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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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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 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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Pentecost: The Un-Babel

Dr. John Bergsma discusses how Pentecost is the reversal of what happened at the Tower of Babel. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here. This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held on January 27th-28th 2017.

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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, …