August 16th, 2019 | 27 mins 27 secs
bible, bible study, catholic, catholic church, gospel, jeff cavins, matthew 13, parable of the sower, scripture, scripture study
God is the one who separates the wheat from the chaff, but we can be tempted to take this task on ourselves, especially when it comes to our parish. Jeff talks about the Parable of the Sower to explain why we shouldn’t take it upon ourselves to pull up what we may see as weeds at our parish.
July 26th, 2019 | 29 mins 13 secs
bible, bible passage, bible quotes, bible study, bible verses, catholic, catholic bible, gospel, jeff cavins, love god, love jesus, scripture, scripture on love, scripture quotes, scripture scholar, scripture study
If the greatest commandment is to love God, how do we know if we’re actually doing it, or if we’re just falling in “like” with Jesus? To answer this question, Jeff uses Scripture passages on what it means to truly love God. He unpacks what this means for us as disciples who not only SAY they love Jesus, but ACT like they love Jesus.
July 19th, 2019 | 28 mins 47 secs
bible, bible study, catholic, christ, christian, disciple, follow christ, jeff cavins, jesus, restoration, resurrection, saint, saints, scripture, scriptures, st. peter
Jeff Cavins digs into scriptures on restoration in the Gospel of John and compares Peter’s journey to Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. At some point, both run away from their responsibilities, but eventually turn around and embrace transformative relationships.
July 12th, 2019 | 34 mins 8 secs
bible, bible quotes, bible scholar, catholic, christian, christian love, created for more, god, in his image, jeff cavins, like, love, scripture, scripture passages on love, scripture verses, social media, to love and be loved
We are created to be loved, and to love others. But it’s easy to settle for likes. We feel a boost of ego when someone leaves a flattering comment or shares our post, and it’s satisfying … to a point. But deep inside we all want to be loved, not just liked. Jeff brings up Scripture passages on what it means to be created for love and talks about the things that hold us back from pursuing authentic love.
May 31st, 2019 | 38 mins 49 secs
bible, catholic, catholic bible, catholicism, complicated, inner peace, jeff cavins, lectio divina, peace, scripture, scripture scholar, sin
Looking for peace and simplicity? Get rid of the factors that complicate your life. Jeff zeroes in on the things that disrupt our peace and rupture our relationships. He explains how each of these things affects us and what we can do to overcome these disruptions and find our inner calm.
May 3rd, 2019 | 38 mins 20 secs
bible, biblical scholar, catching foxes, catholic, catholic bible, catholic evangelization, dave vanvickle, evangelists, evangelization, evangelize, every knee shall bow, gomer, jeff cavins, michael gormley, scripture, scripture scholar
Jeff sits down with Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle, hosts of Every Knee Shall Bow, a podcast about how Catholics can evangelize and share the faith.
Mike and Dave are both very active in evangelization at their parishes and in their personal lives. We talk about the assumptions we make about other Catholics, tracks (pamphlets that preach the gospel), and what to say to people who don’t consider evangelization their “gift”.
April 5th, 2019 | 48 mins 28 secs
bible, catholic, catholic faith, catholic witness, faith story, inspiration, inspirational life story, interview, jeff cavins, john folse, jp ii, scripture, witness to the faith
Jeff is talking to Chef John Folse, restaurant owner, television host, leading authority on cajun food, and devout Catholic. From growing up in the swamps of Louisiana during segregation, to serving food to President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachevat, to meeting St. John Paul II, Chef John says he strives everyday to ask God, “What do you want me to do now?”
March 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 51 secs
bible, bible scholar, bible stories, bible stories on repentance, catholic, confession, examination of conscience, jeff cavins, prodigal son, regret, repentance, repentence, scripture, scripture scholar, scripture verses on repentance
Repentance is critical for a healthy spiritual life. If we want to get over our mistakes and really orient ourselves around God, we have to have a daily repentance. True repentance is not only a change in mind, “O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you” but also a change in action, “I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more … ” Learn about stories of repentance in the Bible and what these Scripture verses mean for you. Want the shownotes? Check out this episode at ascensionpress.com/thejeffcavisshow or email us at [email protected]
March 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 19 secs
40 days, almsgiving, be more like jesus, bible, biblical scholar, catholic, fasting, genesis, gospel, jeff cavins, jesus, lent, lent 2019, lenten committment, lenten strategy, prayer, scripture, three pillars of lent
Stick to the three pillars of Lent for the full forty days with this strategy from Jeff Cavins. We hear about fasting, almsgiving, and prayer so often during Lent that the words can become bland and lose meaning. But these practices are not arbitrary measures designed to make us miserable for forty days. They are spiritual disciplines specifically aimed at three areas of weakness in our souls. They help us overcome sin and become more like Jesus. Jeff shows us the effectiveness of these practices by comparing biblical figures from Genesis and 1 John to Jesus’ example in the Gospel of Matthew. He also provides some alternate ways of thinking about fasting, almsgiving, and prayer to help rejuvenate our commitment this Lent.
March 1st, 2019 | 30 mins 19 secs
baton rouge, catholic, church, church community, community, fr. josh, fr. josh johnson, gridlock, how to get things done, jeff cavins, parish, parish community, red tape, scripture, stuck in traffic, traffic
Parish life sometimes feels like being stuck in traffic. Things aren’t moving forward, resources are limited, tempers flare, and it feels like there’s nothing we can do to move things along. But Jeff heard an interesting take on this from Fr. Josh Johnson. He said, “You’re not stuck in traffic. You are traffic.” Without knowing it, we can contribute to parish gridlock. Jeff points out several areas where we aimlessly honk our horns instead of doing something to ease the tension, and finds Scripture verses that can help us avoid these tendencies.