Listening to Scripture scholars discuss the Bible makes reading the Word of God seem straightforward. But itâ€™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. Hereâ€™s a quick beginnerâ€™s guide to reading Scripture.
There is a need today for strong proclamation of the Gospelâ€”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.
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.
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.
Today Scott Hahn is joined by a very special guestâ€”his wife, Kimberly. The two discuss Kimberlyâ€™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.Â Â
JonathanÂ RoumieÂ fromÂ The ChosenÂ joins Scott Hahn to talk about what itâ€™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 Jonathanâ€™s life and throughÂ The Chosen.
Whatâ€™s so special about the book of Hebrews? Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of Scripture and theology at Benedictine College, returns to explain how St. Paulâ€™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 itÂ impacted Dr. Hahnâ€™s conversion to the Catholic Church.
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.Â
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, donâ€™t worry. On this episode, Scott Hahn explains the resurgence of apologetics in the Church and shares his favorite resource for defending the faith.Â Â Â Â
What is the intimate relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit? Both St. Maximilian Kolbe and MatthiasÂ ScheebenÂ speak of Mary as the â€śspouse of the Spirit.â€ť In contemplating the mysteries of the faith, the Church continues to go deeper into her understanding of Godâ€™s plan. On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that the mystery of God and His creation is inexhaustible.Â Â
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 forÂ his brother, but also beganÂ one of the most powerful Marian movements today,Â theÂ Militia of the Immaculata. In this episode, Scott Hahn talks about his personal devotion toÂ St. Maximilian Kolbe.Â
Unlike Christmas or Easter, the Feast of the Transfiguration isnâ€™t usually marked by any special celebration. But there are key elements of the Transfiguration that merit closer attention, especially some of Jesusâ€™ 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.Â Â
The Churchâ€™s rich teaching on the Blessed Mother is nearly inexhaustible. On todayâ€™s episode, Scott Hahn and guest Dr. NinaÂ HeeremanÂ discuss new developments in Marian study that give deeper meaning to Catholicsâ€™ devotion.Â Â
Priests have a unique and important role in the mystery of the Eucharist. As participants in the headship of Christ, they share Christâ€™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 priestâ€™s relationship to this great sacrament.Â Â
On this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn is joined by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, author ofÂ Ask the Bishop. While a bishopâ€™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.Â
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 hasnâ€™t always been perfect throughout her history, the Church herself is nothing less than Godâ€™s invitation into His divine family. Scott Hahn looks at why we should believe in Godâ€™s promise of His Church.Â
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.Â Â
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 bookÂ Hope to DieÂ and the importance of hope.
John the Baptist is the forerunner of Christâ€”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.Â Â
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.Â 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 todayâ€™s Catholic. Learn how to keep good habits and correct bad ones as we adjust to a new way of working.Â Â