Friday, October 21, 2011

Podcast 7: Bible Study & Evangelization in the 21st Century

Episode 7 of The Sacred Page Podcast focused on Biblical Study and Evangelization in the digital age. In this episode I spoke with Andrew Jones, who is with Logos Bible Software. Our guests were Andrew Jones and Kevin Meziere.

Anddrew Jones is the new Catholic product manager at Logos Bible Software. He has helped to launch an amazing new package available from Logos called "The Catholic Scholar's Library". (I'll be reviewing it soon!) However, he is not simply all about amazing cutting-edge technology. Jones is also finishing up a Ph.D. in Church History. In this episode, Jones brings together both knowledge sets as we discuss tools used for Bible study over the ages (e.g., memorization techniques). Among other things, he explains how new Bible software relates recaptures tools such as the "gloss" used in the medieval period. This is really a fascinating conversation.

Kevin Meziere comes on in the second half of the show to discuss the internet tools in Catholic education and evangelization. Kevin is a technological wizard. Among other things, he has launched a new website, The site is a sort of Netflix--a website that hosts HD quality, streaming Catholic video content. In addition, Kevin has brought John Paul the Great Catholic University into the 21st century by creating an incredibly compelling model for eLearning. In short, when it comes to the Catholic Church and internet technology, no one is more of an expert than Kevin Meziere.

Podcast 7: "Bible Study & Evangelization in the 21st Century) [right click to download]

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Deacon Jimmy said...

I have seen Logos Bible Software in action and it is great, but I find the cost a little daunting. I am a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church and while I do have a job, it isn't one of those high paying jobs that people seem to think Deacons have.
I am always looking for new study opportunities and something like this software would be perfect! But alas, I guess I'll have to settle for some of the free things out there like E-Sword and stick to the Douay-Rheims.
May God bless this country.

Deacon Jim

Irenaeus of New York said...

I developed free Catholic software for download called Credo Bible Study which I have been updating pretty frequently. I don't try to compete with Logos, but I think the program is good. Here is a demo:

And it can be downloaded here: