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Contemporary Quranic Studies dedicated to holistic engagement with the Quran through scholarly and spiritual reflections upon the text. Quran for All Seasons draws upon the depth and breadth of the Islamic tradition to facilitate discussions of the Quran that transcend creedal and ideological divisions. Hosted by Joseph Lumbard of the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the podcast provides an ongoing commentary on the Quran, what some might call a contemplation, or t ...
 
This show has been archived. To listen to its successor shows, head to creedalpodcast.com. Vernacular explores what it means to fully embrace our humanity. It's not a philosophy podcast. Nor is it simply a lifestyle podcast. It's a little bit of both, but not really either. It's music reviews and movie previews, sports forecasts and food recipes, philosophizing on the nature of knowledge and prognosticating on the future of science.
 
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In today's episode, Dr. Lawrence Feingold joins me to discuss his new book, "Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy." We discuss Dr. Feingold's conversion to Christianity, the definition of a Sacrament, why there are seven sacraments, "Restored Order," and what the incarnation of Jesus Christ tells us about the Sacraments. To buy Dr. Feingold's…
 
Robert Lewis Dabney's Prescient Anti-Popery w/Casey Chalk You may have heard of Robert Lewis Dabney, a 19th-century Presbyterian minister who, though deeply flawed, accurately forecasted the rise of American Catholicism. In today's episode, Casey Chalk joins me to talk about the work of Dabney and what we can learn from it today. We also talk about…
 
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement w/Larry Chapp Today on the show Dr. Larry Chapp calls in for our monthly conversation--this time about Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, the birth of the Catholic Worker Movement, the economics of Catholic Worker Farms, and how the Universal Call to Holiness applies to every single one of us. It's a great conve…
 
The Advance Screening Today on the final planned episode of Reel Life, I replay our livestream Q&A with Chandler Ryd, the Director of Double Bondsmen, Maggie Alexander, who plays the detective, Jacob and Joshua Zukowski, who play Brett and Rhett, Josh Liebhauser, the film's producer, and Ryan Moore, the film's composer. Want to see the film and mis…
 
Double Bondsmen Advance Screening Join us on June 23 at 9pm ET / 6PM PT for the advance screening of the short film "Double Bondsmen" and a Q&A with the Chandler Ryd, the Director of Double Bondsmen, and Jacob and Joshua Zukowski, who play Brett and Rhett! Link to the stream is here: https://youtu.be/4PLqB8Ko44k Or you can head to https://www.creed…
 
Death by a Thousand Cuts ANNOUNCEMENTDouble Bondsmen will premiere on YouTube on June 23 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. To tune in, head to https://youtu.be/4PLqB8Ko44k Today we explore the editing process for Double Bondsmen. What does editing a film entail? Scoring? Coloring? Mixing? We talk about workflows, editing software, editing philosophies, and more.…
 
Sandbags & Quasars ANNOUNCEMENTDouble Bondsmen will premiere on YouTube on June 23 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. To tune in, head to https://youtu.be/4PLqB8Ko44k In today's episode, we're traveling to the sleepy D.C. suburb of Purcelville, Virginia, where we are interviewing the cast, collecting audio from the set, and learning a lot of filmmaking terminolog…
 
Defending Human Dignity w/Clarke Forsythe Today on the show, Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life joins me to talk about defending human dignity, including the dignity of babies in the womb. Clarke (who is my father in law) talks us through the United States' abortion jurisprudence, the Mississippi case coming before the Court this year, an…
 
Building a Catholic App w/Alex Jones Today on the show Alex Jones joins me to talk about his experience building Hallow. Alex is the CEO and co-founder of Hallow (https://hallow.com), an iOS and Android app that helps Catholics to build a stronger, deeper prayer life. We talk about the importance of contemplative and meditative prayer, Alex's rever…
 
Motherhood and Work w/Serena Sigillito In today's episode, Serena Sigillito rejoins the show to talk to me about some of her recent written work. We discuss the sacrifices of motherhood, the difference in societal expectations for mothers versus fathers, Catholic feminism, and how societies can be open to life. For Serena's recent work: The Two Voc…
 
Live Q&A w/Larry Chapp: Universalism, Vatican II, Theodicy, and More On our inaugural livestream discussion, Larry Chapp joins me to answer listener questions about theodicy (the problem of evil), Balthasar, universalism as heresy, Vatican II, and more. It's a good discussion--make sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel so that you can tune i…
 
Ep. 2: There's No Free Lunch ANNOUNCEMENTDouble Bondsmen will premiere on YouTube on June 23 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. To tune in, head to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcE8MhFmOKo. Today on the show we learn that making a movie is expensive, and we follow along with Chandler and his team as they develop the concept for a short film that will drum up i…
 
Can We Lose Our Salvation? In this episode I explore some of my research from a debate I recently participated in on the topic of "Once Saved, Always Saved." I walk through the Catholic soteriological framework, explain "infused grace" versus "imputed grace," and argue for the infallibility of God's election that upholds the concurrent freedom of o…
 
Episode 1: It Starts with an Idea ANNOUNCEMENTDouble Bondsmen will premiere on YouTube on June 23 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. To tune in, head to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcE8MhFmOKo. In episode one of Reel Life, we meet Chandler Ryd, the Director of Double Bondsmen. Double Bondsmen is a new short film (releasing next month) that follows two twin br…
 
Amazon's Crushing Reign w/Alec MacGillis In this episode, author Alec MacGillis joins me to talk about his recent book Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America. We talk about Amazon's questionable business practices, whether or not Amazon is a symptom or a disease, the urban-rural divide, and the all-important question: should I cancel …
 
Read/Watch/Listen Recommendations for Spring 2021 Today I'm announcing a rebrand of Creedal Catholic to simply Creedal: Theology & Culture. Rather than simply focusing on theology and apologetics, I will also use this feed to explore engage the culture--including literature, film, and more. In that vein, today I'm releasing a conversation that Sall…
 
THE FINAL EPISODE + A Big Announcement and our Read/Watch/Listen! Thank you so much for listening to Vernacular for these past six (!) years! It's been a really fun ride and we've learned so much along the way. Our big news today is that we are drawing this podcast to a close, BUT we'll be doing future content over at Creedal: Theology & Culture. Y…
 
Divine Mercy w/Fr. Ken Geraci Happy Easter! This week as we celebrate the Easter Octave and prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Ken Geraci of the Fathers of Mercy joins me on the show to talk about his reversion to Catholicism from high-functioning agnosticism, his discernment from the business world to the priesthood, liturgical reform, bringing …
 
Scriptural Stations of the Cross I hope that you are having a blessed and solemn Holy Week! To aid your personal devotion over the Sacred Triduum, I've prepared a Scriptural Stations of the Cross episode, which is a reading of the USCCB's Scriptural Stations (which is itself an adaptation of Pope John Paul II's Stations of the Cross from Good Frida…
 
Personal Stewardship w/Fr. Jim Baron Today on the show Fr. Jim Baron (Rector, Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Colorado Springs) joins me to talk about personal stewardship. How do we distinguish between love of self and self-love? How does Gnostic dualism infect our ideas of self-care? How do we best cultivate our mental, physical, emotional, and …
 
Church of Heathens w/Larry Chapp Today on the show, Larry Chapp joins me for the first of many monthly conversations to talk about the Church's Constantinian arrangement, holiness, and what it means to be a Church of Heathens. You can follow Larry's work at www.gaudiumetspes22.com. You can watch this interview on YouTube at The Constantinian Bargai…
 
Consecration to St. Joseph w/Fr. Donald Calloway Today on the show, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC joins me to talk about Consecration to St. Joseph. You can find out more about Consecration to St. Joseph at consecrationtostjoseph.org, and you can buy Fr. Calloway's book atConsecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father: Fr Donald Callowa…
 
Toward a New Feminism w/Leah Libresco Sargeant and Serena Sigillito To watch this on YouTube, head to: Toward a New Feminism w/Leah Libresco Sargeant and Serena Sigillito - YouTube Today on the show Leah and Serena join me to talk about feminism's 3rd (or 4th?) "wave," valuing women for who they are, freedom to be a woman rather than freedom from b…
 
Theology of the Body, Pt. 4 of 4 w/Bill Donaghy, Patricia De Lara Smith, and Connor Smith Today on the show we conclude our four part series on the Theology of the Body, focusing on some of TOB's foundational ideas. We're only scratching the surface here, so for more resources, check out any of the links below! Called to Love: Approaching John Paul…
 
Theology of the Body, Pt. 3 of 4 w/Bill Donaghy, Patricia De Lara Smith, and Connor Smith Today on the show we're continuing our four part series on the Theology of the Body, focusing on some of TOB's foundational ideas. We're only scratching the surface here, so for more resources, check out any of the links below! Called to Love: Approaching John…
 
Theology of the Body, Pt. 2 of 4 w/Bill Donaghy, Patricia De Lara Smith, and Connor Smith Today on the show we are continuing our four part series on the Theology of the Body, focusing on some of TOB's foundational ideas. We're only scratching the surface here, so for more resources, check out any of the links below! Called to Love: Approaching Joh…
 
Theology of the Body, Pt. 1 of 4 w/Bill Donaghy, Patricia De Lara Smith, and Connor Smith Today on the show we're kicking off a four part series on the Theology of the Body, focusing on some of TOB's foundational ideas. We're only scratching the surface here, so for more resources, check out any of the links below! Called to Love: Approaching John …
 
Predestination is a Catholic Doctrine w/Dr. Taylor Patrick O'Neill Dr. Taylor Patrick O'Neill joins me today to talk about the De Auxilis controversy, Domingo Banez, Luis de Molina, Aquinas, and how to understand our Catholic theology on the difficult topic of predestination. For more info, I encourage you to check out Dr. O'Neill's recent book, Gr…
 
How to Read Scripture w/Sarah Christmeyer Today on the show I welcome Sarah Christmeyer to talk with me about why it is so important for Catholics to read Scripture, in what ways "the Word of God" is so much more than a instruction manual, and how to read Scripture. Sarah Christmyer is a Catholic author, Bible teacher, and speaker with a special lo…
 
Catholics and Conspiracies w/Mike Iversen In this episode--the first ever video discussion I've done--my friend Mike Iversen joins me to talk about pipe smoking, Rod Dreher's latest book, why Catholics are drawn to conspiracy theories, and how to live in the tension between acknowledging the authority of our government while recognizing that it is …
 
Vatican II: Has the Hermeneutic of Continuity Failed? w/Dr. Larry Chapp Today I am rejoined by Dr. Larry Chapp, Retired Professor of Theology at De Sales University and author of https://gaudiumetspes22.com/. Dr. Chapp and I discuss a recent blog post of his on Vatican II and the Hermeneutic of Continuity and discuss whether or not that hermeneutic…
 
Defending the Papacy w/Joe Heschmeyer Today, author, apologist, catechist, and speaker Joe Heschmeyer joins us to talk about the papacy, building on his work in the book Pope Peter: Defending the Church's Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis. We talk about Scriptural arguments for the papacy (probably different from the normal ones you're …
 
The Fathers were Catholic w/Zach Mettler Today on the show I welcome my friend Zach Mettler, a staff writer at Focus on the Family and personal friend of mine, about the way that the Church Fathers influenced his journey into the Catholic Church (Zach was received last year). We talk about rebaptism, COVID, Jimmy Akin's The Fathers Know Best, Cardi…
 
The Theotokos: Mary as the Mother of God Today on the show, we ring in the new (secular) year and the Church's celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God with a discussion of St. Cyril of Alexandria and his defense of Mary as the Theotokos against the Christologically erroneous ideas of Nestorious, Patriarch of Constantinople. We'd lov…
 
Episode Notes For the last episode of this calendar year, we read Benedict XVI's 2007 Christmas Homily. To read the homily instead, click here. Music: O Come O Come Emmanuel - Jon Sayles | Exzel Music PublishingLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution We'd love to hear what you think of this episode! Reach out to us: Email | Instagram | Twit…
 
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