December 2008

Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies?

by Steve Ray on December 31, 2008

“Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies, Part II”

Catholic Answers replayed two hours of my discussions and Q & A on a hot topic. It struck a cord with the listeners.
To listen over the internet to the First Hour, click here. More listening options.
To listen to Part 2, click here
More listening options.

Steve’s article in THIS ROCK Magazine
“Should Catholics Attend ‘Ecumenical’ Bible Studies

Steve’s article Should Catholics go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? appeared in the January 2007 issue of THIS ROCK Magazine. In the article I also recommend How To Start A Parish Bible Study. Here are a load of other Bible Study resources–click here and here.

Steve’s Catholic Bible Study “St. John’s Gospel: A Bible Study Guide & Commentary

Also look at Steve’s:
Questions for ‘Bible Christians‘ ”
and
Is This A Real Catholic Bible Study?
and Can Bible Translations have Protestant Bias?
and Why We Need the Church for Bible Study

TEST DRIVE Logos’ new BIBLE STUDY SOFTWARE for CATHOLICS
You can only buy it at Steve’s website www.BibleTheology.com
.

Test Drive.jpgView the incredible list of Bible, books and resources included, click here.
To “Test Drive” Logos Bible Software, click
here.

Steve worked with Logos to remove much of the less useful Protestant material and to add helpful new Catholic material. For example, we now have the Catholic New American Bible and the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition and the 38-volume Early Church Fathers-Catholic edition and the Oxford University Dictionary of the Christian Church along with the Vatican-published Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture.

BibleTheologyBanner.gifFor the best Catholic Scripture Study program for groups in English or Spanish, visit CatholicScriptureStudy or call 1-866-887-2774. This is an easy do-it-yourself Parish Bible Study program. The studies are written by myself, Scott Hahn and Mark Shea.


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Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies?

by Steve Ray on December 31, 2008

Tonight Steve will be on both hours of Catholic Answers Live discussing Protestant Bible studies. Should Catholics attend them? What is the goal of many non-Catholic Bible studies? How can Catholics start their own studies?

To listen on line, visit www.Catholic.com

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Two Good Movies

by Steve Ray on December 27, 2008

Nice to slow down a few days to relax and watch a couple of recommended movies with the Christmas lights blinking. Janet and I watched two movies this week that we would recommend.

ultimategift1First, The Ultimate Gift in which a rich would-be heir — to billions of dollars — is taught many lessons about life, people, family, money, work and relationships. It is one of those movies that is sure a fun movie to watch, especially with your older kids. It is kind of like The Bucket List which was a movie I highly recommended several months ago. My son said he liked this one much more than Bucket List. Actually, it is playing right now on our TV as my wife and I watch it again with our 17 year old Emily. I am enjoying it again! It is about what is important in life — it is Catholic without ever mentioning the word!

84charingThe second movie is one we own and watch every few years. If you like old books, literature, Catholic sub-themes and England, you will like 84 Charing Cross Road. It is not fast-paced with lots of noise, bombs, and action. It is a slow-paced movie about reading, books, culture and relationships. Ann Bancroft is an brash, outspoken New Yorker writer ordering books from Anthony Hopkins who plays a calm, proper Englishman working in a used bookstore in London. It is delightful and worth a watch.

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How Big Should our Government Be?

December 26, 2008

A government that is big enough to give us everything we want; is also big enough to take everything away.

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Christmas Stamps

December 23, 2008

A blonde goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Christmas stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?” The blonde says, “God help us. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, 10 Lutheran and 22 Baptists.” (Before anyone is [...]

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The Prayer at Obama’s Inauguration

December 22, 2008

Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life, has been asked to give the invocation (prayer) at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Barak Obama. Rick Warren is a Christian who is pro-life. How will he handle this significant request? Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International has [...]

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Another Great Bunch of Folks

December 21, 2008

I miss being with this group of great folks. I recognize so many faces and wish I were there to share in their joy and the excitement of defending the faith. These are my friends in the Philippines. You can see their blog and lots of pictures here. There were over seventy in the class [...]

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Best Group of Guys Ever!

December 20, 2008

Better than a football team; better than a Men’s Club; better than a precision military unit or SWAT team. These are the cream of the crop. These guys are princes! Yeah, I know that the Cardinals are called princes of the Church. I’ve met many of them including Cardinals Ratzinger, Schonborn, Wamala, Vidal, Arinze and [...]

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Fewer Screwed up Kids

December 17, 2008

Children thrive in intact religious households, study finds http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1431 Children born into religious families are far less likely than their peers to experience educational or behavioral problems, a new sociological study has found. The new study, sponsored by the Family Research council, shows that American children who live with their biological parents and attend religious [...]

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Too Young for Brain Cancer

December 17, 2008

A good friend of mine and the producer for Al Kresta’s Catholic radio show on Ave Maria Radio has brain cancer. He is working with my son-in-law Ben to start a young men’s group to help each other live godly Catholic lives and to be good husbands and fathers. The long and short of it [...]

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My Grandson Tells about Freddy the Big-mouthed Frog

December 16, 2008

WARNING: If you don’t like watching videos of someone’s grandkids making us all laugh, skip this one. This is my grandson telling the story of Freddy the Big-mouthed Frog!

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Wanna Walk in Paul’s Footprints? What About Mary & Jesus?

December 16, 2008

We have a few seats left in March 2009 Footprints of Paul,  March 3-13 Footprints of Mary & Jesus,    March 13-21 Visit our pilgrimage site at www.SteveGoes.com

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Testing, 1, 2, 3 Help Me with this Test

December 15, 2008

Please hover your curser over the verse reference below and see if it works. Give it a try? John 3:16 Wow! OK, maybe it was a fluke. Let’s try again! 2 Thess. 2:15 Wow, it really works! This is cool! It will work with every Scripture verse on my website and blog from now on. [...]

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The Fork was Almost to My Mouth…

December 15, 2008

. . . when the phone ran. It was a familiar voice from Catholic Answers Live. The food smelled great — I was hungry. I had just sat down to dinner after a long and busy day. Yeah, dinner smelled good but I reluctantly set my fork down. “Hey Steve, this is Catholic Answers Live. [...]

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Handing out Tracts…

December 15, 2008

The other day someone dropped a “gospel tract” off for me. There it was on the table. Curiosity overcame me and I picked it up.  As I read the tract it took me back in time. I wish I had a nickel for every tract I had given out in my former Evangelical days. But [...]

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Only a Few Seats Left

December 12, 2008

Want to join us in March 2009 for our Footprints of St. Paul Cruise & Pilgrimage? We only have a few seats left. Call Suzanne at Corporate Travel at 800-272-1999, ext. 121. Or visit our pilgrimage website here.

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