FORMED Now

FORMED Now

18 Seasons

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

To see FORMED Now content organized topically, click the drop-down menu below!

Subscribe Share
FORMED Now
  • Why Another Bible Translation?

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Mark Giszczak, Professor of Sacred Scripture for the Graduate School, to discuss his book, Bible Translation and the Making of the ESV Catholic Edition. In this episode, these Biblical scholars dive into how Biblical translation happens, what makes a text inspired...

  • Using Technology as a Catholic

    In their last episode, Taylor Kemp and John Doheny talked about the value and role of technology today. Today, they continue the discussion, focusing on ways to purify our bad technology habits so that our devices become forces for good.

  • Is Technology Bad?

    Episode 3

    It's hard to escape technology in today's world. It's all around us. Many of us work through laptops or desktops, and we often fill our leisure time with shows, video games, or social media. Considering this environment, Taylor Kemp and John Doheny discuss the value and danger of technology today.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Episodes 1 & 2

    In this episode of FORMED Now, Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger revisit the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Specifically, these scholars discuss their favorite scenes from the first two episodes, the moral quandaries of the plot, and how the series might answer looming questions.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: An Introduction

    FORMED community, we heard your feedback—we’re back to discuss Star Wars! In anticipation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger return to share their overall thoughts on the character of Obi-Wan. Among other things, these scholars discuss the Jedi Master’s wor...

  • How Do We Live Pro-Life?

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • Why Is the Church Pro-Life?

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • Overturning Roe v. Wade

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • The Coronavirus Shutdown from a Pastor's Perspective

    Episode 114

    Join friends Dr. Tim Gray and Fr. Brian Larkin (Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Denver, CO) as they discuss the COVID-19 shutdown from a pastor's perspective.

    More information on Our Lady of Lourdes can be found here

    Join the Mission Circle

    Join Fr. Brian each Sunday throughout the pand...

  • Catholic Answers to the World's Questions

    Watch Jayd Henricks and Christopher Check, President of Catholic Answers, discuss the importance of Catholic apologetics in the New Evangelization and take questions from our online participants!

  • Reclaiming the Art of Storytelling

    Paul McCusker is an American writer most widely known for Adventures in Odyssey and has worked on many novels, plays, musicals, radio dramas, and movie scripts. A convert to Catholicism, Paul now writes for the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre productions and the publishing department.

  • Robin Hood: A Classic Tale Retold

    Jayd Henricks meets with Paul McCusker, the creator of The Legends of Robin Hood audio drama. Listen in as they discuss this classic tale and discover how to ignite your children's imagination while teaching them moral integrity and love for the Catholic faith through storytelling!

  • The Power of Bad News

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dan Burke discuss why we give so much attention to bad news rather than the good.

    Find out more about Dan Burke's work at here

  • The Warrior Maiden: St. Joan of Arc

    Dr. Tim Gray and author Paul McCusker discuss Paul's latest book "The Warrior Maiden: St. Joan of Arc" and the importance of books in forming the hearts and minds of kids. "The Warrior Maiden: St. Joan of Arc" is the story of 12 year-olds Andrew Perry and Eve Virtue as they travel alongside the y...

  • Catholic Spirituality and Baseball

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber discuss baseball and how it relates to the life of a Catholic.

    Enjoy the Vin Scully Rosary on FORMED, here

    Enjoy the Lighthouse Talk:Stealing Home by Mike Sweeney, on FORMED here

  • Evangelization in the 21st Century

    As times change, the Gospel must always be re-presented as the path to true fulfillment. In this episode of FORMED Now, Dr. Tim Gray and Prof. Lucas Pollice talk about what evangelization can look like in the twenty-first century.

  • The Catholic Take on Halloween: Remembering the Dead and Celebrating the Saints

    Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Elizabeth Klein, professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, discuss the importance of remembering the dead in purgatory, celebrating the Saints in heaven, and the Catholic perspective on Halloween.

    During this season where the Church invites us to me...

  • Gender Ideology: Questions and Consequences (Part 1)

    *This is the first part of a two-part series with Dr. Tim Gray and John Bursch

    To see the second part of this series, click here.

    Dr. Tim Gray and John Bursch, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy & Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, sit down to discuss the sensitive and releva...

  • Gender Ideology: Questions and Consequences (Part 2)

    *This is the second part of a two-part series with Dr. Tim Gray and John Bursch

    To see the first part of this series, click here.

    Dr. Tim Gray and John Bursch, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy & Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, continue their discussion on the sensitive a...

  • 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.

    Find out more about the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology.

  • 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...

  • 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?

  • 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 ...

  • 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...