How to Have a Religious Argument (Facebook HQ)
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 18, 2017 .
Bishop Barron's talk at the Facebook Headquarters on September 18, 2017. Every day, millions of people argue about religion on social media. The comboxes of religious and atheist sites are among the most visited and the most heated in the virtual space. But what I find interesting is how few people really know how to have a good religious argument. Lots of energy, lots of sharp words, and lots of strong feelings are expressed. But rarely do we come across productive, rational argument about religion. In my talk, I'll pave a way forward, showing how we all, believer and nonbeliever alike, can share better religious discussions.
The Yoke Upon Your Shoulders
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 9, 2017 .
What is it like to have Christ for a king? All three of this Sunday's readings examine this very question in some way. The answer is to submit to his kingship and accept his yoke upon your shoulders to make your life an offering to his plan.
Prioritizing Our Fears
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 25, 2017 .
As we return to the regular cycle of readings in Ordinary Time, we meet with a bracing spiritual teaching from the Lord Jesus. No matter who is threatening you, who is thundering denunciation, who is coming at you with furious intensity: don’t be afraid! Why? Because in Jesus Christ, you are connected to the very power of God, to that which is here and now creating the universe.
Bishop Barron on Kathy Griffin and the Vanishing of Argument
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 15, 2017 .
By now the whole world has heard about comedian Kathy Griffin’s appalling staged-photo of herself holding a mock-up of the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. But I would like to situate what Griffin did in a wider context, for it is but a particularly brutal example of what is taking place throughout our society, especially on university campuses, namely, a deterioration of rational argument.
The Spirit on the March
by Bishop Robert Barron . May 21, 2017 .
This Easter season, the Church has asked us to meditate on the Acts of the Apostles. Today Jesus tells us to wait for the coming of the Spirit, which will descend upon them and empower them in their work. It is up to Christians today to continue the work of the apostles and spread the mission of Christ.
God’s Great Yes to Humanity
by Bishop Robert Barron . April 16, 2017 .
Easter Sunday represents God's great yes to humanity. Throughout history, humanity has turned its back on God, but the Lord has constantly sent rescue operations to bring us back into community with him. The resurrection of Christ is the definitive rescue operation and is our great hope for salvation.
Bishop Barron on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Provocative Nonviolence
by Word on Fire . January 16, 2017 .
The Mountain of the Lord
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 27, 2016 .
This week we enter into the great season of Advent. Our first reading from the prophet Isaiah describes how every nation streams towards God's holy mountain. As you enter the Advent season, think about this holy mountain. Is the mountain of the Lord higher than every other mountain for you? Do you stream toward it with your whole being?