Tag: Word on Fire Show

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Culture, Science & Society, Videos

The Social Dilemma

Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube A hit Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” is a film about the dark side of social media explained by the Silicon Valley innovators behind it. In this episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Bishop Barron discusses some of the film’s insights and offers…

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Long Format, Teaching, Videos

What is Postmodernism?

Source: Bishop Robert Barron via YouTube What is postmodernism? What gave rise to it, what are its main characteristics, and how should Catholics assess it? In this episode, Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss the postmodern turn and its results. A listener asks, is it impossible for some people to believe…

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Presentations, Videos

Creating Atheists

Friends, his wildly popular book, “A Manual for Creating Atheists,” Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, outlines his process of “street epistemology,” which is intended to be a process of anti-evangelization, or talking people out of their religious faith. In this episode of the “Word on Fire…

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Teaching, Videos

Gnosticism, the Enduring Heresy

Source: Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube Gnosticism was one of the earliest heresies of the Church, and it remains among the most enduring. With an emphasis on special knowledge acquired only by a small group of enlightened elites, as well as a sharp division between spirit and matter, with spiritual…

Teaching, Videos

Karl Marx and Millennials

Source: Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube Word on Fire Show:Today, we discuss a recent article in Teen Vogue titled “Who is Karl Marx?”, which shows how many teens and teachers have begun dabbling in Marxism. There have been a slew of other articles noting the rise of millennials supporting socialism….