently, he’s put his mad skillz on the block, so if you need something done for your personal website or whatever, he’s for hire.
He’s no nonsense but doesn’t take himself seriously. I miss the “Propaganda” posters (he funnily calls them “Czart”) that he used to have plastered across his blog, but like all bloggers, as we find our niche and fine-tune our approach, some things have to be put aside in favor of more practical appearances. Here are a couple examples:
Practicality can suck sometimes – and in the case of his blog, even more so! – but if you check out his site, you can find the images he’s done and have a few chuckles. And maybe if enough people pester him and beg and plead, he might be motivated to make a few more! The “Communist Catholic” look he developed is unlike anything else you’ll see.
Oh yeah – he’s an author too. His focus on apologetics, up til now, has been on the Church of Christ sect, but he has plans to expand his reach and shoot down just about any Protestant “tradition of men” revelation out there.
Add him to your sidebar, and when you go there, tell him LarryD sent you. That way he won’t use his awesome powers of Czarcasm against me.