An Evening for Catechists
Featuring Guest Presenter Kevin Dowd
Using Scripture in Catechesis
Harvard scholar Steven Pinker, in his popular book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, includes a six-page accusation about the violence in the Hebrew Scriptures. This is a common thread evident in a current trend of atheism as well. As Catholic religious educators, we must not only be careful with our own use of Scripture in catechesis but also actively promote a Catholic understanding of the Bible so that our students are adequately prepared for the challenges and threats to faith posed by this trend and by literalists/fundamentalists alike.
This presentation will give catechists/DREs some tools for helping students appreciate the Bible as The Word of God... in human language.
Cost: $10 per person
Deadline to Register: March 15, 2017
Sessions begin with a light supper at 5:30 p.m.
The presentation runs from 6 to 8 p.m.