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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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Easter: Spiritual Springtime

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for Easter Sunday, April 16th 2017, The Resurrection of Our Lord. In this video, Fr. Pagano reminds us that the journey from Lent to Easter is a journey from death to life, and God wants to give us a taste of paradise. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. …

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Wave Palms and Shout Hosanna!

“When we cry out Hosanna, we’re crying out for help, and our God comes to save us. He intends to help you.”  Fr. Pagano reflects on the readings for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL. He is currently enrolled in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program. To …

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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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New Life for Lazarus and for You

In this week’s Gospel reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Pagano reminds us why we don’t need to fear death. Jesus tells us this week “I am the Resurrection and the Life, whoever believes in me, even if he dies will live.” Click here for a reflection on spiritual death from St. Francis De Sales. Fr. Pagano is a …

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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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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 …