Episodes

  • WOF 101: What to Make of the Protestant Reformation?

    · 00:27:14 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    We just passed the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a Wittenberg church, and initiated a massive split of the Christian community. What should Catholics make of this event 500 years later? How should we view Protestantism and relate to our Protestant brothers and sisters? That's what Bishop Barron discussed today. A listener asks how Catholics should feel about Protestants. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction 2:00 - What are Bishop Barron's initial thoughts on this anniversary? 4:00 - Who is Stanley Hauerwas? 6:15 - Why is Hauerwas so friendly to the Catholic tradition? 8:00 - Is the Reformation effectively over? 13:40 - How does the Reformation continue to fracture the Church Universal? 17:50 - What was the difference maker for reform movements that did not splinter the Church, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans? 21:00 - Is the problem of authority the key to Protestantism? 24:00 - How should Catholics feel about Protestant denominations?

    starstarstarstarstar
  • Missing episodes?

    Click here to refresh the feed.

  • WOF 100: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

    · 00:26:52 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Today we celebrate the hundredth episode of “The Word on Fire Show”! It's hard to believe we've reach that mark. But to celebrate, we decided to focus on you, our listeners, and your wonderful questions. Bishop Barron answers several listener questions about a whole range of topics. SPECIAL: Pick up your FREE copy of Bishop Barron's “Advent Gospel Reflections” booklet and get inspiring reflections throughout this holy season. The book is free, you just cover the shipping. Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:04 - Introduction 2:30 - What are Bishop Barron's thoughts on Stoicism? 5:15 - What if "willing the good" of one person causes problems for another? 8:30 - Why are angels commonly depicted as children in artwork? 10:45 - What are the first steps for someone who is considering becoming Catholic? 13:10 - Was Jesus made in the image of God or is Jesus God? 16:50 - Does Jesus want us to follow all of the laws of the Old Testament? 21:30 - Why did God create the world? 23:30 - Does Bishop Barron plan on starting a Catholic movement?  Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 099: How to Reach the “Nones”

    · 00:33:26 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    This week, Bishop Barron is giving the annual “Erasmus Lecture” for First Things, where he'll speak on “Evangelizing the ‘Nones’.” That's the them of this episode, which explores why young people are becoming disconnected to religion, and what we can do to draw them back. A listener asks what makes great music truly great. SPECIAL: Pick up your FREE copy of Bishop Barron's “Advent Gospel Reflections” booklet and get inspiring reflections throughout this holy season. The book is free, you just cover the shipping. Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:04 - Introduction, Bishop Speaks at the Cornerstone Conference and prepares for the Erasmus Lecture 06:00 - Brief synopsis of iGen, a book that discusses America's newest and least religious generation 08:30 - How does our culture's celebration of individual choice create "nones", and how do we approach this issue as evangelists? 12:20 - How has scientism led to the creation of the "nones", and how do we approach this issue as evangelists? 16:15 - How has the "LGBTQ movement" contributed to the rise of the "nones", and is Christianity anti-gay? 23:00 - What are the 5 pathways to reach the "nones"? 26:50 - How do we approach a person who has zero interest in religion? 29:00 - Listener Question: What makes great music great? Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 098: The 5 Men Who Most Influenced Bishop Barron

    · 00:32:18 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    In his new book, To Light a Fire on the Earth, Bishop Barron shares the story of his own spiritual formation as a young man coming of age after Vatican II, who is then called to preach to a secular world. Thankfully, the bishop was guided by great men who, despite the tide of secularism and moral relativism, embodied the steadfast spirituality, integrity, and moral rectitude that informs a heroic priesthood. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron discusses the impact of five key figures in his life, beginning with his father, John Clayton Barron, Sr. and ending with his late, great mentor, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. SPECIAL: Pre-order Bishop Barron's new hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 00:04 - Introduction, first printing and a visit from the Papal Ninja 02:40 - The father of Father Barron 07:20 - Adolescence and Mr. Tim White's English class 11:52 - Seminary years with Msgr. Robert Sokolowski 17:42 - Serving as a parish priest with Msgr. Bill Quinn 23:00 - The mission and mentorship of Cardinal Francis George 28:25 - Listener Question: How do we respond to critics who say that it's worthless to "send our thoughts and prayers" in times of crisis? Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 097: Did Thomas Aquinas Really Prove God? (Part 2 of 2)

    · 00:29:45 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    This is the second part of a series responding to a viral YouTube video titled "Aquinas and the Cosmological Arguments" (750,000+ views), which claims that Thomas Aquinas' arguments for God have been decisively refuted. But have they? Bishop Barron responds to the video and shows that when properly understood, Thomas' arguments are as strong today as ever before. A listener asks how the word "Gospel" would have been understood in the first century. SPECIAL: Pre-order the hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction, background on Crash Course video 1:40 - Are Aquinas' first four arguments for God unimpressive because they don't lead to a personal God? 8:15 - Does Aquinas' argument for God allow for polytheism? 12:2o - Does Aquinas' argument for God allow God to be an egg, a turtle, or a big block of stone? 14:35 - Are there major flaws that make Aquinas' argument invalid? 16:45 - Is Aquinas' argument self-defeating, because God would require a cause? 21:05 - Do you have to believe Aquinas' arguments in order to believe in God? 26:30 - Question from listener: Was the word "Gospel" used often in Jesus' time? Bonus Resources Books Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Bishop Barron Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide by Edward Feser Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism by Edward Feser Aquinas: An Introduction to the Life and Work of the Great Medieval Thinker by F. C. Copleston To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age by Bishop Barron Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 096: Aquinas and the Arguments for God (Part 1 of 2)

    · 00:36:35 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    A viral YouTube video titled "Aquinas and the Cosmological Arguments" (750,000+ views) claims that Thomas Aquinas' arguments for God have been decisively refuted. But have they? Bishop Barron responds to the video and shows that when properly understood, Thomas' arguments are as strong today as ever before. A listener asks whether death is natural. SPECIAL: Pre-order the hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction, Bishop Barron describes the Facebook headquarters 5:30 - Why have multiple proofs for God's existence?  If a singular argument is truly a proof, should not one be sufficient? 8:44 - Where did Thomas Aquinas come up with these arguments? 12:50 - Do Aquinas's observations from nature hurt his argument given the fact that modern science has proven some of his examples to be inaccurate?    15:33 - What's wrong with using dominos to illustrate Aquinas's argument from motion? 26:50 - What's the difference between a hierarchal and a temporal causal series? And why is this so important for understanding Aquinas? 31:35 - Did the philosopher David Hume defeat Aquinas's arguments? 34:24 - Question from listener: Is death natural? Bonus Resources Books Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Bishop Barron Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide by Edward Feser Five Proofs of the Existence of God by Edward Feser The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism by Edward Feser Aquinas: An Introduction to the Life and Work of the Great Medieval Thinker by F. C. Copleston To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age by Bishop Barron Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 095: How to Have a Religious Argument

    · 00:45:34 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Listen to Bishop Barron's talk at the Facebook HQ, which has already been heard over 275,000 times. Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space. But few people really know how to have a good religious argument. Lots of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings are expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion. Bishop Barron paves a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions. SPECIAL: Pre-order Bishop Barron's new hardcover book, To Light a Fire on the Earth, for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Bonus Resources Books To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age by Bishop Barron Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Bishop Barron

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 094: Bishop Barron‘s New Book with John Allen, Jr.

    · 00:25:44 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Bishop Barron has a new book coming out titled To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age. It's a book-length conversation between Bishop Barron and John Allen, Jr., the award-winning Vatican journalist, and touches on a wide range of subjects including God, atheism, social media, prayer, beauty, and why the Church matters today. In today's episode, John joins Bishop Barron to discuss the new book. SPECIAL: Pre-order the hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction 1:40 - What were John Allen's first impressions about creating this book? 3:10 - What were Bishop Barron's first thoughts when the book was proposed to him? 4:00 - What parallels does John Allen see between Ven. Fulton Sheen and Bishop Barron 7:35 - Why did Bishop Barron start the book talking about beauty? 9:00 - How is Baseball helpful to understanding Catholicism 12:00 - How did one of Bishop Barron's professors in Paris shape his spirituality? 14:00 - What is Bishop Barron's three-fold path to holiness? 16:00 -  What makes Bishop Barron different from other people John has interviewed for books? 19:00 - Will Word On Fire become a permanent movement in the life of the Church? 23:30 - How can Catholics proclaim the Gospel in a secular age? Bonus Resources Books To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming Christ in a Secular Age Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 093: Bishop Barron at Facebook

    · 00:30:21 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Today (September 18), Bishop Barron will be speaking to Facebook employees at their headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, on "How to Have a Religious Argument." (The talk will be livestreamed on Bishop Barron's Facebook page from 6:00pm-7:00pm ET.) Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space. But what Bishop Robert Barron finds interesting is how few people really know how to have a good religious argument. There is a lot of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion. Bishop Barron paves a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions. SPECIAL: Pre-order the hardcover book today for just $19.95 (26% off) and free shipping. You'll also receive three bonus eBooks from Bishop Barron! Just click here to order. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Introduction about the talk 1:15 - Bill Maher as an example of how NOT to have a religious argument 2:40 - How is learning to trust a person an example of coming to faith?  6:30 - What is the number one block to having a good religious argument? 9:58 - What is voluntarism, and how does it block good religious argument? 16:15 - How does understanding your opponent's position helpful in having a religious argument? How is Thomas Aquinas an expert in this? 23:50 - What is the significance of Bishop Barron speaking at Facebook? 26:00 - Question from listener: How can the Catholic Church claim the fullness of truth when other religions claim the same?   Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 092: Pro-Life AND Social Justice

    · 00:25:00 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    There seems to be a divide in the Catholic Church between so-called “pro-life” Catholic and so-called “social justice” Catholics. Where did this come from? How do we heal this split? That's what Bishop Barron discusses in this episode. A listener asks how to respond when a beggar asks for money on the street. Topics Discussed 0:05 - Intro: Ingrid Goes West and Facebook announcement 3:45 - How did the Pro-Life movement and the Social Justice movement become divided? 5:55 - How should the "both/and" quality of Catholicism address this great separation? 7:00 - What does "social justice" mean in the Catholic tradition? 9:15 - Should the Pro-Life and Social Justice movements be equally emphasized in the life of the Church? 13:20 - How do we heal the divide between these two groups of Catholics? 14:55 - How can the saints help provide a path forward? 17:00 - How does Pope Francis balance the priority of these two issues? 19:32 - Question from listener: How should Catholics react to beggars on the street? Bonus Resources  Study Program David the King Websites Bishop Barron's Facebook page Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 091: Does Religion Have a Smart-People Problem?

    · 00:22:13 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Every now and then, articles and surveys pop up suggesting that religious people are, by whatever criteria, dumber than then general population—or at least dumber than atheists. Today Bishop Barron responds to this and the charge that religion has a “smart-people problem.” A listener asks about new ecclesial movements in the Church. Also, be sure to take advantage of our Word on Fire Show listener sale! ENTER PROMO CODE: DAVID to save $10 on our newest film at DavidTheKing.com Topics Discussed 0:05 - Intro and Catholic podcast recommendations 1:30 - Bishop Barron's initial reaction to the articles claiming that religion has a smart-people problem. 5:00 - What does it say about religion when studies show that most scientists are atheists? 8:30 - Is it worrisome that most professional philosophers are atheists? 12:00 - Does it matter that most religious philosophers are theists? 13:30 - How does the culture feel about religious people, are they considered childish and simple-minded? 17:50 - What does historical evidence tell us about the relationship between science and religion?  19:30 - Question from listener: What's your take on Communion and Liberation and other ecclesial movements in the Church? Bonus Resources  Study Program CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization Leader's Kit David the King Articles "Religion’s Smart-People Problem: The Shaky Intellectual Foundations of Absolute Faith" (Salon) "A Scientist Looked Through 63 Studies to Conclude Atheists are More Intelligent than Religious People" (Indy 100) "Atheists More Intelligent Because They Can Override “Instinctive” Religious Beliefs—But It Will Be Their Downfall" (Newsweek) "Religion’s Smart-People Problem: The Shaky Intellectual Foundations of Absolute Faith" (Salon) Videos Bill Nye and Philosophy Atheism and Philosophy Scientism and God's Existence Websites Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 090: Beauty in the Catholic Tradition

    · 00:28:31 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    What is beauty? Is beauty undefinable and entirely relativistic? Or is beauty an objective reality, backed by reason and understanding? How do Catholics define beauty, and how has Catholic Church evangelized through beauty over the centuries? In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron answers these questions and more about the transcendental nature of beauty. The listener question comes from Argentina and wonders how art might be used in evangelization? Also, be sure to take advantage of our Word on Fire Show listener sale! ENTER PROMO CODE: DAVID to save $10 on our newest film at DavidTheKing.com Topics Discussed 0:05  - Intro, a Cardinal visits and the sun eclipses 4:00 - Why has Bishop Barron considered beauty the privileged route of evangelization? 8:25 - What is beauty? 10:55 - What three things combine to make something beautiful? 15:55 - Why do some people disagree about a masterpiece being beautiful? 19:20 - How can someone be transformed by beauty? 24:14 - What was a profound moment of beauty in Bishop Barron's life? 25:43 - Question from listener: How can the arts aid in evangelization? Bonus Resources  Study Program CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization Leader's Kit David the King Articles "A Strategy for the New Evangelization" (Bishop Barron) "The New Evangelization and Seminaries" (Bishop Barron) "Effective Evangelization Commences with Joy" (Bishop Barron) "Practical Strategies of the New Evangelization" (Bishop Barron) Videos New Media and Evangelization Effective Evangelization Confirmation and Evangelization Evangelizing with the Heart of a Shepherd Theology and the New Media Books  The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture by Bishop Robert Barron Bridging the Great Divide by Bishop Robert Barron Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Websites Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 089: What Really Happens When We Die?

    · 00:29:19 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    What really happens when we die? In a recent interview with Larry King, popular astro-physicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, offers a scientifically reduced answer to this philosophically rich question. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron reacts to Tyson's response and offers a more holistic understanding of human identity and death. A listener asks how God can be both a person and the sheer act of "to be" itself. Love the show?  Want more people to listen? Take two seconds to leave us a review! Click HERE to leave your review now! Topics Discussed 0:04 - Intro: Bishop Barron speaks at a tech conference 1:30 - Explaining the interview and Tyson's explanation of physical death 5:20 - Are scientists seen as the new priests? 8:10 - What happens when you die besides the obvious scientific realities? 10:00 - Why do atheists still cling to moral values? 11:09 - Does culminating as meat for maggots offer a sense of eternal fulfillment? 12:30 - Tyson's explanation of our annihilation upon death. 14:55 - Is it a wish fulfilling fantasy to desire consciousness after death? 20:00 - Would anyone really want to live forever? 22:30 - What really happens when we die according to Christians? 25:25 - Question from listener: How can God be both a person and the sheer act of "to be" itself? Bonus Resources Articles "The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion" (Bishop Barron) "Does Religion Have a 'Smart-People' Problem?" (Bishop Barron) "The Theory of Everything: A God-Haunted Film" (Bishop Barron) "Cosmos and One More Telling of the Tired Myth" (Bishop Barron) Videos  Neil deGrasse Tyson's interview with Larry King Hey Bill Nye, 'Does Science Have All the Answers or Should We Do Philosophy Too?' Atheism and Philosophy Bishop Barron on The Theory of Everything Bishop Barron on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Has Science Refuted Aristotelian Causality? Scientism and God's Existence Stephen Hawking and Atheism Fr. George Coyne and the Fertile Cosmos Books The Soul's Upward Yearning by Fr. Robert Spitzer The Priority of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron Websites WordOnFire.org StrangeNotions.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 088: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

    · 00:32:55 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Normally, in each episode we take one listener question. But we've received such a large number of outstanding questions from around the globe that we’ve decided to devote another episode to answering a range of questions from listeners like you. Bishop Barron answers several questions, rapid fire, on many different topics. Topics Discussed 0:05  - Intro: Bishop Barron returns from his CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players film trip 2:00 - Should we feel guilty for not giving away all of our possessions and serving the poorest of the poor? 5:10 - If there are aliens, did Jesus appear to them as well? 7:45 - What is the difference between the Ascension and the Assumption? 9:45 - Why do we take both the Bread and the Wine in Communion? 13:20 - When does venting turn into gossip, and how do we avoid gossiping? 18:45 - Where is Jesus' body today? 24:25 - What might Jesus say about dealing with a bad breakup? 26:45 - What resources should Catholics read to understand Martin Luther? Bonus Resources Study Guides CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Leader's Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Study Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Leaders Kit (Bishop Barron) DVDs CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Bishop Barron) Books Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Bishop Barron Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture by Bishop Barron Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism by Bishop Barron Praying with the Pivotal Players by Bishop Barron Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Bishop Barron Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 087: The Law of the Gift

    · 00:25:38 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Bishop Barron is flying back from Europe after his Pivotal Players recording trip, so instead of a live show, we’re bringing you a special excerpt from his upcoming “David the King” series. Learn about Hannah and the “law of the gift” in this stirring commentary. Also, be sure to visit DavidTheKing.com and use the coupon code DAVID to save $10 on the DVD or Blu-ray version of the series! Bonus Resources   DVDs + Study Programs David the King (Bishop Barron) Websites Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com  

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 086: Broadcasting from Milan, Italy

    · 00:29:00 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Bishop Robert Barron and his Word on Fire production are in Italy, filming the next round of CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. Be sure to take advantage of special behind the scenes access from the Pivotal Players film trip! Sign-up for exclusive footage at: WordOnFireShow.com/Videos Topics Discussed 0:05  – Intro, the new Spiderman movie 1:28 – Does it ever get old for Bishop Barron to travel? 2:41 – The CATHOLICISM series production team 4:46 – Surprisingly small film crew for such a grand production 5:50 – Interesting stops for a first visit to Rome 9:15 – What’s the difference between a vacation and a pilgrimage? 11:20 – Bishop Barron’s favorite place during the filming so far 12:55 – The St. Francis fresco painted during his own lifetime 13:20 – What’s Bishop Barron’s prayer like during a filming trip? 15:33 – Why is the Divine Office so important to Bishop Barron? 17:51 – Why all baptized people should consider praying the Liturgy of the Hours 18:23 – Praying the psalms for the sake of the world 19:20 – Who was St. Ambrose and why does he matter? 23:28 – What do you miss most about the United States? 24:20– Question from listener: Fr. Steve Grunow asks what St. Benedict and St. Augustine, both Italians, have to say to Italians today? Bonus Resources Calendar and Prayer Cards Pivotal Players Calendar Pivotal Players Prayer Cards Books Praying with the Pivotal Players (Amy Welborn) CATHOLICISM: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (Bishop Barron) Study Guides CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players – Leader’s Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players – Study Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players – Leaders Kit (Bishop Barron) DVDs CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Bishop Barron) Websites WordOnFireShow.com/videos Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 085: Behind the Scenes Filming

    · 00:28:04 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Bishop Robert Barron and his Word on Fire production team have just set off to Europe to film two brand new episodes for the hit television film series: CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. This second volume of biographical documentaries features some of the greatest figures in all of world history. Be sure to take advantage of special behind the scenes access from the Pivotal Players film trip! Sign-up for exclusive footage at: WordOnFireShow.com/Videos Topics Discussed 0:05  - Intro, the new Spiderman movie 1:40 - What makes St. Benedict a pivotal player? 6:10 - Why is St. Augustine a pivotal player? 10:00 - What will Bishop Barron be filming in Rome? 15:00 - What is Benedictine life like? 19:45 - What will Bishop Barron be filming in Milan? 23:25 - What will Bishop Barron be filming in Paris? 25:00 - Question from listener: How were Adam and Eve able to fall from grace if they were born without original sin? Bonus Resources Calendar and Prayer Cards Pivotal Players Calendar Pivotal Players Prayer Cards Books Praying with the Pivotal Players (Amy Welborn) CATHOLICISM: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (Bishop Barron) Study Guides CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Leader's Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Study Guide (Bishop Barron) CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players - Leaders Kit (Bishop Barron) DVDs CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Bishop Barron) Websites WordOnFireShow.com/Videos Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 084: 5 Reasons We Don't Evangelize

    · 00:33:37 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Have you ever had an opportunity to share your faith but opted to remain quiet? There are several reasons why we might shy away from these grace-filled moments. In this episode of the Word On Fire Show, Bishop Barron teaches us how to overcome the hurdles of evangelization and let loose our missionary potential. The listener question comes from an Australian medical student who wants to know how we can evangelize in our everyday settings. Also, be sure to take advantage of our Word on Fire Show listener sale! ENTER PROMO CODE: DAVID to save $10 on our newest film at DavidTheKing.com Topics Discussed 0:05  - Intro, what Bishop Barron is reading 1:25 - How do you overcome being nervous about discussing, debating religion? 7:45 - How do we evangelize if we aren't scholars or experts about religion? 13:55 - How do we evangelize without losing our friends or pushing people away by trying to convert them? 18:25 - How do we evangelize in a culture that says religion is a private hobby that does not belong in the public sphere. 25:00 - How do we overcome despair, feeling like nothing we say or do will have an evangelical effect. 29:00 - Question from listener: How do we evangelize in our daily lives? Bonus Resources  Study Program CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization Leader's Kit (Word on Fire) David the King (Word On Fire) Articles "A Strategy for the New Evangelization" (Bishop Barron) "The New Evangelization and Seminaries" (Bishop Barron) "Effective Evangelization Commences with Joy" (Bishop Barron) "Practical Strategies of the New Evangelization" (Bishop Barron) Videos New Media and Evangelization Effective Evangelization Confirmation and Evangelization Evangelizing with the Heart of a Shepherd Theology and the New Media Books  The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture by Bishop Robert Barron Bridging the Great Divide by Bishop Robert Barron Websites Word On Fire DavidTheKing.com   Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 083: How Bishop Barron Reads and Writes

    · 00:39:16 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    Do you ever wish you could read more books? Have you ever thought about writing articles at the professional level or authoring your own book? Bishop Robert Barron has read a library's worth of texts, written fifteen books, and composed thousands of short works. In this episode of the Word on Fire Show, Bishop Barron offers helpful advice on how to improve your performance in the language arts. Bonus Resources Videos Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion” Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” The Book of Revelation DVD's CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players  Faith Clips  Articles   “Forward to Hildebrand's Liturgy and Personality” (Bishop Barron) “Why you should read C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” (Bishop Barron) “What should Catholic's Make of Eckhart Tolle” (Bishop Barron) Books 2 Samuel by Bishop Barron Vibrant Paradoxes by Bishop Barron The Priority of Christ by Bishop Barron Word On Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ  by Bishop Barron Seeds of the Word by Bishop Barron Study Program  The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters (Bishop Barron) Websites Word On Fire (Proclaiming Christ in the Culture) Find bonus links and resources for this episode at http://WordOnFireShow.com and be sure to submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.

    starstarstarstarstar
  • WOF 082: Living as the Image of God (Part 2)

    · 00:28:21 · The Word on Fire Show - Catholic Faith and Culture

    In 2015 Bishop Robert Barron gave the opening keynote speech at the famous World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. In front of this massive crowd of Catholics, Bishop Barron explained how Christianity is the greatest form of humanism because of its unique claim that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God. As representatives of God, we share in the responsibility of bringing the power, wisdom, heart, and mind of God out into the world. This episode of the Word on Fire Show features Part Two of the Bishop's powerful talk. Bonus Resources Videos Bishop Barron on the Rise of the "Nones" Bishop Barron on God's Existence and The Argument from Desire DVD's CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players (Word On Fire) CATHOLICISM: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (Word On Fire) The Mystery of God (Word On Fire) Faith Clips (Word On Fire)  Articles   Playing at Atheism (Bishop Barron) The Glory of God is a Human Being 'Fully Alive' (Bishop Barron) Apologists, Catechists, Theologians: Wake Up!  (Bishop Barron) Books The Priority of Christ by Bishop Barron Word On Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ  by Bishop Barron CATHOLICISM by Bishop Barron Study Program  The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters (Bishop Barron) Websites Word On Fire (Proclaiming Christ in the Culture)

    starstarstarstarstar