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Bishop Barron on Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion”

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 14, 2016 .

Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion” is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past ten years. There is so much value in this text that I plan to dedicate a number of articles to analyzing it. In this initial interpretive foray, I focus on two themes that run through the entire book and that ought to shape any Christian’s understanding of the cross: the sheer strangeness of the crucifixion and the weight of sin.

From Correlation to Assimilation: A New Model for the Church-Culture Dialogue

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 23, 2016 .

Bishop Barron's keynote talk at a conference hosted by the American Enterprise Institute on June 23, 2016. The conference theme focused on "Catholic Thought and Human Flourishing: Culture and Policy."

Peter, John, and Thomas

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 3, 2016 .

Our wonderful readings for the second Sunday of Easter speak to us of three apostle, who were three pillars of the Church: Peter, John, and Thomas. Each one functions as an archetype for an essential feature of the life of the Church, and each are needed to balance and complete each other.

Pope Francis and the Evangelicals

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 19, 2016 .

The whole Christian world has watched with fascination as Pope Francis, over the past several months, has reached out to evangelicals. But does his outreach to evangelicals go beyond the merely symbolic? Is it grounded in more substantial theological commitments? I would argue the affirmative and to do so on the basis of Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel).

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