Seeking Truth Catholic Scripture Study with Sharon Doran,
hosted by Bruce McGregor.
Sharon Doran serves as the teaching director of “Seeking Truth.” An experienced Bible Study teacher, Sharon has a passion for scripture that will motivate and challenge you to immerse yourself in God’s Word and apply His message to your every day life.
“Seeking Truth” is an in depth Catholic Bible Study, commissioned by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization as well as Pope Benedict XVI’s exhortation for all Catholics to study scripture. To learn more go to: www.seekingtruth.net
Take a listen to the engaging conversations Sharon and Bruce shared on Spirit Catholic Radio about St. John, Scripture and so much more:
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (63.4MB) | Embed Episode 1 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran, hosted by Bruce McGregor. Ep 1 – An Introduction to the life and work of St. John. Sharon Doran serves as the teaching director of “Seeking Truth.” An experienced Bible Study teacher, Sharon has a passion for scripture that will [...]
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Episode 3 – Continuing the Prologue to the Gospel According to St. John. Sharon and Bruce begin with John chap 1 v 14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” They discuss the greatness and humility of John the Baptist. What it was like to be a Jew in the first century. Where was Jesus really baptized (think you know?) “The Lamb of God”…what does this mean?
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (27.5MB) | Embed Episode 4 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran, hosted by Bruce McGregor. Ep 4 – John Chapter 1. The Baptism of Jesus. The name changing of Simon to Cephas. The primacy of Peter. The encounter with Nathaniel and the fig tree. The branch imagery. [...]
The wedding feast of Cana and the intercessory role of Mary. The significance of the term “woman”. The “blessed” women of the bible…there’s only two others, besides Mary….the “head-crushers”…a fascinating exploration of the term
Episode 6 – John Chap 2 v. 13-25 The clearing of the temple. Temple history and it’s significance in salvation history.
Episode 7 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran, hosted by Bruce McGregor. Ep 7 – “Born of Water and the Spirit”, John Chapter 3
Episode 8 – John Chapter 4 Sharon and Bruce discuss the importance of the Samarian area, Jacob’s well, the animosity between the Samaritans and the Jews, and the gender bias against women.
Episode 9- John Chapter 5 Sharon and Bruce discuss the pool of Bethsaida and the healing of the paralytic. Jesus is announcing a great blessing for all the world.
Episode 10 – Sharon and Bruce discuss the state of the world during Holy Week. What is the historical backdrop that set the stage for the events of Holy Week. The conditions in the world at that time. What was happening culturally and politically….and spiritually.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.3MB) | Embed Episode 11 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran, hosted by Bruce McGregor. Ep 11 – John 20 “Making All Things New” Sharon Doran serves as the teaching director of “Seeking Truth.” An experienced Bible Study teacher, Sharon has a passion forscripture that will motivate [...]
ST12 – Seeking Truth with Sharon Doran – The Blessed Virgin Mary, “The Head-Crushing” Immaculately Conceived Handmaid of the Lord
Episode 12 – Sharon and Bruce discuss the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the new Eve! The sin-free woman who will crush the head of the serpent. Sharon breaks open Genesis chapter 2, Revelation 12 and the Old Testament teachings on the two other woman who are “blessed” and how this shines a light on our understanding of Mary!
Episode 13 – Sharon and Bruce discuss “Doubting Thomas”. John Chapter 20. Why Thomas was allowed to touch Jesus and Mary Magdalene was not. The significance of the actual wound in Jesus’ side and implications for the Church. Why this interaction between Jesus and Thomas is more important than what we think. What is ahead for Thomas, but also what is ahead for the Body of Christ.
This lecture was given on the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows and in her opening lecture, Sharon gives honor to Mary, who always points us to her Son, Jesus. Sharon also highlights the importance of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and gives an engaging overview of its origin and authorship.
This lecture is not only an overview of the book of Genesis, but also a sweeping view of the story of salvation. The “narratio”, or the narration, is the story of Christ, present from the very beginning of time to the very end yet to come. It is a powerful story that is present throughout the entire Bible.
Episode 16 – Sharon and Bruce discuss the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. How is this possible? What is the significance of Mary’s silence after the annunciation? Why is the Virgin Birth so important?What do the Church Fathers have to say about this? Where is all this found in Sacred Scripture?
Episode 17 – Sharon and Bruce discuss Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant. What does this mean? Where do we find that in the Old and New Testament? How has that been reflected in our Sacred Tradition?
Pope Benedict XVI said on Sept. 16, 2005:
“This is a fact that all Christians must take up and apply to themselves”, he said; “only those who first dispose themselves to listen to the Word can then begin to announce it.”
“Church and Word of God,” he continued, “are inseparably linked. The Church lives off the Word of God, and the Word of God rings out in the Church, in her teaching and in all her life.”
The Pope said he was thankful for a renewed appreciation of this fact, saying that “in recent times, thanks also to the effect of the Dogmatic Constitution ‘Dei Verbum,’ the fundamental importance of the Word of God has been more profoundly re-evaluated. This has led to renewal in the life of the Church, especially in preaching, catechesis, theology, spirituality, and in the very ecumenical journey itself. The Church must forever renew and rejuvenate herself, and the Word of God, which never ages or expires, is the privileged means to this end.”