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Tuesday Night Book Group: Proclaiming the Power of Christ by Bishop Robert Barron
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 14, 2023
Jesus formed many of his disciples through the art of storytelling. Bishop Robert Barron’s sermons are notably effective because he imitates Jesus’s model in his approach to proclaiming the Word of God—in addition to drawing on stories from the lives of the saints and sharing insights from Church Fathers, philosophers, theologians, mystics, and artists.
Join the Tuesday Night Book Group as we read and discuss Bishop Barron’s poetic expounding of the Word in Proclaiming the Power of Christ: Classic Sermons, allowing sacred Scripture to draw us into deeper intimacy with God as Barron’s lyrical and thoughtful reflections provoke and encourage us to explore more profoundly our own personal relationship with Jesus.
This series will also provide an overview of resources for Scriptural study from a Catholic perspective (which are optional recommended reading for our discussions), including A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament by John Bergsma and Brant Pitre; Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture – New Testament; Food for the Soul: Reflections on the Mass Readings | Cycle A by Peter Kreeft; and The Mass Readings Explained by Brant Pitre on CatholicProductions.com.
Bishop Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is one of the world’s most-followed Catholics on social media. Currently bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota), he founded Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and hosted “Catholicism,” an award-winning PBS documentary.
To get on the emailing list to receive the Zoom link for this series, please email “Bishop Barron” in the subject line to [email protected].
Tuesday, January 24th | Part 1A: The Mystery of God | The Awful Holiness of God (Isaiah 6:1-8); Giving God the Glory (1 Corinthians 10:31); and The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40)
Tuesday, January 31st | Part 1B: The Mystery of God | The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40); Training in the Divine School (Hebrews 12:5-11); and Faith and Reason (Hebrews 11:1)
Tuesday, February 7th | Part 2A: Jesus the Christ | Christ the King (John 18:33-38); The Risen Lord (Mark 16:1-8); Breaking, Singing, Pulling Away (Mark 14-15)
Tuesday, February 14th | Part 2B: Jesus the Christ | Magi Came from the East (Matthew 2:1-12); The Good Samaritan: A Portrait of Christ (Luke 10:29-37); and The Mystery of Light (Matthew 17:1-8)
Tuesday, February 21st | Part 3A: Life in the Spirit | The Hymn to Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13); The Law of the Gift (Genesis 22:1-14); and The Ambitious Heart (Mark 10:35-45)
Tuesday, February 28th | Part 3B: Life in the Spirit | The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:1-3); A Living Sacrifice of Praise (Romans 12:1-2); and The Angels and the Beasts (Mark 1:12-13)
Tuesday, March 7th | Part 4: Holy Men and Women | The Tax Collector’s Conversion (Matthew 9:9-13); Falling in Love with God (Luke 1:26-38); Peter Maurin and Matthew 25 (Matthew 25:31-34); and Tu Es Petrus (Matthew 16:13-19)
Tuesday, March 14th | Part 5: Liturgy and Prayer | The Mystery of the Mass (John 6:1-15); The Rules of Prayer (Mark 11:20-25); Real Presence (John 6:48-66); and Priest, People, and Rite (Revelation 4:1-11)