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  • A Mind at Peace Book Discussion (Part 1 of 5)

    Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this digital age? Do you yearn for a mind that is more focused and a soul able to put down that phone and simply rejoice in the present?

    Dr. Christopher O. Blum, author of A Mind at Peace, and Taylor Kemp sit down to talk about reclaiming an orde...

  • FORMED for Mission

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    Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down for a weekly show on evangelization and mission.

    “Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faith...

  • "I Thirst" Book Discussion (Part 4 of 7)

    Walk with Saint Mother Teresa throughout the season of Lent with I Thirst: 40 Days with Mother Teresa accompanied by this seven-part book discusssion between Dr. Ben Akers and Fr. Daniel Moloney. Throughout Lent, Dr. Akers and Fr. Moloney will dive into Mother Teresa's spirituality, her teaching ...

  • The Shroud of Turin

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Fr. Francis Peffley to discuss the Holy Shroud of Turin. This miraculous shroud is believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Throughout this conversation they talk about the scientific evidence for the authenticity of the shroud, its history, and how the shrou...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: Institution of the Eucharist (Part 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Mark Giszczak as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them.

    This episode on the Institution o...

  • Whole 40: Making a Spiritual Plan for Lent

    Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent and a great day to make a plan for this holy and grace-filled season. Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Professor at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss the purpose of the season of Lent, how to prepare for it, and why it is s...

  • Saint Francis de Sales and the Character of a Christian (Part 4 of 4)

    In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Christopher O. Blum sit down to discuss St. Francis de Sales, his best known work The Introduction to the Devout Life, and the character of a christian revealed through his life's witness and writings. We hope you enjoy this new series on an incredi...

  • Saint Francis de Sales and the Character of a Christian (Part 3 of 4)

    In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Christopher O. Blum sit down to discuss St. Francis de Sales, his best known work The Introduction to the Devout Life, and the character of a christian revealed through his life's witness and writings. We hope you enjoy this new series on an incredi...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: The Transfiguration (Part 4 of 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them.

    This episode on the Transfigura...

  • Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew (Part 29) 21:1-22

    This week Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber, professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, continue their study of the Gospel of Matthew by diving into 21:1-22.

    Links below will only be available on web version of FORMED, not inside the app.

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  • FORMED Now: Evangelizing Millennials (Part 4)

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Taylor Kemp, former professional soccer player, graduate of the Augustine Institute Graduate School, and current FORMED Platform Manager, to discuss evangelizing millennials. Taylor discusses some principles he has learned through evangelizing athletes and his millenn...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: Proclaiming the Kingdom (Part 3 of 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. James Prothro as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them.

    This episode on the Proclamation ...

  • FORMED Now: How to receive Communion well

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Fr. Daniel Moloney, visiting professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss how to receive Communion well. Dr. Akers and Fr. Moloney walk through some sure guidelines for receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist fruitfully.

    Did you enj...

  • Saint Francis de Sales and the Character of a Christian (Part 1 of 4)

    In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Christopher O. Blum sit down to discuss St. Francis de Sales, his best known work "The Introduction to the Devout Life", and the character of a Christian. We hope you enjoy this new series on an incredible counter-reformation Saint and apply his wis...

  • FORMED Now! Evangelizing Millennials (Part 3)

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Taylor Kemp, former professional soccer player, graduate of the Augustine Institute Graduate School, and current FORMED Platform Manager, to discuss evangelizing millennials. Taylor discusses some principles he has learned through evangelizing athletes and his millenn...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: The Wedding at Cana (Part 2 of 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. John Sehorn as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them. This episode on the Wedding Feast at Ca...

  • FORMED Now! How to Make a Good Confession (Part 2)

    This is the second part of our two-part series on the topic of making a good confession. Click here to view Part 1 of this series.

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Fr. Daniel Moloney, visiting professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to continue discussng how to make a goo...

  • FORMED Now! The Conversion of Saint Paul

    "Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. James Prothro, Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss the conversioin of one of the largest figures in Christianity, Saint Paul.

    If you've enjoyed this conversation and are interested in learning more, e...

  • FORMED Now! Evangelizing Millennials (Part 2)

    Taylor Kemp sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to continue the discussion of evangelizing millennials. On this episode the emphasis is on the need to present the Gospel in a compelling way and as a competing vision to the reality ...

  • A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: The Baptism of Jesus (Part 1 of 5)

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Taylor Kemp and Dr. Michael Barber as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them. This episode on the Baptism of the Lor...

  • FORMED Now! How to Make a Good Confession (Part 1)

    This is the first part of our two-part series on the topic of making a good confession. Click here to view Part 2.

    Taylor Kemp sits down with Fr. Daniel Moloney, visiting professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss how to make a good confession. Is there such a...

  • FORMED Now! The Gospel and Freedom

    Taylor Kemp sits down with Dr. James Prothro, Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss freedom—specifically in relation to the Bible. What is freedom? How has the understanding of freedom changed over the centuries? Is there a purpose to freedom?

  • FORMED Now! Evangelizing Millennials (Part 1)

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Taylor Kemp, former professional soccer player, graduate of the Augustine Institute Graduate School, and current FORMED Platform Manager, to discuss evangelizing millennials. Taylor discusses some principles he has learned through evangelizing athletes and his millenn...

  • FORMED Now! Seeking Wisdom in the Midst of Chaos

    Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Mark Gisczcak, professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, sit down to talk about the Wisdom literature found in the Bible and why we should drink deeply from it today.

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