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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:
Scriptures

To Seek and Save What Was Lost

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Luke 19:1-10 may as well be one of those personal testimonies that found their way into a gospel. Who knows, perhaps, Zacchaeus, like Levi, may have been one of the talked about conversions in the history of the early ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

Waiting for the Message of the Synod

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Next Friday, it is hoped that the Message of the Synod will be made known. While we await the final document, Zenit and ScriptureSynod continue to publish updates on the ongoing providing us with the Inside Stuff as it were ...
Scriptures

A Pastoral Reflection on Micah 6:8

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Who would ever thought that a parish formation program can be derived from a short passage from Micah?  Here is a reflection on Mic. 6:8 shared to me by email by Mr. Eli Lademora, one of the trainers of Scripture ...
Scriptures

Lord, Come and See

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John's eleventh chapter is about the story of Lazarus.  It is last of the signs that Jesus performs in the section of John's gospel which bible scholars call "The Book of Signs."  I have discussed elsewhere three levels of meaning ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
Scriptures

They Are Happy Who Dwell In Your House…

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How lovely is your dwelling place O Lord, God of Hosts Even the sparrow finds a home."Our hearts were made for thee, O God" writes St. Augustine.  "And they remain restless until they rest in Thee."  Psalm 84 ...
Scriptures

What We Have Heard and Know

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What We Have Heard and Know
What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us, we will declare to the generation to come The glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength. (Ps. 78:3) Tradition ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Scriptures

Rich Man, Poor Man

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Rich Man, Poor Man
The parable of Dives and Lazarus falls under the set of themes that Jesus deals with beginning from Luke 15:1. In short, it is about handling people and wealth. The section began with Jesus' reply to the reaction ...
Scriptures

The Groaning of Creation and the Parables of the Kingdom

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It is providential that today's Gospel reading on the Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 13:18-21) is matched with Pauls Romans 8:18-25. Normally daily readings follow different courses, unlike the Sunday readings where sometimes the OT reading dictates the theme of ...
Christian Life, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, Scriptures, Spirituality

Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II

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Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II
The post "Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life's Upheavals" is the one of the most read articles in the Mystical Geek. It is actually John Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew 14:22-33, which is the account of Jesus' walking ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

“… and they walked behind Him.”

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“… and they walked behind Him.”
Christian discipleship is a fruit of the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.  It is the response to the call to "Repent, for the Kingdom-Reign of God is near." 

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