Le vin est ce qu'il y a de plus civilisé au monde. Ernest Hemingway Quand on évoque le vin, le pays auquel on pense en premier est généralement la France. Mais le vin n'est pas, loin s'en faut, d'origine française … Très récemment, au début de l'année 2023, des scientifiques ont déchiffré le génome de 1600 variétés de cépages et de vignes sauvages. L'étude a montré que la domestication de la vigne remonte à plus de 11.000 ans. Nous allons donc remonter très loin dans ce premier épisode, jusqu'au Néolithique … Le co-auteur de l'étude, parue dans Science, a déclaré que c'était l'un des premiers biens échangés au niveau mondial ! Et l'un des moteurs de la civilisation… Et, le saviez-vous, dans l'Ancien Testament, le mot vin apparaît 173 fois, et la vigne 114. Le vin y apparaît sous différentes formes et il fait des ravages. Il s'empare des personnages, les précipite sur des obstacles et les fait trébucher. Il est le complice de la débauche, du meurtre, de la duperie : Noé enivré montre sa nudité ; Absalon saoule Ammon pour le tuer ensuite ; les filles de Loth font boire leur père pour l'obliger à l'inceste, tandis que Balthasar sert du vin à ses invités dans des vases sacrés volés dans le temple de Jérusalem par son père Nabuchodonosor II. Seuls La grappe de Canaan et Le Cantique des cantiques échappent à toutes ces turpitudes : la Grappe de Canaan assure le fertilité de la Terre Promise par Dieu aux Hébreux, et le Cantique des cantiques célèbre la jouissance de l'amour, qui dépasse la réjouissance produite par le vin, et le plaisir sexuel qui est plus exaltant que l'effet enivrant du vin. En compagnie de David Cobbold et Sébastien Durand-Viel (historien de formation), co-fondateurs de l'Académie de vin et spiritueux et de la dégustation, co-auteurs d'une trentaine de livres sur le vin, dont l'Atlas des vins de France 2021, nous allons donc voyager, dans ce premier épisode de la Préhistoire à l'époque romaine. L'imaginaire vinicole offre une multitude d'images autour de la vigne et du vin, et nous allons toutes les passer en revue sur 4 émissions … Académie du Vin : https://www.academievin.fr
Milo and Riley are joined by Alex Kealy to discuss pure riffs. To include: the absolute worst-case scenario for trying to steal antique silverware from a National Trust home. Hope you enjoy! Check out Alex's work here: https://www.alexkealy.com Get the whole episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/80406646 *STREAM ALERT* Check out our Twitch stream, which airs 9-11 pm UK time every Monday and Thursday, at the following link: https://www.twitch.tv/trashfuturepodcast *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ *MILO ALERT* Check out Milo's upcoming live shows here: https://www.miloedwards.co.uk/live-shows and check out a recording of Milo's special PINDOS available on YouTube here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRI7uwTPJtg Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
GOD: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher - The Podcast, S1
Jerry and Chris share a conversation of life wisdom, using dramatic metaphors, looking at life mysteries, cynicism, and the value of a trusting community. Find some answers to the timeless real-life questions of the thinkers and seekers.Dr. Christopher Denny is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies in New York, Associate Editor of CTS journal Horizons, and author of A Generous Symphony: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Literary Revelations.Do you feel God is still speaking? How are you an ambassador for God? Share your story or experience here. MEET THE GUESTS- Dr. Christopher DennyFIND THE SITES- Theology Without Walls | What is God: An AutobiographyBUY THE BOOKS- God: An Autobiography, As Told To A Philosopher | A Generous Symphony: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Literary Revelations | Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative LISTEN TO RELEVANT EPISODES- [Dramatic Adaptation] I Ask God What We Are To Him [The Life Wisdom Project] Situational Attention God: An Autobiography, As Told To A Philosopher, is written by Dr. Jerry L. Martin, an agnostic philosopher who heard the voice of God and recorded their conversations.The podcast began with the Dramatic Adaptation of the book and now has several series:Life Wisdom Project-How to live a wiser, happier, and more meaningful life with special guests.Two Philosophers Wrestle With God- sit in on a dialogue between philosophers about God and the questions we all have.What's On Our Mind- Connect the dots with Jerry and Scott over the most recent series episodesWhat's On Your Mind- What are readers and listeners saying? What is God saying?WATCH- Dr Jerry L. Martin and The Theology Without Walls Mission #thelifewisdomproject, #godanautobiography, #experiencegodShare Your Story | Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube |
Chag Purim Sameach! Danny speaks with Benjamin Balthasar, associate professor of English at Indiana University-South Bend, about the history of Jewish anti-imperialism from the 1930s until today.Originally released March 19, 2022 This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe
Jordan Daniel Wood is a Catholic theologian and stay-at-home dad of four young daughters. He holds a PhD in Historical Theology from Boston College. I have talked with him before with John Vervaeke, and Nathan Hile. We talk mostly about his book "The Whole Mystery of Christ" and Maximus the Confessor. We also mention Hans Urs von Balthasar, Friedrich Nietzsche, Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, John Piper, Tim Keller, NT Wright, Marcion, Origen of Alexandria, Athanasius of Alexandria, Augustine of Hippo, Fr John Behr, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Aquinas, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Evagrius Ponticus, Josephus, Hillary of Poitiers, Cyril of Alexandria, Dionysius the Areopagite, Karl Rahner, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Nestorius, and many more. The Book "The Whole Mystery of Christ" : https://www.amazon.com/Whole-Mystery-Christ-Incarnation-Confessor/dp/0268203474 Our previous conversation on Grail Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjyz-HwQM10
This week on Mummy Dearest Podcast Zach and Sloane are unwrapping 1996's groundbreaking adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest love story: Romeo + Juliet. Zach and Sloane are joined by Mummy Dearest fan favorite and star of the film, Jesse Bradford! Jesse discusses his time behind the scenes on the set of Romeo + Juliet, partying in Mexico with Leo DiCaprio, and the sweet call Baz Luhrmann gave him in the 90s! All that and so, so much more on this week's Mummy Dearest!) Support the show
This week, we discuss the assassination of William the Silent by Balthasar Gerard - the first assassination of a head of state by firearm - and Gerard's horrific torture and execution.
Thinking Faith with Eric Gurash and Dr. Brett Salkeld
This week Brett sits down with Mark Hornbacher of the St. Paul Street Evangelization Apostolate to discuss Hornbacher's critiques of Brett's Church Life Journal article "Hell is Good News." Show Snippet: "This is, in response to, some debates in popular Catholicism around the efforts of people like Bishop Baron and the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, and at least some people say this idea that hell is relatively empty, or even potentially completely empty needs to be gotten rid of, not primarily because it's not true, which we can't actually know whether it's true or not. But because it will diminish our motivation for evangelization." Articles discussed in this podcast: https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/is-hell-good-news/ https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/12/01/is-the-doctrine-of-hell-a-legitimate-motivation-for-evangelization/ https://theologyforevangelists.com/2022/02/11/how-many-will-be-saved-luke-1323-25/
January 6: The Epiphany of the LordJanuary 6 or the first Sunday after January 1 where this feast is not a Holy Day of ObligationSolemnity; Liturgical Color: White/GoldCatholicism did multiculturalism before anyone elseThe Feast of the Epiphany has traditionally been considered more theologically important than almost any other Feast Day, including Christmas. The early Christians had only Scripture, not the wealth of tradition we have today, to guide them in marking the great events of the life of Christ. So Holy Week and Easter, the Baptism of the Lord, Pentecost, and the Epiphany jumped off the pages of Scripture as great events which merited celebration. These few dates became fixed points on the calendar and were later surrounded over the centuries with numerous other feasts and saints' days.Two lessons from the visit of the Magi are worth considering. The first is that the wise men's gifts were given after Christmas. Many Catholic cultures preserve the ancient tradition of giving gifts on the Epiphany, not on Christmas itself. This tradition separates the birth of Christ from gift giving. When these two things—the birth of Christ and the giving of gifts—are collapsed into the same day, it causes some confusion of priorities, and the birth of Christ never wins. Waiting to exchange gifts until January 6 lets the Child God have the stage to Himself for a day. It makes people, especially children, wait—a rarity in the modern Western world. Postponing gift-giving until January 6 makes for a long, leisurely Christmas season and has the benefit of tradition and good theology as well.Another great lesson from the Magi is more theological—that a true religion must be true for everyone, not just for some people. Truth is not geographical. It climbs over borders. Truth by its nature conquers untruth. The Magi are the first non-Jews, or Gentiles, to worship Christ. They tell us that the mission field of Christ is the whole world, not just the Holy Land. The Church is forever bound, then, to teach, preach, and sanctify the world over. The Magi crack everything open. The true God and His Church must light a fire in Chinese souls, Arab souls, African souls, and South American souls. This may take until the end of time, but Christianity has time on its side. The Magi give personal testimony to the universality of the Church, one of its four marks. The Epiphany is the start of the multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, and faith-united society that the Catholic Church envisions as the only source of true human unity. Catholicism started multiculturalism and diversity without sacrificing unity and truth.Balthasar, Caspar, and Melchior, your minds were prepared to receive a greater truth. You give an example of holy curiosity, of pilgrimage by light to light. When you discovered your treasure, you laid down your gifts in homage. May our search also find. May our pilgrimage also end in truth.
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El último día del año que acabamos de dejar atrás falleció Benedicto XVI, en el siglo Joseph Ratzinger, sumo pontífice romano entre los años 2005 y 2013. El Papa emérito tenía 95 años y su estado de salud era muy delicado. Llevaba desde su abdicación (la primera de un Papa en casi 600 años) fuera de los focos, pero su presencia se dejaba sentir en el Vaticano, donde convivía con el actual Papa, el argentino Francisco I. Benedicto XVI era alemán de nacimiento. Vino al mundo en un pequeño pueblo de Baviera en 1927 y, tras estudiar teología en la universidad de Frisinga, fue ordenado sacerdote con 24 años. Se convirtió entonces en profesor universitario y en un reputado teólogo que participó como asesor durante el Concilio Vaticano II convocado por el Papa Juan XXIII para renovar la Iglesia y adaptarla al mundo contemporáneo. Años más tarde, ya durante el pontificado de Pablo VI, fue elevado a la dignidad de obispo de Múnich. Fue entonces cuando conoció a un cardenal polaco no mucho mayor que él llamado Karol Wojtyla. Wojtyla sería elegido Papa poco después y le nombró prefecto de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe que hasta años antes se había denominado como Santo Oficio. Ahí se mantuvo durante más de veinte años hasta que en 2005 falleció Wojtyla y del cónclave cardenalicio salió su nombre. Primero como cardenal y luego como papa reafirmó las enseñanzas tradicionales sobre infinidad de asuntos comprometidos en el Vaticano II y disciplinó a los teólogos que buscaban reconciliar los Evangelios con el marxismo. A pesar de todas las críticas que se le hicieron, especialmente las provenientes de la prensa, que le motejó como “Panzerkardinal”, Ratzinger era un hombre tranquilo y poco inclinado al conflicto. Fue en esencia un estudioso de gustos refinados para la música y el arte en general. Nunca buscó ser obispo, cardenal o Papa. Como prefecto de la Congregación de la Doctrina de la Fe trató en repetidas ocasiones de renunciar y regresar a Alemania como profesor de teología, que era lo que de verdad le interesaba. El Papa Benedicto XVI fue, de hecho, uno de los grandes teólogos del siglo pasado. Formaba parte de una generación de pensadores católicos como Henri de Lubac, Yves Congar o Hans Urs von Balthasar que renovaron la teología tras el impacto de las dos guerras mundiales sobre la conciencia del Occidente cristiano. Como teólogo Ratzinger realizó un viaje desde sus primeros trabajos en la década de los sesenta en los que abogaba por la renovación de la Iglesia hasta su labor como prefecto de la Congregación de la Doctrina de la Fe, donde defendió la tradición, criticó el relativismo del mundo actual y patrocinó el diálogo entre el razonamiento y la experiencia religiosa, algo que consideraba fundamental. Para Ratzinger razón y fe se necesitaban mutuamente y una no se podía entender sin la otra. Su figura, alejada desde hace casi diez años de la atención pública, ha ganado mucho relieve entre los especialistas y el tiempo ha terminado por darle un juicio mucho más ecuánime que el que se le dispensó cuando decidió abdicar ocasionando un enorme desconcierto entre la grey católica de todo el mundo. Con Benedicto XVI se ha perdido una de las mentes más originales de la Iglesia católica por lo que, a pesar de su breve y agitado pontificado, su recuerdo perdurará. En La ContraRéplica: - Partidos políticos prohibidos en Ucrania - El PIB de México - Huelgas en la sanidad · Canal de Telegram: https://t.me/lacontracronica · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK · “La ContraHistoria del comunismo”… https://amzn.to/39QP2KE Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #ratzinger #benedictoxvi Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Frohes Neues Jahr! Dürfen wir aber überhaupt einander ein Frohes Neues Jahr wünschen? Angesichts der Ukraine? (und den laut 110 bewaffneten Konflikten, die es derzeit laut der Geneva Academy derzeit gibt). Den Hunger, die Ungerechtigkeit, Ausbeutung. Einsamkeit, Krankheit, ungerechte soziale Systeme, Menschen denen das Minimum fehlt, um ein würdiges Leben zu führen. Die Sorge um die Umwelt…. Frohes Neues Jahr also? Und wenn das trotz allem geht, was hat das für Konsequenzen? Darüber hat heute P. George Elsbett LC während den Gottesdiensten nachgedacht. Wir geben hier die Predigt von der „YP Messe“ am Abend wieder. Wichtige Gedanken und einige Zitate in der Predigt entstammen von Hans Urs von Balthasar "Du krönst das Jahr mit deiner Huld" aus dem Kapitel "Freude inmitten der Angst" Das Buch ist auf Amazon nur gebraucht verfügbar: zB: https://www.amazon.de/kr%C3%B6nst-deiner-Radiopredigten-Kirchenjahr-Auflage/dp/B097S9WQQT
We're joined by friend of the show and comedian Tom Ballard. No theme, pure riffs, comedians talking, and also Riley divulging a story about trying to buy used streetwear and being robbed by a Redditor. Embarrassing stuff, folks! Get the whole thing on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/76524185 *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
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If you enjoy this podcast consider being an Ambassador: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate ***************************************** In this episode you will learn: How reliable Matthew is as an historian Why describing the Magi a function of myth doesn't not take away from their historicity How the colorful additions (Caspar? Melchior? Balthasar? Camels?) to the biblical story arose The multiple meanings of “the East” for the Jewish people How the arrival and worship of the Magi set the Incarnation onto an international setting How to see the accretions of the Magi part of the story with Santa Claus and the original story of St. Nicholas Resources recommended in this episode: Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men by Dwight Longenecker More Christianity by Dwight Longenecker Life of Christ by Fulton J. Sheen The Day Christ Was Born by Jim Bishop DONATE
Was für ein vollgepacktes Hörbuchjahr! Benny und Felicitas sprechen mit John Ruhrmann, Hörbuchmensch des Jahres 2022 und Managing Director & Co-Founder von Bookwire, über die Audiobooks, die in diesem Jahr Eindruck hinterlassen haben. Neben der Hörbuchstimme des Jahres, werden das beste Debüt, das beste Gesamtwerk und das beste Hörspiel ausgezeichnet. Außerdem blicken die drei tief in den Hörbuchmarkt und haben den ein oder anderen Geheimtipp im Gepäck.Diese Titel bilden den krönenden Jahresabschluss:1. Der Leuchtturm an der Schwelle der Zeit von Natasha Pulley (Goyalit, gelesen von Jonas Minthe)2. Hund, Wolf, Schakal von Behzad Karim Khani (The AOS, gelesen von Raschid Daniel Sidgi)3. Der Thron der Nibelungen von Balthasar von Weymarn (The AOS, gelesen von Sascha Rotermund, Uve Teschner, Victoria Frenz u.a.)Neben den besprochenen Titeln werden zwischen dem 26.–31.12 2022 weitere Highlights des Jahres auf Facebook, Instagram und TikTok präsentiert. Außerdem lohnt es sich diese Playlist zu abonnieren, auf der die besten Audiobooks des Jahres gesammelt wurden.Aufgepasst: Deine Meinung zählt! Nimm teil an der Hörendenbefragung des Hörbuchwelten Podcasts und erzähle dem Team, welche Themen dich interessieren und wie der Podcast weiterentwickelt werden kann.Du suchst noch mehr Hörbuchtipps? Kein Problem! Auf Facebook, Instagram und Tiktok findest du noch mehr Empfehlungen denn mit Hörbuchwelten findest du dein nächstes Lieblingshörbuch.https://www.instagram.com/hoerbuchwelten/https://www.facebook.com/hoerbuchweltenhttps://www.tiktok.com/@hoerbuchwelten Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Prediger: Gian-Andri Winzeler | Bibelstelle: Mt. 2,1-12
Geschenke gehören für viele Menschen an Weihnachten dazu. Schenken ist eine alte Tradition, geprägt von unterschiedlichen Zeiten und Kulturen. Auch Jesus und seine Eltern bekamen Geschenke zur Geburt des Kleinen. Caspar, Melchior und Balthasar waren Weise aus dem Morgenland. In der christlichen Überlieferung werden sie auch als Könige bezeichnet. Sie brachten Familie Christus Gold, Myrrhe und Weihrauch. Wofür […]
All riffs, no theme, pure vibes, first dates with criminals on the run, you name it. We've brought on comedian Alex Haddow to chat with Riley and Milo in this week's bonus. Hope you enjoy! Get the whole episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/balthasar-feat-76247177 *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
Interview de Balthasar de Pury, expert en Haute Horlogerie et actuellement chez Piaget en tant que High Jewellery & Exceptional creations.
Gifts of Christmas2. Frankincense: The Gift of Understanding Dan Bidwell, Senior PastorIsaiah 40:3-5; Mark 1:1-8, 14-15 Sunday 11 December, 2022 In a small Southern town, the children in Sunday school were drawing pictures of the nativity. As the teacher went around, she complimented the children on their pictures of Mary, and Joseph and the baby Jesus. As she got to little Timmy, she noticed something unusual about his picture. The wise men were wearing firemens helmets. She said to Timmy: Timmy, I love your picture. But why are the wisemen wearing firemens helmets? Little Timmy says: Because, Miss, you told us that the wise men came from afar! ~ Well we are continuing today in our sermon series called Gifts of Christmas. Last week we began with the gift of preparation. And today we jump into the gifts that the Wise Men brought to Jesus, and from now until Christmas well look at one of those gifts each week. Gold, frankincense and myrrh. These were incredibly valuable gifts, but also very practical. Gold is money, and frankincense and myrrh had many uses in the ancient world. But these gifts were not just valuable and practical. Each gift actually foreshadows something of what Jesus would become, some of the aspects of Jesus character that would be revealed as he grew into the savior of the world. So those are the gifts were looking into over the next few weeks. Why dont we pray that God would reveal those insights to us now as we open the Scriptures? Heavenly Father, we thank you for Christmas and the gift of a little baby who would bring forgiveness and life to the world. Will you reveal to us the gift that it is to have Jesus in our life. We pray in his name, Amen. So I have a couple of little facts about the wise men before we continue. We often call them the three wise men, because of the three gifts they brought to Jesus (gold, frankincense, and wait theres myrrh). But actually the Bible doesnt say how many wise men there were it just says in Matthew 2 (on your handouts) 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. (Matthew 2:1-2) We actually dont know much about the magi. The word magi has the same root as our word magic, so it could refer to magicians or sorcerers. However in this case, it probably refers to those wise in interpreting the stars. Modern academic consensus is that the magi were astrologers from Persia (modern-day Iran). Early Christian tradition said that they were kings (carol: We three kings from orient are bearing gifts weve traveled so far) They were given names Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. It was speculated that they might have been the kings of Persia, and then later that they were kings representing Europe, Asia and Africa. But that is all speculation. We just have what is recorded for us here in Matthew 2, and so we have to live with the mystery. I read somewhere that wise men and women are still seeking Jesus. I like that. So, onto our gift for today. Frankincense. What is frankincense? Frankincense is the resin from a species of tree that grows on the Arabian Peninsula, and the Horn of Africa. The sap dries out into a resin, and the resin is very fragrant, very aromatic. The resin was added to essential oils, and became a very expensive perfume. The ancient Egyptians used frankincense as one of the embalming ingredients when a person died. It was used in the preparation of mummies. It also had many other uses. Here are some other uses I read online: Antiseptic; astringent; carminative; diuretic; digestive; sedative; and vulnerary therapeutic properties. In some parts of the world frankincense is still used to treat diabetes, and asthma, and blood disorders. A very useful product. But there's a second use for frankincense and I think this is what points to Jesus. In God's temple, the priests would burn frankincense or incense or as part of the priests duties. They would burn incense and the smoke would rise, and as it rose it represents the prayers of the people going up to God as a fragrant offering that he would accept that their prayers in faith. So frankincense is a kind of representative idea. The gift of frankincense foreshadows the fact that Jesus would be the high priest over all of God's people. 1. The Gift of a High Priest So why do we need a High Priest? This comes back to the Old Testament. We need to understand priests and what they did. In the Old Testament the priest had two functions and basically what they did is they represented the people to God. They did that by presenting sacrifices to God on the behalf of the people, so that God would forgive them. And they prayed on behalf of the people, interceding for them, raising prayers for the people so that God would accept them. The priest was an intermediary between the people and God. Now why do we need a priest? The reason is that sinful people can't approach a holy God and hope to survive. God in His Holiness, God in his purity, God in his goodness, God in all of the radiance of his pure holiness can't stand anything to come into his presence that is impure or unclean or sinful. And so sinful people can't approach God on their own. If we did we would die. (Do you remember that image in Isaiah 6 where Isaiah sees God on his throne, in all his holiness, and Isaiah falls down on his knees and says: I am ruined, Im a man of unclean lips and Im a sinful man, and my eyes have seen the King Isaiah was in the presence of the Holy God and he thought he would die until God sends the angel to cleanse him by touching a burning coal to his mouth) You see, sinful people cant come into the presence of God, otherwise we would die. And this is a difficult concept for the world to understand. Because we think of sin as something trivial, something a bit old fashioned, just an idea to scare kids into behaving. A bit like Santa Claus making a list and checking it twice. Sin is just there to find out if were naughty or nice. Speaking of which, have you heard about Elf on a Shelf? (Check if there are kids in the room) We didnt have this when my kids were growing up, perhaps its something that Santa launched more recently. But basically the Elf on a Shelf is there to keep an eye on the kids behavior and sends a daily report to the North Pole. The elves move around each night as well, and sometimes play tricks on the kids So we often see sin as something trivial. But when we look at the Old Testament temple, we see that sin is anything but trivial. Sin is so serious that it required the sacrifice of an animal. It required the shedding of blood in order for sinful people to be able to approach the holy God. It required death as an atonement for sin. An innocent animal would die in place of the guilty person. It worked like this. A person would bring an animal to the temple, which was kind of a representative of themselves. They would pay for the animal, they would bring it to the priest and the priest would slaughter the animal, and he would sprinkle the blood around. There was something in the temple called the mercy seat. And the priest would sprinkle the blood on the mercy seat and it represented God accepting the sacrifice of the animals blood, the sacrifice on the persons behalf so that they could receive mercy and forgiveness. And then the priest would light the frankincense and pray for the people. And those prayers would go up in faith and trust that God would offer his forgiveness. Thats how the Old Testament sacrificial system worked. And it reminds us that sin is anything but trivial. Sin requires death. God is so holy and sin is so bad, that God requires death in order for sin to be atoned for. You might be asking where is the gift in all of this gore? Well the gift is that God doesn't want us to die. God didn't create us so that he could punish us. He didnt create us so that he could kill us. He didnt create us in order to say well you've been terrible, you're bad. That's not it at all. God created us, and he loves us, and he wants us to be able to approach him and be confident and know that were loved. Thats what the whole story of the Bible is about God overcoming our sin problem so that we can return to him. Have a look at the Hebrews 10 reading: 10 For Gods will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time. (Hebrews 10:10) So God actually wants us to be holy, and he will be the one who provides the sacrifice in Jesus Christ. Jesus body will be the sacrifice for us and it's not a sacrifice that has to happen again and again. It is once for all, once for all time. And this also marks a change to the old covenant. Under the Old Covenant, in Old Testament times, people had to keep coming back to the temple and they had to keep buying animals and to keep bringing sacrifices and to keep the to keep killing things. It's kind of an abhorrent idea, isn't it? I mean it's very bloody, they splashed the blood around, and it's a very vivid illustration of the punishment for sin. But that was the old covenant and so read on. BTW Ive chosen the New Living Translation for this reading today because it really helps to bring the idea through clearly. Other translations wont say under the old covenant but it gives the context for v11. 11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. (Hebrews 10:11) In the Old Testament the sacrifices were never finished. You had to keep coming back year after year, sacrificing animal after animal. Because it says there that old system could never take away sins. Elsewhere in Hebrews it says the blood of bulls and goats can never atone for human sin. But look at v12: 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Jesus doesnt offer the blood of an animal. He offers his own blood. And that one sacrifice is good for all time. It is enough. His blood alone can pay for our sin. Jesus alone can make us right with God. And that is our first gift for today the gift of Jesus as High Priest, who lays down his life for us. 2. The Gift of Understanding British statesman and financier Cecil Rhodes was famous for endowing the Rhodes Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship to the University of Oxford. He was also renowned as a stickler for correct dress. One night a young man was invited to dine with Rhodes, and he arrived by train and had to go directly to Rhodes's home in his travel-stained clothes. Once he arrived he was embarrassed to find the other guests already assembled, wearing full evening dress. After what seemed a long time Rhodes appeared, in a shabby old blue suit. Later the young man learned that his host had been dressed in evening clothes, but put on the old suit when he heard of his young guest's dilemma. Cecil Rhodes had empathy, didnt he? He had empathy for the young mans situation. He didnt want him to be exposed and publicly shamed. And thats the second gift we receive when Jesus is our high priest. Just like Cecil Rhodes had empathy for that young man, Jesus has empathy for us. And he doesnt want us to be exposed and publicly shamed. Look at Hebrews chapter 4:13. Because it exposes a truth about sin and a truth about us that would potentially bring us to public shame: 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. (Hebrews 4:13) Its not the Elf on the Shelf that we need to worry about. Its God. Because he sees everything about us. And one day well be held to account for everything weve done. Every sin. Every unkind word. Every hurtful deed. The things weve done and failed to do. He sees them all. And on the day of judgment, for those exposed in sin it will be far more uncomfortable than turning up to a party in the wrong clothes. But heres the thing. Jesus doesnt want us to be left exposed. He doesnt want us to be publicly humiliated. He wont stand and point a finger in judgment, because he knows what it is like to be us. Have a look at v15: 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15) In chapter 5 of Hebrews, it tells us about the High Priests back in the Old Testament temple. It says that the High Priest is able to treat us gently when we go astray, because he knows what it is to be subject to weakness. Hes human, just like us. I think thats why Im not a fire and brimstone preacher I couldnt imagine speaking words of judgment when I know that I deserve the very same judgment. Im subject to weakness, and I know how hard it is to live a life obedient to God. And so does Jesus. Thats what it says there in Hebrews 4:15. Jesus knows what it is like to be human, to be tempted. He understands the pull of all those things that we know arent good for us. He understands us in our weakness. With Jesus, we sometimes think of Jesus turning up on earth as the Son of God, completely impervious to all the temptations that we face. Like the Terminator, this robotic, unfeeling, unmoveable cyborg. But that wasnt Jesus at all. Jesus knows what its like to be us. He gets us. He gets you. Whatever your go-to sin is, Jesus felt all the same inducements to sin. He felt all the same pressures, all the same triggers, all the same temptations. And thats why he treats us gently. He doesnt stand back in his priestly robes shaking his finger. No, he has walked a mile in our shoes and he knows what its like to be us. Jesus understands us. Jesus isnt surprised by our weakness. He embraced it, and he overcame it. And thats why we dont need to fear God. We dont need to fear judgment, if Jesus is our High Priest. Read from v15 with me again: 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:15-16) When Jesus is our High Priest, we can come to God boldly. We can approach his throne, not with trembling, but with confidence because of Gods grace. Do you see it there twice? 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Just like Jesus understands us, God understands us. And he treats us gently. He offers grace, not judgment. Mercy, not condemnation, to all who are friends with Jesus. And that leads us to our third gift when we have Jesus as our high priest. The third gift is a new understanding of our relationship with God. 3. The Gift of Grace When I was in High School, the Deputy Principal was the school disciplinarian. If he called your name, you knew you were in trouble. And I found myself on the wrong side of his discipline once when I was in my first year or two at the school. But as a senior, it was a great joy to see another side to that teacher. The gruff exterior disappeared completely when he took over our homeroom when our regular homeroom teacher fell ill. And it turned out this disciplinarian figure was actually very friendly, very kind, very humorous and he became a huge support to me in a difficult time of my life. Sometimes we get the entirely wrong impression of a person, and it only changes when you get to know them personally that you find out the truth. And thats what Jesus wants us to understand. God is not an angry judge. Hes a loving advocate. Hes not a disciplinarian, he is a grace-filled friend. And when we know God like that, our whole relationship changes. From fear to freedom. From terror to trust. From exposure to embrace. And if you understand God like that, thats a true gift. A gift I hope youll unwrap this Christmas. Shall we pray? ~ Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of Jesus, the gift of a high priest who understands, the gift of a high priest who brings forgiveness. We pray that we would be able to approach you with confidence and boldness. We know that we have sinned and we confess the things that we've done that are unpleasing, and we plead for you to forgive us by the blood of Christ. We thank you for your promise that you will forgive. Help us to live that truth. Help us not to feel shame anymore, but to come to you with confidence, and more than that, Lord, help us to live a new life to the glory of Christ alone. Amen
There's some debate on whether or not we should call them “Wise Men.” Matthew uses the word “magi,” from which we get “magician.” Scholar Richard Vinson wonders if their presence is an allusion to the incompetent advisors in the Daniel story or even Pharaoh's court in the time of Moses. While guided by a star, they're still misguided, needing to stop in Jerusalem to get directions (no self-respecting wise man would ask for directions!). Vinson points out, “They have seen a new star, indicating to them the birth of a new king, but they know nothing else, which is less than the readers know.” Maybe they weren't the royal Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar of tradition. Perhaps we should think of them more like Moe, Larry, and Curly (Oh, wise guys, eh?) I believe one of the reasons they're in the Christmas story is to remind us that following stars will only get us so far. Our knowledge, wisdom, and intuition will only take us so far. Likewise, superstition and sentiment might bring comfort, but they provide no real answers. Finding God's truth requires a path that he's illuminated for us. Thankfully his path shines bright. John's Gospel doesn't begin with magi, shepherds, or angels. Rather he declares, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). It may be that you've found yourself in darkness this week. Maybe it's been the darkness of grief, fear, or worry. But, while that darkness can feel all-consuming in the moment, John assures us that it cannot overcome the light of Christ that God has brought into your world.
Charles, Danny, and Heather discuss Flannery O'Connor's short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" with an eye to O'Connor's role as a between-the-councils Catholic writer, an ear to the story's portrayal of envy and love, and a dash of Hans Urs von Balthasar to taste. External Links:“Everything That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O'Connor“Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction” written and read by Flannery O'Connor
This week (November 23rd) on The Open Door we will introduce and explore the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988), widely considered one of the most significant theologians of the century. His major multi-volume theological works are The Glory of the Lord, Theo-Drama and Theo-Logic. Our welcome guest is the psychologist, Richard Clements. He is the author of The Meaning of the World Is Love: Selected Texts from Hans Urs von Balthasar with Commentary (Ignatius, 2022). Dr. Larry Chapp, an earlier guest of ours, calls the book "an absolute breath of fresh air and a bracing reminder of the true genius of Balthasar as both a theologian and a master of the spiritual life. The topics are varied and yet deeply united, since Clements deftly arranges them in order to draw out Balthasar's deep Trinitarian underpinnings. And the commentaries by Clements are insightful and often illuminating in surprising ways."To purchase the book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-World-Love-Balthasar-Commentary/dp/1621643514Among the questions we'll ask are the following. Please feel free to suggest your own!1. Richard, could you begin by telling us a bit about yourself? How does a psychologist come to write about a master theologian?2. Could you give us a brief overview of von Balthasar's life?3. What impact has Balthasar had on the Catholic Church?4. Literature, art, and music help shape his vision. What are some examples of how this works?5. How, for von Balthasar, is the gift of self the path of love?6. What role do the true and the good and the beautiful play in his thought? Would he agree, as some suggest, that they are the faces of being?7. Is integral human fulfillment possible for the skeptic?8. How would von Balthasar respond to the charge that the doctrine of hell is incompatible with the Christian's vocation to love?9. Does von Balthasar's relation to Adrienne von Speyer strike you as problematic?10. Balthasar was incredibly prolific. Which of his books would you recommend to someone just starting to read his work?
Pure riffs, no plot: that's the Balthasar Speedboat promise. And for this week's bonus episode, we have comedians Naomi Higgins (@nomstrositi) and Emily Woods on the show. It's a pleasant sojourn into the deeply sexual world of the sport of curling--and much more! hope you enjoy. Get the whole thing on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/balthasar-ice-74761899 *MILO ALERT* Here are links to see Milo's upcoming standup shows: https://www.miloedwards.co.uk/live-shows *BRITAINOLOGY ALERT* We've added a live show in Melbourne on the 19th of November in which Nate and Milo will present Britainology! Get tickets here: https://tccinc.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/79853 *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
Dr. Tom Curran shares quotes from Hans Urs von Balthasar on mission, holiness, prayer and more! Tom shares insights from his family's scripture reflection on “Eat for the Glory of God.” (1Cor. 10:31, 2Cor. 2: 14-15 )
Patrick answers listener questions about NFP, what happened to people who lived and died before Christ who were not baptized, and he comments on how the pandemic has changed some of our personalities Amber (00:33) – Is practicing NFP a sin? Amid the Pandemic, Progress in Catholic Schools - Enrollment and student achievement are rising, thanks in part to parents. Did the pandemic change your personality? Tom (22:40) - People are pushing gender ideologies in public schools instead of reading and writing. This seems like a reason why Catholic Schools are better. Robert - What happened to all the people before Christ who were not baptized? I think that when they are born they are born of the water, and then born of the spirit is when they except Christ into their lives. Chilling AI development means that robots can now talk to animals – and we might be able to next Robert - You helped me want to stay in the Church when I was thinking about leaving! What do you think about the Hans Urs von Balthasar theory about maybe no one is in hell?
What exactly is contemplation and contemplative prayer? Is it new age nonsense or does it lie at the very heart of the Christian life? And if it's the latter, how exactly does the average Joe "do" it?! In this episode Brandon interviews Dr. Kyle Strobel from Biola's Talbot School of Theology. Dr. Strobel brings an amazing wealth of knowledge about the history of contemplation in the Christian tradition and especially in the protestant tradition. This is the third of a series of conversations on the topic of contemplation with experts and practitioners from across the Christian and religious spectrum. Here's a list books that were mentioned on the show. Dr. Strobel's Books Where Prayer Becomes Real: How Honesty with God Transforms Your Soul Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice Books by others Prayer by Hans Urs von Balthasar
Dr. Tom Curran explores three insights about the Blessed Mother, as a model for Christian life: Mary's Fiat, Magnificat, and giving birth to The Word. Later in the program Tom shares quotes from Hans Urs von Balthasar.
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Jake and Phil discuss Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur." The Manifesto: Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/13261/sunday-morning The Art: Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur." https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44395/gods-grandeur Works referenced: Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43431/the-idea-of-order-at-key-west Wallace Stevens, Anecdote of the Jar https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/14575/anecdote-of-the-jar Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45236/thirteen-ways-of-looking-at-a-blackbird Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Windhover https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44402/the-windhover Gerard Manley Hopkins, No Worst https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44398/no-worst-there-is-none-pitched-past-pitch-of-grief Anne Carpenter, Theo-Poetics: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Risk of Art and Being https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268023782/theo-poetics/
This episode considers the will of God as a key for following Christ with insights from Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. To explore Balthasar's book mentioned in the podcast, see: https://www.amazon.com/Laity-Life-Counsels-Churchs-Mission-ebook/dp/B009B1H8N6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1663168117&sr=8-3 To find out more about the collaboration between Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyer, including the Community of Saint John, visit: https://balthasarspeyr.org/en/community-of-saint-john To read how the will of God unfolded in the life of Dr. Donald Wallenfang, see: https://www.amazon.com/iGod-Fragmentary-Autobiography-Donald-Wallenfang-ebook/dp/B09QGT77YL/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=igod&qid=1663168452&sr=8-5 For more rich content in Catholic theology, philosophy and spirituality, visit: https://www.myinteriorcastle.com/store Follow us on Social Media- Facebook at "Donald Wallenfang" Twitter- @septimasmoradas Instagram- myinteriorcastle313 YouTube- "Donald Wallenfang"
Fifty years ago, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac, and Joseph Ratzinger, among others, founded the theological journal Communio, which set out, as Balthasar put it, to “fight at all costs against the deadly polarization brought on by the fervor displayed by traditionalists and modernists alike” and “to perceive of the Church as a central communion, a community that originated from communion with Christ, who presented himself as a gift to the Church; as a communion that will enable us to share our hearts, thoughts, and blessings.” In the last five decades, Communio has continued the work of its founding mission, advancing theological discussion and deepening the Church's understanding of her role in the world. Later this month, a conference celebrating the journal's 50th anniversary will take place at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. In this episode, Mark Brumley and Carl E. Olson speak with the organizers of the conference—Matthew Kuhner, Ph.D., Vice President and Academic Dean at St. Bernard's; Daniel Drain, Coordinator of Academic Operations and Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at St. Bernard's; and Lisa Lickona, S.T.L., Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Bernard's. They discuss the mission and legacy of "Communio," its continued relevance in the life of the Church, and what they hope the conference will achieve. Related links: Details about the conference, including in-person and virtual registration information, can be found here: https://stbernards.regfox.com/communioconference2022 The Fall 1992 issue of Communio contains a number of the journal's founding documents: https://www.communio-icr.com/issues/view/the-theology-of-henri-de-lubac-communio-at-twenty-years The Communio website includes a collection of individual articles (many available as PDFs) about the journal: https://www.communio-icr.com/about/articles
Who was Balthasar and why is he an important 20th-century theologian? What did he teach about Christ's descent to hell? What good do we find in his theology? Why are some of his ideas problematic? Did he hold to a doctrine of divine impassibility? Dr. Joshua Brotherton joins us to discuss these topics. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. John DeRosa www.classicaltheism.com/support Support the show: Check out my book One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies that Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith >> www.classicaltheism.com/newbook Support on Patreon to help keep the podcast going and to allow me to produce even more quality content: www.classicaltheism.com/support
Christ “descended into Hell”? We continue to unpack Henri de Lubac's analysis of his friend Hans Urs von Balthasar in “The Church: Paradox and Mystery”.Support the show
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Level: Intermediate In this episode I am joined by Dr. Larry Chapp to speak about the great theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar.Dr. Chapp's YouTube channel:Gaudiumetspes22: Dr. Larry Chapp - YouTubeDr. Chapp's blog:Gaudium et Spes 22If you enjoy this content, please leave us a review!Support the show
Why we need beauty, according to Hans Urs von Balthasar. Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro continue their reading of Henri de Lubac's “The Church: Paradox and Mystery”.Support the show
Pure riffs. Nothing but riffs. No preparation, no reading, no knowledge. We've got Tom Walker in the studio to talk about Kingston-upon-Thames and the idea of reshooting Psycho as a Carry On film. We've got it all. You will enjoy this. Get the whole bonus on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/balthasar-upside-70338808 *MILO ALERT* Here are links to see Milo's upcoming standup shows: https://www.miloedwards.co.uk/live-shows *AUSTRALIA ALERT* We are going to tour Australia in November, and there are tickets available for shows in Sydney: https://musicboozeco.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/3213de46-cef7-49c4-abcb-c9bdf4bcb61f Melbourne https://tccinc.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/75729 and Brisbane https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trashfuture-live-in-brisbane-additional-show-tickets-396915263237. *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
Hans Urs von Balthasar: heretic or great “man of the Church”? This week, Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro read Henri de Lubac's chapter on the seminal theologian in The Church: Paradox and Mystery.Support the show
The Obedience of Faith | 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time | 08.07.2022 | Fr. Brian Larkin Fr. Brian Larkin Today's readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080722.cfm Heb 11:1-2, 8-19: Fr. Brian's Bible verse that inspired him to live a life dedicated to God Hebrews 11: All about the faith of the men and women of the New Testament What does Faith even mean? C.S. Lewis & Tolkien (who was a big influence on Lewis at Oxford)—“How can you grow in faith? Faith means you think this is true. Either you do or you don't.” C.S. Lewis didn't understand that word. “Tonight's story about Abraham in Hebrews 11 is a challenge from God to you in your life. What way will you live?”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Abraham here in Hebrews 11 illustrates how to be a person of great faith. If you are going to be a man or a woman of great faith, you must leave your life behind.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Come follow me to a place that I will show you.”—God to Abraham in Hebrews 11 “We always want a destination. Alright, God, if I'm going to leave something behind in my life, I want to at least know that I'm going to be OK…He doesn't tell us that. He just says, ‘Brian, come follow me.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “It's a radical challenge, but you can't be a Christian if you stay at home.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “What is faith? If you have faith in what it truly is, faith will save you.”—Fr. Brian Larkin Romans 1:5 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/romans/1 “Jesus Christ, through whom we have received grace & apostleship, so that we might bring about the obedience of faith.” Romans 16: “…to bring about the obedience of faith.” St. Paul bookends Romans with an emphasis on the obedience of faith. This is called an inclusio or bookend. “I've never met someone who has authentic faith who hasn't felt like they had to leave everything.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “The drama of your life and the drama of all of human history is a story about the obedience of faith, or about disobedience, which culminates in Romans 5.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Romans 5 for me is maybe the most hopeful chapter in the entire New Testament.”—Fr. Brian “It's the story of Adam and the story of Jesus.” “What Adam did in The Garden, they did not trust God, they did not have faith, so they disobeyed. This is my story.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “If you don't trust God at times in your life, you are not wicked—you're just human.”—Fr. Brian Larkin Romans 5:18 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/romans/5 “One Man's trespass led to condemnation for all men. So One Man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man's disobedience, many (in Greek, it's 'all') were made sinners, so by One Man's obedience, all will be made righteous.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “When the New Testament talks about what Jesus did on The Cross, it calls that the moment of Jesus's faith.”—Fr. Brian Larkin Greek: Pistis = faith or faithfulness Pope Benedict XVI: “A true person of faith realizes they are actually grasping something bigger than themselves.” Balthasar describes faith as a measure: “When we try to measure God, the person who has faith realizes they were the ones being measured by Him.”—Fr. Brian referring to Balthasar's description of the measuring of faith “The most amazing thing in that moment, and what I knew in that moment that his truth and his goodness measured me and not the other way around, what I knew in that moment was that I was loved and accepted, and that changed everything.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Faith does not mean that you believe something is true. Christian faith is like Abraham, who encountered God and left everything behind. Christian faith is like Jesus, who trusted The Father so much, that he surrendered everything, and was crucified a naked slave. That's faith. That kind of faith will save you—it will save your soul.”—Fr. Brian Larkin
Today we discuss the importance of dreaming in every state of life, even when accomplishing goals and dreams seems impossible. We also share a few of our dreams, both big and small. We hope you enjoy this new episode! As always, feel free to join us on this journey by following us on Instagram: A Joyful Journey (@ajoyfuljourney1221), or reaching out to us by email at email@example.com! St. Joseph, Pillar of Families and Glory of Domestic Life, pray for us! Quote: "What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God." - Hans Urs von Balthasar
Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Dr. Larry Chapp and Fr. Daniel O' Mullane on one of Vatican II's most important documents and the missionary role of women in engaging the modern world. Dr. Larry ChappDr. Larry Chapp is a retired professor of theology. He taught for twenty years at DeSales University near Allentown, Pennsylvania. In 2013 he and his wife opened the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chapp received his doctorate from Fordham University in 1994 with a specialization in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. Go Big Red.Father Daniel O'MullaneFr. Daniel has served the Diocese of Paterson in a number of different roles and currently serves as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of 900 families, since 2015. His priestly formation was at two of the world's foremost theological institutions – the Gregorian University and the Alphonsian Academy – where he earned his STB and completed his STL in Moral Theology. Link to the Vatican document: https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html To view the study guide page for the Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: https://www.endowgroups.org/study-guide-light-of-the-nations-lumen-gentium/ To listen on the Endow Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1127885Support the Endow PodcastWhat's on your mind and heart? Let our host, Simone Rizkallah, know by connecting with her and The Endow Team on social media!Facebook at www.facebook.com/endowgroupsInstagram at www.instagram.com/endowgroupsWant to start your own Endow Group? Learn more by visiting our website at www.endowgroups.org or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you!
God is Eucharistic. That is a bold and profound claim. It is different from only saying that God gives the Eucharist or that Christ is made present in the Eucharist. To say that our God is a Eucharistic God has profound consequences for, well, everything… including how we revere and adore the Eucharist now, and how we come to know God through the Eucharist. My guest today wrote an essay under the title “The Key to Understanding God” in which he brings forward the Eucharistic thought of the Russian Orthodox theologian Sergius Bulgakov and the Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. In both, we find the concerted effort to apprehend the entire Christian life, including the intellectual life, from and toward the Eucharist. The Eucharist, in other words, is the key to understanding all things, including and especially who God is and how God is. These are deep matters with surprising relevance, which together we are going to seek to understand and consider better. Our guide and my guest is Jonathan Ciraulo, assistant professor of theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. His essay, “The Key to Understanding God,” appeared in the Church Life Journal in April 2022, and his new book with the University of Notre Dame Press is The Eucharistic Form of God: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Sacramental Theology.
We're back with pure riffs and no topic, and we're joined by Joel, Joel, and Jackson from the popular Australian podcast Plumbing the Death Star. We recorded this back in March and now it's out. Please enjoy us rejoicing in the class system of car park sausages in Australia, the wonder of Bob Katter pointing a gun at a knife, and a story about a little boy who wanted a pet pig. Get the whole episode on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67525447 *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind our website). If you need web design help, reach out to him here: https://www.tomallen.media/ Trashfuture are: Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum)
For 2000 years the Western church has emphasized the incarnation as a necessary step for our atonement, and I'm grateful for that emphasis. For 1900 years the Eastern church has emphasized the incarnation for its ontology, and I'm grateful for that, too. The ancient paleo-Hebrew worldview has something to say as well about the purpose of God's having incarnated the second person of the Trinity, and it is a beautiful purpose! I also reflect on the mass murder in Uvalde and the growing cultural-moral divide.
Interpreting the Cross | Fr. Brian's Homily for Mother's Day | 5.8.2022 5/8/2022 Mothers “Good Shepherd: Are you calling me to give my life for you?” John 10: Good Shepherd Sunday usually dedicated to vocations “I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.” Romans 8: “I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” Fr. Gawronski: Mandarin: The word for “goodness” is based off an image of a woman holding a child “What's better in society than a woman holding her son or daughter? That's what goodness is.” “Thank God today for mothers and for the feminine heart, which brings receptivity into this world. Mothers, you have a heart that we men don't have. It's different. You bring something to all of us that we so desperately need. And our society today doesn't like that—it wants to undermine that.”—Fr. Brian Larkin Regarding Abortion: “Isn't it ironic how [hands off my body] undermines the words of Christ?” “This is my body, which will be given up for you.”—Fr. Brady Wagner “We've got to convince the hearts and minds of those in the world around us that true goodness in life—true fulfillment, true happiness, is not when someone says, ‘This is my body. I can control my life.' It's when Jesus says, “This is my body, which will be given up for you.' Mothers, thank you for doing that for us.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Moms: Your job as Christian women is to interpret the Cross for us—your sons and daughters.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “At the center of the Church's heart, there are two hearts: the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And it is no accident that both of those hearts are wounded.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “We are called to fight for life.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “There are a lot of hurt people who do not know how to interpret the Cross.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “Pothane mothane” = “To suffer is to learn.” “Pothane agapane” = “To suffer is to love.” Hans Urs von Balthasar, speaking of Mary from the book, “The Christian State of Life:” https://books.google.com/books? “She is so pure and loving she needs no cloister to remain undefiled by the world. Wherever She goes, she brings purity, love, and heaven with Her. Her love is its own cloister.” “Moms, what you do in this hard world, and what you're called to do more and more—Moms, you're called to be more like the Blessed Virgin Mary.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “The world doesn't follow God because it doesn't understand the Cross.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Mary loved, so a sword pierced her soul.” “If you love with the kind of love that God wants us to have, you will suffer.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Perhaps there is nothing more incomprehensible and supernatural in Mary's life than this: that she does not die with her son. For in fact, she lives by the Son, no less than He lives by the Father. The Father in the Holy Spirit encompass her and keep her supernaturally erect while she is deprived for three days of the center of her soul—Her Son.”—Hans Urs von Balthasar “We do not use the weapons of this world. Mary conquers with her Immaculate Heart—she conquers with a love that suffers. What could be better than that?”—Fr. Brian Larkin “If any of you has ever been involved in an abortion, you are loved by God, and there is mercy, and there is forgiveness. And the two hearts that reign in our church—the hearts of Jesus and Mary—they have born your sufferings, and they love you.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Today, may we be more like Mary. Do not be as afraid of the cross, but surrender to it. That kind of love will convert the world.”—Fr. Brian Larkin
Gomer interviews Dr. Larry Chapp about Hell, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Tradicals in the Church. He's loud, opinionated, fun, and smart as HELL. We dance around Nouvelle Theologie, Thomas Aquinas, and the state of the Church. This is part 1 of 2.
Joy speaks with Professor Ben Quash about the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, theological aesthetics, and the Visual Commentary on Scripture.
Chag Purim Sameach! Danny speaks with Benjamin Balthasar, associate professor of English at Indiana University-South Bend, about the history of Jewish anti-imperialism from the 1930s until today. Become a patron today for the full episode: www.patreon.com/americanprestige