This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Become scripturally literate — and learn how to enjoy your Bible — as you read and discuss the Old and New Testaments, allowing the Holy Spirit to bring God’s word to life! Learn how God’s word is indeed “living” and how everything, even in the Old Testament, points to Jesus.
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ,” said St. Jerome.
The aim of this course is to remedy the Scriptural illiteracy of the average Catholic, even the average devout Catholic. We will read and discuss various sections of the Bible throughout the Semester, allowing the Holy Spirit to bring God’s word to life in us and to reveal to us how everything in God’s word is indeed “living” and how everything, even in the Old Testament, points to Jesus.
Peter Kreeft says that you don’t read the Bible; the Bible reads you. He also says that the Bible is “God’s love letter to us.” In this course, we will learn to read that “love letter” from God and we will end up being moved by it.
Mr. O’Brien will post a brief daily video lecture commenting on one or more of that day’s readings in addition to the recorded class discussions.
Special Notes: Students do NOT need to have taken Living Scripture, Parts One through Six. This course will pick up with where we left off in the Bible at the end of Living Scripture Six. Students are welcome to join the course in any given semester, as we slowly work our way through the entire Bible!
We will read five readings from Scripture daily, including selections from:
An Old Testament Historical book – beginning in Exodus
An Old Testament Wisdom or Prophetic book – beginning with Sirach
A New Testament Epistle or non-Gospel reading – beginning with Ephesians
Course materials: The Holy Bible, any translation, but we will especially focus on the variety of translations and interlinear versions available online.
Homework: Five rather short daily readings from Scripture, plus view a daily video from Mr. O’Brien of five to ten minutes to watch and comment upon the video. Plan to spend an hour a day for homework.