Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fr. Donald Senior: "The Word of God: Source and Power of Preaching"


Leighton said...

Excellent piece, Timothy! Every priest and proclaimer of the Word should benefit from this.

Thank you for the time and heart you put into this blog. It is a gift, and appreciated.


Theophrastus said...

Here is the text of Father Senior's paper (the video consists of Senior reading the paper; and it is often easier for me to read a paper myself than to listen to someone else read it.)

Here is the USCCB document ("Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily") which Senior is discusses at length in the video.

Here is a positive review of that USCCB document; here is a more mixed review.

rolf said...

I have had Father Senior as an instructor for a class on The Gospel of Matthew and have attended his seminars at The Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA over the last seven years. Next weekend I have him for two more seminars at the 2014 Religious Ed. Congress. Father Senior is an excellent teacher, I always leave his presentations inspired that God's Word is alive and active in the Church!

citizen DAK said...

Wow, pg 16 of T's transcript pdf is beautiful :)

"or the near mad symbolism of Revelation's heavenly vision that still fires the imagination of the artist, the prophet and the mystic."

Steve Finnell said...


The thought process of some Christians is puzzling to say the least. Why do some believers in Christ question that God has the power to guide men to translate Bibles that are inerrant, trustworthy, accurate, faultless, reliable, infallible.

Some of the same Christians who believe the following miracles of the Bible, doubt that God can produce an inerrant translation of the Bible.

They believe that Aaron's staff became a serpent. (Exodus 7:10-12) However they do not believe that translations of the Bible are trustworthy.

They believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead. (John 21:14) However they do not agree that Bible translations are inerrant.

They believe that the dead man Elisha stood up on his feet. (2 Kings 13:20-21) However they doubt that Bible translations are infallible.

They believe Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead. (John 11:37-44) However they do not affirm that Bible translations are reliable.

They believe that God turned Lots wife into a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26) However they are not convince that God has given us a translation of the Bible that is accurate.

Even those who state that the King James translation is the only accurate translation, believe that Mark 16:16 does mean what is says: They say "Has been baptized shall be saved" actually means, "Has already been saved before they were baptized." The assert that Acts 2:38 actually means "Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because your sins have already been forgiven." They really do not trust the KJV either.

Ninety-nine percent of the Bible translations are accurate, trustworthy, inerrant translations of God's word.

A few of my favorites are New American Standard Bible, King James Version, New King James Version, English Standard Version, and New International Version. There are also many other reliable translations.