The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

179 episodes of The Jeff Cavins Show (Your Catholic Bible Study Podcast) since the first episode, which aired on January 6th, 2017.

  • A New Field Guide to Confirmation (with Colin MacIver)

    August 14th, 2020  |  33 mins 45 secs
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    Confirmation can be a powerful turning point in our relationship with Christ. Today, Jeff and Colin MacIver from Ascension talk about the beauty of the sacrament of Confirmation and point us to a new resource- The Catechist’s Field Guide to Confirmation- that will prepare confirmation candidates for an impactful encounter with the Holy Spirit.

  • Should Christians Say "Holy Crap" ?

    August 7th, 2020  |  26 mins 39 secs
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    As disciples of Christ, our speech matters. While the expression “holy crap” has become commonplace in our culture today, Jeff challenges us to re-evaluate the use of this expression by explaining the meaning of the word “holy” and the reverence we should have for it.

  • Level Up With Jesus: Trading for Treasure

    July 31st, 2020  |  31 mins 56 secs
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    What do you treasure most in your life? Today, Jeff challenges us to look within ourselves and examine whether our hearts are set on the Kingdom of God or some other worldly treasure. Each day of our lives, we have the opportunity to level up and make Jesus our most precious treasure.

  • Hope in 2020: A New Jesus Movement

    July 24th, 2020  |  32 mins 22 secs
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    In times of trial, our faith is often challenged and purified. Today, Jeff looks back at the Jesus Movement of the early 1970s and encourages us to use our current time of social unrest and uncertainty as an opportunity to proclaim Christ and reinvigorate our faith.

  • Hebrews: An Inside Look at the Mass

    July 17th, 2020  |  30 mins 27 secs
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    Jeff interviews Dr. Andrew Swafford on his latest study, Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant. Dr. Swafford shows us that by understanding the roots of liturgical worship in the old testament, we can have a deeper appreciation for the eternal sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. In this episode, Jeff and Dr.Swafford dive into the letter to the Hebrews and offer us a renewed love for the Mass.

  • 4 Opportunities to Instruct Your Children

    July 10th, 2020  |  34 mins 33 secs
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    Passing on the faith to your children in today’s culture is not easy. In this episode, Jeff draws from the Old Testament to share 4 opportunities to instruct your children in the faith, and to help them live out the Gospel in a world that often opposes it.

  • Fourth of July Special: True Freedom

    July 3rd, 2020  |  12 mins 37 secs
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    As we celebrate fourth of July this year in the midst of a pandemic and social unrest, let us remember that Jesus Christ has already paid the ransom for our freedom from sin. In this special episode, Jeff encourages us to live in the freedom and hope of Christ as we navigate these difficult times in our lives. If we cling to Christ and allow him to change us, we will experience true freedom and peace.

  • The Liturgical Calendar: Ordinary Time is Extraordinary Time

    June 26th, 2020  |  29 mins 34 secs
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    Do you tend to cruise through Ordinary Time during the Church’s liturgical year? Jeff reminds us that Ordinary Time can truly be an extraordinary time in our lives if we fully embrace the liturgical calendar and its purpose. By understanding the deeper meaning behind the liturgical calendar, we come to understand that Ordinary Time can be incredibly fruitful in our discipleship with Christ if we use it well.

  • How the Catholic Church Can Double in 5 Years

    June 19th, 2020  |  41 mins 20 secs
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    Imagine how much the Catholic Church would grow if each of us shared the Gospel with another person. Today, Jeff encourages us to embrace the challenge of evangelization and offers specific steps to share the Gospel in an engaging way. You don’t have to be an expert in theology to share the Gospel. Christ can use you in marvelous ways if you simply give him the chance.

  • 7 Ways to Love Your Wayward Children

    June 12th, 2020  |  39 mins 13 secs
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    On today’s show, Jeff talks about how we can love members of our family that may have fallen away from the faith. Whether its siblings, cousins, or even our parents, these seven tips on how to love your wayward children are sure to strengthen your family.

  • Distance Amplifies Difference: Reflecting on Racism (with Fr. Josh)

    June 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    On today’s show, Jeff is joined by our very own Father Josh as they reflect on the racial divide in our country, and the events of the past week. We continue to mourn the passing of George Floyd and all those killed under racist motives, and pray for peace, unity, and forgiveness in our country.

  • 10 Ways to Know If God is Speaking to You!

    May 29th, 2020  |  33 mins 28 secs
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    Have you ever wondered if God was speaking to you in the midst of a serious decision? Have you struggled with the idea of believing that God can speak to you? Today, Jeff shares 10 ways to know if God is speaking to you.

  • Mother of Pearl: Quarantined with the Mother of God

    May 22nd, 2020  |  33 mins 9 secs
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    How are you handling quarantine? Have you asked your Mom for help? Today, Jeff shares some insight on the imagery of a pearl, and Mary as the mother of pearls. As we continue to have our lives altered and interrupted by the Coronavirus, Jeff offers some practical advice on how to lean on the support of our Mother, who knows all our sufferings.

  • Simplify Your Life: Examining Your Heart and Home!

    May 15th, 2020  |  53 mins 6 secs
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    Why is it so difficult to simplify our life? Jeff has always had a passion for the concept of simplifying one’s life, and now he’s going to share that passion with you! On today’s show, Jeff talks about ways we can simplify our lives during quarantine, and answers some of your questions in a LIVE Facebook broadcast.

  • How to Navigate Your Marriage During COVID-19

    May 8th, 2020  |  39 mins 53 secs
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    Many marriages are being put to the test right now, as we continue dealing with the realities of COVID-19. Jeff is joined by psychologist Dr. Peter Damgaard-Hansen to discuss some of the problems married couples may encounter in quarantine and how we can better love and communicate with our spouses.

  • Me Me Me "Meology" vs. Theology

    May 1st, 2020  |  33 mins 38 secs
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    Are we living our lives for ourselves, or for God? On today’s show, Jeff talks about perspective and how we can focus our lives on God and not ourselves.