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The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture Bishop Robert Barron

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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 243: Bishop Barron’s New Book, “Renewing Our Hope”

    WOF 243: Bishop Barron’s New Book, “Renewing Our Hope”

    It's an exciting day as we celebrate the launch of Bishop Barron's newest book, Renewing Our Hope: Essays for the New Evangelization (CUA Press). The book pulls together 17 academic essays, talks, and papers that Bishop has composed over the past few years, and covers everything from evangelization, to theology, philosophy, the sex abuse crisis, the priesthood, relativism, liberalism, and even contemporary movies. Brandon and Bishop discuss the book in today's episode.

    A listener asks how to dialogue with those who believe that Jesus is just one of many incarnations of God.

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    • 33 min
    WOF 242: What Is Imaginative Apologetics?

    WOF 242: What Is Imaginative Apologetics?

    How do we share the Faith in a culture where many people don’t understand what we mean by words like "sin" or "salvation"—and where the media constantly bombards us with the idea that the teachings of the Church are irrelevant, outdated, or bigoted?
    All too often, people aren’t even interested in hearing about the Faith! Especially when we seek to reach young people or bring back those who have left the Church, we must find ways to communicate more effectively—in short, to make our arguments meaningful. Here, the imagination is essential, but often neglected.
    In this sample lesson from her Word on Fire Institute course, Dr. Holly Ordway focuses on the role of the imagination in apologetics, showing how attention to language and meaning can make the work of catechesis and evangelization much more effective.
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    • 20 min
    WOF 241: When a Christian Rock Singer Stops Believing in God

    WOF 241: When a Christian Rock Singer Stops Believing in God

    Last month, Jon Steingard, frontman of the Christian rock group Hawk Nelson, revealed that “he no longer believes in God” after spending his life as a devout Christian. His prominent de-conversion was profiled by The TODAY Show, People Magazine, NPR, and numerous other outlets. In today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt explore the reasons Jon Steingard gave to explain why he lost his faith.
    A listener asks how to explain to a “none” the role of the Church’s magisterium.
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    • 35 min
    WOF 240: Science was Born of Christianity

    WOF 240: Science was Born of Christianity

    The narrative that science and Christianity are enemies is false. Not only are they not enemies but Christianity helped science develop beyond the limits imposed on it by ancient cosmologies. In this sample lesson from her Word on Fire Institute course titled "Science for Evangelists," Dr. Trasancos introduces us to the basics of science and why there is no real conflict between science and Christianity.
    Want access to the rest of the course? Join the Word on Fire Institute today!

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    • 27 min
    WOF 239: International Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (July 2020)

    WOF 239: International Q&A w/ Bishop Barron (July 2020)

    In today’s episode, Bishop Barron fields questions from people all over the world, including:
    How do we reconcile love as willing the good of the other with more exclusive love, such as the love between a husband and wife? Some Protestant theologians say that John 6 is not talking about transubstantiation because this dialogue took place before the institution of the Eucharist. What do you think? What does the Catholic Church say about predestination and free will? Why does God need to be worshipped and glorified, and need sacrifices? On human terms, this sounds like his love is conditional and he is insecure. Can dogma be changed or overthrown? Was Jesus a socialist? What are the essential qualities/qualifications needed for evangelism? Degrees or degree program recommendations? 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!

    • 36 min
    WOF 238: Door Knobs and Sticks

    WOF 238: Door Knobs and Sticks

    Today we share a sample lesson from Fr. Stephen Gadberry’s course inside the Word on Fire Institute titled “The People You Will Meet.” Knowing your audience is very important in effective evangelization. In this course, Fr. Gadberry distinguishes the different types of people you will likely meet. His advice is based on years of experience as a Catholic priest engaging people about the faith. 
    If you enjoyed this sample lesson from his course, you can enjoy the rest of them by signing up for the Word on Fire Institute!

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    • 21 min

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I have been listening to the Word on Fire podcasts on a daily basis for months now, working my way backwards through 2020 and now well into 2019. It has been an unbelievably satisfying, thought provoking, and enriching experience. As a result of listening to these podcasts my knowledge, appreciation, and participation in the Catholic faith has been enlivened and deepened. With the recent experiences with the Covid 19 isolation and social justice unrest I have found the podcasts essential to strengthening my faith and my ability to make sound decisions on how to care for others and serve Christ. I love that the material is intelligent and accessible for all listeners regardless of their faith orientation. Every podcast enables the listener to do further reading to deepen their understanding. I'm now listening and taking notes to enable me to talk with others on these topics. This is an outstanding podcast series.

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Word on Fire is an excellent source to keep in touch with Catholic teachings & to nurture spiritual growth. Bishop Barron inspires cradle Catholics to reimagine our relationship with the Trinity with these thought provoking shows.

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