Today, Bishop Barron answers questions from children all over the world, including:

  • If God is the most powerful being, how isn’t he corrupt?
  • How can God answer all our prayers at once?
  • Did God like us better when we were cavemen?
  • If Jesus walks on earth why can’t we see him?
  • Can Jesus come to us in dreams and bring messages to us?
  • Does God love the Devil?
  • Why did God make wasps and bees?
  • Does God like sports?

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In this special episode, Word on Fire’s John Barron interviews the design team responsible for the mesmerizing Word on Fire Bible, including Rozann Lee, Michael Stevens, and Nic Fredrickson. Listen as they share the story behind its creation and the workings of Providence that made it happen.

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With the presidential election around the corner, Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt consider principles that should inform our voting decisions. They also discuss a recent Pew Research Center report titled “8 facts about Catholics and politics in the U.S” and explore the voting guidance provided by the U.S. bishops through their document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

A listener asks, what can a person of faith do that an atheist can’t do?

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Listen to this sample lesson from Dr. Anthony Pagliarini’s course for the Word on Fire Institute titled “How Nones Can Misread the Bible.” To access the other six lessons in this course, join the Word on Fire Institute today. You’ll also receive a copy of Bishop Barron’s new book, the latest issue of the Evangelization & Culture Journal, and immediate access to all of Bishop Barron’s films and study programs!

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What is postmodernism? What gave rise to it, what are its main characteristics, and how should Catholics assess it? In this episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss the postmodern turn and its results.

A listener asks, is it impossible for some people to believe in God?

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Listen to the second part of this sample lesson from Bishop Barron’s study program, “Untold Blessing,” which explores the three paths of holiness. This is from the third path, knowing that your life is not about you. Enjoy! (Want access to the rest of the talks in this study program? Join the Word on Fire Institute today and get immediate access to all of Bishop Barron’s films and study programs!)

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In his wildly popular book, A Manual for Creating Atheists, Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, outlines his process of “street epistemology,” which is intended to be a process of anti-evangelization, or talking people out of their religious faith. Bishop Barron and Brandon Vogt discuss this method of “street epistemology” and whether it’s a good approach for religious dialogue. 

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Listen to this sample lesson from Bishop Barron’s classic study program, “Untold Blessing,” which explores the three paths of holiness. Today, we’ll hear the first half of Bishop Barron’s reflections on the third path, knowing that your life is not about you. Enjoy!

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Today, Bishop Barron answers questions from several non-Catholics, including:

  • How to foster unity between Protestants and Catholics?
  • Why focus on Mary and the saints instead of the Trinity?
  • I’m converting to Catholicism, but how will that affect my wife?
  • Why doesn’t the Church canonize non-Catholics?
  • How to recognize genuine spiritual movements of the soul?
  • What is apostolic succession?
  • Why must bread and wine be used in the Eucharist?

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Listen to this sample lesson from Bishop Barron’s course inside the Word on Fire Institute on “The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar.” Then join the Word on Fire Institute to get access to all twelves lessons in the course (along with all of Bishop Barron’s films and study programs!)

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