Deep in Scripture July 9, 2008

Today's Topic: 2 Timothy 3: 1-5; Colossians 1: 15-20; Romans 2: 9-16; 2 Corinthians 5: 8; 1 Corinthians 3: 10-15; Revelations 21: 27.

Special Guest: Jim Anderson

Convert from the Lutheran and Methodist faiths, Jim Anderson is Director of Pastoral Care for The Coming Home Network International, with the primary responsibility of assisting non-Catholic clergy on their journeys home to the Catholic Church.

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Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions, such as:

  • Do you have a recommendation for a Bible study about St. Paul?
  • Where do you get your references to the Early Church Fathers?
  • Universal Salvation: How can all faiths lead to Christ and still be a ‘narrow road’?
  • What is the Catholic Church’s position regarding Purgatory in light of 2 Corinthians 5: 8?

This week’s recommended reading: St. Paul – A Bible Study Guide for Catholics by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Immerse yourself in the person of the Apostle Paul–heroic in his martyr’s death–but so recognizably human in his conversion story and subsequent letters to the faithful. Gain fresh insights into your own personal growth potential through the Scripture of St. Paul:

  • What does Paul’s conversion have to teach me about how power is perfected through my weaknesses?
  • How does his experience as an apostle of Christ teach me about responding to my own vocation in life?
  • How might I apply St. Paul’s bold and creative approach to challenging today’s cultural and social status quo?
  • In what ways might I imitate his care and concern for the world?

Whether you use this guide for personal study, interactive journaling, or study with a group, you will find its format concise and easy to follow. Self-assessment charts invite you to test your knowledge of biblical passages, helping you retain what you learn.

Titles recommended in this episode of Deep in Scripture:

Navarre Bible

Ignatius Study Bibles by Scott Hahn

NAB Catholic Serendipity Bible – helpful for leading discussions with the Bible

The Four Witnesses by Rod Bennett – With all the power and drama of a gripping novel, this book is a journey of discovery of ancient and beautiful truths through the lives of four great saints of the early Church — Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.

Read the Bible and Catechism in a Year – This pamphlet provides an excellent daily system for reading the entire Bible and Catechism together in one year! Discounts available for quantity purchases.


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