Bishop Barron reflects on the basic message of Christianity. Is it merely about justification or our own personal salvation? Or is there much more to it than that?

Topics Discussed

  • 0:35 – Pope Francis and the “kerygma”
  • 1:06 – What is the Gospel?
  • 3:43 – How would the Church Fathers have defined the Gospel?
  • 4:39 – Fitting the story of Jesus into the Great Story of Israel
  • 8:44 –  How does the Church fit into the kerygma?
  • 11:17 – Pope Francis and leading with the kerygma instead of moral commands
  • 13:38 – Practical ways we can share the Gospel with friends and family
  • 15:34 – The necessity of witnessing to the Gospel
  • 15:57 – Who are some models of proclaiming the kerygma?
  • 18:31 – How do imagination and beauty serve as gateways to the Gospel?
  • 21:36 – What is the Augustinian approach and why does it work well?
  • 25:15 – Recommended resources on articulating the Gospel

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2 comments on “WOF 002: What is the Gospel?

  1. Moises Dec 22, 2015

    Awesome explanation from Bishop Barron thanks word on fire and Brandon, you all have a merry Christmas

  2. Bishop, thank you for such a clear explanation of the kerygma! May God continue to bless your ministry, and may He continue to bless us through you!