Catholic Bible Institute in the Diocese of Orange

Administered by
Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA
and co-sponsored by
Institute for Pastoral Ministry, Diocese of Orange


The Catholic Bible Institute (CBI) is a three-year program which involves a comprehensive study of the Christian Scriptures (OT & NT), with particular focus on the methods of study, sharing, and praying with Scripture, and application of skills for leading Bible Study or Scripture Sharing groups.


New Group: Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

If you are interested in participating in the next round of the Catholic Bible Institute in the Diocese of Orange (2016–2019),
please email cbi@loyolainstitute.org

Registration is now open!
Click here for a printable flyer and registration form.

GENERAL INFO:

Enrollment Information:

Location:

CBI-Orange Leadership Team:

  • Randy Lopez, M.T.S. (CBI Coordinator)
  • Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. (LIS Director)
  • Raymond Uribe (LIS Staff)
  • Maggie Cunningham
  • Fiona Sanchez
  • Maureen Tunstill

For More Information:

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

  • All Monthly Sessions are on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Mass (optional) begins at 8:00 a.m. in the CSJ Motherhouse Chapel

YEAR ONE: New Testament (with Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.)

  • SYLLABUS for YEAR ONE:
  • Aug. 20, 2016 – Orientation Session
  • Sept. 17, 2016 – NT Introduction & the Gospel acc. to Mark
  • Oct. 22, 2016 – Synoptic Problem & Gospel acc. to Matthew
  • Nov. 19, 2016 – Gospel acc. to Luke & Acts of the Apostles
  • Dec. 17, 2016 – Gospel acc. to John
  • Jan. 21, 2017 – Life & Letters of Paul
  • Feb. 18, 2017 – Deutero-Pauline Letters
  • March 18, 2017 – Hebrews & Catholic Epistles
  • April 29, 2017 – Book of Revelation
  • JUNE 3, 2017 – New Testament Theologies & Early Christian Literature

YEAR TWO: Old Testament (with Prof. Jina Kang & Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher)

  • SYLLABUS for YEAR TWO:
  • August 26, 2017 – Orientation (for new students only)
  • Sept. 16, 2017 – Intro to Hebrew Scriptures
  • Oct. 21, 2017 – Torah/Pentateuch I
  • Nov. 18, 2017 – Torah/Pentateuch II
  • Dec. 16, 2017 – Historical & Prophetic Writings I
  • Jan. 20, 2018 – Historical & Prophetic Writings II
  • Feb. 17, 2018 – Exile & Rebuilding
  • March 24, 2018 – Diaspora, Wisdom & Apocalyptic Writings
  • April 21, 2018 – Psalms & Deutero-canonical Literature
  • May 19, 2018 – Wrap-up: Hebrew Theology for Christians

YEAR THREE: Practicum: Bible Study Leadership (led by CBI Team)

  • SCHEDULE for YEAR 3 (tentative dates):
  • Sept. 15, 2018 – Intro to Group Dynamics; Intro to Lectio Divina
  • Oct. 20, 2018 – Project Organization; Biblical Resources; Lectio Divina Practice
  • Nov. 17, 2018 – Conflict Resolution; More Resources & Lectio Divina Practice
  • Dec. 15, 2018 – Finalize Team Project Plans; Lectio Divina Practice
  • January to April 2019 – Implement Team Projects
  • May 2019 – Wrap-up Session (tbd)
  • June 2019 – Graduation Ceremony (tbd)
     

 
Required Textbooks and Recommended Tools:

 


Click here for archival materials from the First Cohort of CBI-Orange (Fall 2013 – Spring 2016)

 

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Randy Lopez, CBI Coordinator, cbi@loyolainstitute.org
or
Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Director of Biblical Ministries, Loyola Institute for Spirituality, 714-997-9587, http://loyolainstitute.org

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