27 episodes

"Speaking with Deacons" provides inspiration and insight for those who are ordained to, in formation for, or just curious about the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church. In each episode, Dcn. Bob Rice talks with other deacons to learn more about what it means to model our lives after Jesus, the one who "came not to be served but to serve."

Speaking with Deacons Dcn. Bob Rice

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

"Speaking with Deacons" provides inspiration and insight for those who are ordained to, in formation for, or just curious about the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church. In each episode, Dcn. Bob Rice talks with other deacons to learn more about what it means to model our lives after Jesus, the one who "came not to be served but to serve."

    What Does God Want? (Discernment)

    What Does God Want? (Discernment)

    In this final episode of "What Does God Want?", Dcn. Bob and Dcn. Mike discuss two more "c" words, "Confusion" and "Courage," and wrap up the series by offering practical advice on how to apply these principles in prayerful discernment.

    • 37 min
    What Does God Want? (Confirmation and Conviction)

    What Does God Want? (Confirmation and Conviction)

    The last two questions Fr. Mike proposes we need to answer in order to properly discern God will is, "How is it confirmed?" and "Does my heart say 'yes'?" That last one is also known as "conviction." 

    • 38 min
    What Does God Want? (Consistent)

    What Does God Want? (Consistent)

    Another tool for discernment is what Fr. Mike called "the consistency test." Is the manner in which you think God is calling you similar to the ways he has spoken to you before? There is often a pattern to the way God communicates with us, and understanding that pattern can help us more quickly identify the voice of God.

    • 38 min
    What Does God Want? (Conversion)

    What Does God Want? (Conversion)

    "Will this bring about conversion to God?" Our hearts are being constantly "converted" to many things, and our decisions can either draw us to God or away from Him. In this episode, Dcn. Bob and Dcn. Mike discuss how even "every-day" choices can lead to holiness.

    • 39 min
    What Does God Want? (Conformity)

    What Does God Want? (Conformity)

    In this episode, Deacons Bob and Mike discuss the first chapter of Fr. Scanlan's book, "What Does God Want?" The first question we should ask in discernment is, "Does this conform to God's will?"

    • 43 min
    What Does God Want? INTRODUCTION

    What Does God Want? INTRODUCTION

    What is the difference between a good idea and a "God" idea? For the next six episodes, Dcn. Bob Rice is joined by Dcn. Mike Welker as they discuss a book written by Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, "What Does God Want?" The book focuses on five key principles of discernment. In this episode, they talk about the importance of discernment and also talk about their experiences with the author of the book.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DormaMitch ,

INSPIRING

Incredible interviews. I’m in my first year and I’m more excited than ever. God’s Will be done! Thank you Dcn Bob Rice!!!

Nettadude ,

Broad Appeal - Great Interviews

Ok, Bob does say his podcasts are for a niche market, but I think he’s cutting himself a little short. These are great discussions about our faith and the people who dedicate their lives to living their faith for others - that is just inspiring. Great thought provoking content that’s very approachable and applicable. I listened to all the podcasts in just a couple days. I can’t wait for the next episode! Thanks Bob for doing this and to listening to God’s call!!

genedavid ,

Long over due

This is something that is so needed to help those who are serving to feel connected to their brothers

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