FORMED Now

FORMED Now

18 Seasons

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  • Sacred Art: The Annunciation

    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.

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

    Episode 3

    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 4

    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 2

    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 2

    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 1

    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 3

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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: Courage (4 of 6)

    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 vir...

  • The Art of Living: Temperance (5 of 6)

    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 vir...

  • The Art of Living: Justice (6 of 6)

    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 vir...

  • RCIA in the Parish: Mystagogy

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • RCIA in the Parish: Purification and Enlightenment

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • RCIA in the Parish: The Catechumenate

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • RCIA in the Parish: What Is It?

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • RCIA in the Parish: The Precatechumenate

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • God with Us: Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • Witness to Life and Love: Preparation for Holy Matrimony

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • A New Creation: Preparing for Baptism

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • Sacramental Preparation and the New Evangelization

    Throughout the month of February 2022, the Augustine Institute brought many of the experts of Sacramental Preparation from around the country to Denver to be interviewed by Professor Lucas Pollice about sacramental preparation in parishes and dioceses. If you are a parish leader involved in sacra...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: On Retreat with Karol Wojtyla (Introduction)

    Episode 1

    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...

  • Who Is Saint Marcella?

    Dr. Elizabeth Klein and Taylor Kemp sit down to discuss St. Marcella, the early Church martyr of Rome, who's feast day is celebrated on January 31st. St. Marcella was born in 325 AD and died in 410 AD, around the time of the sack of Rome. During this tumultuous time in Church history (between the...