096: Unrepeatable: How To Discover Your Unique Calling

This is not a normal interview.

While I typically dive into subjects like Catholic spirituality, Scripture, and such, today I’m diving into you.

That sounds weird, I know. Allow me to explain.

My guests on the Art of Catholic are two gentleman dedicated to helping Catholics find their personal vocation. And before you say, “I’m already married” or “I’m going to be a nun.” or “I’m (fill in the blank).”…wait!!

I’m talking about something far beyond your “state in life”.

Luke Burgis and Dr. Joshua Miller have written an amazing book titled “Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person”.

It’s about you! Right now! Wherever you are! And you don’t want to miss this episode.

Amongst other things, we discuss:

  • The disastrous consequence of to reducing “personal vocation” to categories of priest, nun, married or single
  • How your personal vocation continues regardless of changes to your state in life
  • How every person is “hardwired” with a motivational design by God
  • The proper role of empathy (and how the Incarnation is “divine empathy“…whoa!)
  • St. John Paul II’s powerful statement that “vocation is being”
  • The powerful role of “achievement stories”

Trust me. This is a pretty unique interview that you don’t want to miss. It could dramatically help you discover who God actually designed you to be.

God bless!

Matthew

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095: Making Sense of the Dark Passages of the Bible

Featuring Curtis Mitch

Have you ever read something in the Bible and thought, “Yikes! That doesn’t sound like a loving God!”

There are a lot of difficult events (not to mention direct instructions from God) that cause 21st century Christians a lot of angst.

Of particular note is the extreme violence ordered by God against seemingly innocent people. So what gives? How does this square with the love taught by Christ and His Church?

To provide some answers, I brought in Curtis Mitch. He’s one of the sharpest biblical minds in the Catholic Church. (For the last 20 years he’s been writing the commentary in the best-selling Ignatius Catholic Study Bible.)

He’s got serious Scripture skills and I love having him on the show.

Among other things, we’ll discuss:

  • Why the Israelites engaged in the violent conquest of Canaan (killing everyone and everything…Yeah, I told you this one wasn’t easy)
  • What is herem warfare and why did God order it
  • The whole point of the Promised Land
  • The extremely dire consequences of idolatry
  • How to reconcile the violence of the Old Testament with the love taught by Christ
  • What lessons we can learn from the Israelites for our spiritual life

This might be the most difficult topic we’ve ever addressed. But it’s a necessary one to address if we’re going to proclaim the truth of God in the world (not to mention grow in our understanding and faith).

Blessings,

Matthew

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This is the best, most powerful, most insightful study I have ever done, bar none. It has made a huge difference in my life!” Joriah

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094: Unlocking Catholic Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Featuring Dr. John Bergsma

Discovered in 1946 by a guy throwing rocks into a cave, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been called “the greatest archeological find of the 20th century.”

And they’re totally Catholic!

Join Matthew Leonard and scrolls expert Dr. John Bergsma as they unlock some very illuminating secrets from these famous scrolls.

It’s a conversation that may help fill in some cracks you didn’t even realize were there.

Among other things they’ll cover:

  • What the Scrolls teach us about the Eucharist
  • The mysterious Essenes and Christ’s relationship to them
  • Why Matthew, Mark, and Luke say the Last Supper was on a different day than the Gospel of John…and how to reconcile that difference
  • Why in the world John the Baptist lived in the wilderness eating weird stuff and wearing animal skins
  • How the Scrolls shed light on what books make up the Bible (or don’t)

This is a jam-packed interview that will help you see the story of Scripture in a whole new way!

God bless!

Matthew

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