Dr. John Bergsma — “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Celibacy”

Dr. John Bergsma, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, discusses the historical roots of the practice of celibacy.

Dr. John Bergsma — “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Reformation”

Dr. John Bergsma, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, discusses how the Dead Sea Scrolls help refute one of Martin Luther’s most controversial claims.

Dr. John Bergsma — The Bridegroom: Jesus, Easter, and the Song of Songs

Dr. John Bergsma, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled: “The Bridegroom: Jesus, Easter, and the Song of Songs.”  Dr. Bergsma’s talk was sponsored by the Warriors of the Word Household at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. John Bergsma — Leadership in Marine Officer Training

Dr. John Bergsma, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses his exposure to marines being trained for leadership in the OCS in this excerpt from his talk entitled “How to Get an ‘F’ in Leadership”.  Dr. Bergsma’s talk was part of the Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Center for Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. John Bergsma — How to Get an ‘F’ in Leadership

Dr. John Bergsma, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “How to Get an ‘F’ in Leadership”.  Dr. Bergsma’s talk was part of the Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Center for Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. John Bergsma — Is Scripture Boring?

Dr. John Bergsma, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, refutes a common complaint that he hears about the Scriptures.

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. John Bergsma — Young Adult Life

Dr. John Bergsma, biblical scholar and theologian at Franciscan University of Steubenville, shared his testimony at Franciscan University’s 2009 Defending the Faith Conference “Reasons for Hope.”  Dr. Bergsma speaks of his experience of God’s grace acting in his life to produce a true converso, a turning-around from Calvinism to the fullness of the faith in Catholicism.  “What I’m here to tell you about today is God grasping me and flipping me around,” said Bergsma, “to reveal a Catholicism that in a sense was always there, but I didn’t know it till it was revealed.”  In a journey that includes his father’s friendship with Cardinal John O’Connor, his parents’ openness to life, and encounters with the fidelity of Catholic priests, Dr. Bergsma gives a highly personal and remarkably powerful witness to the love of God and the grace mediated through God’s faithful servants.

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

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