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Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at http://WordOnFireShow.com and submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.

    WOF 219: Stoicism and Christianity

    WOF 219: Stoicism and Christianity

    Stoicism is experiencing a cultural moment, especially among Millennial techies. What is this ancient school of philosophy? Why is it experiencing a revival? And how does it compare to Christianity? Bishop Barron discusses all that and more in today's episode of the "Word on Fire Show."
    A listener asks if the word “holy” means set apart for a particular purpose, what exactly does it mean when we say God himself is holy?
    Links/Books
    The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday The Porch and the Cross by Dr. Kevin Vost  
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    • 29 min
    WOF 218: The Intellectual Life

    WOF 218: The Intellectual Life

    How did Bishop Barron get drawn into the life of the mind? What are his reading and writing habits like? In this episode, he discusses the intellectual life and gives advice to aspiring intellectuals.
    A listener asks which literature books Bishop would recommend for a Catholic high school English class.
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    • 36 min
    WOF 217: International Q&A w/ Bishop Barron

    WOF 217: International Q&A w/ Bishop Barron

    In today’s episode, Bishop Barron fields questions from people all over the world, including:
    How do I evangelize in remote areas where people are simple, and can’t even read the Bible, without dumbing down the message? What’s the Catholic response to worry and anxiety? Was Purgatory divinely revealed or just a human invention? How to evangelize young people about hot-button issues without sounding preachy and condemnatory? When praying, should we always go to God with requests or can we sometimes just praise him? How can God be outside the universe but still have an effect on it? Can you talk about Rabbi Wolpe’s argument against the Trinity, that if God is perfect, how could there be three persons in the Trinity? NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

    • 33 min
    WOF 216: “1917,” War, and Faith

    WOF 216: “1917,” War, and Faith

    The hit movie 1917 vividly depicts the horrors of World War I, including its great spiritual peril. In this episode, Bishop Barron reflects on the Great War, discussing its impact on twentieth-century theology and philosophy, the Pope, and the Catholic Church’s relationship to the world.
    A listener asks why Jesus chose to live a quiet, mostly obscure life.
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    • 34 min
    WOF 215: When People Are Indifferent About God

    WOF 215: When People Are Indifferent About God

    Today, we share a sample lesson from a course inside our Word on Fire Institute on “Reaching the Different.” The course is taught by Dr. Matt Nelson and teaches how to evangelize friends and family who are apathetic about God and don't care about religion. To get the rest of the course, along with 10 other full courses and all sorts of bonuses, join the Institute at https://wordonfire.institute.

    • 20 min
    WOF 214: Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great (Part 3 of 3)

    WOF 214: Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great (Part 3 of 3)

    In this third and final part of our series on the Church Fathers (listen to Part 1 and Part 2), Bishop Barron examines four influential Fathers from the post-Nicene period:
    John Chrysostom (349 – 407) Jerome (347 – 420) Augustine (354 – 430) Gregory the Great (540 – 604) A listener asks whether to pray for people who are sick or simply accept pain and suffering as part of God’s plan.
    Links + Book Recommendations Websites ChurchFathers.org Church Father writings online (New Advent) Church Father books mentioned Clement (35 – 99) Letter to the Corinthians Ignatius (35 – 108) Epistles of Ignatius Polycarp (69 – 155) The Martyrdom of Polycarp Justin Martyr (100 – 165) First and Second Apologies Irenaeus (130 – 202) Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies) Origen (184 – 253) De Principiis (On First Principles) Biblical Commentaries Athanasius (292 – 373) On the Incarnation of the Word Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395) Life of Moses John Chrysostom (349 – 407) On Wealth and Poverty On Marriage and Family Life Jerome (347 – 420) Letters Augustine (354 – 430) Confessions (Word on Fire Classics edition) De Civitate Dei (The City of God) De Trinitate (On the Trinity) Gregory the Great (540 – 604) Pastoral Rule Church Father collections Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Series Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set by William Jurgens Church Father commentaries/introductions The Fathers of the Church by Mike Aquilina The Fathers (Volume 1) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers (Volume 2) by Pope Benedict XVI The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett When the Church Was Young by Marcellino D’Ambrosio NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today!

    • 28 min

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Great insights on various topics

It widens my mind and reminds about eternal things.

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