January 2013: “Getting to Know the Bible” — Dr. John Bergsma

January 2013 Show: “Getting to Know the Bible”

BergsmaJ-2013With special guest Dr. John Bergsma

St. Jerome once said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Through the centuries, the Church has echoed that sentiment, calling Catholics again and again to study the Scriptures. Answering that call, however, isn’t always easy. Join us and Franciscan University theology professor and author Dr. John Bergsma as we discusses how to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of Scripture study and what we find when we do break open the Bible in this episode all about getting to know the Bible.

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Dr. Scott Hahn — Blasphemy with Breakfast

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Slaves and Sons

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Faith and Hope are Distinct

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In his talk, “Should Catholics Have Assurance of Salvation?”, he explains the distinction between the belief that “once saved, always saved,” and the Catholic belief that followers of Christ may have the “assurance of hope.”  “Despair is like an act of spiritual suicide,” explained Hahn.  “You are never beyond the saving reach of God’s all-powerful mercy.  His love and his capacity to save us is always greater than our capacity to sin, if only we turn and repent.”

Dr. Scott Hahn — Holding on to Hope

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair in Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.” In his talk, “Should Catholics Have Assurance of Salvation?”, he explains the distinction between the belief that “once saved, always saved,” and the Catholic belief that followers of Christ may have the “assurance of hope.” “Despair is like an act of spiritual suicide,” explained Hahn. “You are never beyond the saving reach of God’s all-powerful mercy. His love and his capacity to save us is always greater than our capacity to sin, if only we turn and repent.”

Dr. Scott Hahn — Abraham: Father or Master?

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

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