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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 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
    WOF 213: More Church Fathers You Should Know (Part 2 of 3)

    WOF 213: More Church Fathers You Should Know (Part 2 of 3)

    In this second part of our series on the Church Fathers (listen to Part 1), Bishop Barron takes a look at some important Church Fathers from the pre-Nicene and Nicene periods, including:
    Justin Martyr (100 – 165) Irenaeus (130 – 202) Origen (184 – 253) Athanasius (292 – 373) Gregory of Nyssa (335 – 395) A listener asks how we can understand Purgatory and Heaven in relation to time.
    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!

    • 31 min
    WOF 212: Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions

    WOF 212: Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions

    With the new year coming up, many of us will make resolutions. Some of us will pledge to exercise more, lose weight, or pick up new habits. But what spiritual resolutions should we make for 2020? In this short episode, Bishop Barron offers three suggestions.
    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!

    • 8 min
    WOF 211: The Warrior King of Christmas

    WOF 211: The Warrior King of Christmas

    How many Christmas cards and nativity scenes have you seen presenting the baby Jesus as soft and saccharine? Well, that’s not how the Bible describes him. There, Jesus is presented as a warrior king, who came with a heavenly army to battle against the dark powers of the world.
    In this episode, excerpted from Bishop Barron’s CATHOLICISM film series, discover the real meaning of Christmas, and the extraordinary infant king at its center.
    Click here to watch the video version of this episode!
    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!

    • 26 min
    WOF 210: Church Fathers 101 (Part 1 of 3)

    WOF 210: Church Fathers 101 (Part 1 of 3)

    Who were the Church Fathers, and why do they still matter today? Bishop Barron introduces these spiritual masters and shares their key contributions. In the first episode of our three-part series, he also discusses the three main Apostolic Fathers:
    Clement (35 – 99) Ignatius (35 – 108) Polycarp (69 – 155) A listener asks about the difference between faith and hope.
    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!

    • 29 min

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