Author Donald Senior C.P. wrote “Jesus: A Gospel Portrait” in 1975. But his words still ring true to me: “Many adult Christians hunger today for the word of God.” They sense their faith is improperly nourished. Wouldn’t you agree this is especially true for Catholics? Senior’s book is our summer assignment for Year 2 of Catholic Biblical School, foundations of the New Testament. For such Christians, Senior continues, “scripture is food. It nourishes, it satisfies, it gives life.” Hmmm … “feasting on God’s word” is a great way to describe Bible study, and a lot less intimidating to cradle Catholics.
CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL
The University of Dallas School of Ministry presents this four-year program of intensive study in Dallas-Fort Worth, in Shreveport, online, and in Spanish.
• YEAR ONE: Foundations of the Old Testament (Genesis–2 Kings).
• YEAR TWO: Foundations of the New Testament (Mark, Luke-Acts, Pauline Letters, John, Johannine Letters,
Book of Revelation).
• YEAR THREE: Old Testament Prophets, Psalms and other writings.
• YEAR FOUR: Wisdom Literature, Deuterocanonical Books, Matthew, Catholic and Pastoral Letters, Hebrews.
Brian Shmisek Ph.D. is dean of the School of Ministry.
The center for adult religious education in the Diocese of Shreveport dates to 1982. Named after the late Bishop Charles P. Greco, it offers a campus-without-walls, taking quality programs to all parts of the sprawling diocese. Greco Institute plays an especially important role in north Louisiana, where people do not have ready access to Catholic higher education. Director is the Rev. Patrick Madden Ph.D. Catholic Biblical School is offered in Louisiana through the Greco Institute.
LETTERS TO LUKE: A Novel
Join Joseph and Elisa of Capernaum as they laugh with Jesus, debate His teachings, and join His fateful journey to Jerusalem. Author & crucifixion scholar Joe E. Holoubek MD offers an unforgettable medical and spiritual perspective on the ministry & death of Jesus. Winner of the Writer's Digest Award for Inspirational Literature and Independent Publisher Award for Religious Fiction.