By Renewal Ministries
Pope St. John Paul II famously declared, "The Hour of the Laity has struck!" These are unprecedented times. Every week new challenges and opportunities confront those trying to live an authentically Catholic life. The Hour examines the 'signs of the times' to draw out practical, personal, and spiritual insights to help you grow in holiness and build the Kingdom. Hosted by Pete Burak but driven by inspiring guests, listeners can expect weekly, fast moving, and Spirit-filled conversations.
32. Baptism in the Spirit, Experiencing God's Power, A Big God AND A Prayer Time with Aaron Richards
Who doesn't need more of God's power in their lives? Pete is joined by Aaron Richards to unpack what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and why it's vitally important in the life of a disciple. They share stories of God's power being released in their lives and highlight the essential role of charisms in mission. THEN they take time to actually pray for a greater outpouring of the Spirit, so don't just listen, pray with them! Learn more about Aaron's work at Damascus Watch all 4 talks from the Experience God's Power Challenge Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 30, 2021
31. Hearing the Father's Voice PLUS Ignoring the Devil, Rebuking Lies, Claiming Truth, and Receiving Our Identity with Heather Khym
We loved Heather Khym's contribution to the Still Small Voice Challenge so much that we wanted our loyal The Hour listeners to hear it! Heather breaks down the Father's voice, how to distinguish His voice from the enemy's, claiming the truth about who God really says we are, and rebuking and destroying the lies we've come to believe. Register NOW for the free 4-Day Experience God's Power Challenge: www.idchallenges.com Learn more about Heather and her ministry Subscribe to her podcast: Abiding Together Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 2, 2021
30. Cancel Culture, The Purpose of God's Discipline, St. Bernadine of Siena, and More Romans 1 WITH Peter Herbeck
WE'RE BACK! After a couple month break, we're excited to have Peter Herbeck back on the show to continue our conversation about the uniqueness of Jesus, the need for courage, some fire quotes from St. Bernadine of Siena, the challenges facing the Church, and an Anti-Christ Spirit. PLUS Pete shares very briefly about gratitude vs. complaining and says mea culpa for not releasing any episodes the past two months. www.renewalministries.net Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
August 11, 2021
29. Singing with Pope Paul VI, Hungry for Community, Catholic Way Bible Study, 1975 Prophecy, AND Everyday Words of Knowledge with Lavinia Spirito
Lavinia Spirito joins The Hour to share her story of experiencing the early days of the Charismatic Renewal, coming to the University of Michigan after growing up in Rome, learning to love authentic Christian community and mission, developing the dynamic and growing Catholic Way Bible Study, and expecting to hear the Spirit speak to and through her. Catholic Way Bible Study Renewal Ministries Pentecost Mission Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
June 2, 2021
28. The Goal of Human History, The Center of Mankind, The Joy of All Hearts, DOMINUS IESUS with Peter Herbeck
Peter Herbeck is back to talk about Jesus! While unpacking 1 Peter, Peter and Pete (three Pete?) discuss the primacy of Jesus, why others try to diminish him, the fundamental need for faith, and our response to false teachers. Then Pete shares some thoughts on hunger. Renewal Ministries Pentecost Mission Spirit-filled Leaders Intensive Course Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
May 5, 2021
27. Fire Preaching, 3 Phases of Evangelization, and DR Apprentice with Fr. Simon Lobo
Let’s talk preaching, conversion stories, renewing parishes, and what the Spirit is saying with Fr. Simon Lobo. Fr. Simon is the pastor of St. Benedict and a member of the Companions of the Cross. THEN Pete shares one of his favorite definitions of leadership.
April 1, 2021
26. The Still Small Voice, Ignoring the Noise, The Language of the Heart, AND The Gaze of the Father with Fr. John Burns
This is a DEEP and inspiring episode of The Hour. Fr. John Burns joined us for the 5-Day Still Small Voice Challenge, back at the beginning of February, and we had to share his conversation with Pete. They unpack hearing God's voice (often a non-verbal communication), how we can ignore the various noises (external and internal) that threaten to distract us, and how we need to learn to live in and through the loving gaze of the Father. No timestamps because you should listen to the whole thing! Then Pete shares a story of sharing the Gospel with someone at a coffee shop and how Hebrews 1&2 both inspired and challenged him. (1:00:00) For more Fr. John Burns www.idchallenges.com Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
March 10, 2021
25. Dead Branches, Shaking the Nations, An Unshakeable Kingdom, AND the Messy Journey to Sanctity with Mary Bielski
The nations of the world are being shaken, there's a rattling happening within the Church, and dead branches are falling! (5:33) What does this mean and how are we called to respond? Mary Bielski joins The Hour to discuss what she sees the Lord doing in and through the Church right now (11:17), what it means to be on the messy journey to sanctity (15:57), what to do if God doesn't appear to be speaking to us (32:38), and why if you don't give up, you win! (35:47) Then Pete gives a quick word about conversion from Cardinal Cantalamessa (55:15) Contact Mary! Register for the Fulfillment of All Desire Lenten Mission with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
March 2, 2021
24. Our Top 5 Scriptures From 2020 with Fr. Jim Rolph
Quite simply, the Word is cracked up and two life-long friends encourage, challenge, tease, and inspire each other. Fr. Jim Rolph is back to unpack the 5 Scriptures that defined 2020 for him and Pete. Fr. Jim also shares one that the Lord has called him to meditate on for 2021. Here's the list of Scriptures, if you're the type of person who likes spoilers: Mark 6.31 (3:42), Deuteronomy 31 (12:10), Luke 15.20 (16:04), 1 John 5 (28:54), John 1.14 (29:36) National Theology on Tap Still Small Voice Challenge Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
February 9, 2021
23. The Little Way of Evangelization PLUS Hiking Through Papua New Guinea, FOCUS Summer Projects, Engaging College Students, And His Plan Our Story with John Bishop.
John Bishop (FOCUS - Fellowship of Catholic University Students) joins Pete to discuss his dynamic work with college students through an initiative called Summer Projects (27:48), helping these students become saints (3:57), the lessons he learned hiking through Papua New Guinea (31:37), what the little way of evangelization means (52:23). THEN Pete shares some thoughts on the conversion of St. Paul and the phrase: His Plan. Our Story. (59:00) NATIONAL THEOLOGY ON TAP FOCUS Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
January 26, 2021
22. So Long 2020...What Did We Learn? Imposed vs. Intentional Asceticism, 2021 Goals, and The Jesus/Gospel Option with Tim Glemkowski
Tim Glemkowski is back to discuss 2020 and how we are called to move forward in 2021. Everyone is saying "Thank God 2020 is over!" but he and Pete think there's a deeper way Christians should approach the new year. (7:01) They discuss the difference between imposed and intentional asceticism (38:15) then unpack the various 'options' being presented as solutions to Christians being in the world but not of it and settle on the Jesus Option or the Gospel Option they're preferred path in 2021. (48:22) THEN Pete shares the verse Sr. Ann Shields gave him during a meeting several years ago....may we tremble at God's word! (57:00) Sponsor: Renewal Ministries National Theology on Tap Tim Glemkowski Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
January 14, 2021
21. A 'Rough Around the Edges' Christian PLUS Ministry to AIDS Victims, Punching Someone at Church, and the Sin of Indifference with Barbara Heil.
Barbara Heil brings some fire to The Hour! She and Pete discuss her initial conversion (8:14), punching a fellow believer (19:20), ministering to transvestite prostitutes during the AIDS outbreak (30:11) and how that's informing her ministry during COVID, and what's Heaven saying to the Church right now. (26:27) THEN Pete shares some thoughts on how to deal with 'the day after..." (50:00) Contact Barbara! Listen to Right Now with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan More about Barbara: Barbara grew up on the West Coast, and as a student, had a life changing encounter with the love of Christ. She crossed the country to Ashland, Virginia where she learned a life of prayer, worship, and devotion at an international ministry community. Her hands-on training included kid’s camps, inner city ministry, missions, ministry to the poor, and crusades around the world. Barbara was part of the staff at the Calvary Campground in Ashland, Virginia for over 20 years. Her ministry experience is wide and varied, from living in Hong Kong to minister in Asia, to living in Jerusalem, to being on staff at a street mission in San Diego, Ca to minister to the needs of the homeless during the beginning of the AIDS outbreak. She has ministered all over the world, has been a missionary, an evangelist, and pastor. She has spent the last few years traveling the U.S. and the world over conducting worship seminars, retreats, and conferences, leading missions trips, offering prayer and counseling, and seeing thousands healed and set free inside and out, equipping lives for the Glory of God. Barbara didn’t know until recently that she had been baptized as a child in the Catholic Church, and after much prayer and deliberation, she received the Rite of Confirmation in St Paul, Minnesota in April of 2013. Today, based in Iowa, Barbara continues to be involved in a wide spectrum of Christian endeavor. A widow for 8 years, Barbara has recently married! She lives in Iowa with her husband, Jeff. She is the joyful mother of 4 and grandmother of 2! Together she and Jeff have 8 children and 10 grandkids!
December 28, 2020
20. The Furnace of Transformation: An Advent Reflection with Pete Burak
For the first time, The Hour has no guest, just Pete. In an effort to help us prepare for Christmas, Pete revisits The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen to focus on the difficult but non-negotiable need for solitude. Pete ties this solitude to compassion and drops an incredible quote from Pope Francis on reaching out and touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others. Our world needs more compassion and Nouwen makes it clear that this ability to 'suffer with' is born from time alone with God. Sponsor: Renewal Ministries Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
December 15, 2020
19. A Biblical Famine PLUS The Pontifical Biblical Commission, A Lifestyle of Evangelization, Signs and Wonders, and A Reading Assignment with Dr. Mary Healy
Dr. Mary Healy joins Pete to discuss the state of biblical literacy in the Catholic Church (spoiler: it's not good) (8:23), what it was like to be named to the Pontifical Biblical Commission (3:00), the role of signs and wonders in evangelization (29:13), and what she senses the Spirit is saying to the Church right now (33:50). Then, Pete unpacks a small portion of Mark 4 and how it relates to "the grind." For more from Dr. Mary Healy Sponsor: Renewal Ministries LISTEN TO RIGHT NOW WITH RALPH MARTIN Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
December 2, 2020
18. Do You Know Jesus? PLUS Intense French Martyrs, Unleashing the Gospel, and Laughing in Class with Fr. Steve Pullis
In this episode, Pete is joined by Fr. Steve Pullis, the Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Detroit. They remember attending classes together at Sacred Heart Seminary, then discuss what it actually means to unleash the Gospel, the seemingly small number of Catholics who would say they know Jesus, and some profound lessons from the North American Martyrs. Fr. Steve gets pretty pumped talking about these amazing missionaries. Then Pete concludes with Jeremiah 29:11 and unpacks, what he considers to be, a sweet line about God's faithfulness. Register for the Fulfillment of All Desire Advent Mission with Ralph Martin Fr. Steve's article about the Northern American Martyrs Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
November 19, 2020
17. Dealing with Racism, The Vocabulary of World, Politics as the New Worship Space, Forgiveness, Cosmetic Activism, with Danielle Brown PLUS A Few Post-Election Thoughts from I Peter.
Pete is joined by Danielle Brown for an honest and deep conversation about satisfying the demands of the King (23:44), racism (31:00), forgiveness (44:00), avoiding the vocabulary of the world (51:41), and what she hopes the Church is learning during these turbulent times. (47:00) THEN Pete shares a few thoughts on the current election situation based on I Peter. Danielle is the Associate Director, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She's a former id chapter leader and a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward Advent Mission: A Fulfillment of All Desire with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
November 5, 2020
16. A Church in Crisis Part 1. PLUS, Pope Francis, "Who Am I to Judge?", The Sly Undermining of Scripture, and the Project of Human Development with Ralph Martin
This is Part I of a multiple pod exploration of Ralph Martin's latest book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. We unpack what he means by a time of confusion and division, the role of the Pope in creating clarity, the authority of Sacred Scripture and it's threats, and the idolatry of human development. Then, Pete ends with a quick reflection on Exodus 20:20. Order A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward NOW Listen to Ralph's new podcast: Right Now with Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
October 22, 2020
15. A Change of Wind Moment. Plus Working For a Diocese, Lacking Context Not Content, A Family of Families, and Parishes Post-COVID with Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller
Pete is joined by Jonathan Lewis and Brian Miller to discuss the state of the Church at a diocesan level, the true role of a parish, how lay people can serve the diocese, and what's giving them hope. THEN Pete has a brief reflection on the first presidential debate based on Philippians 4:4-8. Parish Phone Calls Script APPLY TODAY for the Spirit-filled Leaders Intensive Pre-order Ralph's New Book Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
October 1, 2020
14. I'm Lovable If.... PLUS Personal Pursuit of Holiness, Simplicity, Hyper-perfectionism, and Isaiah 61 with Ali Hoffman
A joy-filled but deep conversation ensues when Pete welcomes Ali Hoffman to The Hour. They discuss what it looks like to personally grow in holiness, the difference between doing things for God and pursuing God (3:30), common lies of our generation, what it looks like to live in a spirit of simplicity (12:24), how Ali hears God (17:04), her journey of freedom and wholeness (31:00), and a passage bringing her tremendous hope. (40:00) THEN Pete ends with a short quote from Fr. Jacques Philippe. Find out more/APPLY for the Spirit-filled Leaders Intensive Course www.renewalministries.net Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 22, 2020
13. The Biblical Worldview is Canceled. Plus, Don't be Conformed to this Age, The Christian Meta-Narrative, The Pride of Life, and Romans 1 with Peter Herbeck
Peter Herbeck is back to continue our conversation from episode 10! We start with 1 John 2:15 and discuss what it means to not be conformed to this world. Then we talk about the destruction of the Christian meta-narrative and how the biblical worldview has been canceled. Other Scriptures that inform the conversation are John 16, Galatians 6, Revelation 12:11, and Romans 1. We talk about the dangerous effects of preferring the darkness to light and the impact of a post-modern mindset. No timestamps again because we'd love for you to listen to the entire episode...in order. Pete concludes with a short reflection on Ephesians 2. Sponsor: PRE-ORDER A CHURCH IN CRISIS: PATHWAYS FORWARD by Ralph Martin Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
September 11, 2020
12. We Need Healthy Priests. PLUS, Awkward Priest in Public Stories, What Works with High Schoolers, 3 Things Priests Hear, and What Fr. Jim WISHED He Received at Seminary with Fr. Jim Rolph
School's back so Pete invited Fr. Jim Rolph, Chaplain at Flint Powers High School, to discuss evangelizing high schoolers, what messages they respond to (8:01), their acceptance of the Church's teaching on suffering (12:59), and a story from his time in high school (8:53). PLUS, Fr. Jim shares what it's like to be a young priest in the Church today (21:57), what's needed for healthy priests (30:02), and something he wished he had learned in seminary (36:33). Then Pete shares a quick inspiring word on praying more....we know...it's an original idea. (50:00) PRE-ORDER!! A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan Catholic, Mission, Hope, Joy, Fun, Humor, Truth
August 28, 2020
11. Swedish Formation, We Love Scripture, An Inspiring Testimony, and Parish Evangelization with Anthony Feola. PLUS, A Breakdown of the latest Vatican Document on Parish Mergers with Tim Glemkowski.
Another first for The Hour: two guests! First, Anthony Feola joins Pete to share his incredibly inspiring testimony which includes falling away from the Church (4:46), attending a Swedish Bible School (12:24), and now working for a Catholic parish (39:52). Plus, Anthony shares his deep love from Scripture and a key verse that has sustained him for years (42:09). THEN, Pete welcomes back Tim Glemkowski to unpack the latest offering from the Vatican (53:00) on the vision for parishes and how we should and should not go about realigning them, which fits nicely with Tim's previous episode on The Hour. Sponsor: Renewal Ministries ALSO check out Be Love Revolution Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
August 17, 2020
BONUS Ep.1 "Why did you doubt?"
The Hour's first bonus episode! Pete is always inspired by St. Peter's love for Jesus, consoled by his propensity for putting his foot in his mouth, and challenged by Peter's unashamed desire to be with Jesus. Take a few minutes and learn from Matthew 14:22-33. Sponsor: Renewal Ministries Music: Connor Flanagan
August 11, 2020
10. The Final Confrontation. Plus, Our Invisible Enemy, Psalm 2, The Feminist and BLM Movements, Bold Proclamation, and Some Thoughts on the Anti-Christ with Peter Herbeck
This is a packed episode! No timestamps today because you should listen to the whole thing. Pete and Peter Herbeck start with a prophetic word Peter received while on mission in Africa and how it has shaped his thinking about dramatic recent events (McCarrick scandal, COVID-19 pandemic, financial uncertainly, racial tension and inequality). They discuss prophetic words from St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict and tie them to Psalm 2, Hebrews 2, and 1 Peter. PLUS, Pete ends with a short reflection. (1:18:00) Sponsors: id Renewal Ministries Music: Connor Flanagan
August 6, 2020
09. Being Jesus' Apprentice. Plus, Flipping Your Destiny, Daniel 7, Living the Sabbath, and Running on Treadmill That isn't Moving with Rachel Herbeck
Pete and guest Rachel Herbeck unpack the temptation to desire the life of Jesus without living His lifestyle (9:26), the current political moment and our response (45:03), the joy and power of the basic Gospel message (27:16), and a particularly moving passage from Daniel 7 (54:00). PLUS, Pete has a simple message from the Lord: "Don't give up." (57:00) Key Scriptures: Daniel 7 and Hebrews 10 www.renewalministries.net www.intentionaldisciples.com Music: Landslide by Connor Flanagan
July 30, 2020
08. Let Love Be Your Aim. Plus, Prophetic Words, Three Things Jesus Contemplated, and A Padre Pio Confession Story with Sarah Kaczmarek
Pete Burak welcomes Sarah Kaczmarek to The Hour! They discuss living in the various Christian 'tensions', loving the person right before you but not treating them as a project (12:19), and going deep with Jesus even when it's not a 9-1-1 situation. PLUS, Pete unpacks one of his favorite, lifelong Scriptures: PUT YOUR ARMOR ON! (56:00) www.renewalministries.net Music: Connor Flanagan
July 21, 2020
07. Parishes: Lacking, Broken, or Healthy? Plus, Normalizing Mission, Meeting Jesus, and Which Soil Do You Tend? With Tim Glemkowski
Pete Burak and Tim Glemkowski share battle wounds of working in and through parishes, Tim recounts his encounter with Jesus, they acknowledge the Church as a family struggling with addiction, and discuss why we need to normalize conversion and mission. PLUS, Pete shares a brief reflection on the parable of the sower and challenges us to evaluate the soil of our hearts. www.renewalministries.net www.intentionaldisciples.com Music by Connor Flanagan
July 15, 2020
06. Hope. Always. Plus, Vagabond Missions, Radical Trust, Heroic Wives, and Are You Willing to Roll Your Sleeves Up?
Pete Burak asks Kris Frank of Vagabond Missions about his perspective on current events, the need for hope in uncertain times (1:27), the difference between urban and suburban ministry (10:12), and the inspiration for his new book Hope. Always: Our Anchor in Life's Storms (24:51). Kris shares the moving story of the birth of his son (33:52) and reveals some of the things that are bringing him joy right now. Then Pete unpacks Acts 20 (48:00) and St. Paul's radical authenticity and willingness to roll his sleeves up with the communities he founded. Key quote: "No matter what happens, nothing changes between us and Jesus." -Grace Frank Special shoutout to Connor Flanagan for allow us to us his songs for the intro and outro.
July 6, 2020
05. The Way of the Heart. Plus, The Desert Fathers, Mercarius, Pachomius, Solitude, Silence, and Prayer with Joey McCoy
Pete Burak is joined by Joey McCoy of Zion to discuss Henri Nouwen's book, The Way of the Heart, principles for our lives based on the Desert Fathers, and how we are all called to the contemplative life. Joey shares some of his personal journey with the Lord and Pete gives a brief reflection on St. Paul's enthusiasm for Jesus found in the first chapter of Colossians.
June 26, 2020
04. We're All Zoomed Out. Plus, A Fire Mother Teresa Story, Lies Young People Battle, and Be His, Be Free, Be Love.
Pete Burak and Debbie Herbeck of Be Love Revolution dive into the importance and the power of relational evangelization and discipleship. Debbie reflects on her time in quarantine (2:50), describes common lies this generation is tempted to believe (12:09), shares a totally amazing St. Mother Teresa story (16:00) and relives the start of BLR (32:00). Pete closes with a strong endorsement of a recent Ralph Martin video reflecting on a 1976 prophecy from Fr. Mike Scanlan.
June 15, 2020
03. Pentecost Means Power. Plus, RIP George Floyd, Living the Beatitudes, and What's In Your Heart?
Pete Burak and Peter Herbeck of Renewal Ministries unpack Pentecost, what different it makes in our lives (10:00) and how we are called to live in and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter also gives some perspective on the murder of George Floyd (32:00), what it means to have a 'renewed mind', and how disciples are called to respond to times of injustice particularly in light of the Beatitudes (41:00). After a brief prayer with Peter, Pete gives some final thoughts on the episode and invites everyone to listen...not necessarily to this podcast, but to each other, to those who's experiences differ from ours, and most importantly, to the Lord.
June 8, 2020
02. A Crisis of Truth Continues. Plus, Dogma Isn't a Dirty Word, Fr. Mike Scanlan, and a Surprise Announcement with Dr. Ralph Martin
Pete Burak and Dr. Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries discuss the origins of his famous and controversial talks then book, A Crisis of Church, with a particular emphasis on the power and authority of God's word. Ralph also describes his initial conversion (18:00), his friendship with Fr. Mike Scanlan and surprises Pete with an exciting announcement (29:00). Then Pete unpacks one of his favorite verses, Philippians 4:4-7. It's Episode #2...at least we did more than one. Important Dei Verbum quote: Therefore, since everything asserted by the inspired authors or sacred writers must be held to be asserted by the Holy Spirit, it follows that the books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings (5) for the sake of salvation. Therefore "all Scripture is divinely inspired and has its use for teaching the truth and refuting error, for reformation of manners and discipline in right living, so that the man who belongs to God may be efficient and equipped for good work of every kind" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
June 1, 2020
01. What's the Spirit Saying to the Church? Plus, Perspectives on Death, JPII, and Prophetic Words with Peter Herbeck
OUR FIRST REAL EPISODE! Pete Burak explains the purpose of this podcast before he is joined by Peter Herbeck, the Vice President of Renewal Ministries. They discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic, a Christian's perspective on death (8:00), one of Peter's first times really hearing God speak to him (22:00), and a totally amazing story about JPII and Ralph Martin (28:00). Finally, Pete gives some closing thoughts about this moment, this hour, and this show. Scriptures referenced: Hebrews 2:14, Hebrews 12, Colossians 1:11-14 LINKS: Renewal Ministries, id
May 25, 2020
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April 23, 2020