Some Catholic speakers dazzle with their amazing intellect. Others draw you in with tales that make you feel like you are there. And still others astonish their listeners with surprising ideas never fathomed before.
September is Support a Catholic Speakers Month and over 11,000 people voted and came up with a list of the top 100 Catholic speakers. I don’t know if everyone on the list fits my criteria above.
But I can definitely vouch for one: Dr. Tim Gray
Tim is one of the foremost Scripture scholars in the Catholic world. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. After receiving offers from prestigious universities to teach Scripture, he opted to become president of the newly established Augustine Institute in Denver at the invitation of then Bishop Chaput. He has written several books on Scripture on the popular and academic level. He is also the co-developer of The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Series, which has been a hugely popular program for learning Scripture in parishes around the country.
|Tim Gray giving a teaching by the River Jordan|
When Tim Gray speaks, the audience does not walk away thinking, “Wow that guy is smart, I am so impressed and dazzled by his intellect,” (although this is certainly true). But rather, people walk away inspired to grow closer to God and thinking in new ways about Scripture.
Here are some ways you can learn from Tim Gray:
1. Check out his books:
2. Book Tim as a speaker at your parish by contacting the Augustine Institute.
3. If you are into free things you can listen to the show he did for EWTN on the Gospel of Mark
4. Watch this video he did for FOCUS on the ancient form of prayer with Scripture known as Lectio Divina
5. Download radio programs he has done for Catholic Answers
Whether you buy his books, listen to him speak or take advantage of one of the free options above, I guarantee you that you will walk away feeling more excited about Scripture.
Reading God’s Word is truly an adventure.
Tim Gray can help you make the first steps.