Posted on Feb 19, 2018


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The Summer Bible Institute is an annual opportunity to come together to study and reflect on the Scriptures. Two program tracks are offered:

Old Testament (Evenings)

Fr. Garrett Galvin, ofm Franciscan School of Theology, California

A Franciscan View of Kings

We will be looking at a new way to see kings in the Old Testament, not as monsters with the occasional angelic ruler, but in a more nuanced way. We will consider the original concept and context of kingship before concentrating on some individuals.

New Testament (Mornings)

Fr. George Smiga
St. Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology, Ohio

Surprise, Shock, and Gospel: The Parables of Jesus

Jesus preferred to teach in parables. The gospels are lled with these images and stories that are both elusive and powerful. They engage, delight, and disturb those who hear them. We will explore what parables are, how they work, and what Jesus’ parables reveal about the Kingdom of God.

Cost: $ 175.00 Tuition Both Courses $ 90.00 Tuition Single Course $ 250.00 Room & Board

Garrett Galvin, a Franciscan Friar and Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, has degrees from the Graduate Theological Union and Catholic University of America. His topic comes from his most recent book, David’s Successors; Kingship in the Old Testament, published in 2016.

George Smiga is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland. He is the pastor of St. Noel Parish in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, and teaches Scripture at St. Mary’s Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. His Doctorate in Biblical Theology is from the Gregorian University in Rome.

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