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Divine Revelation

“Arrival” and the Unique Manner of God’s Speech

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 6, 2016 .

The new film, “Arrival”, meditates on the possibility of humans communicating with a higher intelligence. Drawing upon this motif, Bishop Barron reflects on God’s distinctive manner of communication and the process by which we come to understand it.

Eden, The Mountain, and The One Who Baptizes with Fire

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 4, 2016 .

This week's readings take us to chapter 11 of the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah looks back to the garden of Eden and the world in right alignment with God, and then looks forward to the Messiah who will set right what has gone wrong in God's world. Sin interrupts right order, justice, and goodness. The righteous king will restore justice when he rules on his holy mountain.

Bishop Barron on The Woman at the Well

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 7, 2016 .

As a basis for my presentation to priests from around the globe, I used the wonderful story from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel concerning Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well. From this encounter I derived four principles regarding the divine mercy, namely that God's mercy is relentless, divinizing, demanding, and mission oriented.

4 Lessons on Divine Mercy from the Woman at the Well

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 7, 2016 .

As a basis for my presentation to priests from around the globe, I used the wonderful story from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel concerning Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well. From this encounter I derived four principles regarding the divine mercy, namely that God's mercy is relentless, divinizing, demanding, and mission oriented.

Wall and Bridges

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 24, 2016 .

This week's reading from the book of Nehemiah provides a reflection on the importance of keeping firm our religious identity and finding strength in our religious identity so we can go out into the world with confidence and grace. By keeping our strength in God we can go out into the world and Christify it.

Walking By Faith and Not By Sight

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 14, 2015 .

Sometimes God does things we can't understand. This is where our need to walk by faith and not by sight comes in play. We trust in God's purpose, and his purpose often manifests itself in the least likely of sources-the mustard seed, for example. A young man on a cross, dying alone and mocked, was the mustard seed out of which a global religion, one billion strong, grew. This is the story of so many other influential Christians, such as Francis of Assisi, Charles Lwanga and Mother Teresa. They could have been easily overlooked, forgotten, ignored, but instead they sprouted into among the most revered in our history. This is a lesson of not giving up. It's a lesson of walking by faith, and not by sight.

A Not Very Cozy Advent

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 14, 2014 .

Christ proclaims himself as the King of everything. This is a bold claim for it puts everything under him. However, he is a very different King than what we typically expect. So with the arrival of this King, we must change all our expectations.

Bill Maher and Biblical Interpretation

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 27, 2014 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Bread in the Desert

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 22, 2014 .

All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the Israelites longing for a return to Egypt, many of us occasionally desire our old addictions, providing the anxious ego with comfort and security. Far from Egypt, the Promised Land is the spiritual space of complete dependence upon God. But the Israelites are not there yet. They need to eat the manna from heaven. For Catholics, this is the Eucharist. It is the means to getting God’s divine life within us.

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