Robert Emmet Barron is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Barron produces a weekly conversational podcast on faith and culture titled “The Word on Fire Show".
Recent episodes featuring Robert Barron
Stoicism is experiencing a cultural moment, especially among Millennial techies. What is this ancient school of philosophy? Why is it experiencing a revival? And how does it compare to Christianity? Bishop Barron discusses all that and more in today's episode of the "Word on Fire Show." A listener asks if the word “holy” means set apart for a particular purpose, what exactly does it mean when we say God himself is holy? Links/Books The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday The Porch and the Cross by Dr. Kevin Vost   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!
How did Bishop Barron get drawn into the life of the mind? What are his reading and writing habits like? In this episode, he discusses the intellectual life and gives advice to aspiring intellectuals. A listener asks which literature books Bishop would recommend for a Catholic high school English class. 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!
In today’s episode, Bishop Barron fields questions from people all over the world, including: How do I evangelize in remote areas where people are simple, and can’t even read the Bible, without dumbing down the message? What’s the Catholic response to worry and anxiety? Was Purgatory divinely revealed or just a human invention? How to evangelize young people about hot-button issues without sounding preachy and condemnatory? When praying, should we always go to God with requests or can we sometimes just praise him? How can God be outside the universe but still have an effect on it? Can you talk about Rabbi Wolpe’s argument against the Trinity, that if God is perfect, how could there be three persons in the Trinity? 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!
The hit movie 1917 vividly depicts the horrors of World War I, including its great spiritual peril. In this episode, Bishop Barron reflects on the Great War, discussing its impact on twentieth-century theology and philosophy, the Pope, and the Catholic Church’s relationship to the world. A listener asks why Jesus chose to live a quiet, mostly obscure life. 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!
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.
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Birthdate
Nov 19th, 1959
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
231
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
4 days, 20 hours