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Curious Spirits: A Podcast by Spirit Alive

Please listen at your leisure to our new Podcast program: CURIOUS SPIRITS
Hosted by Zoe Kourajian, a mid-western mom of two, and produced by Spirit Alive, this show offers listeners the opportunity to listen to our host converse with guests who have given serious thought to what you and others may be curious about: Who is Jesus and why is he important?

What does it mean to say the bible is the Word of God? What is prayer? Join Curious Spirit for these conversation and much more…

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Spring 2024- Understanding the Book of Revelation

A six-week mini-course conducted by NT scholar Eugenia Constantinou, PhD
Thursdays, January 11 through February 15 - 7:00 p.m. EST

This course is an introduction to the Book of Revelation, including a brief introduction to genre of apocalyptic literature. Emphasis will focus on Revelation’s original historical context and purpose, its interpretation in the early Church and the meaning of some of its most famous images. We will also consider the spiritual value and message of the Apocalypse for its original recipients as well as for us today.

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Spring 2024- The Resurrection Narratives

A five-week mini-course conducted by NT scholar Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, PhD
Tuesdays, February 20 through March 19 - 7:00 p.m. EST
In the creed, we say that we believe in “the resurrection of the body.” But what do we really mean about this foundational Christian belief? The several New Testament narratives of Jesus’ resurrection have much in common but also much that is disparate. Moreover, the resurrection of Christ is central to Paul’s theology and religious experience. We will examine these puzzling texts to attempt to come to a deeper understanding of Christ’s resurrection—and ours as well.

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Spring 2024- The Joy of Love. The Spirituality of Marriage & the Family

A five-week mini-course conducted by Theologian, Dr. Marcus Mescher
Thursdays, April 11 through May 9 - 7:00 p.m. EST
It has been eight years since Pope Francis released Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love"), the most recent synthesis of authoritative Catholic teaching on marriage and family life. These intimate bonds are responsible for profound human formation: this is where we learn how to feel safe and trust others, to love and be loved, to forgive and be forgiven. The domestic realm can also be a source of disappointment and betrayal, abuse, and neglect. Pope Francis calls on the church to accompany individuals, couples, and families—across the highs and lows that life brings—with radical tenderness. This five-week course will provide context for the 2014-2015 synods on marriage and family life and will examine key passages from Amoris Laetitia on challenges facing families, love in marriage and family life, and pastoral perspectives to better support couples and families. We will discuss its strengths, weaknesses, and areas still in need of development so the church can encourage families to realize their vocation to be "factories of hope" and schools of dignity, freedom, peace, and solidarity.

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Fall 2023: Sexuality and the Sacred

What is the connection between spirituality and sexuality? This and other questions concerning human sexuality will be the focus of this five-part webinar series. Join us for this opportunity to consider how the Church understands sex, sexuality, gender, and human love in light of contemporary questions.

This webinar series has ended. Recordings of the series can be accessed by clicking the title below. 

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Women of the Earliest Christian Communities: Disciples, Apostles, Prophets and Teachers Secondary Title

A six-week mini-course conducted by NT scholar Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, PhD
Most of the women of the first generations of Jesus' followers are unknown to us, but those we do know about filled all the roles we attribute to the men of their communities, even if they were not as well recognized. Women like Mary Magdalene, Phoebe, or Junia were revered in apostolic circles for their discipleship and more.

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