‘ Scriptures ’ Category

Ministry, PREX, Scriptures, Spirituality

PREX and Other Things

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PREX and Other Things
Last Sunday we saw fourteen new graduates from our Parish Renewal Experience.  Together with this new group, four others who finished our first BEC Ministry Training Program also received their diplomas.  These will undergo further training as they begin their ...
Scriptures

The Johannine Comma

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I noticed a query here on the Johanine Comma which I find it difficult not to satisfy. I have written an article about it showing the Comma was a marginal note that made its way into the main text of ...
Scriptures

Dives and Lazarus

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The parable of Dives and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 has been used especially as an illustration for social sin.  Indeed, it is a passage that should make Christians reflect on the consequences of a life that is uncaring and inattentive ...
Scriptures

Being a Crafty Steward

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I prefer to talk of the parable in Luke 16:1-13 as "The Parable of Crafty Steward" and this for a particular reason. When the dishonest steward was praised for being prudent, he was placed ...
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:9-14 in the Catechism

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Catechism References to Luke 18:9-14Luke 18:9-14 2559, 2613 Luke 18:    9 588 Luke 18:   13 2631 2667 2839 The whole parable is alluded to in par. 2559 which contains a definition of prayer from John Damascene (De ...
Scriptures

Bible Verses Hard to Find?

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While preparing for a lesson or a sermon, I sometimes find myself groping for a bible verse that I find relevant. The best way is to check a concordance or a dictionary. But sometimes there are verses that ...
Scriptures, Software

e-Sword

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E-sword from http://e-sword.net is a freeware Bible application that can compete with commercial ones. For one thing, it provides the user not only a functional software but also a website that can help one make the most of ...
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 ...
Scriptures

I Finally Got It!

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I Finally Got It!
I finally got my copy of the New American Bible Revised Edition. Since the New Missal approved for English masses in the Philippines is now available, I thought that maybe even the NAB Re is now ...
Scriptures

Matthew: A Second Time Around

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Matthew: A Second Time Around
I was going through some of my archived posts from the Bible Notes website I used to maintain back in 2005 and found some articles on Matthew which may still come in handy this year, if they happen to coincide ...
Augustiniana, Scriptures

Augustine on the Canaanite Woman

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I have been looking for Augustine's sermon on the Canaanite woman so as to get additional insight into Matthew 15:21-28 and how it can be used in a homily or catechesis. I found not one but three.
Catechism, Scriptures

Luke 18:1-8 in the Catechism

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Looking for possible homily themes on the Parable of the Widow and the Judge? The Catechism gives one a variety of possibilities. Luke 18:1-8 is referenced in some interesting paragraphs of the Catechism. Here is a run ...
Apologetics, Scriptures

And Jerusalem will be Trampled Underfoot …

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...and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled...(Luke 21:24) Here is another one of those texts that Rapture-Churches think about and reflect upon as they scour the newspapers for signs that this ...

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