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S+L BLOG: Mark Matthews



In many of my personal encounters in Hollywood, I meet men looking for validation – seeking to satisfy a voice that asks, “Are you a true man?” But looking to answer that question in the entertainment industry is probably not the best place. That explains much of the craziness here. But for a Catholic man ...read more
This past Christmas we reflected upon the incomprehensible mystery of the incarnation – God the Father made known to us through the man Jesus Christ. He chose a specific time, place, and way in our history to reveal Himself to us. That is the “Incarnation.” It’s a word we’ve probably heard many times. But have ...read more
by Mark J. Matthews, SLHour‘s Hollywood Undercover Missionary I was recently reflecting on the Passion narrative when a line jumped out at me. As Peter is about to strike the high priest’s servant with a sword, Christ reprimands him and says: “Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not ...read more
By Mark Matthews, our Salt + Light Hour Hollywood Undercover Missionary My co-workers and I got this crazy idea into our heads recently that we needed to visit a Goth Bar. If you don’t know what “Goth” is, it’s a whole movement of look/style/culture similar to punk, except that Goths are known for wearing all ...read more
By Mark Matthews, Salt + Light Radio’s Hollywood Undercover Missionary I’m a nuts and bolts kind of guy – a very hands on artist who appreciates the tangible, visual nature of our world. Because of this I have a tough time understanding how prayer “works”. What is the cause and effect? I can’t see anything ...read more
By Mark Matthews, Salt + Light Radio’s Hollywood Undercover Missionary You’ve heard from me often about what’s good in Hollywood. Today I thought I’d write about what’s bad in Boston! “The Celtics? The St. Paddy’s day parade? C’mon, why you hatin on the Bostonians?” I recently visited Boston and while there I made a pilgrimage ...read more