What's a good strategy in the moment of temptation? Why did both Divine Mercy and Theology of the Body come into the world through Saint John Paul II? What is the secret of a good marriage? What's the biblical connection between sexual immorality and idolatry? If you could be the lead singer of any band, which would it be? What is one truth that God has been speaking to your heart recently that you would be excited to share with people? How is Theology of the Body particularly effective in communicating the heart of the kerygma? If you were to have any of Jesus's diciples at one of your courses, which one would you want it to be?
Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.
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Jason Evert: What is your favorite ever story in the life of Saint John Paul II? What's a good strategy in the moment of temptation when you experience an attraction or a desire that you can't move forward on, whether that's a young person tempted on the internet, someone experiencing same-sex attraction, or even temptations within marriage?
Father Patrick Schultz: Why did both Divine Mercy and Theology of the Body come into the world, in many ways, through Saint John Paul II? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Sr. Helena Burns: What is the secret of a good marriage? What is the secret of your marriage?
Matt Fradd: Why is it – at least it seems to me as I read Scripture – that after people commit an act of idolatry it usually follows that they're having an orgy, or they're falling into sexual immorality? I have my theories. I'm sure yours are a lot more interesting and accurate so, what do you think?
Mike Mangione: If you could have any musician throughout history at one of your courses for the five-day course, just sitting there and taking it in – any musician – who would it be? If you could be the front man in a current band and it's not weird, it all makes sense in the world, and the music's the same but you're able to infuse TOB into the music to reach the masses, what band would that be? But it cannot be U2 or Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Stacy Mangione: What is one truth that God has been speaking to your heart recently that you would be excited to share with people?
Chris Stefanick: Your passion and mine is sharing the core Gospel message with people, and you do that primarily through Theology of the Body – what's the overlap? How is Theology of the Body particularly effective in communicating the heart of the kerygma?
Jeannie Gaffigan: If you were to have any of Jesus's disciples at one of your courses, which one would you want it to be?
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