(Eastern) Bible Conference In Phoenix

Later this month I will be in Phoenix, Arizona for the Eastern Catholic Bible Conference. There are going to be some great speakers, including Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and his brother Fr. Sebastian, whom I’ve mentioned before in relation to one of my favourite apostolates, the Institute Of Catholic Culture.

The conference is good value, costing $30 to attend, but even if you can’t make it to Phoenix, you can participate online, simply by paying $7.

Eastern Catholic Bible Conference

If you’re coming in person, make sure you bring your Bible, because I can guarantee that Fr. Hezekias will be performing spot checks…

Debate: Has the Qur’an Been Changed

Once of the central claims in Islam is the immutability of the Qur’an. It is repeatedly asserted that what was given to Muhammad is exactly what is found in copies of today’s Arabic Qur’an.

I’ll be writing about it myself once I’ve finished reading the Qur’an, but in the meantime, here’s a very detailed debate focussing on this very question:

Guiding the path

It’ll be a little while until I start having substantial posts again, but in the meantime, here’s an exhortation from Pope Emeritus Benedict:12193696_1009661642388279_5512678845420248592_n

How to get through the New Testament in an hour

For a long time I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Bergsma’s work, owning many of his lectures on MP3, as well as leading a study of his book “Bible Basics for Catholics” in which he renders salvation history through a series of adorable stick figures.

A few weeks ago Dr. Bergsma released a new book, New Testament Basics for Catholics”. Here’s a presentation lecture on the content of the book:

Pope Francis on the Bible

On the occasion of the publication of the new Bible for youth, Pope Francis has written a very personal account of his own relationship with Scripture.

Writing the prologue to the new German edition of the Youcat Bible, which will be published Oct. 21, Pope Francis speaks lovingly of an old, worn-out Bible he has carried around for half his life.

He counsels young people on the best approach to reading the Bible so it brings the Light of the World into their lives and doesn’t end up on a shelf. It is, he reminds readers, a “dangerous” book in certain parts of the world: owning one can lead to jail or torture.

And he quotes Mahatma Gandhi, who said, “You Christians have in your hands a book containing enough dynamite to shatter all civilization.”

Here is the Pope’s prologue…


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