Authentic Love and the Good In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss our society’s confusion of different kinds of love. In order to evangelize people and the culture, we need to restore a proper understanding of love. We discuss:– Passionate Love– Human Love– Love is not primarily a feeling (passion)– Love is an act of the will– Discussion of the good in relation to the love– Discipline and Love– Brief discussion of the friendship
Overcoming Confusion and Four Paths of Understanding In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the problem of confusion and understanding and how Aristotle’s 4 Causes can help us avoid confusion. we discuss:– understanding has to judgments– judgments have to to do with reality– Plato asking ‘what?’ and ‘why?’– Aristotle’s 4 causes with examples– 4 Causes lead to 4 questions – how asking theses questions dispels confusion and leads to understanding Please
Feelings! – St. Thomas’ Treatment of the Passions In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss St. Thomas’ treatment of the passions. We discuss:– what are the passions– where do the passions lie– how the passions motivate– desire and the passions– love and desire– “Emotional Intelligence”– being intelligent about our emotions– Estimations and choices Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
Evangelization and 4 Tips for Every Evangelist With Dr. Allison Low In this episode, Jason talks with Dr. Allison Low about her embrace of the Catholic faith and her work in evangelization. We discuss:– Dr. Low’s full embrace of her Catholic Faith– The relationship of studying the faith and loving God– Her experience with St. Paul’s Street Evangelization– She gives 4 tips for every evangelist– The importance of writing, evangelizing, and teaching– Baptismal call to
Courage International: An Interview with Lyle In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli talk with Lyle about Courage International. Lyle is the chapter leader for Courage in Nashville, TN. We discuss:– What is Courage– What are the 5 principles of Courage– What is shame and what do we do with it– What is Encourage– What separates Courage from other “ministries” – What is “acceptance” mean – Chastity and Freedom– What are some resources offered by
Should Christians Study Philosophy? In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the claim that is made even by some Christians that they do not need philosophy or that philosophy is useless if you have the Word of God. We discuss:– the role of philosophy in theology– what is faith– the elements of faith– what philosophy has to offer us– the limitations of philosophy with regard to faith– the usefulness of philosophy – faith seeking