Defending Truth with William Hemsworth

Defending Truth with William Hemsworth

By william Hemsworth
Defending Truth is a daily apologetics program that will prepare you to defend the truth of the Catholic faith. These short shows will also prepare you for your day by getting centered on Christ.
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It Is An Honor To Pray For You
I have seen a lot of prayer requests on social media today.  Most are prefaced by apologizing for asking.  Please don't apologize for asking for prayer.  As Christians it is the least that we can do for one another.  If you have any prayer requests please let me know.  It is an honor to pray for you.
03:13
February 21, 2020
We Are All Called To Evangelize
Are you afraid to evangelize?  I'm not talking about standing on a street corner with a megaphone.  We all have a gift that we can use to build the kingdom.  No gift is too small.  
03:36
February 20, 2020
Are We Treating People Like Objects?
This morning I was reflecting on Matthew 5:27-28 and it got me thinking about how we treat people in our culture.  Are we treating people like objects?  Whether it be an object of pleasure or disdain I think we have lost the point as a society of what it means to care for one another.
03:51
February 19, 2020
Three Things You Can Do To Grow Closer To The Lord This Lent
In this episode I go over three things to grow closer over the Lord over Lent.  All are meant to continue when Lent is over.  Make time for prayer, Eucharistic adoration, and go to confession regularly.  You will grow in holiness, faithfulness, and charity.
05:32
February 15, 2020
Be Open To Correction
It is hard to believe, but we don't know everything.  To grow in faith we must be willing to learn from everyone.  I had an experience like this recently and I am so glad I listened.  If we are not open to correction, then we will not get better, and we will not grow in faith.
03:04
February 7, 2020
Want God to Use You? You Must Be Available.
If you want to make any impact for the Lord it begins with being available.  Are we available to those who are hurting, to answer questions, and to just be there for one in need?  We can have all the head knowledge we want, but it means nothing if we are not allowing the Holy Spirit to utilize it.
03:27
February 6, 2020
The Church Fathers and the Eucharist
In this episode I go briefly into the teachings of four church fathers.  Did the early church believe that the Eucharist was the body and blood of Christ?  I look at St, Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin Martyr, St. Irenaeus, and St Augustine. The answer we come up with is YES!
08:50
February 5, 2020
Biblical Evidence For The Eucharist
In today's episode I go over some of the biblical evidence for the Eucharist.  We discuss passages from the Old and New Testaments.  I this helps with understandings the doctrine more.
12:03
February 4, 2020
What are we so afraid of?
Over the past couple weeks I have been reading and reflecting on Psalm 51, and it got me thinking about the sacrament of reconciliation.  We all sin and need to seek God's mercy, but why is reconciliation a sacrament that appears to be underutilized?  We should be going often.  God's mercy is free.  
03:30
February 4, 2020
Seek God's Mercy
Over the past few days I have been reading from Psalm 51.  It got me thinking about our attitude towards sin and how we need to seek God's free gift of mercy.  Go to confession often.
03:09
February 1, 2020
Want to be a good apologist? You Must read.
If you want to be a good apologist then you must be willing to put some work in.  Reading not only helps us deepen our relationship with God, but it helps forms our mind so we can make a better defense for the faith.  In this episode I give a few resources, most free, to assist you deepening your knowledge of the faith and how to defend it.
04:46
January 31, 2020
Developing a Life of Prayer
Praying is essential in our relationship with God. Prayer is an essential disciple that we must develop if we want to evangelize and defend the faith.  In this episode I go over a couple ways to do this.  If you don't currently pray I challenge you to start with 5 minutes and move up from there.
05:54
January 30, 2020
What if I'm Too Busy to Read Scripture?
In yesterday's episode I discussed some Bible translations that are good to use.  In today's episode I piggy back on that a little and discuss ways that we can consume scripture.  There are so many ways.  We can read the Mass readings, listen to the Mass readings, read the Liturgy of the Hours, or simply open up the scriptures.  If you are not reading scripture daily then I have a challenge for you.  Find 5 minutes in your day.  We can all easily find 5 minutes to deepen our relationship with our Lord.
03:34
January 29, 2020
What Bible Translation Should I Read?
In this episode I discuss some Bible translations that are approved for private use and liturgy.  If you have any other suggestions I would like to know.  I encourage you to find a translation that you will read daily.  Being immersed in scripture is paramount to defending the faith.
05:06
January 28, 2020
Spark Hope and Help Others
Part of defending the truth is living what you believe.  In this episode I talk about how my four children reminded me of this with an interaction after Mass yesterday.  Thanks for listening and God bless you all.
04:26
January 27, 2020
The Historicity of Jesus
This episode was supposed to debut on January 26th on KGMS radio in Tucson, but they pulled the show because they don't want a Catholic on their network.  Please excuse me plugging the station.  In this episode I cover Bible verses where Jesus did in fact claim to be divine, and briefly discuss some extrabiblical sources that discuss Jesus existing.  Stay tuned because this show will have a short daily episode starting January 27th.
13:54
January 25, 2020
Defending Truth is coming January 26th!
Defending Truth will debut on January 26th wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  The show airs on 7:45am Sunday mornings on 940am KGMS in Tucson, AZ starting January 26th.  Join me every week as I give you some tools to help you defend the truths of the Christian faith.
00:50
January 19, 2020