What is Easter Joy? In this episode, Jason, Dr. Bulzacchelli, and Dr. Smith talk about the meaning of Easter Joy. We discuss:– Is Easter joy sentimentalism?– The Eschataological Lens of the Christian– The Kingdom of God and wrong ways to think about it– Easter brings order– Metaphysical considerations– Matter and spirit– How to live this practically Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
What Technology Has Done To Us In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss technology and several different aspects of how it affects us. we discuss:– “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” ― Marshall McLuhan, Author of “The Medium is the Message”– The issue of immediacy– Constant stimulation– Communication and Technology– Vanity and Envy– Duplicity of Persons– Disembodied character of technology– St. Joseph the Worker Mentioned
The Cross and The Resurrection In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the topics of the cross and the Resurrection within the Catholic intellectual tradition. We discuss:– Why the cross?– St. Thomas on Satisfaction– St. Anselm’s Theory of Satisfaction– Mercy and Justice– Penal Substitution Theory– The Resurrection – The importance of the Ascension– Keeping up your prayer and study habits during Easter Season Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play
Modern Man and Reality: The Transcendent God and Self Absorbed Man In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Smith and Jason discuss a paper presented by Jason at the 8th Annual Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization at Benedictine College in Kansas. We discuss:– Cardinal Ratzinger’s “eclipse of the sense of God”– Technology and the Human Person– Social Media– The subjectification of reality– The need for Metaphysical Realism– Realism and the nature of things– Realism and Contemplation–
The Common Good and 4 Ways to Misunderstand It In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss a paper recently presented by Dr. Smith at the American Maritain Association on the topic of the common good. We discuss:– St. Thomas Aquinas and the Common Good– Acquired Actual Happiness– Utilitarian Error– Statist Error– Egalitarian Error– Theological Error Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!
The Primacy of Christology In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli talk about Christology and its primacy within the other disciplines of theology. We discuss:– The early Church and the Christological Controversies– Christology and the Sacraments– Christology and Salvation– Christology and Ecclesiology– Christ and John 6– Christology and the Eucharist– Christology and Eschatology Check out Dr. Bulzacchelli’s new course – catholicstudiesacademy.com/courses/christology/ Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future