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Posted by Debbie on July 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I found the book very helpful.

Week of Prayer 0 - Introduction

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Week of Prayer 0 - Introduction


Summer Reading Assignment: "God's Unconditional Love: Healing Our Shame" by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au


Respond to any one or two of the following questions. Post your reflections for the other interns to consider and comment on. Comments (that is, replies to a posting, are to be limited to "affirming," "clarifying," or "mirroring" statements. And, as usual, they are to b...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 6

 

 

Suggested Reading:

 

 

(a) For question #1 & 2: Mark 4:1-9, 13-20

 

(b) For question #4: John 16:13

 

 

Questions for Reflection

 

 

For questions 1 - 3, read Mark’s parable of the sowing of the seed (see above) and imagine that you are the soil that Jesus is speaking...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 5

 

Suggested Reading:

 

 

(a) For question #1: Psalm 107:19-20; Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:29

 

(b) For question #2: John 8:31-32; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25

 

 

 

Questions for Reflection

 

 

1. How do the Old Testament readings ...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 4

 

Suggested Reading:

 

 

(a) For question #1: Deuteronomy 6: 4-5; Deuteronomy 6:6-9

 

(b) “The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerated the Body of the Lord, in so far as she never ceases, particularly in the sacred liturgy, to partake of the bread of life and to offer it to the faithful from the one table of the Word of God a...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 3

 

Suggested Scripture Reading:

 

 

(a) Overview for the day: Acts 8: 26-40

 

(b) For question #1: Psalm 91:1-4;Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 31:9-10; Hosea 11:1-4; John 10:14-15

 

 

 

Questions for Reflection

 

 

1. How do symbolic images help us better understand God’s relationship ...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 2

 

Suggested Scripture Reading:

 

(a) Overview for the day: John 16:12-15

 

"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

 

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth."

 

(b) For question #3: Exodus 19: 4-5; 1 Peter 2:9-10

 

(c) For question # 4: Gen 9:1-17; 12:1-5; 15: 1-6; 26: 1-5;...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 - Day 1

 

Suggested Scripture Reading

 

John 1: 29-41

 

"They asked, "Where are you staying?" "Come," Jesus replied, "and you will see." (Jn 1:38-39)

 

Questions for Reflection

 

1. At this time of your life, how would you describe your level of familiarity with the Bible?

 

2. Who or what has stirred your desire to study th...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Encountering God's Love

 

In Catholic spirituality, God and God's compassion and love are encountered in both the sacrament and in the Word (Scripture). The author of "Introduction to the Bible" puts it this way.

 

"From its beginnings, Christianity has been a sacramental religion. The church is the continuation of the healing, forgiving, nourishing presence of Christ calling us to new and deeper life....

...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Touching Your Deepest Desires

 

On page xi of the preface of "Introduction to the Bible," the author writes,

 

"I want to encourage and assure you that putting the Bible at the heart of your life in Christ can indeed transform you. When you make reflective reading and study of the Bible a part of your daily life, you will notice changes within yourself that will deepen your spirituality and lead you in a direction ...

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Introduction to the Bible

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Feeling Some Resistance?


On page 5 of the first lesson's supplemental reading, the author writes the following:

 

"How can I ever hope to read such a huge book? How can I understand the Bible when even scholars can't understand it? How can I interpret the Bible when it is the cause of so much controversy and division? How can I understand the Bible that is written in such ancient language about events that happen...

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Materials for Bible Study

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All:

 

I am looking forward to this unique launching of our Family Bible Study. What a great way for us to celebrate and participate in the election of Pope Francis and the hope that he brings to the Church and world.

 

I would suggest that we begin with the Introduction to the Bible segment. That material costs $14. The recommended Bible costs $50. This Bible has commentaries on the readings we will be reflecting on. And though it would be helpful if we w...

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Materials for Bible Study

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on June 19, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All:

 

I am looking forward to this unique launching of our Family Bible Study. What a great way for us to celebrate and participate in the election of Pope Francis and the hope that he brings to the Church and world.

 

I would suggest that we begin with the Introduction to the Bible segment. That material costs $14. The recommended Bible costs $50. This Bible has commentaries on the readings we will be reflecting on. And though it would be helpful if we w...

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Lesson 1 - Day 6

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

Suggested Reading:

 

(a) For question #1 & 2: Mark 4:1-9, 13-20

(b) For question #4: John 16:13

 

Questions for Reflection

 

For questions 1 - 3, read Mark’s parable of the sowing of the seed (see above) and imagine that you are the soil that Jesus is speaking about.

1....

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Lesson 1 - Day 5

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 26, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Suggested Reading:

 

(a) For question #1: Psalm 107:19-20; Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:29

(b) For question #2: John 8:31-32; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25

 

 

Questions for Reflection

 

1. How do the Old Testament readings abov...

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Lesson 1 - Day 4

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 25, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Suggested Reading:

 

(a) For question #1: Deuteronomy 6: 4-5; Deuteronomy 6:6-9

(b) “The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerated the Body of the Lord, in so far as she never ceases, particularly in the sacred liturgy, to partake of the bread of life and to offer it to the ...

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Lesson 1 Day 3

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Wednesday, May 22, 201

Suggested Scripture Reading:

 

(a) Overview for the day: Acts 8: 26-40

(b) For question #1: Psalm 91:1-4;Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 31:9-10; Hosea 11:1-4; John 10:14-15

 

Questions for Reflection

 

1. How do s...

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Lesson 1 - Day 2

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Suggested Scripture Reading:

(a) Overview for the day: John 16:12-15

"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth."

...
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Lesson 1 - Day 1

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (2)
For Monday, May 20, 2013

Suggested Scripture Reading

   John 1: 29-41

          "They asked,  "Where are you staying?" "Come," Jesus replied, "and you will see."  (Jn 1:38-39)

Ques...

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Encountering God's Love

Posted by Thomas David McMurray on May 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (1)

In Catholic spirituality, God and God's compassion and love are encountered in both the sacrament and in the Word (Scripture). The author of "Introduction to the Bible" puts it this way.

"From its beginnings, Christianity has been a sacramental religion. The church is the continuation of the healing, forgiving, nourishing presence of Christ calling us to new and deeper life....

This experience of the Lord in both word and sacrament is mirrored in the human experience ...

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