The order of these videos got messed up because after making Episode I it was decided an introduction was needed. So Episode I was renamed Episode II, and a brief introductory video replaced it. As commented on the ABOUT page, these were early attempts at videography, and reflect the work of an amateur. Some think this actually adds a down-home quality. You be the judge.
It was very disappointing to find, on a recent review of the YouTube page, some of the videos had been altered. For example, one had the audio completely removed because someone made a copyright claim that went unchallenged (it’s a busy life). And on a few of the others the soundtrack or certain clips within the video have been corrupted (somehow) which detracts a bit.
So, if you notice the sound or the image skipping or blacking out, you’ve discovered it. The originals are fine; it’s not an example of poor editing. Plans are underway to make corrections and do a re-posting of the missing episodes sometime in the hopefully near future.
After converting to Catholicism an argument erupted, (a friendly argument), between Tom and a close Protestant friend, concerning the issue of Sola Scriptura, the belief that the authority for a Christian lies in the Bible Alone. In closing they agreed to continue the discussion electronically. Tom would write up a letter, or article, and send it to his friend by email. After writing the piece, the momentum took over, and instead of an article, the email to his friend included a link to this next video.
And the momentum carried right over into Episode III – Holy Communion. The opening music is a clip from a song by the Christian-Rock band, Third Day. Good Protestant’s from Georgia (I believe). I hope they don’t mind… it just fit so well.