Dumb Ox Gear
You are a sincere gift and you are called to be a sincere gift. Wear the truth in style with our new "Sincere Gift" T-shirts for men and women!
Talks & Presentations
Check out this free recording of a talk given by Brian Butler to married couples at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mandeville, Louisiana!
Theology of the Body for Teens
Theology of the Body for Teens co-authored by Brian Butler (Executive Director of Dumb Ox Ministries), is a dynamic faith formation program for teens and pre-teens in Catholic schools, parish youth ministries, Religious Education, Confirmation, and homeschool settings. Using a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and relevant references to the culture, it goes beyond traditional chastity programs by connecting the two hottest topics on the planet–God and sex.
With St. Pope John Paul II’s compelling vision for love and life, and a language they understand, Theology of the Body for Teens answers the questions teens and pre-teens have about their own bodies, issues on sexual morality, and how they are uniquely created for greatness.
The High School Edition has been granted the Imprimatur by Justin Cardinal Rigali, of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Middle School Edition has been granted the Imprimatur by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The program is produced and distributed by Ascension Press. To learn more about the program or to purchase for your parish or school, click the button below.
Dedicated to advancing the message of the New Evangelization. In his Apostolic Letter Novo Millenio Ineunte, Pope John Paul II states, “There is a pressing need to implement an extensive plan of vocational promotion.” (NMI, 46) Mystery Trip is one of the ways we’re responding to that need. We believe that true discovery of one’s unique and personal vocation – whether that be marriage, priesthood, or consecrated life – is preceded by discovery of one’s identity as a beloved son or beloved daughter of God. Only when we trust God as Father can we free fall into the mystery of where He will lead us. Mystery Trip witnesses powerfully to this reality through the straightforward, real-life story of teenagers who are themselves the raw and unfinished products of grace, knowledge and surrender.
Mystery Trip is an up-close, honest exploration of young people on the road, trying to ﬁnd their place in life. A group of teens says yes to a bus trip without knowing the destination or the duration of the trek. This feature-length reality ﬁlm follows their physical and spiritual journeys as they come to grips with major questions of identity, problems at home and the fear that God may (or may not) be calling them to a mystery beyond this trip.
Click below to see the film trailer, to purchase the film, and to access resources for Vocation Directors.
Now That I Have Love - EP by Greg&Lizzy
The new EP from married couple/musical duo Greg&Lizzy offers both fresh perspectives and maturing sounds. Featuring a collection of seven new tracks, the album explores the realities of desiring much and giving everything for the sake of love in a lifetime comprised of daily experiences. All the while, they dare listeners to ask the question: is there reason to hope for something more than we now know? The broad musical and lyrical landscape covered in the duo's approachable but layered songwriting leaves the listener with much more than the average EP-length project. An organic sound with polished instrumentation finishes off a recording that's bound to be the catalyst for many to clap along loudly and contemplate alone quietly. Three original watercolors by artist Lauren Dionne give the whole project a visual dimension that's both deep and dynamic.
To the Dust - Greg&Lizzy's Debut Album
The Debut album by this newlywed duo features the inspiring complimentarity of a husband and wife singing from their experiences of the greatest glories and deepest struggles that come with authentic relationship. In addition to the array of meaningful lyrics that speak to the heart of the culture's many questions about love and marriage, Greg&Lizzy also succeeds in creating a wide soundscape ranging from pop to folk to jazz. Even with such variety, the album tells one cohesive story from start to finish that captures listeners with it's honest and original insights into the nature of human relationships. A must-have for anyone interested in great music with a relevant message for the culture.