The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke - Learning the Catholic Faith

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The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke is a 30-minute show delving into the teachings of the Catholic faith. Cale looks at the Scriptures, the Catechism, and Sacred Tradition to present you with an in-depth look at what the Catholic Church believes. In listening to this show, you will not only gain a deeper understanding of the faith, but will be inspired and equipped to share it with others – family, friends, and those you encounter in your everyday life.

Battling Kings and a Rescue Mission: A Lot of Action!
Yesterday at 7:03 PM

Why did Abram and Lot part ways? Who is the mysterious figure named Melchizedek? Cale looks at Genesis 13 and 14.  

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Abram’s Bad Decisions & God’s Plans
Last Monday at 6:58 PM

Why did he go to Egypt? Why did he lie to Pharaoh about Sarai being his wife? Despite Abram’s decisions, God had a plan for him.  

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The Call of Abram
Last Friday at 6:59 PM

In this episode of The Faith Explained, Cale discusses: the composition of Genesis the similarities between the first 11 chapters of Genesis and the Babylonian exile Sarai the call of Abram 3 promises God makes to Abram

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Pass Me a Ziggurat
Last Thursday at 7:04 PM

What’s the purpose of the genealogies? Why was the Tower of Babel built? Cale shares a surprising connection between the genealogies in Genesis and when Jesus sends out disciples in the Gospel of Luke.

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God’s Covenant with Noah: The Meaning of the Rainbow
02/24/2021

What does the rainbow in the clouds signify? What does it tell us about God? Cale looks at Genesis 9 and discusses these questions, and also: Is it ok to eat meat? What’s going on with the drunkenness of Noah?

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How to Be a Living Sacrifice for God
02/23/2021

How can we adore God? Does God need our sacrifices?  Cale looks at Genesis 8 and 9 and discusses baptism, sacrifice, and also the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).  

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The Flood: Regional or Global?
02/22/2021

Why did the flood happen? Was the flood regional or did it cover the entire earth? Cale looks at archaeological and scientific evidence of the flood and considers its geographical scope. What would it have been like for the animals on the ark? Ultimately, what does this story tell us about God?  

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The Ark and the Flood
02/19/2021

Who are the “righteous remnant”? Do the animals on the ark have a special significance? Cale shares a key phrase for the entire flood narrative, some incredible insights from the early Church Fathers, and much more!

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Adam 2.0
02/18/2021

Who is Noah? What was the ark really like? Did you know that there are other ancient flood stories outside of the Bible? Cale gives an in-depth look at this famous story.

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Giants in the Land
02/17/2021

Who are the Nephilim? Does God change His mind? What did God mean when He said, “My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” ? If you have a question for Cale, you can email faith@relevantradio.com

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Who are the “Sons of God”? and Why Did They Marry “Daughters of Men”?
02/16/2021

Who are the “sons of God”? Angels? Or something else entirely? Cale looks at Genesis 6:1-10 and gives three different ways to view this complex text. Other topics: Noah The book of 1 Enoch  

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Are the Long Lifespans in Genesis 5 Symbolic?
02/15/2021

Did people really live to be hundreds of years old? Who was Enoch and why did God “take him away”? If you have a question for Cale you can email faith@relevantradio.com  

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A Tale of Two Lines
02/12/2021

The line of Seth and the line of Cain present a stark contrast of evil and good. Cale looks at Genesis 4 and shows how God responds with the perfection of holiness in Jesus.  

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Cain Was Not Abel
02/11/2021

Why did God favor Abel’s offering but not Cain’s? What is the mark that God put on Cain? What is polygenism and why can’t Catholics believe it? Cale looks at the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 and considers the justice and mercy of God.  

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The Gospel in Genesis?
02/10/2021

Did you know that the “first gospel” is in Genesis 3? What do the consequences of the original sin mean for men and women? Adam and Eve robed in garments of light? Cale breaks this down and shows how from the beginning God has had a plan to redeem His people.  

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Lust vs. Love
02/09/2021

What is lust? How does Jesus help us overcome this temptation? Cale unpacks the difference between lust and love by looking at Genesis 3. Cale also looks at how God sending Jesus to redeem us was not His backup plan but was the plan from the very beginning.

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How ‘The Fall’ is Really Our Story
02/08/2021

Were things perfect in creation before the Fall? Why didn’t God allow Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Drawing on the work of St. Irenaeus, Cale presents how the early Church viewed Genesis 3 and how what happens is really our story. Also discussed: The Serpent […]

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The Original Sin and Salvation
02/04/2021

Cale looks at Genesis 3:1-12 and discusses the concept of sin, the deception of the serpent, and the salvation God provides. Book: “In the Beginning… A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall” by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI): https://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Catholic-Understanding-Ressourcement-Retrieval/dp/0802841066

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Sanctifying Your Work
02/03/2021

Is work a punishment for sin? Cale explains why this is not the case, and the sanctity that can come from work – any type of work. What does a priest do? And what is the significance of the priestly garments in the Old Testament? There are some amazing connections between the structure of the […]

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The 3 Original Experiences of Being Human
02/02/2021

What was it like to be human before sin entered the world? Drawing on St. John Paul II’s insights in the “Theology of the Body”, Cale discusses the relationship between Adam and Eve ‘in the beginning’. Topics include: original solitude original unity original nakedness the meaning of life love      

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The Tree of Life & Wisdom
02/01/2021

What is the tree of life referred to in Genesis 2? What’s the connection to wisdom? Cale addresses these questions, as well as the importance of Adam having a wife.  

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Is Evolution Compatible with Catholicism?
01/29/2021

Is evolution compatible with the Catholic faith? If it is, what does it mean theologically? Cale looks at the creation of human beings in Genesis 2 and addresses these questions. Other topics: The difference between macroevolution and microevolution The Hebrew word for ‘dust’ Why did Jesus keep His wounds after the resurrection? The geographical location […]

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Entering into God’s Rest & Adam the Priest-King
01/28/2021

How can you enter into God’s rest? What does resting in God really mean? Cale looks at Genesis 2:1-25 and answers these questions plus more!

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Creation as a Cosmic Temple
01/27/2021

God had a plan when he created the world – and He has a plan for you, too. Cale explains how creation is a cosmic temple and what this reveals about God. Other topics: Hebrew names for God The nature of God as a Trinity All of creation is good If you have a question […]

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The Order of Creation
01/26/2021

What does it mean that the earth was formless and void? What does Genesis 1 tell us about God? Are you living a life of order? Cale looks at Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 and addresses these questions, plus: God being separate from creation Parallels between Genesis 1 and John 1 Two important things to know […]

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An Introduction to the Book of Genesis
01/25/2021

What type of literature is the Book of Genesis? How should we read this ancient text? What is its relationship with modern science? Cale addresses these questions and more in this inaugural episode of the new series on the Book of Genesis.

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What Exactly is the Bible? (encore)
01/22/2021

What is the Bible, anyway? How should we understand it? In answering these fundamental questions, it will allow us to better read and understand the Scriptures.

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Famous Last Words
01/21/2021

The final episode on the series on the Book of Revelation. Cale summarizes the message of Revelation, and also discusses: Thirsting for God and God thirsting for us Maranatha – Come, Lord Jesus! Not falling in with the crowd

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The Hope of Heaven
01/20/2021

How did we arrive at our current understanding of Heaven? Cale references Peter Kreeft’s book Heaven, the Heart’s Deepest Longing and unpacks what we know about Heaven from Sacred Scripture and philosophy. Topics include: Faith, hope, and love Greek and Jewish conceptions of heaven Goodness and truth Cale also discusses St. John’s warning to not add […]

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The Bride of Christ and Thirsting for God
01/19/2021

Cale looks at Revelation 22:17, exploring the nature of the Church as the Bride of Christ, the best man St. John the Baptist, the waters of baptism, and four commands that you need to know!

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How Do You Get to Heaven?
01/18/2021

Where are you going? In Acts 16:31 it says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” What does this really mean? Cale unpacks these questions and more in this episode of The Faith Explained. If you have a question for Cale, you can email faith@relevantradio.com

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The Reality of Hell
01/15/2021

The popular New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman has written that Hell does not really exist, that when we die we will simply cease to exist. Cale looks at Revelation 22:14-15 and shows why this is NOT the case and, though uncomfortable, Hell really does exist. Scripture passages cited: Isaiah 66:22-24 Daniel 12:1-3 Job 19:25-26 Matthew […]

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Jesus the Judge
01/14/2021

Are you ready for the Final Judgment? Cale breaks down Revelation 22:12-15 and shares how we can be ready to meet Jesus the Judge.

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Idolatry & Worshiping God Alone
01/13/2021

Was idolatry more of a problem for the ancients than us today? Cale breaks down Revelation 22:8-11 and discusses the importance of right worship.

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Is it Well with Your Soul?
01/12/2021

If Jesus were to write a letter to you, what would He say? Is it well with your soul? How do we make Jesus Lord of all? Cale continues to unpack the Book of Revelation and connect it to your daily life. If you have a question for Cale, you can email faith@relevantradio.com

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Is St. John’s Vision in Revelation Trustworthy?
01/11/2021

What does it mean that God’s name will be on our foreheads? How do we know that everything in Revelation will come to pass? How can we trust the message given to St. John? Cale breaks down Revelation 22:4-7.  

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The Tree of Life
01/08/2021

What is the best thing about the new heaven and the new earth? What is the mysterious tree of life that is on both sides of the river? Cale breaks down Revelation 22:1-5 in light of Ezekiel 47 and the Gospel of John to help us better understand the glory that awaits us in heaven: […]

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Heaven
01/07/2021

What will heaven be like? Who will be there? Cale breaks down Revelation 21:9-27 and explains how heaven is not just something in the future but starts now in this life. Topics include, Unity Peace Saints Faith

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How to Overcome and Drink from the Water of Life
01/06/2021

Who gets to drink of the water of life? How can we overcome the battles we face? In Revelation 21:5 the Lord says, “Behold, I make all things new”. Cale discusses these questions and also shares an inspiring story of man in Africa who came to faith in Christ right before being martyred.

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No More Suffering?
01/05/2021

Revelation 21:1 – 8. Why does a good God allow suffering on earth? What is the life of heaven? In Revelation 21:4 we read, “he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have […]

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