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Episode Archive

Episode Archive

78 episodes of Being Church since the first episode, which aired on November 30th, 2017.

  • Episode 78: Resurrection Part II - A New Creation

    April 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 43 secs
  • Episode 77: Resurrection Part I - The Road to Emmaus

    March 27th, 2020  |  54 mins 8 secs
  • Episode 76: The Trials

    March 20th, 2020  |  49 mins 52 secs
  • Episode 75: Washing of the Feet

    March 13th, 2020  |  36 mins 36 secs
  • Episode 74: Entrance Into Jerusalem

    March 6th, 2020  |  40 mins 39 secs
  • Episode 73: Tom Wrote a Book

    January 31st, 2020  |  25 mins 12 secs

    Tom co-authored book called "The Art of Accompaniment" all about how the baptized people of God have a responsibility to walk with one another as they journey toward Christ. In this episode, Tom gives an intro to the book and explains how it can be real in a parish setting.

  • Episode 72: The Golden Globes and a Consistent Life Ethic

    January 17th, 2020  |  33 mins 44 secs

    What are the underlying principles of a Catholic pro-life vision? Inspired by the recent Golden Globes debacle, Tom and Alissa attempt to crack into this large topic on this episode, holding human dignity and the gospel call to love our neighbors at the forefront of their discussion. Disclaimer: We didn't name every human dignity issue, we know there are many!

  • Episode 71: The Arrival of the Magi

    December 27th, 2019  |  36 mins 24 secs
    advent, catholic, christian, christmas, church, epiphany, groups, lectio, media, mission, online, parish, patience, podcast, prayer, preparing, teams, waiting

    In their final Advent Mission Podcast, Fr. Matthew, Alissa, and Tom discuss the Magi and the significance of their journey to worship the King of the Jews. Why do they care about the King of the Jews and what importance does their journey have for our own experiences of faith?

  • Episode 70: The Nativity Scene – Advent Mission Podcast

    December 22nd, 2019  |  39 mins 44 secs
    advent, catholic, christian, christmas, church, groups, lectio, media, mission, online, parish, patience, podcast, prayer, preparing, teams, waiting

    In the third week of our study on "The Infancy Narratives" we reflect on the political landscape in the time of Jesus' birth and how it--along with every element of the Nativity scene--more deeply reveals God's mission for his Son.

  • Episode 69: The Three Annunciations

    December 13th, 2019  |  49 mins 47 secs
    advent, alissa, book, bookclub, catholic, christian, christmas, infant, jesus, matthew, priest, tom

    In this week's episode Fr. Matthew, Alissa, and Tom spend time talking about the three "annunciations" that happen prior to Jesus' birth. What do these stories have to teach us about following the will of God?

  • Episode 68: Origin Stories – Advent Book Study

    December 6th, 2019  |  36 mins 51 secs
    advent, book, bookclub, catholic, christian, christmas, infant, jesus, priest

    Pope Benedict XVI writes about the different genealogies of Jesus in the first chapter of "Jesus of Nazareth: Infancy Narratives." What do origin stories have to do with a person's life mission and how does Jesus' origin as "the Word made flesh" change our life's mission?

  • Episode 67: Dos and Don'ts of Small Faith Communities

    November 20th, 2019  |  27 mins 56 secs
    catholic, christian, church, community, discussion, faith, group, positivity.

    Last week, Alissa and Tom discussed the importance of creating a small group and this week they're offering some practical tips for running small groups. Use these last two podcasts to help prepare you for our upcoming Advent Mission: Online! You can do it!

  • Episode 66: The Gift is in the Invitation

    November 8th, 2019  |  25 mins 58 secs
    advent, catholic, christian, christmas, church, groups, lectio, media, mission, online, parish, patience, podcast, prayer, preparing, teams, waiting

    We've got a cool idea for a parish Advent Mission this year, but to do it right we need to do it together! Tom and Alissa talk about small groups (yes, again), why they're necessary, and how they'll tie into our parish Advent Mission at St. Louis. Check it out!

  • Episode 65: The Value of Work with Fr. Jesse

    October 1st, 2019  |  32 mins 27 secs
    catholic, church, priest, work

    How do we make sure we work in order to live and not the other way around? Fr. Jesse shares insight about work from the Catholic tradition in this episode of The Being Church Podcast.

  • Episode 64: Reaction to the Pew Research Eucharist Survey

    September 6th, 2019  |  26 mins 47 secs

    Full disclosure: We had to re-record this episode because the fact that 70% of Catholics don't believe in the Real Presence really made Tom and Alissa bitter.

    When this survey came out a few weeks ago, prominent Catholic voices made their displeasure known. Bishop Robert Barron published a firey YouTube video calling for more consistent catechesis, and Tom Carani ranted in the hallways of St. Louis parish.

    But with a few weeks between the published survey and our reaction, we're trying to focus on positive next steps. How do we evangelize the good news of the Eucharist to others while re-affirming its truth for our own lives?

  • Episode 63: Welcome Fr. Matthew!

    August 14th, 2019  |  33 mins 46 secs

    Alissa and Tom sit down with Fr. Matthew, our new pastor, to find out a little more about the guy behind the collar. Hear his vocation story, his motivating spirituality, and his hopes for this parish in this episode of the Being Church podcast!