Listening

Updated Nov 5 2015: As with the Currently Reading section, I’m moving the Currently Listening section off the sidebar and onto its own page, too. I listen to Catholic audio almost every time I drive or walk anywhere and it’s high time I focus on reviewing it here on the blog. I’ve mentioned plenty but I haven’t done any real reviews. I’ll work on this page more in the coming days.

Sin and Salvation: A Bible Study on Romans
Sin and Salvation: A Bible Study on Romans, 6 hours 27 minutes,
CD or MP3. PDF outline.

In modern times, many people seem to have lost both their sorrow for sin and the joy of salvation. Nobody “sins” anymore; we only make “mistakes.” And many Christians lack enthusiasm for the “good news” of the Gospel. Why is this? Why is the modern world so apathetic toward the message that once swept across the Roman Empire like a tidal wave and converted the known world? In this Bible study, Dr. Brant Pitre will answer this by exploring the foundations of the Gospel – sin and salvation – in the theological masterpiece of the New Testament: the letter to the Romans.

Faith and Works According to James and Paul
Faith and Works According to James and Paul, 45 minutes, CD or MP3. PDF outline.

For almost five hundred years, Catholics and Protestants have been debating the relationship between faith and works.  On the one hand, many Protestants will claim that we are saved by “faith alone” and that Catholicism teaches a false “works-righteousness.”  In support of this, they turn to the teaching of Paul: We are “saved” but “not because of works” (Ephesians 2:9). On the other hand, many Catholics will point out that the only time the New Testament says “faith alone” is when the letter of James teaches that we are “justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24).  What are we to make of these passages in the New Testament? How are we saved? And do the teachings of St. Paul and St. James contradict one another?

The House of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Temple in the Old and New Testaments
The House of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Temple in the Old and New Testaments, 25 hours and 23 minutes, CD or MP3 by Dr. Steven Smith.

“Jesus lived ‘in the shadow of the Jewish Temple.’  At the center of His identity and spirituality was the reality of the Temple.  In this fast-moving and in-depth series…”

St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Problem of Freemasonry
St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Problem of Freemasonry CD or MP3 by Dr. Mark Miravalle.

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