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Creative Writing and Evangelization

We need our writing to show forth what is good, true, and beautiful in an intentional way that is artistically compelling while presenting the faith as meaningful through the power of the imagination. This involves a lot of skills that require time to learn and do well. Dr. Holly Ordway's course ...
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  • 11 Lessons

    Faith & Science Summit

    Join us for a multi-day conversation on the crossroads between faith and science.
  • 7 Lessons

    Faith, Science, and Sin

    Dr. Christopher Baglow of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute of Church Life considers the mysteries of the Catholic Faith in dialogue with scientific discoveries, allowing us avoid the shallowness that John Paul II says debases the Gospel and leaves us ashamed before history.

    This course introduces us to some of the richest insights of the Catholic intellectual tradition. We confront the problem of evil amidst God's good creation and confront fundamental questions: What makes being human so special? How might modern science become a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block to understanding what we believe?

  • 6 Lessons

    Happiness and the Meaning of Life

    In this course, Dr. Jennifer Frey teaches us about what true happiness is and how morality and virtue play a part in achieving it. Referring to Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and modern figures like Elizabeth Anscombe, Dr. Frey demonstrates the link between morality and the meaning of life. All people seek meaning in life and as evangelists, we must be able to discuss the depth of this universal question.

  • 12 Lessons

    John Henry Newman: The Greatest Catholic Theologian Since Aquinas

    In this course, Bishop Barron will examine Newman's many theological contributions, which are important in understanding Vatican II and in addressing the challenge of modernity. You'll be introduced to Newman by looking at his most significant texts: his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua, the theologically meaningful Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, the educationally pertinent The Idea of a University, and the challenging An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent.

  • 5 Lessons

    Re-enchanting the Secular

    Secularism is the predominate worldview in the West. However, it does not answer the deepest longing of the human heart. In this course, Dr. Petrusek explains how Catholics can save Secularism from itself.

  • 6 Lessons

    Reading Scripture with the Early Church Fathers

    In this course, Bishop Barron introduces the spiritual dynamics of Biblical exegesis in Origen and St. Augustine of Hippo.

  • 7 Lessons

    The One Christ: Augustinian Deification

    In this course, Dr. David Meconi SJ explores the history of deification, or theosis (i.e. becoming like God), in the Christian tradition, particularly focusing on St. Augustine’s understanding of deification.

  • 12 Lessons

    Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

    Hans Urs von Balthasar was one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. Henri de Lubac called him the “most cultured man in Europe.” The thought of this highly prolific intellectual was unique, profound, orthodox, and, through and through, Christocentric.

    You might be wondering, why start with a course on Hans Urs von Balthasar? Balthasar has been a major influence on the way in which Bishop Barron expresses the faith, and this style of expression has been incredibly effective at reaching those outside of the Church. The way in which we express the faith can have a serious impact on the listener, and Balthasar is a fundamental theologian for our modern times. 

    In this 12-lesson course, Bishop Barron introduces us to several of the fundamental themes encapsulated in the theological work of Hans Urs von Balthasar.