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How Catholics Can Bridge the Divide with Protestants

Dr. John Kincaid, Professor of Theology and Scripture at JPCatholic, discusses how studying and reflecting on the bible will help unify Protestants and Catholics.  This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held in January 2017.  To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.  

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Judas’ Successor: Did the Apostles Make a Mistake?

This is a clip from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference. Dr. Michael Barber answers the question of why the apostles chose Judas’ successor by casting lots and whether that was a mistake.  To listen to all the talks from the conference click here.

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The Human Person as Gift – Lecture by Dr. Michael Barber

This lecture was given by JPCatholic’s Dr. Michael Barber, at the “Footsteps in Faith” Conference on February 4th and 5th, 2017. Both Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hahn were guest speakers at this year’s conference. The conference was held in Lubbock, Texas, and this year’s theme was “The Human Family…Reflection of the Holy Trinity.”  

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Do You Believe?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for the third Sunday of Easter (April 30, 2017).  In this week’s Gospel we hear about the Road to Emmaus.  Fr. Pagano reminds us that Christ wants to journey with us, just as he did with his two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese …

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How is God Merciful to Doubting Thomas?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for this upcoming Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday (April 23, 2017). He reminds us that Jesus desires to come to us in our doubt and sin, just like he came to St. Thomas, to draw us into a deeper relationship with him. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. …

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Bringing Others to Christ Through Friendship

In this clip from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference, Dr. John Kincaid, Professor of Theology and Scripture at JPCatholic, speaks about the role of friendship in evangelization. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.

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Matthew: Jesus as the New Son of David

— By Luke Heintschel — Evangelizing Academia JPCatholic’s goal across departments and programs is to Impact Culture for Christ. For the MA program, that includes impacting Biblical Scholarship for Christ. Despite the field’s focus—i.e. the Bible—there is much work to be done in impacting academic culture for Christ. One of the ways our professors have worked to accomplish this goal …

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The Fire of the Holy Spirit Rains Down on Us

Dr. Michael Barber, Professor of Theology & Scripture at JPCatholic, discusses how the altar is symbolically linked to baptism. This clip is from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference from January, 2017. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.

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The Interpretation of Scripture

— By Luke Heintschel — Modern Academia and the Historical Critical Method This blog post began as an answer to a question on the “AcademicBiblical” Reddit community. Reddit advertises itself as “the front page of the internet,” and the Academic Biblical subreddit attempts to be an avenue for academic discussion of the Bible and other relevant topics. They do not, …