HOW-TO: Breathe New Life Into Your Lectionary-Based Small Group

Since I began participating in small group faith-sharing, nearly all of them were lectionary-based (i.e., each meeting revolved around the Sunday readings). It was, by far, the easiest type of meeting to prepare for because you had a given framework (the Sunday readings) and there was an abundance of lectionary-based resources, even back then. And while …

SERIES: Jesus, A Historical Portrait

This past Friday, Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars passed away. Today, I share with you a series written by him for AmericanCatholic.org, an excellent resource for those involved in adult faith formation (or really, anyone who just wants to know more about the life and message of Jesus of Nazareth).

Leaven in the World

From March 2006 to February 2007, Franciscan Media released the following series to “help educators and ministers respond to this pastoral need for solid Catholic teaching about the life and message of Jesus of Nazareth.”

From the publisher:

At a time when so many different ideas about Jesus are being circulated, what more authentic source for learning about him than the Gospels? And what better way of studying the New Testament than with an expert who has spent his life pondering and teaching it? Scripture scholar Father Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., is our guide.

The sessions are as follows:

  1. How Do We Know Who Jesus Is?
  2. Exploring the World Jesus Knew
  3. The Now and Future Kingdom
  4. Listening to the Master’s ‘Voice’
  5. Miracles: Signs of God’s Presence
  6. Lord, Teach Us to Pray
  7. The Truth About Jesus and Women
  8. Rendering to Caesar — And to God
  9. The Death of Jesus: Then and…

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