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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.

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 312: Understanding Genesis: Abraham and Isaac

    WOF 312: Understanding Genesis: Abraham and Isaac

    Friends, today we continue our “Word on Fire Show” series on how to understand Genesis by discussing Abraham and Isaac. Watch and learn about these two pivotal figures in salvation history.
    A listener asks, where can I learn more about God’s non-competitive transcendence?
    Links Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus The God of Faith and Reason: Foundations of Christian Theology by Robert Sokolowski 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!

    • 31 min
    WOF 311: Bishop Barron Q&A on Discernment

    WOF 311: Bishop Barron Q&A on Discernment

    Friends, at the recent FOCUS SEEK, seminarians and young people discerning their vocation asked me range of questions about calling and vocations, including:
    Did Bishop Barron ever consider religious life? How should we use philosophy to approach and interact with theology? What should we do about a “dark night of the soul” when it comes to discernment? How should one discern between dating versus pursuing a religious vocation? What should women in particular look for when discerning a religious order? How should one sift through fears and anxieties during discernment? What is something that Bishop Barron learned as a priest, that he wish he had known as a seminarian?
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    • 54 min
    WOF 310: Why Psychiatry Needs to Get Right with God

    WOF 310: Why Psychiatry Needs to Get Right with God

    Modern psychiatry tends to downplay spirituality, but in today's episode of "The Word on Fire Show," Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss a new Scientific American article suggesting that "Psychiatry Needs to Get Right with God."
    The author explains how belief in God is associated with significantly better treatment outcomes for many patients, and therefore patients should have the option to include spirituality in their treatment. 

    A listener asks, where does one go to get the Catholic Church’s official interpretation of Scripture?

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    • 27 min
    WOF 309: An Antidote to Hostility: Bishop Barron on Mind Pump

    WOF 309: An Antidote to Hostility: Bishop Barron on Mind Pump

    Earlier this year, Bishop Barron joined Sal Di Stefano from Mind Pump Media for a great conversation. They discussed the great social upheaval and political division in our culture—including its intellectual, moral, and spiritual dimensions—and why a purely secular framework is not enough to solve it.
    Links Dei Verbum Reading Challenge
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    • 56 min
    WOF 308: Understanding Genesis: Adam, Eve, and the Fall

    WOF 308: Understanding Genesis: Adam, Eve, and the Fall

    Today we continue our series on “Understanding Genesis.” Last time we focused on Creation and today we’re discussing Adam, Eve, and the Fall. How should we understand the creation of Adam and Eve? What actually happened at the Fall? Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss.

    A listener asks, why would Mark end his Gospel with the women not telling the Apostles about the resurrection?

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    • 27 min
    WOF 307: What’s Going to Cost Me Most?

    WOF 307: What’s Going to Cost Me Most?

    Today we share a Q&A session between Bishop Barron and Maronite clergy following a talk he shared on the priesthood. In the Q&A, he answered several questions, including:
    Did Adam love Eve for the sake of God? What is Mary’s role in Jacob’s ladder? Do you have practical advice for people feeling confined by their vocation? How should we pick our battles as we wrestle with the world? How do you approach the concept of free will and reconcile it with our slavery to God? What practical steps can we take in our parishes to keep people from disaffiliating from the Church?
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    • 57 min

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As a catechist, this podcast is must listening. Alway thought provoking, it has given me ideas to incorporate into my classes.

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I love listening to Bishop Barron. His thinking is so rich and deep. His method of answering questions invites self-reflection.

And it’s clear the format plays a key role. So many thanks to Brandon, who plays an awesome though understated role in shaping the conversation.

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