Tanner Kalina

Tanner Kalina is a missionary at CU in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin before spending five years in Los Angeles as an actor and screenwriter. Oh, and sommelier--wine, anyone? He starred and/or wrote in a variety of critically acclaimed films before the Lord graced him with a burning zeal for souls. He's stoked to be serving on the battlefield of a university campus. He's also stoked to be living in nature's playground, climbing rocks and hiking 14ers.

What Are the Things That Make a Man?

Daniel Craig’s smooth-talking bravado. Brett Favre’s Levi-wearing athleticism. Ryan Gosling’s hair-flipping charm. These are the things that make a man. Right? C’mon. St. Peter’s power-preaching authority. JPII’s communism-defeating courage. Pier Georgio...

Living Out Your Catholic Faith After Graduation

Graduation is an exciting time. The parties, the job hunts, the liberation from lectures. Oh! And the sleep! Praise God for the extra sleep. But then. The big bad real world...

A Call to Artists Pt. 2

Dear Artist, Praise God for your skill. Praise God for your passion. Praise God for you, Dear Artist. Praise God for your redemption. In a world strife with tension and confusion,...

A Prenatal Guide for Jesus’ Birth

Can you imagine the baby shower Mother Mary threw for Jesus? What a jammer! Auntie Elizabeth, pregnant herself, would have brought the creamiest triple chocolate cake. Joseph would have...

Your Social Media Is Not Your Identity

Before joining FOCUS, I was an actor in Los Angeles. As an actor in LA, your Instagram isn’t just your Instagram. It’s your headshot, your resume, and your credibility,...

How Catholics Should Handle Heartbreak

“The heart was made to be broken.” —Oscar Wilde “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” —Bette Davis “So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter...