Take Every Thought Captive Podcast

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” - 2 Cor 10:4-5
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...

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-...

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...

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...

Episode 045 – Authentic Goodness

Episode 045 – Authentic Goodness

Authentic Goodness In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith continue their discussion on authenticity, this time addressing Goodness. We discuss:- Authentic Goodness and Ethics- "Shared Ethical Discourse"- Lost Vocabulary- Emotivism- Goodness tied to Reality- Goodness is...

Episode 044 – Authentic Truth

Episode 044 – Authentic Truth

Authentic Truth In this episode, we discuss authentic truth and the philosophical implications of truth lying in reality. We talk about:- The dictatorship of relativism- Feelings and Reality- Like beauty, truth lies in reality- Relativism's view of truth- Unicorns,...

Episode 043 – Authentic Beauty

Episode 043 – Authentic Beauty

Authentic Beauty In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith talk about what makes up authentic beauty. We discuss:- Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?- St. Thomas on Beauty- Beauty and Goodness- Beauty, Form, and Reality- St. Thomas' 3 characteristics of beauty- Beauty...

Episode 042 – What is Easter Joy?

Episode 042 – What is Easter Joy?

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...

Episode 041 – What Technology Has Done To Us

Episode 041 – What Technology Has Done To Us

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...

Episode 040 – The Cross and The Resurrection

Episode 040 – The Cross and The Resurrection

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...

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