That's basically my journey (minus the bank robberies, prison and endless years in academia). It's also the journey of Meagan, the latest person to walk with us, but I'll tell Meagan Montanari's story in the next blog post.
Steve evangelizes because life is a distorted caricature of itself without God. God makes all the difference, though many can carry on "fine" without God. For so many others, they become wrecked on the shores of modernity, and end up as statistics as prison inmates, addicts, the homeless, labor market drop-outs, crime victims, aborted babies, childless marriages, and children of divorce. Steve understands that the West is fractured, living off the salt and light of her Christian past, and the only means of restoring her is through a wave of conversions. Steve has also come to see that apologetics is only a tiny piece of the puzzle. Conversions usually depend more on prayer, personal witness and relationships. St. Paul Street Evangelization is up and running in Portland again (thanks to Felix Barba's stewardship), and I hope they attract many more members and conversions. It's truly a work of God.