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Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
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 ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...
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

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 ...
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 ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

If Today You Hear His Voice…

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"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts..."
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 ...

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