Why You Should Boast (In Your Brokenness and Freedom) (feat. Dr. Andrew Swafford)

Some people hesitate to voice their victories and achievements in their faith journey. Thinking you might appear prideful or that your success can shame others still struggling, it can seem ungrateful or inappropriate to share your story of freedom. Today, Bobby Angel and Dr. Andrew Swafford remind us that if we boast, we boast in … Continued

Wait, Fasting Isn’t Just for Lent? (feat. Dr. Andrew Swafford)

We hear it every year during the season of Lent; "It's time to buckle up and increase our prayer, fasting and almsgiving." But are those spiritual disciplines reserved only for Lent?

Hebrews: The Heavenly Grandeur of the New Covenant (with Dr. Andrew Swafford)

Have you ever wondered where Christ fits in the story of salvation? The letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament beautifully shows us how Christ is the fulfillment of the old covenant and the pinnacle of this story. In this episode, Dr. Andrew Swafford gives us an insight into his new study on the … Continued

Be My Guest: Do You Know What You Believe? (with Sarah Swafford)

What do we believe and why do we believe it? This week, Fr. Josh is joined by special guest Sarah Swafford to discuss the new series What We Believe. Sarah shares some of her favorite aspects of the series and why this series is so important for people today. Snippet from the ShowLet the stirring … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Leading a Teen Bible Study

Do you want teens to understand the Bible?  Do you want the teens you are teaching to find Scripture not only relevant but integral to their lives?  Leading a Teen Study is Fulfilling Every time they walk out the door, you will feel like you gave them something new and valuable to apply to their … Continued

Three Practical Ways to Create a Study That Keeps High Schoolers Engaged (That You Haven’t Thought of Yet)

Imagine leading a Bible study that sparks so much conversation, you don’t even get to all your content.  You need to save a video or a segment for next week because there is so much buzz about what you were discussing.  Your students keep coming back—and not just because their parents bribed them.  They have … Continued

The New Covenant and Hebrews

With the incarnation of Christ, mankind was able to gain entry into the New Covenant that had been alluded to by the prophets for centuries, as recorded in the Old Testament. n Finally, the long-awaited fulfillment of the Old Covenant had arrived, and perhaps nowhere better in the Bible is this described in detail than … Continued

God’s Story Is Your Story, Part 5: The Old Testament

As Catholics we should never read the Bible with an attitude that ties the Old Testament strictly to the Jews, and the New Testament to Christians.

Why Did God Become Man?

There are four reasons why God became man: to reconcile us with God to show us God’s love to be our model of holiness to make us partakers in the divine nature. Quoting St. Peter, St. Irenaeus, and St. Athanasius, the Catechism states: “The Word became flesh to make us ‘partakers of the divine nature’: … Continued

St. Monica: The Fruitful Tears of a Mother

Many Catholic women look up to St. Monica because of the deep devotion she showed to God in her marriage and in raising her children. St. Monica is a guide to those who are struggling with marital problems, children who have fallen from the Faith, and victims of verbal abuse and unfaithfulness. She is also … Continued

What Makes the Transfiguration Central to the Faith

The Transfiguration—perhaps like the Ascension—is a mystery of faith that often receives too little of our attention and meditation. But in truth, it is a mystery at the very center of our faith. When St. John Paul II gave us the Luminous Mysteries, he considered the Transfiguration the mystery of light par excellence (see Rosarium … Continued

Is Heaven Just Another Form of Consciousness?

What will happen to us after this earthly life? That’s a question for those born in the twenty-first century, or living over five thousand years ago. This thought process also goes for those that are Christians, Buddhists, or atheists entirely. While each individual may have his own ideas of what happens after death, not every … Continued