So many of us have questions, so many of us look around and wonder what’s happening with our Church and how do we fit in! So, grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and join me for Brewing Faith, a podcast where younger Catholics ask the questions, and together with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, and through a Franciscan lens we look at the future of our Church.
Brewing Faith Episode 13: Exploring the Lord's Prayer
The Our Father, also known as the Lord’s Prayer, is perhaps the most common prayer used across the entire Christian community among the various Christian denominations. Our discussion today, gleaned from various things I’ve read and heard throughout the years, will explore the question: is it only a prayer or is it a way of life for a disciple of Christ? Although I refer to it as a prayer throughout the podcast, my context of understanding is that it is more than just a prayer, it is the very model of true discipleship itself!
So grab your favorite cup of coffee or whatever you like to brew, kick back, and let’s get started.
Singing of the Lord's Prayer at the end downloaded from: Andrea Bocelli - The Lord's Prayer - Live From The Kodak Theatre, USA / 2009 Download
Brewing Faith Episode 12: The Notion of God
In an article entitled “The Notion of God,” on which this podcast is based; Richard Rohr highlights the anthropologist David Buchdahl’s view of the significance of our Notion of God since (and I quote) “the character of a culture is heavily influenced by the notion of God that predominates within it.” In this podcast, we explore our own understanding of God and how that shapes not only our own life, but impacts the very values and attitudes found in the larger society. So kick back, grab a cup of coffee or whatever you like to brew and let’s get started!
Brewing Faith Episode 11: Human Sexuality
Sexuality is a powerful/passionate force and that power/passion lies within us as humans. Sexuality is connected with God’s life and love.
Brewing Faith Episode 10: Our Human Nature and Sexuality (Part 1)
This podcast is the first of a two-part series entitled "Our Human Nature and Sexuality." In this edition we focus on human nature, what makes us tick, who we are as human beings, what makes up our nature, and what makes us different from all other creatures. We'll look at how we understand, manage, and experience our unique nature. So grab a cup of coffee or whatever you like to brew, and take a listen!
Brewing Faith Episode 9: The Incarnation, Discovering the Mystery
Join Sr. Marian Leaf, as she is joined by former Franciscan Volunteer, Sabina Marroquin for this episode of the Brewing Faith Podcast. Together, they dive deeper into the meaning of the Incarnation. Most people in the world believe in God and most religions help direct their members to seek and serve this God according to their beliefs. Christianity is the only faith in which this God comes as one of us–to seek us out and share in our life. We name that coming 2000 years ago INCARNATION. But would it surprise you to know that our understanding of this Incarnational event has evolved throughout the centuries? Would you be surprised that many theologians and scholars today consider another event as the First Incarnation? Take a listen!
Brewing Faith Episode 8: St. Francis, The Transformation
Join Sr. Marian Leaf, a sister of St Francis of Philadelphia, as she follows Sara Marks, in bringing you these Brewing Faith podcasts. Learn about St. Francis and his life of transformation. Did you know that the young Francis dreamed of being a knight--a warrior going off to fight on the battlefields? Instead he became a peacemaker, who lived in right relationship with others and all of creation! Let’s see how that happened.