Beneath the Surface - The Many Faces and Titles of Mary

December 18, 2018

Who is Mary the mother of Jesus, and why does she have such a central role in salvation?  Mary as the new Eve, the new arc of the covenant, the icon of the Church, and the mother of all in the order of grace.

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Beneath the Surface - Heaven

December 13, 2018

Join us as we discuss that place for which every heart longs.

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Beneath the Surface - The Pillar and Foundation of Truth

December 11, 2018

There is one place to look to find the important unchanging infallible truths: the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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Beneath the Surface - When Dreams Are Shattered and Hope Seems Lost

December 6, 2018

Is the common practice of having dreams a good idea?  How do we best deal with heartbreak, painful memories, and a very dark outlook on the future?  Paul and Kent Niebuhr expound on these questions and more.

 

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Beneath the Surface - Renewal and the Season of Advent

December 4, 2018

Join Paul and guest for some good beneath-the-surface talk on Advent and renewal.

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Beneath the Surface - Scandal and the Laity

November 29, 2018

The title speaks for itself. A Catholic explains why being faithful to the Church in the midst of corruption isn't as hard as some might imagine. And, it is the only reasonable response.

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Beneath the Surface - From Desert to Gard

November 27, 2018

Hear the reversion story of a regular BTS guest.

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Beneath the Surface - Sacrifice and Martyrdom

November 23, 2018

Why do people sacrifice themselves and what is the motivation for martyrdom?  We ask some serious questions about this universal phenomenon.

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Beneath the Surface - Saint Nicholas Meets Santa Claus

November 20, 2018

What happens when the historical St. Nicholas meets the mythical Santa Claus?  Listen and find out.

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Beneath the Surface - Separation of Church and State

November 15, 2018

What does separation of church and state really mean in the context of the framers' intent to our day and age?  Have a listen.

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Beneath the Surface - Veterans’ Day and World War I

November 13, 2018

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 with Paul and his guest, amateur historian Bob Leblanc.

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Beneath the Surface - Rival Conceptions of God

November 8, 2018

There have been various conceptions of God throughout history.  What are some and are they essentially different?

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Beneath the Surface - Martin Luther King Jr. Letter to Birmingham Jail

November 6, 2018

Martin Luther King's letter from Birmingham jail was a profound exposition on the natural moral law. It has ramifications on morality and law for us today.  Fascinating discussion!

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Beneath the Surface - Reigning Cats and Dogs

November 1, 2018

Join me and my guest Bob Leblanc discuss the grave importance of sacred authority and the formulation of truths, in order that the means of salvation may be made intelligible to us all.

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Beneath the Surface - Ideology

October 30, 2018

In this show we go BTS on the topic of ideology. 

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Beneath the Surface - Sacrifice and Martyrdom

October 25, 2018

Why do people sacrifice themselves and what is the motivation for martyrdom?  We ask some serious questions about this universal phenomenon.

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Beneath the Surface - Meaning of Life

October 23, 2018
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Beneath the Surface - Peace

October 18, 2018

What is Peace? Why are we so often not at peace, and why is it so elusive?  Let's go beneath the surface on what Christ wants to give us despite, or in the midst of, the unsettling storms in our lives.

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Beneath the Surface - What Is Fatima and Why Is It Important?

October 16, 2018

The apparitions of Mary at Fatima have changed the complexion of the Church and the world.  What were they about, and why are they important?

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Beneath the Surface - Participation in the Transcendence of God

October 11, 2018

Go beneath the surface on the question of being, and of grace, and how as creature we participate in the eternal Creator.

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