Episode 051 – The Importance of Theology for Marriage and Family: The Legacy of John Paul II

Episode 051 – The Importance of Theology for Marriage and Family: The Legacy of John Paul II

The Importance of Theology for Marriage and Family: The Legacy of John Paul II Dr. Smith and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the legacy of John Paul II and in particular his moral theology. In this episode we cover: – The philosophical project of JP II– The gift of self in married love– The unique value of moral theology– The role of moral theology in understanding Christian marriage– The legacy of JP II in the arena of

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Episode 050 – Knowing God

Episode 050 – Knowing God

Knowing God In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss knowledge and God. Sometimes people speak of heart knowledge and head knowledge, but what is this really? We discuss:– Knowledge and relationship– Knowledge and emotions– Love and knowledge– Doctrine as God revealing himself to us– Simplicity and doctrine– The will and the intellect– The intellect is ordered to truth and relationship     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get

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Episode 049 – Celibacy and Married Priests

Episode 049 – Celibacy and Married Priests

Celibacy and Married Priests In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the issues of celibacy and married priests, We discuss:– Celibacy in Sacred Scripture– Permanent diaconate and Sacred Scripture– Paul to Timothy about bishops– “One woman man”– Church as bride– Understanding celibacy and marriage– Marriage is about the Eschaton– Josephite Marriages– The Holy Family as the Exemplar Family– How we imitate the Holy Family     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or

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Episode 048 – Purpose in Being

Episode 048 – Purpose in Being

Purpose in Being In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on Metaphysics talking about the aspect of purpose and how it is found in being. We discuss:– Reality, being, and meaning– “Adulting”– Parts and arrangement of reality– Design in nature– Why deny natural purposes– Nature acts toward an end– Overwhelming evidence– reductio ad absurdum– Ordering of reason toward truth– Truth, pride, money and sex     Please subscribe to our podcast on

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Episode 047 – Authentic Being And Metaphysics

Episode 047 – Authentic Being And Metaphysics

Authentic Being And Metaphysics In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the importance of metaphysics and the connection of being to truth, beauty, and goodness. We discuss:– What is metaphysics– First Causes and the question of ‘Why?’– What is being– Meaning and purpose– “Think for yourself”– A philosophy forged in hell– Science and power– Essence and Existence– Loneliness and Meaning– The existential burden of defining yourself     Please subscribe to our podcast on

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Episode 046 – Shavuot and Pentecost

Episode 046 – Shavuot and Pentecost

Shavuot and Pentecost In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the Jewish Festival of Shavuot and the Christian feast of Pentecost. We discuss:– What is the Festival of Shavuot?– The idea of gift– The Torah as gift– Gift and Reception– Waiting and replacing Judas– Stone and Flesh– Tongues of Fire– Shavuot and the Church– Tower of Babel– The Holy Spirit and the Torah– The constitution of a people– The refusal of Pentecost    

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