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 …
One of the greatest gifts you can give, as a small group leader/facilitator, is the gift of hospitality. In my opinion, this element of community-building (i.e., a good party!) within small groups is often over-looked. I grew up in a church environment where many of my fondest memories of what it means to be church …
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).
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:
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