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BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians

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Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians
It is one thing to outline a bible passage from a narrative like the Gospel of Mark.  It is another thing to outline a passage from the Pauline letters or any discursive type of biblical literature.  The key is to ...
BEC, Scriptures, Theology

The Spiritual Senses of Scriptures and the BEC

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I think it was Carlos Mesters (was it from the book “Fiori senza difesa”?) who made me realize that the BEC is the place where the Spiritual senses of the Scriptures unlocked, discovered and lived.  But in the schema he ...
BEC, Ministry

BEC and Scriptures: The Questions We Ask

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In BEC meetings, the text of the Sunday gospel is read three times. After each time the Gospel is read, questions are asked. After the first reading, the listeners are encouraged to ask questions about the text. Most often, questions ...
BEC, Scriptures

Sentence Flows: Towards a More Objective Study of the Sacred Text

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A post at the Bible Workshop Forums simply illustrates the importance that an exercise such as the creation of Sentence Flows can contribute to a Bible study session in a cell group.  The post goes:
BEC, Church in the World, Ministry

BEC Holy Week Recollection

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BEC Holy Week Recollection
Last year, the BEC Advanced Team had its Holy Week recollection. It was attended by the group I have been meeting every Sunday for the past four years. Today, April 3, 2012, we had our first recollection attended ...
BEC, Scriptures

When Was the First Cell Meeting?

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When Was the First Cell Meeting?
Apart from a search query on “Where was the Church founded”, there is also another one on “When was the first Bible cell meeting?”  I was thinking that this latter was about the Bible cell meetings we were having in ...
BEC, Scriptures

Sentence Flows: Making Sense of It

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The most recent addition to AgustinongPinoy is a website that extends Res Biblica. It is called The Bible Workshop. It was created to meet the needs of some of our parishioners who are engaged in the biblical apostolate. It has ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage II: Mark 10:17-31

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Mark 10:17-31 is the gospel reading for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Below is an outline of the text based on the sentence flow found here.
BEC, Christian Life, Ministry

My Interest in the BEC

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My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation Theology. I found BECs interesting because it made me realize that theology is not something one learns in school, but rather it is reflection ...
BEC, Catechism, Scriptures

Ten Words from Matthew 13

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Ten Words from Matthew 13
I was going through my old blog posts at the Bible Workshop and found one about seminar held in 2008 for a group of future BEC leaders. The seminar was based on Matthew 13 and the modules revolved around ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes

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Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes
An outline of a bible passage is a summary for the close reading you make of a passage when you make a sentence flow of it. A well-made outline can serve one a lot of purposes later on, especially ...
BEC, Ministry

A Short Break from Vacation

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I am supposed to be on a two-week break beginning May 16, but because of a PREX seminar and an event at Maligaya VI, Bgy. San Vicente were scheduled today, I went back to Laguna yesterday. Our PREX seminar for ...

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