827: Bishop Barron- Using YouTube & Social Media to Demystify Christianity & God
Aug 02, 2018
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Bishop Barron at the Santa Barbara Mission in Santa Barbara, California.
Bishop Barron, a bishop in the Catholic Church, has embraced “new media” and is gaining popularity on YouTube for his accessible and clear discussions on the Bible, Catholicism and God. Whether you are a Christian or not, believe in God or not, you will find this episode fascinating as Bishop Barron demystifies what is often presented in a dogmatic and inaccessible way.
You can learn more about Bishop Barron by going to:
Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube, @bishopbarron on Instagram & Twitter, @bishoprobertbarron on Facebook
Website | wordonfire.org
- How did he get into new media to evangelize the Catholic Church? (7:39)
- Why does he feel there is so much push back with new media and the Church? (14:03)
- Senseless suffering and the misuse of freedom. If God exists and is so loving, why is there so much bad and evil in the world? (17:42)
- Why free will? (26:21)
- The mystery of evil. Why people dismiss signs and free will. (30:00)
- Is it possible to have a Utopian world? How the mass is the Utopia. (32:10)
- Are we in a spiritual crisis right now? How the only thing worse than getting what you want, is NOT getting what you want. (34:11)
- How do you know what parts of the Bible to literalize and parts to not? (39:44)
- What point did they select the gospels within the Bible? Finding the text to best reflect your faith. (44:09)
- How do we reconcile the differences between the Old Testament and New Testament? (46:29)
- What would God say about the “Gender Neutrality Movement”? (50:31)
- What is God? (52:22)
- When did the separation happen between Science and The Church? Why he is a sworn opponent of “Scientism.”(56:35)
- How do you defend morality as an objective form of thinking? His thoughts on the coined term “Christian Atheists.” (1:03:50)
- How would he argue Christianity as the end all be all religion? Why there are elements of truth in all religions. (1:07:56)
- Can someone have a GOOD relationship with God and NOT practice in it? (1:13:17)
- How does he feel about the resurgence of psychedelics? Why you should be cautious of unearned wisdom. (1:14:47)
- His thoughts on open relationships? (1:19:10)
- Why can’t priests get married? The spiritual value of celibacy. (1:20:14)
- The deep unfairness of Christianity. Why do people pick on it more than other religions? (1:25:56)
- What are the biggest challenges facing The Church in the future? (1:29:20)
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