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Every week, our host, Deacon Pedro brings you the best of Salt + Light Media: Inspiring messages, insightful interviews, interesting commentary and music; plus great segments from our contributors. Stay current with the Catholic Church in Canada and the world, and nourish your faith with the SLHour.
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We can worship God with our minds by pondering the things of God, who He is, and how creation relates to its Creator. If you are looking for a podcast with all the answers about God and Theology, this is not the show for you! But, if you are looking for a show that will leave you with more questions than answers about the Divine, so you can struggle to worship God better, then join me in my adventure to love God better with my feeble brain!
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Mention “theology” and watch everyone shrink back in their chairs. Words like Trinity, Sovereignty and Eschatology scare us away from asking good questions about God, about faith and Christianity. But that’s not how it’s supposed to be! We all talk about God. We’re all theologians, whether we realize it or not. In this class, we’ll rescue theology from the ivory tower. Theology should invite us to know God better.
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Series: Latest SermonScripture: Mark 11:1-11“Now to the gate of my Jerusalem,The seething holy city of my heart,The saviour comes. But will I welcome him?Oh crowds of easy feelings make a start;They raise their hands, get caught up in the singing,And think the battle won. Too soon they’ll findThe challenge, the reversal he is bringingChanges their …
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 9:14-29“It is at first unsettling to be confronted with God’s absolute sovereignty in our salvation. But ultimately this is our true security, for if there was nothing in us, but only God’s good pleasure, that brought us into grace, then there is nothing in us that can take us out of grace.”Robert Yarbroug…
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We know that Faith calls us to justice but the Rev. Dr. Karen A. Hamilton argues that faith also calls us to protest. This week she tells us about her book that compiles stories of all faiths as protest. Damien O’Connor of the Knights of Columbus, has an update about a program that helps men pray and learn about the faith; Sr. Marie Paul Curley, fs…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 9:1-13“I never wanted to follow Jesus.I never wanted to follow Jesus.I never wanted to follow Jesus.He rescued me, He rescued me.No turning back, no turning back.”Red Mountain Music“There’s a direct correlation between the accuracy of our memory and the effectiveness of our mission. If we’re not teaching p…
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I'm joined this week by Joshua Noel of The Whole Church Podcast (https://the-whole-church-podcast.captivate.fm/) to discuss Genesis 35 & 36. Can we agree on how scripture works if one doesn't take it as literally as another? How does the fallout of Dinah's situation effect the family of Jacob and her? Why did they need to get rid of their idols on …
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Series: Latest SermonScripture: Mark 16:1-8“Anyone can be sentimental about the Nativity; any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you’re not a believer.”John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany“Jesus was the only one that ever raised the dead,” The Misfit continued, “and H…
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This year, on our Special Easter edition, Deacon Pedro is joined by Catholic singer/songwriter/author and Christian music legend, John Michael Talbot, who tells us about his more-than-40 year career, shares his latest album with us and gives us inspiring words to reflect on for the Easter season.By Deacon Pedro
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 8:31-37“What matters supremely therefore is not in the last analysis the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it – the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I kno…
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Tripp Fuller joins Joshua Noel to discuss various atonement theories that have existed in the history of the Church and how the Church has historically disagreed about the nature of Salvation and how it works! The Church has always agreed about the presence and experience of Jesus and Salvation but has not always agreed about how it works. Today ma…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 8:18-30“We shake with joy, we shake with grief.What a time they have, these twohoused as they are in the same body.” Mary Oliver“Wisdom teaches us that tears, at their best, pay tribute to something lost that was once cherished, and it was wise to cherish it. We lament the loss of a genuine good.” Zack Esw…
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This week on an all-new SLHour, we give you everything you need to know about the Eucharistic Revival in the United States. Ed Clancy of Aid to the Church in Need tells us about what’s happening in Burkina Faso; Sr. Marie Paul Curley, fsp gives us her first choice for best picture of the year and singer/songwriter Michael James Mette and his wife M…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 8:12-17“A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within. He may be known by his warfare as well as by his peace.” J.C. Ryle“The spiritual world cannot be made suburban. It is always frontier, and if we would live in it, we must accept and even rejoice that it remains untamed.”H…
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This week, Andrew Erwin of the Erwin Brothers tells us about their latest film, Ordinary Angels. Danny and Antonia Torchia give us more tips on how to "rear rebels" especially during Lent; Our Hollywood Undercover Missionary, Mark Matthews explores surrogate friendship through artificial intelligence and we meet singer/songwriter Laura Huval.…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 8:1-11“I tell myself that if I serve more, sign up for more, read my Bible more, just be more, then finally, I will be enough to be in a real relationship with God. But that’s all smoke and mirrors. We’re all fatally wanting, and though we try our best, we can’t hide it from the One who made us. And yet, w…
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This week, producer Leo Severino tells us about his new film based on the life and work of St. Frances Cabrini. Damien O’Connor of the Knights of Columbus returns with Into the Breach to tell us about a great resource; Billy has a question about things Catholics do; and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Fr. Rob Galea.…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 7:13-25“When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I loveand I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I amhonest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; …
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 7:1-12“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action. Grace, you know, does not just have to do with forgiveness of sins alone …. Apart from Christ we can do nothing, so if we do nothing, we can be sure it is apart from him.”Dallas Willard“In Jesus’ d…
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Series: The Gospel of GodScripture: Romans 6:15-23“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to…
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This week, we learn some life lessons that Deacon Kevin Martin, Jr. learned from his dad and meet seasoned Christian film producer , Bob Katz, who tells us about his conversion to Catholicism. We also meet the mother-son duo Dupree and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Taylor Tripodi.By Deacon Pedro
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