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Weekly homilies from Bishop Robert Barron, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

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Weekly homilies from Bishop Robert Barron, produced by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

    The Best and Worst of Religion

    The Best and Worst of Religion

    Our first reading for this weekend, taken from the first book of Kings, is one of the most beautiful and memorable passages in the Old Testament. It tells of the prophet Elijah, who heard a tiny, whispering voice, which this was the presence of the Lord.

    • 14 min
    Come to the Water!

    Come to the Water!

    Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the fifty-fifth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah. The “second” section of Isaiah dates from around the time of the return of Israel from captivity in Babylon, and hence it is filled with the language of hope and salvation. And this passage that we read today, which reminds us of the foundational scriptural principle of the primacy of grace, is one of the most magnificent.

    • 15 min
    What Do You Want?

    What Do You Want?

    Our first reading for this week is from the first book of Kings, and it has to do with Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba, the great Israelite king who built the temple, and who eventually became a problematic figure in Israelite history. This passage puts us right at the very beginning of Solomon’s reign, when he was just a young man—untried, inexperienced, likely beset by all sorts of self-doubt. And Yahweh appears to Solomon in a dream and says, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” This is an extraordinary moment—and let’s attend with some care to Solomon’s answer.

    • 14 min
    How Strange Is the Power of God

    How Strange Is the Power of God

    What a privilege we have this weekend to hear from the book of Wisdom. Scholars contend that this is the last book written in the Old Testament, dating from around the time of Jesus. It is a collection of sayings and aphorisms, all testifying to the multivalent truth at the heart of biblical revelation. As one might expect, a major theme of this book is the wisdom of God. But two others, which figure prominently in our reading for today, are power and love.

    • 15 min
    The Word That Accomplishes Its Purpose

    The Word That Accomplishes Its Purpose

    This week, we hear from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and the theme of this short passage is the Word of God. How wonderful that we are hearing one of the greatest speakers of the Word precisely on this topic. How central to ancient Israelite religion was the Word! Biblical Israel knew itself to be a people to whom God uniquely had spoken. They savored his Word as it was preserved in the Torah and as it was spoken by the prophets and the sages of their religion. And the divine Word, Isaiah knows, is not a bland description of a state of affairs, but an effective principal. God’s Word makes things happen, changes things, brings life.

    • 14 min
    Zechariah and the New David

    Zechariah and the New David

    Our first reading for this weekend is derived from the ninth chapter of the book of the prophet Zechariah, one of the twelve so-called minor prophets of the Old Testament. The background for the prophecy contained here is that Israel saw itself as the specially chosen people of God, whose mission was to bring the light of the Lord to all the nations of the world. At the time of David, this ambition seemed more realistic, but things fell rather quickly apart. And yet, oddly, they continued to hope. God would cause Israel to fulfill its destiny, precisely by raising up a king like David.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Kate M from Australia ,

A brilliant clear thinker & teacher of the Catholic Faith.

Thankyou Bishop Barron for your compelling, stimulating discussions on such a wide array of topics of interest to any serious Catholic. I am learning so much about my Faith and falling more in love with Jesus Christ and His Church with each episode.

PRAISED BE GOD for giving us such a great evangeliser for these times!!

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little gems

These 15 minute talks are little pockets of gold. There is always something I can take into my every day life. Bishop Robert Barron’s biblical analyses are rich in wisdom and knowledge. He has the rare skill of explaining complex themes and heavy topics in simple, practical ways.

assyrian4christ ,

Excellent Biblical Interpretation

An excellent biblical interpretation each week from Bishop Barron. It has certainly helped me understand the context, purpose and intent of scripture. Most importantly, I know appreciate the intellectual depth of the Church. All Glory to God.

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