At Tarsus Scripture School we understand the role of the Bible in our life of faith from within the tradition of Catholic Biblical scholarship promoted at the Second Vatican Council. We study the Bible as the Word of God in human words and so seek to pay attention to the contexts in which the books were written and to discern how those contexts might speak to ours, bringing us to an authentic encounter with the living God “who has entrusted us with a treasure which makes us more human and helps us to lead a new life. There is nothing more precious we can give to others.” (Pope Francis – The Joy of the Gospel no.264)
"Flourishing are the Poor in Spirit"
"Go and Learn What This Means, 'I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice'"
"This Was to Fulfill What Had Been Spoken Through the Prophet Isaiah"
Part One – Early Christian Readings & God at Work
In this first presentation on the Kingdom Deeds of Jesus (Matthew 8-9), Seán reflects on how the scriptures of the Old Testament are read and fulfilled in these chapters.
"If You Have Ears, Hear!"
"You have Hidden These Things from the Wise and the Intelligent and Have Revealed Them to Infants"
"Blessed are Your Eyes, for They See, and Your Ears, for They Hear"
Part Two – Hearing the Parables in Our Own Context
In this second presentation on the Parables, Jessie looks at how they reveal how God works in the world and is with us, even in ways that are surprising.
Webinar Two – Panel Discussion
(13th December 2022)