Growing in Faith

The man who demanded that God justify his actions

People of the Book – Job One of the most profound books of the entire Bible is that of Job. Its didactic poetry...

Friends provide a glimpse into the life of Christ

People of the Book - Philip and Bartholomew Philip and Bartholomew (or Nathanial) are paired together throughout the New Testament. While the...

A prophet who stands as a witness to God’s justice

People of the Book: Daniel An important biblical text for both Jews and Christians is the Book of Daniel. This apocalyptic work not...

The man who would not die until he saw the savior

People of the Book- Simeon and Anna Although the liturgical season of Christmas technically ends with the celebration of the baptism of the...

Non-Jews recognize the kingship of Christ

People of the Book – The Magi This week the Western church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany, in the dioceses of...

The shepherds and God’s relationship with the poor

In this Christmas season, we see innumerable crèche scenes with figurines representing the central protagonists of the biblical story of Christ’s birth (a...

The Baptist, last precursor to the Incarnation

People of the Book - John the Baptist During this Advent season, it is particularly appropriate to examine the life and ministry of John...

A Greek who personifies faith, reason and conversion

People of the Book – Dionysius Acts 17 tells the fascinating story of St. Paul’s preaching at the Areopagus, the center of civic...

A fallen woman’s conversion and survival

People of the Book – Rahab The Book of Joshua tells the story of Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute practicing the world’s oldest...

The first Gentile to be converted to Christianity

People of the Book – Cornelius It is widely recognized that the spread of the Gospel is universal in scope, razing the...
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