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Episode 71: Lent: To Stand Down

Episode 71: Lent: To Stand Down

Lent: To Stand Down In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss Lent and lenten practices and most importantly, the legitimacy of the Impossible Burger during Lent. We cover:- The meaning of "lentare"- Doing more or doing less?- The example of the monks- Book...

What should I do for Lent?

What should I do for Lent?

What should I do for Lent?  Let’s start by slamming some really bad advice you’re likely to get: Instead of giving something up for Lent, do something extra! No!  Don’t.  Let me tell you why. To start with, the term “Lent” means exactly the opposite of “do something...

Episode 69: Understanding the Modern Mind

Episode 69: Understanding the Modern Mind

Understanding the Modern Mind In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss what is called Post Post-Modernism or "Po-Po-Mo". We cover:- Kant and Modernism- Post Modernism- Social Constructs and Objectivity- Privileged Discourse - Post Post Modernism- Critiques of...

Episode 67: Understanding the Trinity

Episode 67: Understanding the Trinity

Understanding the Trinity In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the topic of his upcoming course on the Trinity. We cover:- The difficulty of the task- The term 'Father' and other male language- The difference between 'that' and 'how'- The Foundation of...

Episode 66: The Totality of the Epiphany

Episode 66: The Totality of the Epiphany

The Totality of the Epiphany In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the feast days of Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord. We cover:- Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord- The Magi- The Star- God uses the Star- Eschatological considerations to these...

Episode 63: The Great Divorce, Part 1

Episode 63: The Great Divorce, Part 1

The Great Divorce, Part 1 In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss C.S. Lewis' classic, The Great Divorce. Click Here to Support CSA     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!       ...

Art, Education, and Perfection

Art, Education, and Perfection

Often those of us who have benefited from a classical education bemoan the decline of the liberal arts in education, but fail to provide a clear rational for its value. Worse still, sometimes we seek to justify the liberal arts in pragmatic, capitalist, or utilitarian...

Episode 62: The Virtuous Soldier

Episode 62: The Virtuous Soldier

The Virtuous Soldier In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the idea of virtue and the soldier. We cover:- An application of the primacy of the common good- What is a soldier- Is it good to be a soldier- Combat and lethal force- The virtues of a soldier-...

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