Episodes
Are we called to “market” the faith? Or, is evangelization more about the simple and direct approach? Jeff Cavins addresses these questions and encourages all believers to start pursuing effective ministry. He warns against being clever or catchy, but to instead focus on the good news, the message of the Gospel. Snippet from the Show It is better to be effective in ministry than to be cute or catchy. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text...
Published 05/24/24
How busy is your life? How many different “priorities” are vying for your attention? Life can be incredibly complex which can distract us from the priority. Jeff Cavins addresses the problem of an overcomplicated life and offers advice on how to uncomplicate your life. He also emphasizes the importance of prioritizing God above all else. Snippet from the Show The answer to life’s complexities is Jesus Christ. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]....
Published 05/17/24
Whatever happened to virtue? Sometimes it can seem like our world is greatly lacking in virtue. Every person struggles to grow in virtue. It requires effort and perseverance to grow in virtue. Yes, we can pray for God to help us grow in virtue, but we must also strive for it ourselves. Jeff Cavins explains what growth in virtue looks like and he also explains some of the primary virtues. Snippet from the Show We hope, we walk in faith and charity guides us. Email us with comments or...
Published 05/10/24
Have you ever felt imprisoned? There are many types of “prisons” people may experience such as work, a relationship, and many other types. How should you respond to these “prisons”? Jeff Cavins takes a look at this from the perspective of St. Paul who did experience a real prison. In particular, Jeff takes a look at Paul’s writings to the Philippians. Snippet from the Show “For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ”...
Published 05/03/24
Do you feel the weight of anxiety or uncertainty when you watch the news these days? How should we respond to unrest? Is there a biblical way to respond to unrest? In today’s episode, Jeff Cavins points to different examples in scripture and reminds us that the Bible is rich in ideas and rich in responses when it comes to living in difficult times. Snippet from the Show The same God that split the Red Sea, the same God that defeated Goliath and the Philistines with Samson, the same God that...
Published 04/26/24
Jeff Cavins concludes his testimonial series by sharing just how much remaining in the Church has changed and shaped his life. His hunger for truth and love for Christ continues to form the man he is today, and he invites us all to learn about the 12 different facets of the Church that have kept his heart and his life grounded in the Catholic faith. Snippet from the Show You are small but essential in the family of God.  Email us with comments or questions at...
Published 04/19/24
Jeff Cavins continues to share his testimony of how he left the Catholic Church, but eventually returned. While it took a number of years, Jeff did come back to the Catholic Church. He outlines what brought him back and the types of challenges he faced along the way. Snippet from the Show “Always remain close to the Catholic Church, because it alone can give you true peace, since it alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace.” -St. Padre Pio Email us with...
Published 04/12/24
Every person has a different life story, a unique faith journey. Jeff Cavins begins this three part series on his faith journey by explaining why he left the Catholic Church all those years ago. He shares about his lack of understanding and how he felt fed elsewhere. He hopes that his story will encourage others in their faith and to also share their own journey of faith. Snippet from the Show You have a story. Start learning how to share your story of what God has done in your...
Published 04/05/24
Is there such a thing as good suffering? On this Good Friday, Jeff Cavins discusses the real meaning of suffering and why it is important to expect suffering in life. He explains the different types of suffering and how we can suffer well so that we may be true followers of Christ. Snippet from the Show “Suffering is almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence.” -St. John Paul II Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777...
Published 03/29/24
Most people live by a calendar, but what about the liturgical calendar? The Catholic Church celebrates and remembers many important people, events and seasons throughout the year. Jeff Cavins explains what some of these important days and seasons are and how we can live our lives according to the liturgical calendar. Snippet from the Show By following God’s calendar, we will not waste time and energy. Rather, we will be focused on his will rather than our own. Email us with comments or...
Published 03/22/24
My children have left the Church, what advice do you have? What kind of guitars do you own? These are just some of the questions that Jeff answers in this week’s podcast. Today, Jeff answers another round of questions from you, his listeners. The questions include inquiries about the Bible, evangelization, and some personal questions for Jeff. He answers them all! Snippet from the Show Learn to speak "Bible" so that you can share the faith more effectively with others. Email us with...
Published 03/15/24
A new movie is coming to theaters this weekend and Jeff Cavins offers his review of it. The movie is titled “Cabrini” and tells the life story of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first United States citizen to be canonized. Jeff shares his thoughts on the movie and reflects on the life of Mother Cabrini. Snippet from the Show “I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him or have forgotten Him.” -Mother Cabrini Email us with...
Published 03/08/24
This is part 2 of a special episode of The Jeff Cavins Show recorded at the SEEK24 conference. Jeff continues his discussion with Mike “Gomer” Gormely, focusing on their powerful experiences doing prison ministry. They conclude their conversation with some practical advice on how we can make progress in the spiritual life by focusing on one goal at a time. Snippet from the Show The light of Christ shines in the darkest places. Email us with comments or questions at...
Published 03/01/24
This special episode of The Jeff Cavins Show was recorded at the SEEK24 conference this past January. Jeff Cavins is joined by Mike “Gomer” Gormely to discuss topics such as identity, evangelization and so much more. Enjoy the first part of this lively conversation! Snippet from the Show Allow the Holy Spirit to stand out in front of you. Allow him to guide a conversation and give you the words to say. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text...
Published 02/23/24
How do you talk to people about Jesus? Perhaps, you have heard stories of people sharing the Gospel with others at the coffee shop, on an airplane, or some other place. How do you bring up the Gospel with a complete stranger? Jeff Cavins explains the importance of sharing the Gospel and how to start conversations with people you don’t even know. Snippet from the Show “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only...
Published 02/16/24
What Bible study should I do? I finished the Bible in a Year, what’s next? Jeff, why did you leave the Church for a time? In this episode, Jeff Cavins sits down to answer your questions. The questions range from book recommendations to Scriptural questions to questions about Jeff’s personal life. Jeff answers them all! Snippet from the Show “I didn’t leave the Catholic Church because of doctrine. I left because I was loved out of the Church.” Email us with comments or questions at...
Published 02/09/24
Are you feeling down or brokenhearted? There are times in life that can be incredibly difficult. It can feel like life is beating you down. Jeff Cavins responds to this common life experience with the hope that is offered in Scripture. He reminds us that Jesus Christ does not turn his back on us and Jeff points out ways to avoid being beaten down by life. Snippet from the Show When you are feeling broken, allow yourself to be nourished by the grace offered in the sacraments. Email us...
Published 02/02/24
Is it always wrong to lie? Why is the truth so important? Jeff Cavins addresses these questions in today’s podcast. Looking at Church teaching and Scripture, Jeff explains the harm of dishonesty, the goodness of truth, and why, at times, it is right to hide the truth. Snippet from the Show Truthfulness guards what should be kept private. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get Jeff’s shownotes...
Published 01/26/24
Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite...perhaps, you are familiar with these names as they are three of the twelve Olympians of Greek Mythology. During his travels to Greece, Jeff Cavins shares his thoughts on the Olympians and marks some of the major distinctions between them and the one, true God. Jeff also discusses some of the "false gods" in the culture today. Snippet from the Show You can count on God. He is consistent. He is present. God will not abandon you. Email us with comments or...
Published 01/19/24
If you want to grow spiritually, you really have to focus on some specific areas and go for it. In this third and final part of a series on “Being Specific,” Jeff Cavins turns to the areas of Sacraments and books. He offers suggestions for specific areas to focus on in the sacraments. He also advises a particular way to approach reading books. Snippet from the Show “Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession, there...
Published 01/12/24
How can you grow more in virtue? How can you be a better parent, spouse, or friend? Jeff Cavins shares how the practice of being specific can impact your growth in virtue and your role as a family member or friend. Using Scripture and personal wisdom, Jeff offers practical ways to get more specific. Snippet from the Show One of the greatest ways to love someone well is to listen to them well. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text “jeffcavins”...
Published 01/05/24
Are you ready to learn the fine art of being specific? Being specific is more important than you might think. How can you accomplish something if you aren’t specific? Jeff Cavins discusses how it is essential to master the art of being specific in order to accomplish spiritual growth. Snippet from the Show “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (2 Colossians 3:2) Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text...
Published 12/29/23
Life has its challenges, but can we still have joy even when we are suffering? Yes! Using Scripture, Jeff Cavins explains the Christian response to challenges. He also shares how we can experience joy by bringing others to Jesus and witnessing others live a Christian life. Snippet from the Show The joy that the Bible talks about is a deep joy that brings great peace. Email us with comments or questions at [email protected]. Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe...
Published 12/22/23
Do you have joy? Without joy, the challenges of life can seem even more difficult. Jeff Cavins gives a thorough definition of what true joy is. He shares passages from Scripture to help further our understanding of it. Jeff also encourages everyone to avoid robbers of our joy and how to pursue joy even in the midst of suffering. Snippet from the Show You cannot have abiding joy in your life if you are living outside of God’s commands. Email us with comments or questions at...
Published 12/15/23