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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 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, …

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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 Exact Middle of Lent

Although it’s the middle of Lent, the Church calls us to rejoice this Sunday, March 26th, on Laetare Sunday.  Fr. Pagano reminds us that the Lord is our shepherd, and He has plans to restore us and help us through this Lenten Season.  Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL.  He is currently …

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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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A Pauline Reflection on Lectio Divina

— By John Kincaid, Professor of Theology — Based on the title of this blog entry, you might be asking yourself: what is lectio divina? In addition, for those who know what lectio divina is, you might be asking: where does Paul address the topic of lectio divina? In this blog entry, I will attempt to answer these two questions, …

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Reflections from the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting

— By Luke Heintschel — JPCatholic’s motto is Impact Culture for Christ, and we strive to do just that in all of our departments. One of the ways we try to accomplish this goal is by impacting academia. The Society of Biblical Literature is an academic society of professional biblical scholars. At their annual meeting, scholars meet to make connections, …

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Journey Into the Lenten Desert

Fr. Rich Pagano reflects on the Gospel for Sunday, March 12th. In this week’s reflection, he challenges us to let God guide us out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. Fr. Rich reminds us there is no need to fear, because God helps us overcome everything that holds us back. Fr. Rich is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of …