Archive (03/2009)


Palms and Circumstance

Posted on March 31, 2009

Holy Week begins on a triumphal note.  We the disciples shout our hosannas, and we watch as the world praises our beloved Messiah. Everyone is at last giving Him — and His followers — the right kind of attention.

This is probably the way most of us would have planned the culmination of Jesus’ ministry, if we’d been given the chance.

It is, however, only the beginning of Holy Week; and...


Journey Through Scripture in Toledo

Posted on March 30, 2009

The Diocese of Toledo was the site of our second Journey Through Scripture Bible study training event this year and all I have to say is “Wow!”  Well over a hundred people packed out a hotel conference room in Findlay, Ohio, to receive Genesis to Jesus training and materials.

This was the first time we did the event in one day and I have to say the results speak for themselves. At the end...


First Bible Study of 2009

Posted on March 17, 2009

In late February, our Bible study training team of Matt Leonard and Rob Corzine headed to the “Sooner State” of Oklahoma to equip folks in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City with Genesis to Jesus, the flagship study of the Center’s Journey Through Scripture series.

Now trained and possessing all the materials to take this great Bible study on salvation history to their own parishes, these people are excited. One trainee commented, “It...


Reno on Recovering the Bible

Posted on March 10, 2009

Recovering the Bible

The Bible contains a verse that scholars like to quote. It is from the book of Ecclesiastes: “Of making many books there is no end, and much study is weariness of the flesh” (12:12). In context it serves as a warning against the vain illusion that we can study our way to the Kingdom of God. The spiritual life is not a Kaplan course, nor is it like getting tenure after piling up...