032: Boom! Brant Pitre Totally Crushes Gospel Skeptics

catholic_FINAL_150Let’s start with two simple, yet crucial questions: “Do you trust the Bible?” and “Do you believe Jesus is God?”

Many of you are thinking, “Of course, Matt!” Even so, you certainly know a lot of people in our post-Christian world who don’t agree. They’re skeptics.

And there are a lot of people seeking to create more of them. In fact, some people who spend their professional lives studying the Gospels go around making wild claims about Jesus and the Gospels that just don’t pass historical muster: claims such as “We can’t trust the Gospels because we don’t have any idea who wrote them,” or “Jesus never claimed to be divine.”

It’s crazy!

And the awful thing is, they’re using shoddy “historical” arguments to destroy the faith of a lot of Catholics, and people don’t even realize it. They trumpet their “scientific” findings and somberly declare that the Gospels don’t stand up to careful scrutiny and call into question Christ’s claims.

But it’s a sham. Their positions are full of holes so big you could drive a truck full of Bibles through them. And to prove it, I’ve brought in a ringer.photo

Dr. Brant Pitre (www.BrantPitre.com) is one of the most popular Catholic apologists for a reason. You may have seen or heard him on television, the radio, or at a Catholic conference. Brant is in demand. He’s an extremely intelligent, yet easy to understand Scripture scholar and author who has written best-sellers like Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and Jesus the Bridegroom.

His latest book is a bombshell.51rewhC6EDL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

It’s called The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for ChristThis is truly one of the most important books to come along in a long time. It crushes skepticism about the divinity of Jesus and the origin of the Gospels and demonstrates why it is totally logical to believe the Gospels can be trusted and that Jesus is who he says he is – God.

What we’re discussing in this episode is probably the most important thing happening in Catholicism right now, and most people aren’t even aware of it. In short, this is an important show every Catholic needs to hear.

Blessings,

Matthew

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031: Part 2 of Soul Surfing with a Man Named “Bear”

catholic_FINAL_150What does the spiritual life of a ninja blackbelt surfer look like? The answer might surprise you. (The dude quotes Aquinas, for crying out loud.)

Join me for the conclusion of my conversation with adventurer and EWTN radio host Bear Woznick. We’re getting deeper into the practicalities of meditative prayer and the overall trajectory of the spiritual path for Catholics. But that’s not all.

A big part of the discussion centers around what it means to csa-hero-Bear-Woznickactually “let go and let God,” and what happens when you do. (You’ll even hear how in the world I ended up on a mountain in Guatemala three months after leaving the corporate world.)

We’ll also dissect something a lot of Catholics have never heard of, called penal substitution. It’s the theory of salvation that Bear and I used to hold as Protestants, but makes no sense of the Cross or human suffering.

God bless and enjoy!

Matt

P.S. Don’t let Lent just slide by. Grab it by the horns! Click the linkBeer (1) to get a free, short chapter from my book Louder Than Words. It’s called Beer, Chocolate & Value-Added Suffering and it will transform your perspective on Lent and the whole spiritual life!