Robert Barron | – Bishop Barron Presents | Arthur Brooks: Love Your Enemies

Arthur Brooks is an American social scientist, musician, and contributing opinion writer for the Washington Post. He was the president of the American Enterprise Institute for a decade, and now teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. His latest book is titled “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.”

In the second part of this event, available only to Word on Fire Institute students, I sat down with Arthur for a lengthy discussion about faith, culture, and religious dialogue in a culture of contempt. This discussion is exclusive to Word on Fire Institute members. Sign up here to join us: [support us]

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Bishop Robert Barron These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron. The videos complement his weekly sermons posted and podcasted at

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  1. Thank you for continually spread God's love and wisdom. The word on fire sparked my heart filled with love and hope. Thank you Bishop Barron for your dedication! I am eternally grateful. *

  2. 1 Corinthians 2:7-10

    The hidden wisdom of God which we teach in our mysteries is the wisdom that God predestined to be for our glory before the ages began. It is a wisdom that none of the masters of this age have ever known, or they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory; we teach what scripture calls: the things that no eye has seen and no ear has heard, things beyond the mind of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him. These are the very things that God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

  3. Academics, do not want to know God. "We love the explanations of God, rather than to fall in love with him" John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn–and I would heal them."

  4. There's not ONE Bible, or Theology- book, in my local SECULAR. STATE. RUN, library. God has gone from Schools also. Even Roman Catholic teachers aren't aquinted with the basic Holy mass liturgy. How can they teach the faith? They are failing students eternal destiny, who have already bowed unknowingly to the Internet God Google, and social networking in general. Rise up!! True Evangelists, teachers, prophets. Please dnt except this.

  5. I was in Yugoslavia during the war and they were not motivated by the belief that they loved. They were motivated by greed for other people's land and stuff, by deep rooted and visceral fear.