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.


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?


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.


Beneath the Surface - Truth-Telling and Politics

October 9, 2018
 Is truth telling and politics mutually exclusive?  It certainly shouldn't be.  We delve beneath the surface on its importance and why it's seems so elusive.

Beneath the Surface - Objectifying Persons and Humanizing Animals

October 4, 2018

Is there a correlation between the objectification of persons and the humanizing of animals?  Go with us beneath the surface.


Beneath the Surface - Bringing Up Kids In A Post-Truth

October 2, 2018

What it's like to raise kids in a post-truth, post-sane world. Kent tells us some of his concerns and solutions.


Beneath the Surface - The Meaning of Life

September 27, 2018

Tonight we go BTS with my guest John Tuturice on perhaps the biggest question of there is: What is the meaning of life?


Beneath the Surface - The Divine Logos

September 25, 2018

Scripture attests that God's infinite and eternal nature is not only Love, but also Reason or Truth. 

What does it mean that God is Reason, and what are the ramifications for other religions that believe God is Volition but not necessarily Reason? 

Is it possible to have Agape without Logos?


Beneath the Surface - Confession

September 20, 2018

Why Confession is vitally important - to our pyches, emotions, and soul.


Beneath the Surface - Faith and Fear

September 18, 2018

What role do faith and fear have in our lives?


Beneath the Surface - Loneliness

September 13, 2018

An epidemic of loneliness and depression has sprouted up in recent times. Paul and guest Johnny T delve beneath the surface on some its potential causes and solutions.


Beneath the Surface - What Is A Person?

September 11, 2018

Join us as we delve beneath the surface on the mystery of personhood.


Beneath the Surface - Purgatory

September 6, 2018

What is Purgatory?


Beneath the Surface - Lost in the Cosmos

August 30, 2018

Why do so many feel lost today? In our post-Christian modern world we have lost our sense of identity, and it is like being spiritually "lost in the cosmos."


Beneath the Surface - The Smoke of Satan

August 28, 2018

As the serpent entered the old garden, the smoke of Satan has entered the new.  Paul and his guest Bob Leblanc discuss what the latest Church scandal with Cardinal McCarrick may mean for the bigger picture.


Beneath the Surface - Mercy Without Justice

August 23, 2018

Mercy without justice is a form of enabling, pure sentimentality, over-pastoralism, or a display of cowardice. It is a recipe for disaster.  It is a false mercy, ad hence it is not love.  What do we mean?  Find out as BTS celebrates its 15th year of existence!


Beneath the Surface - Liberty and Law: Friends or Foes?

August 21, 2018

Law is the form of liberty, without which there is no freedom. Yet, modernity tends to see liberty and law as enemies.  Delve beneath the surface with us as we consider true freedom.



Beneath the Surface - The Head and the Heart

August 16, 2018

It has long been said that one should follow one's heart, yet, there is often regret that more diligence wasn't paid to the head. Paul and his guest Kent go beneath the surface to discuss what is often meant by the head and the heart, and to which we should listen to follow.


Beneath the Surface - The Church and the Death Penalty

August 14, 2018
 Join Paul and his guest John Tuturice go beneath the surface on the Church and the death penalty. We discuss what Pope Francis' change to the Catechism means, and whether or not there has been an essential change in Church teaching on the issue.

Beneath the Surface - What is Beauty?

August 9, 2018

What is beauty?  Is it objective or simply subjective taste?  Where do we find the ultimate standard?