IGF009 In Good Faith with Father James Bacik, PhD, recorded live on May 5, 2011. Produced by ministry. The nuns talk with Father Jim about finding God in everyday life, prayer, Christian spirituality, theologian Karl Rahner, and more!

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Show Notes
  • Father Jim’s intersecting roles — pastor, theologian, academician.
  • Encounters with theologian Karl Rahner.
  • The Method of Correlation — bringing the scriptures and Christian tradition to bear on people’s everyday concerns.
  • The human orientation to Holy Mystery, Gracious Mystery.
  • “Jesus, the 'P.S.’ at the end of a long letter of service.”
  • Contemporary Catholic apologists and the long tradition of Christian apologetics.
  • Mystagogy.
  • Even sin can be revelatory of God’s mercy and love.
  • Prayer as “truth-telling.”
  • The increasing diversity within the Catholic Church.
  • Father Jim’s current work on the issue of Catholic identity.
About our Guest

Father James Bacik, a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, is the pastor of Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo, Ohio, and serves as a campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Toledo. His doctorate in theology is from the University of Oxford in England. His many articles, chapters and books include Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery; Contemporary Theologians; Catholic Spirituality, Its History and Challenge and most recently A Light Unto My Path, a book on preaching he wrote with psychologist Kevin Anderson. He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in China, Latin America, Japan and Russia. Father Bacik combines the academic study of theology with the pastoral work he has been doing for many years.