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Dei Verbum Lecture Series in Sacred Scripture

Inaugural Lecture

Saturday, October 23 at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

Dr. John Bergsma

“How to Get through the Bible in an Hour.”

In-person seating is now full. The lecture will be made available online on the Holy Apostles Youtube Channel


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About the Speaker

Dr. John Bergsma, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville and Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He holds the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, graduating with high honors in 2004. His major study of the interpretation of the Year of Jubilee in ancient times is published as The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumran (Brill Academic, 2007). (www.johnbergsma.com)

As Dr. Bergsma notes, “The Bible is a big, complicated book, and it is easy to ‘lose the forest for the trees.’ What we need is a ‘mental map’ that will keep us on track as we hike through the hills and valleys of God’s Word. This presentation uses simple, easy-to-replicate stick figure visuals to learn and then teach the biblical storyline of salvation.”