Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Introduction


Welcome to Singing In The Reign, my blog. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Michael Barber. I am a Catholic author, speaker and radio host. I have been studying theology and philosophy since I was young. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Theology at Fuller in Pasadena, California. I received my B. A. in Theology and Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University in southern California and a M. A. in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

As I said, I am a Catholic author. I have written two books, "Singing in the Reign: The Psalms and the Liturgy of God’s Kingdom" and, a brand new book, "Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today."

I recently began a new weekly radio show, Reasons for Faith Live, which is heard on EWTN’s Radio Network every Friday at 11am Pacific Coast Time. Go to http://www.ewtn.com/ for more details.

On most Tuesdays, I lead Bible studies and classes at the Sacred Heart Chapel, the Catholic Resource Center’s headquarters in Covina, California. A number of these studies are available on CD through St. Joseph’s Communications. Topics I have covered include: “The Bible is a Catholic Book,” “The Dead Sea Scrolls,” “Revelation Revealed,” and “How To Talk To Fallen Away Catholics”. If you're are free on Tuesdays come by - the studies are FREE and include full multi-media presentations and handouts. For more information go to http://www.catholicresourcecenter.org/

Finally, I am a Research Fellow for the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This exciting new Catholic organization was founded by Dr. Scott Hahn and promotes Catholic biblical study. Nothing excites me more than the work of the SPC and you are sure to find frequent references made to it here. Please check out the Center's award winning site: http://www.salvationhistory.com/

People have been telling me for years that I should begin a blog. I always said I never would. I now recognize the need to have a place where people can easily find me. Check out the blog each day for everything from updates on Catholic news stories to my thoughts on current theological debates; from commentary on the Sunday readings to movie reviews. This is a site I hope you'll find intellectually stimulating, beneficial to your spiritual life, and fun. I hope it is a site you'll add to your "favorites". And please add your own comments on the various posts!

8 comments:

Mark Tomooka said...

Hey Michael!

Glad to see you getting a blog. I have enjoyed listening to you at conferences and reading your books. I pray that this avenue will be successful for you as well!

Patricia said...

Michael,

I'm a lucky guy (married to a wonderful woman who is my defacto spiritual director, 4 great daughters and the gift of Catholic faith from my mother) who is very excited about your Blog! I just emailed my circle of friends with your URL so the blog's Florida constituency should be growing soon.

My wife is has been building schools, sponsoring children, and supplying medical clincs for the past three years with Bishop Chibly of the Ft. Liberte in Haiti:

http://helpbringshopeforhaiti.blogspot.com/

Patricia would be very happy to send you news from time to time about the church in Haiti for your Blog - if that would be interest to you or readers of your blog.

Again, great to see your blog!

David

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Michael Barber said...

David,

Thanks for the kind words and for spreading news about this blog. Don't forget to listen to the show on EWTN radio this Friday (2pm your time / 11am PCT) if you can! And yes, please keep us up to date about the good work being done in Haiti.

Alan S. Bandy said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. I look forward to reading your blog

Brent Brown said...

Your blog looks great. I look forward to following it.

Venerable Aussie said...

Hey, great to see you're blogging! Bought "Coming Soon" at the Pomona conference in Jan. - looking forward to reading it soon.

Regards to Terry and family!

W. said...

Just found this post. Wanted to get some background info on you. Just to know more about you. Like what you do.

I was hoping to find a link to Fuller here to see what their options are for grad work. I am at LMU studying for MA in philosophy. Will be graduating in December or next May.

Will be sure to return to your blog. Good job.