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How can we use stories to reach secular minds? Why does meaning matter for evangelization?

Get Access to Session 1 of the “Literature and Meaning-Making: Evangelizing in an Indifferent Culture” and learn:

  • What are the two elements necessary for fruitful evangelization?​
  • Is the use of imagination appropriate for this task?
  • ​How can a faulty or shallow grasp of the meaning of the core concepts of Christianity contribute to disengagement and disaffiliation?

“I enjoyed this presentation and appreciated the Q&A. Thank Dr. Ordway —you are a rare treasure.”

MEGAN

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Does the Church Oppose Science?
Part 1

Is something true only if it can be proven by science?

How does the Church interpret Genesis and creation?

How have Catholics contributed to scientific discoveries?

LESSON 1

Does the Church Oppose Science? Part 2

Are miracles scientifically verifiable?

Does the Galileo Affair show that the Church opposes science?

Why does the Church oppose human embryonic stem cell research? 

LESSON 2

Does the Church Oppose Happiness?

Is faith simply a promise of heavenly happiness as a substitute for earthly happiness?

How can gratitude and forgiveness make you happy?

How does the Mass contribute to human happiness?

LESSON 3

Does the Church Hate Women?

What does the Bible reveal about the dignity of women? 

Can women be priests or leaders in the Church?

Is the Church a misogynistic institution?​

LESSON 4

Why does the Church Oppose Contraception?

What is Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body?

How does contraception affect human sexuality and procreation?

What is the role of chastity in human flourishing?

LESSON 5

Does the Church Hate Gay People?

What does the Church think about homosexuality?

Will the Church ever support gay marriage?

How does the HIV and AIDS crisis play a role in this conversation?

LESSON 6

Does Priestly Celibacy Cause Sexual Abuse?

Why are priests forced to be celibate?

Why stay in or join the Church amidst The Sexual Abuse Crisis?

Are our children safe in the Church?

LESSON 7

Meet Your Host

Holly Ordway is the Cardinal Francis George Professor of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute, and Visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Christian University. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and she is the author of Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography and the award-winning Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages.

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Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry.
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Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry.