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James Tissot's "Jesus Goes up Alone onto a Mountain to Pray"

The war decided, but with many battles yet to ensue, the disciples of Christ inhabit the last days, awaiting the return of Christ and the ultimate fulfillment of the Kingdom.

In this series of 33 podcast episodes, the Christian mythic narrative is presented in its entirety: from a God who pre-exists time to the unending destiny of the human race. The story begins in "Part 1: Creation."

Christianity is an historical religion: to be converted in mind to Christianity – or, put differently, to begin to see the world anew through the Catholic imaginative vision – one must understand this story of redemption.


Episode 30: The Second Coming of Christ and the Life of Eternity

Gustave Dore's "The Celestial Phenomenon"

"I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light shall the nations walk; and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it, and its gates shall never be shut by day—and there shall be no night there; they shall bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations" (Revelation 21:22-26).


Episode 31: The Apostolic Age

Gustave Dore's "St. Paul at Ephesus

"He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.' Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zeb′edee and John his brother, in the boat with Zeb′edee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him"(Matthew 4:18-22).


Episode 32: The Church through the Ages

Gustave Dore's "The New Jerusalem"

"I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 16:18-19).


Episode 33: The Fight for the Human Race

Gustave Dore's "St. Paul Addresses the Crowds After His Arrest"

"Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age'" (Matthew 28:18-20).


This 33-part podcast series was co-produced with Slaking Thirsts. These episodes (and the entire series in one file) are also available at the Prime Matters YouTube channel and on our podcast channels: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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Part 9: Resurrection

In the midst of humanity’s darkest act – deicide, the killing of God – a light shines forth: an empty tomb and a throne at the right hand of the Father.

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