FORMED Now

FORMED Now

18 Seasons

FORMED Now features special guests and insider looks at unique topics.

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  • Stories of the New Evangelization

    In this episode of FORMED Now, Dr. Gwen Adams and Taylor Kemp sit down to discuss By an Unexpected Way: Stories of the New Evangelization. This book, written by Dr. Adams, discusses some of the ways in which Catholics are creatively re-presenting the Gospel to the contemporary world.

  • The Long Way Home: Paul McCusker's Journey to the Church

    Paul McCusker shares with Dr. Tim Gray his journey to becoming Catholic. Paul McCusker is an award-winning writer, most famous for Adventures in Odyssey, and currently works for Augustine Institute's Radio Theatre.

  • What Is the Kerygma?

    Dr. Tim Gray & Fr. John Riccardo discuss what the kerygma is and how it applies to a Christian life.

    For more information about Fr. John Riccardo's ministry, click here

  • Soccer & Scripture: A Pro Soccer Player’s Conversion to Catholicism

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with his new colleague Taylor Kemp to chat about his career as a professional soccer player for D.C. United, conversion to the Catholic Faith, and experience as a student at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology.

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  • 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...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 9: Jesus Christ

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 8: The Kingdom of God

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 7: Conversion

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 6: The Grain of Wheat

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 5: The Mystery of the Mustard Seed

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 10: Eternal Life

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 11: Parish Evangelization

    Dr. Ben Akers interviews Brian Truckenbrod to discuss parish evangelization and how parishes are centers of evangelization in the Church of the 21st century.

    “Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize” (EN, 14). ...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 12: Pope Francis' Letter on the Ministry of Catechist

    On May 10, 2021, Pope Francis instituted the lay ministry of catechist. What does this mean for the Church and where did the Pope's inspiration come from for this institution? Dr. Ben Akers and Professor Lucas Pollice discuss this new ministry and the document the Pope released that instituted it...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 13: What is the Church?

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 14: The Church is One

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 15: The Church is Holy

    "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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further c...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 16: The Church is Catholic

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • FORMED for Mission Episode 17: The Church is Apostolic

    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” (EN, 14). We pray that these discussions may help all the faithful be further co...

  • The Role of Art and Beauty in the New Evangelization

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Paul McCusker as they discuss St. Cecilia and the role of Art and Beauty in the New Evangelization.

    Listen to the beautiful life of Saint Cecilia.

    Interested in purchasing Ode to St. Cecilia? Click here.

  • An Apostolic Mindset: Called by the Father (1 of 5)

    Dr. Ben Akers and Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the archdiocese of Denver, dive into five attributes of an apostolic mindset. This discussion is to help all the faithful put "on the mind of Christ" (Phil 2:5) and give a faithful witness to all the world in this apostolic age.

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  • An Apostolic Mindset: Imitation of Christ (2 of 5)

    Dr. Ben Akers and Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the archdiocese of Denver, dive into five attributes of an apostolic mindset. This discussion is to help all the faithful put "on the mind of Christ" (Phil 2:5) and give a faithful witness to all the world in this apostolic age.

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  • An Apostolic Mindset: Reliance on the Holy Spirit (3 of 5)

    Dr. Ben Akers and Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the archdiocese of Denver, dive into five attributes of an apostolic mindset. This discussion is to help all the faithful put "on the mind of Christ" (Phil 2:5) and give a faithful witness to all the world in this apostolic age.

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  • An Apostolic Mindset

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the Archdiocese of Denver, to have a conversation about the Apostolic age in which the Church finds herself. In four sessions, Dr. Akers and Tim will cover the times we are in today, an apostolic mindset, and an apostolic spiritualit...

  • An Apostolic Age

    Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Tim Glemkowski, Director of Strategy for the Archdiocese of Denver, to have a conversation about the Apostolic age in which the Church finds herself. In four sessions, Dr. Akers and Tim will cover the times we are in today, an apostolic mindset, and an apostolic spiritualit...