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How to Approach the Bible

How to Approach the Bible

October 21, 2020

Listening to Scripture scholars discuss the Bible makes reading the Word of God seem straightforward. But it’s easy to feel discouraged when we approach it ourselves. On this episode, Scott Hahn assures us that when he first started studying the Bible, he felt just as confused. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to reading Scripture.

**Bonus Episode** We Don’t Need Nice Homilies

**Bonus Episode** We Don’t Need Nice Homilies

October 21, 2020

There is a need today for strong proclamation of the Gospel—and nowhere is this more true than in the need for strong preaching and teaching. But priests today are pressured to make homilies light, short, and uncontroversial. On this bonus episode, Scott Hahn, James Merrick, and Rob Corzine discuss the need to encourage priests to preach the Gospel boldly.

Why an Anglican Priest Became Catholic

Why an Anglican Priest Became Catholic

October 15, 2020

Dr. James Merrick, director of Emmaus Academic and Clergy Support, had a long road to the Catholic faith. He was raised devout Baptist, felt called to ministry despite his dislike for public speaking, became an Anglican priest, and then gave up a parish in Scotland to become Catholic. On this episode, learn how his studies and friendships brought him to the Church.

A Church in Crisis

A Church in Crisis

October 8, 2020

Is our Church in crisis? Ralph Martin, bestselling author and president of Renewal Ministries, shares the troubling issues facing the Catholic Church from within and without. And the pandemic has only made these issues, such as our deep need for a spiritual awakening, more evident. On this episode, Ralph Martin and Scott Hahn discuss the challenges and the pathways forward.

Sneak Peek of Beloved and Blessed with Kimberly Hahn

Sneak Peek of Beloved and Blessed with Kimberly Hahn

October 2, 2020

Today Scott Hahn is joined by a very special guest—his wife, Kimberly. The two discuss Kimberly’s new ministry for women and her new podcast, Beloved and Blessed. Kimberly shares her experience and insights into the wisdom of Scripture, especially the wisdom of Proverbs 31.  

Jonathan Roumie and The Chosen

Jonathan Roumie and The Chosen

September 25, 2020

Jonathan Roumie from The Chosen joins Scott Hahn to talk about what it’s like to play Jesus on TV, how his Catholic faith influences his work, and the role of Scripture in the show. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, get an inside look at how God has worked in Jonathan’s life and through The Chosen.

The Eucharist as the Fulfillment of the Bible with special guest Andrew Swafford

The Eucharist as the Fulfillment of the Bible with special guest Andrew Swafford

September 9, 2020

What’s so special about the book of Hebrews? Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of Scripture and theology at Benedictine College, returns to explain how St. Paul’s writings point to the Eucharist as the fulfillment of the entire Bible. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Dr. Swafford and Dr. Hahn discuss their favorite book of the Bible and how it impacted Dr. Hahn’s conversion to the Catholic Church.

Why Read Scripture? with Special Guest Andrew Swafford

Why Read Scripture? with Special Guest Andrew Swafford

September 3, 2020

How does a college football player become a Scripture professor at Benedictine College? Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of Scripture and theology at Benedictine College, joins Scott Hahn on this episode of The Road to Emmaus to discuss the power of Sacred Scripture and the importance of faithful scholarship. 

How Do We Defend the Faith?

How Do We Defend the Faith?

August 26, 2020

How can we defend supernatural truths with natural arguments? The truths of the faith are beyond the grasp of mere reason and yet they are eminently reasonable. If that sounds confusing, don’t worry. On this episode, Scott Hahn explains the resurgence of apologetics in the Church and shares his favorite resource for defending the faith.    

The Unexplored Union of Mary and the Holy Spirit

The Unexplored Union of Mary and the Holy Spirit

August 19, 2020

What is the intimate relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit? Both St. Maximilian Kolbe and Matthias Scheeben speak of Mary as the “spouse of the Spirit.” In contemplating the mysteries of the faith, the Church continues to go deeper into her understanding of God’s plan. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that the mystery of God and His creation is inexhaustible.  

**Bonus Episode** St. Maximilian Kolbe

**Bonus Episode** St. Maximilian Kolbe

August 19, 2020

One of the most influential saints of the 20th century was Maximilian Kolbe, who not only lived the gospel message by laying down his life for his brother, but also began one of the most powerful Marian movements today, the Militia of the Immaculata. In this episode, Scott Hahn talks about his personal devotion to St. Maximilian Kolbe. 

Why Does the Transfiguration Matter?

Why Does the Transfiguration Matter?

August 14, 2020

Unlike Christmas or Easter, the Feast of the Transfiguration isn’t usually marked by any special celebration. But there are key elements of the Transfiguration that merit closer attention, especially some of Jesus’ more mysterious sayings which we find in all three synoptic Gospels. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn unpacks the meaning behind the Transfiguration and why it matters.  

Things You Never Learned about Mary

Things You Never Learned about Mary

August 8, 2020

The Church’s rich teaching on the Blessed Mother is nearly inexhaustible. On today’s episode, Scott Hahn and guest Dr. Nina Heereman discuss new developments in Marian study that give deeper meaning to Catholics’ devotion.  

The Unspeakable Mystery of the Eucharist

The Unspeakable Mystery of the Eucharist

July 29, 2020

Priests have a unique and important role in the mystery of the Eucharist. As participants in the headship of Christ, they share Christ’s life in a particular way. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn is joined by Dr. Lawrence Feingold, author, professor, and scholar. Go deeper into the mystery of the Eucharist and the priest’s relationship to this great sacrament.  

Ask the Bishop

Ask the Bishop

July 22, 2020

On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn is joined by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, author of Ask the Bishop. While a bishop’s day is full of countless tasks, the primary responsibility of a bishop is to instruct their flock and share the faith. In nearly a decade of role as bishop of Steubenville, Ohio, Monforton has done just that. 

Why Believe in the Catholic Church?

Why Believe in the Catholic Church?

July 16, 2020

Everyone faces doubt, but today it seems that the challenge of unbelief is greater than ever before. Many denounce the Church and her doctrines in the face of objections. While the human leadership of the Church hasn’t always been perfect throughout her history, the Church herself is nothing less than God’s invitation into His divine family. Scott Hahn looks at why we should believe in God’s promise of His Church. 

The Mass, Scripture, and Apologetics

The Mass, Scripture, and Apologetics

July 13, 2020

How can we give better answers to those who have questions on the truthfulness of Sacred Scripture? Scott Hahn has an answer that might surprise you, and it centers around the Mass and the Eucharist. Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus.  

Hope to Die

Hope to Die

July 1, 2020

Hope is what will sustain us in the days yet to come. It also will make it possible to experience joy in this day, no matter what sorrows presently afflict us. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn talks about his book Hope to Die and the importance of hope.

St. John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls

St. John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 25, 2020

John the Baptist is the forerunner of Christ—he is the last Old Testament prophet and the bridge to the New and Everlasting Covenant. And yet, what do we know of John the Baptist? What role does he play in our faith today? Learn more on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, with special guest John Bergsma.  

The Work of God

The Work of God

June 17, 2020

Work has been dramatically changed for almost all of us in recent months. More, our Sundays have also been upended as the days run into each other without Mass. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine discuss the importance of a healthy view of work and worship for today’s Catholic. Learn how to keep good habits and correct bad ones as we adjust to a new way of working.  

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