FORMED Now

FORMED Now

17 Seasons

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  • Ask the Professor (Part 1)

    Episode 1

    Have you ever wanted to ask a professor of Catholic theology your faith-related questions? In this FORMED Now episode, Dr. Ben Akers is put on the spot, answering questions he might not know the answer to. Watch to find answers to your questions and to see how Dr. Akers does.

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Introduction

    Episode 2

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act One

    Episode 3

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act Two

    Episode 4

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act Three

    Episode 5

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • A Catholic Take on Star Wars

    Episode 6

    Join a Biblical scholar and a moral theologian as they discuss Star Wars! Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger, professors at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, dive into the famous series of Star Wars created by George Lucas. These two Star Wars enthusiasts look into the various th...

  • How Can My Parish Use the Catechism?

    Episode 7

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • How Can I Engage the Catechism?

    Episode 8

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • Saint Athanasius

    Episode 9

    Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they discuss the early Church Father, St. Athanasius.

    A bishop and Doctor of the Church, St. Athanasius is remembered as the great defender of the Nicene Creed. He was exiled five times from his own diocese under four different emperors. A great tea...

  • Is the Catechism True?

    Episode 10

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Crucifixion

    Episode 11

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: The Myth of Progress

    Episode 12

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary: The Carrying of the Cross

    Episode 13

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: Priest, Prophet, King

    Episode 14

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • Sacred Art: The Annunciation

    Episode 15

    Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down with different pieces of Sacred Art to discuss their theological meanings and how they can speak to us today. This week, they are looking at The Annunciation as depicted by Elizabeth Zelasko.

    Purchase Elizabeth Zelasko's work on Catholic.Market

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  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Crowning with Thorns

    Episode 16

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: Who Do You Say That I Am?

    Episode 17

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: God and Love

    Episode 18

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Scourging at the Pillar

    Episode 19

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Agony in the Garden

    Episode 20

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: The Challenge of Secularism

    Episode 21

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • The Art of Living: What Is Virtue? (1 of 6)

    Episode 22

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Dr. Edward Sri to discuss his new book, The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love, and the virtues generally. In these episodes, viewers will learn what a virtue is, how to grow in them, and how our ability to love is dependent on our pursuit of the vi...

  • The Art of Living: How to Grow in Virtue (2 of 6)

    Episode 23

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Dr. Edward Sri to discuss his new book, The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love, and the virtues generally. In these episodes, viewers will learn what a virtue is, how to grow in them, and how our ability to love is dependent on our pursuit of the vi...

  • The Art of Living: Prudence (3 of 6)

    Episode 24

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Dr. Edward Sri to discuss his new book, The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love, and the virtues generally. In these episodes, viewers will learn what a virtue is, how to grow in them, and how our ability to love is dependent on our pursuit of the vi...