"THESE STATEMENTS ARE NOT FABLES;
THEY ARE REAL"
To the point, at the heart of this Christian ministry is the endeavor of making it real. What does that mean? I do not mean this phrase literally, of course, because in reality, it is God Who made me real, not the other way around. What I am referring to is a deeper experience of truth that was always there. God is real, and God is love. You are your Creator’s beloved, and your life has eternal purpose beyond your wildest dreams.
These statements are not fables; they are real.
"Ian, I don’t think I will ever be able to express to you the tremendous impact that you have had on my life! From the very first time I heard you speak, you had me captivated. From the fits of laughter to the moments of sheer awe at the majesty of God, I have loved every second of it! Through you, God finally got through to my stubborn heart and cracked the walls that I had placed up around it."
High School Student, Texas
Thank you so much, Doc Murphy, for visiting WVU and speaking to our students here at Mountaineer Catholic Campus Ministry. "I wish he would come back!" is all I heard after you left. The students really enjoyed your method of using stories to convey deep spiritual truths. Our faces and bellies hurt in such a good way from laughing so much while listening to you! Your style of conveying truth in a way that's both incredibly humorous and easy to understand is very compelling for youth and young adults. Thank you for being a witness to the Gospel and for spreading True Joy and Christ's Light wherever you go!
"Growing up was hard for me. I suffered from depression and bullying and for a long time I felt very alone. Then everything changed one night. It was during one of Ian Murphy’s talks. Ian was talking about how we didn’t need to feel alone and that, “God is with us...” Then Ian asked if anyone wanted to say anything. I stood up from my seat and walked down to the floor where Ian was. I told everyone my story. Ian then said to the crowd, “Please don’t let this young man feel alone. If you have his back please come down and pray over him. Give him a hug and let him know you care.” I looked and saw literally the entire crowd come down and either lay their hands on me or give me one giant hug. I was crying my eyes out when they were coming down. After everyone had come down I felt not only the love of my fellow peers but the love of God. That night had changed my life forever."
Young Adult, Kentucky
Dr. Ian Murphy is an excellent, dynamic speaker who gets to the core of the importance of our relationship with God. He is able to engage students and all audiences because he is in tune with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. His stories are chalk full of meaning.... He knows the love of God and he shares this love with all whom he encounters in an inviting and attractive manner.
FR. ISAAC, OSB
Administrator & Director of Campus Ministry