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  • Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew (Part 34) 24:29-51

    Episode 1

    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 24:29-51.

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    Grab your Bible and follow along! We recommend the ESV-Catholic Edition...

  • "I Thirst" Book Discussion (Part 5 of 7)

    Episode 2

    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 ...

  • St Joseph: Patron of the Domestic Church (Part 4 of 4)

    Episode 3

    In this Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ.

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  • Living Lent as a Family (Part 4 of 4)

    Episode 4

    Have you ever wanted to live more liturgically but not known how? We want to help all families by providing these discussions on liturgical living during Lent to be a resource for the Domestic Church—the home. We pray that these discussions bless you and your family.

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with...

  • St Joseph: Patron on the Universal Church (Part 3 of 4)

    Episode 5

    In this Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ.

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    In today's episode, Ben and Taylor talk about the value of Shor...

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

    Episode 6

    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 ...

  • Living Lent as a Family (Part 3 of 4)

    Episode 7

    Have you ever wanted to live more liturgically but not known how? We want to help all families by providing these discussions on liturgical living during Lent to be a resource for the Domestic Church—the home. We pray that these discussions bless you and your family.

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with...

  • "I Thirst" Book Discussion (Part 2 of 7)

    Episode 8

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

  • "I Thirst" Book Discussion (Part 3 of 7)

    Episode 9

    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 ...

  • FORMED Now: Martyrs and Monastics

    Episode 10

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, to discuss her brand-new Short Course: Martyrs and Monastics. Who are the early Church martyrs? What fueled their witness to the faith? How did monasticism develop? These questions ...

  • "I Thirst" Book Discussion (Part 1 of 7)

    Episode 11

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

  • The Shroud of Turin

    Episode 12

    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)

    Episode 13

    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

    Episode 14

    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)

    Episode 15

    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)

    Episode 16

    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 2 of 4)

    Episode 17

    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...

  • FORMED Now: Evangelizing Millennials (Part 4)

    Episode 18

    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)

    Episode 19

    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

    Episode 20

    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)

    Episode 21

    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)

    Episode 22

    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)

    Episode 23

    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! The Conversion of Saint Paul

    Episode 24

    "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...