Question About Baruch

A reader writes: A Protestant coworker is asking me questions about the seven “extra” books in the Catholic Bible. He recently asked me why in the book of Baruch it says that the Babylonian captivity would last seven generations when in Jeremiah it says it would last 70 years. I could not find an answer [Read More...]

The Coolest Christmas Present You Can Give to the Bible or Theology Geek in Your Life

is Verbum 6.0. I got me a copy the other day and it is so amazingly, ridiculously, rich in features that I could fill the blog discussing it.  It’s user friendly and intuitive and it just expanded my library by a thousand+ books.  It gives you a wide variety of Bibles with all sort of [Read More...]

St. James, Damned Modernist

Here he is spouting damned post-Vatican II heresy about valuing temptation: My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations: Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing. (Jas 1:2–4). I’m told that the [Read More...]

Another question about the deuterocanon

A reader writes: I have read your article on deuterocanonical books, your reasons on why they should be included in the bible. Can you provide a simplified version of that writing? Sure. Because the Church in union with Peter, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15) granted authority by Christ to loose [Read More...]

Faith on the Ferry

My friend Joyce Crain is doing very cool stuff with Scripture study on the ferry between San Juan Island (in Puget Sound) and the mainland. Check it out! [Read more...]

Catholic Scripture Study has Good News

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What do we mean by God “Hardening Pharoah’s Heart”?

We’re talking about it over at the Register. [Read more...]

Why you only know the name of one guy on the Emmaus Road

Ever wonder why you know the names of certain characters in the gospels? I don’t mean the biggies like Peter and Paul, but the littlies like Simon the Cyrene, or Bartimaeus the blind beggar, or Jairus, or Cleopas, the guy on the Emmaus Road. Lots of people don’t get named in gospel stories, such as [Read More...]

Prompted by the Noah movie

…my ever-interesting reader Lori Pieper has a couple of essays about the Bible and myth here and here. More like her please! [Read more...]

Over at Our Sunday Visitor…

I’ve been doing the daily meditations on the Scripture readings for February. Take a look. [Read more...]


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