Inflamed and Empowered: Pentecost in Scripture

May 30, 2020

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Join Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Curtis Mitch in the Upper Room this Pentecost for a virtual experience like no other, moderated by St. Paul Center Vice President of Academic Programs.

On Saturday, May 30, explore the Holy Spirit in Scripture. With these renowned Scripture scholars, we'll discover God's promise to send His Advocate. Learn about the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church, from Pentecost to the Church today.

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8:45 a.m. — Stream Begins

9:00 a.m. — Welcome and introduction by Rob Corzine; "Inflamed by the Spirit: Pentecost in the Old and New" by John Bergsma

9:45 a.m. — Q&A with John Bergsma, moderated by Rob Corzine

9:55 a.m. — Break

10:00 a.m. — Introduction by Rob Corzine; "Empowered by the Spirit: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life" by Curtis Mitch

10:45 a.m. — Q&A with Curtis Mitch, moderated by Rob Corzine

10:55 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m. — Introduction by Rob Corzine; "Raised by the Spirit: The Hope of the Resurrection" by Scott Hahn

11:45 a.m. — Q&A with Scott Hahn, moderated by Rob Corzine

12:15 p.m. — Closing


Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics to read Scripture from the heart of the Church.

Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly for forty years, and together they have six children and eighteen grandchildren. Two of their sons are currently in priestly formation with the Diocese of Steubenville.

The author (or editor) of over forty popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, The Fourth Cup and Hail Holy Queen. His most recent release is titled Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body.  He is the editor of the academic journal Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.

John Bergsma

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally.

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Penguin/Random House), Bible Basics for Catholics (Ave Maria Press), and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament (with Brant Pitre; Ignatius Press). Dr. Bergsma’s talks and studies are available on CD and mp3 from He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.

Curtis Mitch

Curtis Mitch

Curtis Mitch is a writer, editor, and research fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He earned a BA in religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and an MA in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1996.

Curtis has been a contributor to the popular apologetics series Catholic for a Reason; he has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew with Edward Sri in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series; and he is the principal annotator and associate editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. He has also been a guest lecturer in theology at Franciscan University and an on-line instructor in theology for Catholic Distance University. Curtis resides in Toronto, Ohio, with his wife Stacy and their nine children.

Rob Corzine

Rob Corzine

Robert Corzine is Vice President of Academic Programs for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1994 and has held teaching and advocacy positions for several Catholic apostolates, including work as an apologist and catechetical writer for Catholics United for the Faith and as producer and host of a weekly Catholic radio program on apologetics and evangelization.

Host of EWTN’s Genesis to Jesus with Dr. Scott Hahn, Rob holds a degree in Humanities and Catholic Culture from Franciscan University. After graduation, Rob spent several years in Washington, D.C., working for public policy think tanks and family-policy organizations to train activists, teach undergraduates, and organize networks of public-interest lawyers, scholars, and policy analysts. He teaches in our Journey Through Scripture program and is the producer and host of “St. Paul Center Presents” on Relevant Radio.


Date: May 30, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET Live; Available to watch through June 13.

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