Saturday, September 2, 2006

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

"The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools--from books and publications to multimedia and on-line programming."

My interest in the institute is mostly for the free courses they offer. They ask you to register, but the courses are work-at-your-own-pace. There are three tracks to help you study various aspects of Scripture. A solid understanding and thorough familiarity with the Bible isabsolutelyy essential for any Catholic, especially as we seek to defend our faith against so-called "Bible-Believing Christians" and other Anti-Catholics.

I'm about to register and begin the Apologetics Foundations Track with Course One, From Genesis to Jesus: A Journey Through Scripture. ( I'm ashamed to admit that despite my apologetic bent and fairly thorough knowledge of the Church, I do not read the Bible nearly enough. I'm hoping this course will increase myunderstatingg, interest, and motivation to read God's Word.

I encourage all Catholics to take a look, take the plunge, and sign up for a course! What do you have to lose? No fees, no deadlines, and the supplemental books the course uses you can find at the library. The Bible, your primaryytextbookk, you already own! (Probably several copies!)


  1. Please keep us updated as you go along with this. It sounds like it might be very interesting. I'd love to hear how you like it, what you're learning, etc...

  2. Thanks, I am going to check it out. Have you read Sex & The Sacred City (or anything else relating to Theology of the Body), there is a free ebook download and I am reading it, and discussing with a group of moms. Good stuff.