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Two fun-loving Irishmen, a Catholic priest and his good friend, grapple with the big questions about faith, religion, and life.

Two fun-loving Irishmen, a Catholic priest and his good friend, grapple with the big questions about faith, religion, and life.

Location:

Boise, ID

Description:

Two fun-loving Irishmen, a Catholic priest and his good friend, grapple with the big questions about faith, religion, and life.

Language:

English

Contact:

6192482929


Episodes

Ep87 Lying to Yourself

8/23/2022
Father Len grapples with the tendency we all have of lying to ourselves about ourselves and the effect it has on us and those around us. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Links to Podcasts from Wrestling with God Productions Wrestling with God Show: http://WWGShow.com Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded: http://LifeLessonsfromJesus.org A Priest’s Life: https://idahovocations.com/resources/video-podcasts/ Make a financial donation here: https://www.GiveSendGo.com/WWGProductions We...

Duration:00:48:04

Ep86 Is empathy a solution to our societal problems?

8/11/2022
Father Len makes a compelling case for empathy being the solution to most of our societal problems, including mass shootings.

Duration:00:43:34

Ep85 Irish’s Story: The Inspiration for the Wrestling with God Show

7/30/2022
Irish shares the journey that led him to Father Len and the creation of the Wrestling with God Show. He also reveals plans for Wrestling with God Productions, the new association he’s founded to build bridges to faith, religion, and the Catholic Church. Show Notes Books & Publications Mentioned in this Episode: “Crossing the Threshold of Hope” by Pope St. John Paul II “One Bread One Body” published by Presentation Ministries, Cincinnati Ohio “Divine Intimacy” by Father Gabriel of St. Mary...

Duration:00:20:09

Ep84 Christ’s Eternal Priesthood

7/22/2022
He’s back! Father Len returns to grapple with doubts expressed by Irish’s daughter about the legitimacy of priests and leadership in the Catholic Church. He reveals how it’s all part of God’s plan for Christ’s eternal priesthood.

Duration:00:46:56

Ep83 Encore: Why Does God Allow School Shootings and Other Evils?

5/28/2022
Father Len explains why God allows evil in the world and how we choose to react to evil can cause bane or enlightenment. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom God gives us free will to choose our actions. It’s up to us to choose good or evil. If God took away our choices, we’d no longer be human beings. We’d be preprogrammed like toasters and robots. “It makes no sense to pray for somebody to do something. I pray that someone’s heart will be open to see the right choice.” – Father Len God loves us...

Duration:00:13:58

Ep82 Encore: Can Freedom Destroy Our Country?

5/13/2022
The effect of freedom depends on how you define it. Father Len reveals how God defines freedom and how other definitions can produce destructive consequences. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Freedom involves being free from something in order to be free to become something. The American Revolution was about becoming free from the tyranny of a king and the injustices and oppression of a political system. 70% of Americans say they are free or mostly free. Two thirds of Americans define freedom...

Duration:00:24:18

Ep81 Good News

5/13/2022
Irish shares some good news about the return of the Wrestling with God Show and the new podcast from Wrestling with God Productions featuring Father Len. Support the work of Wrestling with God Productions by making a financial donation here: https://www.givesendgo.com/wwgproductions Life Lessons from Jesus podcast website: http://www.lifelessonsfromjesus.org

Duration:00:05:44

Ep80 The Purpose of Prayer

4/21/2022
Father Len explores two Bible stories about the purpose of prayer beginning with the time the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. This is a preview of episode 3 of the new podcast from Wrestling with God Productions, featuring Father Len, titled “Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded.” Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Father Len shares a fun story about his experience with a Protestant minister and his wife who have a very different idea than Jesus about the purpose of...

Duration:00:14:51

Ep79 The Religion of Jesus

4/16/2022
Father Len explores the Bible story of a wealthy and powerful man and a bankrupt and outcast old woman. Both seeking healing from Jesus. The story reveals the essence of the religion of Jesus and puts our personal beliefs about religion on trial. This is a preview of episode 2 of the new podcast from Wrestling with God Productions, featuring Father Len, titled “Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded.” Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Jesus pushes us to take religion beyond just...

Duration:00:14:11

Ep78 Future of WWG Show & How to Love like Christ

3/29/2022
Irish explains why there hasn’t been a new WWG Show episode lately and Father Len unpacks three Bible stories about love and illustrates the traits God will help us develop, and we’ll surely need, if we are to love like Christ. This a preview of episode 1 of a new podcast from Wrestling with God Productions, featuring Father Len, titled “Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded”. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom When Jesus began preaching love and pushing the boundaries of love to...

Duration:00:19:14

Ep77 Introducing Wrestling with God Productions

3/22/2022
Irish shares a big decision about his future and the expansion of the work he and Father Len have begun with the Wrestling with God Show. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Irish looks back at what inspired the Wrestling with God Show, the effect he and Father Len hoped the podcast would have and how listeners have responded to the podcast during its first two years. Irish describes how producing the podcast, working with Father Len, and the success of the podcast has been the most meaningful and...

Duration:00:12:24

Ep76 What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us about Life

1/15/2022
Father Len wrestles with his lifelong fascination with near-death experiences and how what they reveal should challenge all of us to examine how we’re living our lives. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Father Len shares Plato’s analogy of life as a cave where we experience only a dim reflection of true reality and the scientific and philosophical revolution it sparked. “The Republic” by Plato “Life after Life” by Raymond Moody Jr, MD “Near-death experiences are a type of evidence of heaven and...

Duration:00:29:07

Ep75 “A Priest’s Life” – The Father Len Story

12/29/2021
Introducing a new podcast coming soon from Wrestling with God Productions. It features candid conversations with Catholic priests about their journeys to the priesthood, their experiences being a priest, and why those experiences are so meaningful and rewarding. The intention for the podcast is to create intrigue and interest in young men becoming Catholic priests. This preview episode explores Father Len’s story. It’s raw, revealing, deeply personal, brutally honest, and full of Father...

Duration:00:43:36

Ep74 Is there an afterlife?

12/14/2021
Father Len presents stunning evidence that he’s experienced that supports the reality of an afterlife. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom The WWG Show has been downloaded more than 38,000 times with regular listeners in 49 states and 11 countries. Thanks for listening to the podcast and sharing it with friends and family. Irish is forming “Wrestling with God Productions,” a nonprofit company, to expand and enhance what we’re doing with the WWG Show podcast. The intention is to build an...

Duration:00:34:21

Ep73 Encore: The Real Christmas Story and Its True Meaning

12/6/2021
Father Len reveals the real “reason for the season” is us. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom “When I look at the world upside down, that’s when it seems right to me.” – Jeret "Speedy" Peterson Father Len tells a story about geese to illustrate why God became a human being. Christmas is a revelation of who we are meant to be. To be good is to become a true human being. Our true humanity is to live like Christ. “Christianity is the attitude of amazement at the dignity of the human person.” – Pope...

Duration:00:21:49

Ep72 Imagine a World without Jesus

11/9/2021
Father Len explains how the radical ideas Jesus introduced 2000 years ago and the church he established have changed the world forever.

Duration:00:30:31

Ep71 Pride Poisons Everything

10/27/2021
Father Len explains how pride can poison everything in life from relationships, to religion, to marriages, to organizations and companies. Highlights, Ideas, & Wisdom Pride and its effects are often so subtle as to be unrecognizable. The easiest way to manipulate people is to use their pride against them. Father Len shares the story of how an FBI agent uses the pride of criminals to induce them to confess their crimes. “The Truth Detector: an Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide for Getting People to Reveal...

Duration:00:30:41

Ep70 Pride is a Demon

10/5/2021
Father Len reveals that pride is damaging lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Pride is a cancer that often goes undetected until it’s too late. “The Truth Detector: an Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide for Getting People to Reveal the Truth” by Jack Schafer The moment you tell a lie about yourself you are owned by the lie. Happy people don’t need to feel superior. The fall of humanity began when Adam and Eve were enticed by pride to define for themselves what is moral....

Duration:00:37:38

Ep69 Becoming Truly Free

9/18/2021
Father Len explains what it takes to become truly free and how the common American understanding of freedom leads to selfishness and narcissism. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Freedom involves being free from something in order to be free to become something. The American Revolution was about becoming free from the tyranny of a king and the injustices and oppression of a political system. 70% of Americans say they are free or mostly free. Two thirds of Americans define freedom as being “free...

Duration:00:24:11

Ep68 Commitments, Happiness, Love and Having Kids

8/30/2021
Reacting to why actor Seth Rogen says he and his wife don’t want kids, Father Len explains the relationship between making commitments, happiness, love, and having kids. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom “It’s not an easy haul having kids. You can’t be narcissistic. You have to give yourself over to parenting. Kids have got to be the priority.” – Howard Stern God asks of us that our lives be life-giving. Living life for yourself, free from commitments, is an immature definition of happiness....

Duration:00:28:22