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Coming to you from the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester, NY, these lessons give insightful, meaningful, and practical teaching on Scripture from an orthodox Catholic perspective.

David Higbee


    • Jan 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 33m AVG DURATION
    • 666 EPISODES

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    Acts Lecture 36 - The Second Missionary Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 30:28

    Recapitulation of the strictures for Gentile Christians. Paul and Barnabas separate.

    Acts Lecture 35 - The Prohibition of Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 11:23

    The stricture against consumption of blood.

    Acts Lecture 34 - The Council of Jerusalem, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 20:54

    The Bishop of Jerusalem. Requirements for the Gentile Christians.

    Acts Lecture 33 - The Council of Jerusalem, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 17:03

    The report of Paul and Barnabas. Disagreement among the Apostles.

    Acts Lecture 32 - A Drama of Ideas, Part III

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 31:25

    Justification by faith. The righteousness of Abraham. A new relationship with the Law.

    Acts Lecture 31 - A Drama of Ideas, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:38

    Paul's credentials as an Apostle. The source of his teaching. Division among the Apostles.

    Acts Lecture 30 - A Drama of Ideas, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 31:27

    The question of the Gentile Christians. The Judaizers. Paul's credentials as a Pharisee.

    Acts Lecture 29 - Paul and Barnabas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 23:53

    Paul and Barnabas preach in cities until expelled. Apocryphal acts.

    Acts Lecture 28 - Rejection

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:11

    Reaction of the local synagogues. Paul and Barnabas expelled from the city.

    Acts Lecture 27 - Paul's Speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:09

    Summary of the Scriptures. Echoes of the testimony of Stephen.

    Acts Lecture 26 - Bar-Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:41

    Saul confronts a false prophet. Teaching with authority. Parallels with the character of Bar-Jesus.

    Acts Lecture 25 - The Holy Spirit Speaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 25:31

    Saul and Barnabas are given a mission to the Gentiles. Their blessing by the rest of the Church.

    Acts Lecture 24 - Barnabas in Antioch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 26:07

    Barnabas and Saul serve as deacons. Relief to the persecuted Church in Jerusalem.

    Acts Lecture 23 - Herod Agrippa

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 16:37

    The Apostles arrested. The death of Herod.

    Acts Lecture 22 - Communion of Churches

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 23:14

    Communication and support between the growing Christian communities.

    Acts Lecture 21 - Peter and the Gentiles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 24:48

    "God shows no partiality." The baptism of Cornelius.

    Acts Lecture 20 - Cornelius the God-fearer, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 30:47

    Different schools of thought on ritual uncleanness. The Book of Jubilees. Peter's vision as it pertains to Gentile believers.

    Acts Lecture 19 - Cornelius the God-fearer, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 34:45

    The city of Caesarea. The God-fearers. Peter's vision.

    Acts Lecture 18 - The Christians Disperse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 25:20

    The early Christians are driven from the cities. Miracles of Peter.

    Acts Lecture 17 - Paul in Damascus

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 34:05

    God's mission for Paul. His baptism and numbering among the Apostles.

    Acts Lecture 16 - The Good Pharisee

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 37:09

    Influences on the soul. The zeal of Saul. His encounter with Jesus Christ.

    Acts Lecture 15 - The Ethiopian Eunuch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 19:00

    Philip baptizes a eunuch traveling from Ethiopia. The continued expansion of the Gospel.

    Acts Lecture 14 - The First Heretic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 20:32

    Simon Magus and his encounter with Peter.

    Acts Lecture 13 - Saul of Tarsus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 37:26

    Persecution of the Church begins in earnest. Saul's role. His later reflections. Origins of the Samaritans.

    Acts Lecture 12 - The Martyrdom of Stephen, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 29:49

    Discourses on the Temple. Stephen stoned to death before Saul.

    Acts Lecture 11 - The Martyrdom of Stephen, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 28:11

    Stephen's arrest for blasphemy. His testimony before the Sanhedrin.

    Acts Lecture 10 - The First Deacons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 36:35

    Tension in the Church. Selection of the deacons. The Synagogue of the Freedmen.

    Acts Lecture 9 - The Growing Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 32:23

    The Apostles arrested for the second time. The counsel of Gamaliel.

    Acts Lecture 8 - The Sanhedrin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 32:03

    Peter and John address the Sanhedrin. Their prayer for boldness. Ananias and Sapphira.

    Acts Lecture 7 - The Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 26:43

    The Apostles arrested for the first time. The stone rejected by the builders. Prophecies concerning the destruction of the Temple.

    Acts Lecture 6 - Babel and Pentecost, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 23:13

    Further parallels. The miracles of a united Church. Peter addresses the Temple.

    Acts Lecture 5 - Babel and Pentecost, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 19:24

    Pentecost as a reversal of the Tower of Babel. The prophecy of Malachi. Christ and the moneychangers.

    Acts Lecture 4 - The Infant Church, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 34:45

    The Descent of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel proclaimed publicly for the first time. Pentecost in the Old and New Testaments.

    Acts Lecture 3 - The Infant Church, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 32:00

    The Apostles after the Ascension. Christ and the Psalms.

    Acts Lecture 2 - A Book of Bridges, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 34:31

    Authorship of Acts. Instructions to the Apostles before the Ascension. Knowledge of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

    Acts Lecture 1 - A Book of Bridges, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 30:16

    Position of Acts within the New Testament. Community among the Apostles.

    Job - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 20:55

    A reflection on the Book of Job, delivered at the 2018 Chesterton Conference in Rochester, New York.

    Job - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 20:24

    A reflection on the Book of Job, delivered at the 2018 Chesterton Conference in Rochester, New York.

    Isaiah Lecture 22 - Isaiah's Complaint

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 23:02

    Another chance for the people. God's answer and the final judgment. The dwelling place of the Lord.

    Isaiah Lecture 21 - For Zion's Sake

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 16:52

    Persistence in prayer. The remembrance of the Lord. Edom and the winepress.

    Isaiah Lecture 20 - Restoration

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 22:28

    Mere profession of belief is insufficient. Restoration promised on the Day of the Lord.

    Isaiah Lecture 19 - Transgression

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 19:35

    Corruption by degrees. Failure to keep the Sabbath.

    Isaiah Lecture 18 - Awake, O Zion

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 30:45

    Cultural rootedness in shared stories. The humiliation and glorification of the Servant.

    Isaiah Lecture 17 - Song of the Redeemer King, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 27:16

    The mission of the Servant. God promises to protect His people, despite their unfaithfulness. A call for the people to return.

    Isaiah Lecture 16 - Song of the Redeemer King, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 23:08

    The identity of the Servant. Jewish understanding. The Servant as a distinct individual.

    Isaiah Lecture 15 - The Symphony of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 32:52

    The promised redemption to expand beyond Israel. God woos his people to return.

    Isaiah Lecture 14 - Who Is Like God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 27:07

    The might of God compared to the nations of the earth. Patience for the day of the Lord.

    Isaiah Lecture 13 - Comfort My People

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 21:32

    The penalty to be paid by Israel. Promises of the Messiah. Trust in God and His promises.

    Isaiah Lecture 12 - Trust in the Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 32:52

    The weakness of Egypt revealed. The faith of Hezekiah. Purity of heart.

    Isaiah Lecture 11 - Signs for Unbelievers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 21:16

    Obstinacy in the face of signs. The insufficiency of superficial belief.

    Isaiah Lecture 10 - The Study of Prophecy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 23:29

    Cooperation with the will of God. The coexistence of evil and right teaching.

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