St. Paul Center Presents

About St. Paul Center Presents

St. Paul Center Presents is produced by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and presented by Relevant Radio. It airs every Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm Eastern. To listen live online, go here.

Hosted by our Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rob Corzine, the show presents a variety of content, including teaching from our President, Dr. Scott Hahn, conversations with our Fellows or authors, Bible studies, and selections from Emmaus Road audiobooks.


Sunday 2:30PM Eastern on Relevant Radio

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Featured Episodes

How Was Pagan Rome Brought to Christ?

This week on St. Paul Center Presents, we look at the question of how the pagan Roman empire was brought to Christ. It wasn’t any of the spectacular things we normally think of like miracles and inspiring preaching. Historians have shown that the most significant factor was regular people living Christian family life. That history points the way for how we can effectively evangelize our own times. The essay is drawn from the audiobook of Mike Aquilina’s Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will.
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Holy Fast: Hungering for Christ

This episode, which first aired on Passion Sunday, focuses on the Lenten practice of fasting, drawing from the audiobook of Emily Stimpson Chapman’s The Catholic Table. We all know that we need to fast. As St Augustine put it, fasting and almsgiving are “the two wings of prayer.” But there are wise and unwise ways to go about it. With great wit and the teaching of the Church, Emily shares how she learned to fast effectively after her return to the Church and her recovery from an eating disorder.
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The New Evangelization and the Challenges of the Church in Our Time

In the first segment of this episode, Scott Hahn recounts the history of Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. For many people, the term is already starting to sound old. Scott shows how, if you pay close attention to the Pope’s words, it’s really just getting started. In the second segment, Dr. Regis Martin delivers one of the meditations that he originally wrote and preached to a monastery of Cistercian monks. Those thirteen short conferences are gathered together into The Beggar’s Banquet: A Personal Retreat on Christ, His Mother, the Spiritual Life, and the Saints. In this essay, “The Best of Times and the Worst of Times,” he reflects on the challenges that the Church faces in our time and puts them in perspective of the early Church and of the Gospel.
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The Forty Days of Lent

In the first segment Dr. Scott Hahn looks back at the Old Testament precedents for the forty days of Lent as a time of testing, people like Noah, Moses, David, Elijah, and Jonah. Then, paying particular attention to Our Lord’s testing in the wilderness, he draws out how we should approach this season of Lent. The second segment is drawn from Mike Aquilina’s book, Villains of the Early Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians. This time we’re looking at the Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate who was baptized as a child and hid his pagan beliefs until he became emperor. His efforts to create a state-sponsored paganism failed. But they also help to show what was so unique about the Catholic faith.
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