1 hr 47 min (2 CDs / MP3)
Changing the World with Words
God's words have power, but do the words of men? God spoke and the world came to be. He creates man in his image and likeness. What happens when men speak on behalf of God? In this talk, Dr. Bergsma examines the power of the Word of God to create reality, and the authority of priests, as divine image bearers, to create reality through the words of God in the sacraments. Priests act as sons of God to change reality for God's people.
Making Disciples in the Image of Christ
Jesus had a mission to convert the world. How did he go about it? Massive gatherings in stadiums? Literature distributions? Speaking tours? We know he did none of these things, but instead focused on raising up a small group of disciples to perpetuate his ministry. In this talk, Dr. Bergsma describes Jesus' own methods of evangelism and "church growth," and the need for priests and other leaders to imitate the Master in their own ministries.
Excellent set of talks. Helpful and enlightening.
I have loved every minute of listening to and sharing a better answer to my faith so much! Thank you all for what you are doing to be a fresh spring of knowledge to those of us who have been searching for a long time!!!!
Fantastic! Dr. Bergsma is full of insightful information, he is engaging and funny! I learned a lot!
I actually ordered this book by accident. I thought it was a book I could use to help me faster vocation. I soon realized that it was an actual retreat for priests. I learned so much from this book. I believe that every priest should read this book and so should every layperson. The best part is that the priests of my parish are doing exactly what Dr. Bergsma talks about. I fully realize how blessed my parish is!
I found this title to be encouraging, enlightening, and self reflective. We all could do a little more to bear better fruit.