Saturday, May 05, 2007

Bible Study on Matthew

For those of you in Southern California, I want to let you know about two in-depth Bible studies on Matthew I'll be leading starting next week. They are being sponsored by John Paul the Great Catholic University and the Catholic Resource Center. Please help me spread the word! This study will be much like a Pope Benedict style approach to Scripture, combining in-depth historical methodology with devotional and pastoral applications. Email me for a flyer

In-Depth Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew

with Michael Barber, Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University

Come and Learn the Answers to such questions as…
● Is the Gospel of Matthew historical?
● Why are scholars beginning to read the Gospel as a form of ancient biography and as the product of eye-witness testimony?
● What is its relationship to the other Gospels?
● Is the Gospel story undermined by the discovery of other ancient works such as the Gospel of Judas?
● Is the Christmas story true?
● What did Jesus mean by the "Kingdom of God?" Where do we find it today?
● What did Jesus teach about prayer and discipleship?
● Why do Catholics believe Mary remained a Virgin when we read about other "brothers and sisters of Jesus"? What's the big deal for Catholics?
● What did Jesus say about His Second Coming? Is He coming soon?
● Why did Jesus choose the Passover as the backdrop for the Eucharist and His death?
● How is Jesus the New Temple?
And much, much more…

Now in Two Locations: Covina, CA & San Diego, CA

In Covina …
Location: The Sacred Heart Chapel
When: Tuesdays @ 7pm, Beginning May 8th (6 weeks)
● Exit 10 FWY @ Citrus St. and head north (toward the mountains)
● Continue north, crossing Workman St. , Roland Ave. & Puente St.
● Turn Left on Center (the second street after Puente St .)
● Continue on Center until you see the Chapel on your right side
Address: 381 W Center St . / Covina , CA 91723
Tel. (877) 526-2151 / Website:

In San Diego …
Location: John Paul the Great Catholic University
When: Wednesdays @ 7pm Beginning May 9 (6 weeks)
● Exit 15 FWY @ Carroll Canyon Road and head East (pass a Carl's Jr. on the right)
● Turn Right on Business Park Ave
● Turn Left on Willow Creek Road
● Turn Right on Old Grove Road
● Turn Right into the first driveway on the right
Address: 10174 Old Grove Road / Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92131
Tel. (858) 653-6740 / Website:
Bring a friend to the JP Catholic session and get a free Catholic DVD (a $20 value)!!!

Recommended Texts for the Bible Study:
RSV Catholic Edition Bible (
Scepter Edition or Ignatius Edition)
Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch,
The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000).


Anonymous said...

Wow, I so wish I could attend this.

God bless you both,

- Rob

::aaron g:: said...

Sounds good. I've forwarded the info on to a friend who lives in San Diego.