Working with Bible Study Aids
Your school may be embarking on Elective Course A, Sacred Scripture, of the USCCB Doctrinal Framework. Even if you are not, Scripture study plays prominently in each of your school's required and elective courses. Correspondingly, making…
Bible Basics for Teens
Earlier this year we had the honor of publishing an excellent introduction to the Bible by Franciscan University professor John Bergsma called Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History. Dr. Bergsma, who is a colleague of Dr.…
Prophets Lesson Plan
A very large portion of the Old Testament focuses on the lives and messages of the prophets. The prophets played a very important and influential role in the history of Israel and the development of the Jewish people. They voiced a constant reminder…
Fun and Informative Look at the Pesach
Monday at sundown marked the beginning of the Pesach, the major Jewish feast of the Nisan cycle (corresponding to March or April). Commonly known as Passover, it celebrates the Hebrews’ freedom from Egyptian slavery. God reminded Israel to…
Old Testament Timeline Activities
There are many events in the Old Testament for students to keep track of in a course on Scripture. Consider using the following activity suggestions for creating timelines and the websites that might provide helpful information.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
John the Baptist is connected with the prophets of the Old Testament while at the same time he acts as a model for the new Kingdom of God.
Old Testament Battles and Warriors Project
One way to grab the students' attention in a course on the Scriptures is to highlight the warrior-heroes and battles of the Old Testament.
Old Testament Themes
Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher, the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Teacher Enrichment Day on October 10 at the University of Notre Dame, offers advice on reading the Old Testament.
Scripture Team Charades
This engaging warm up activity from Time Out: Resources for Teen Retreats by Sr. Kieran Sawyer works well as a fun break in any Scripture course.
Marathon Bible Reading
Pope Benedict XVI began a "marathon of Bible reading" on live Italian television on Sunday, October 5, while encouraging people world-wide—Catholics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and all others—to spend some time with this sacred book.