The gospels provide a profound path for spiritual growth. You are invited to follow that path.
Through this special 18-lecture course, explore a powerful four-fold ancient pattern found throughout life, Christian worship and many revered spiritual exercises. This pattern appears to underlie the choice of four gospels and their sequencing into the three-year Sunday reading cycles. The four gospels, when read through this lens, move beyond separate accounts of Jesus to become a seamless spiritual guide for daily life.
In this course, the words of scripture that we know so well come alive in fresh and enriching ways. Each gospel is explored as the answer to one of life's four great questions, matched to the particular spiritual dilemma of the early Christian community for which that gospel was originally written.
Follow internationally celebrated author and Catholic educator Dr. Shaia on a path to an enriching understanding of the Bible’s most frequently read books as well as a deeper spiritual connection to the Church's traditional seasons.
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About Your Presenter
Alexander J. Shaia, Ph.D. is a pastoral theologian, spiritual director, psychologist, liturgist, former diocesan director of adult education, professional speaker and author of three books including The Hidden Power of the Gospels: Four Questions, Four Paths, One Journey (HarperOne, 2010). Dr. Shaia is a long-time advisor to many Catholic organizations and is a speaker at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
Since 1976, he has led conferences and retreats for clergy and lay, across more than fifteen Christian denominations on four continents. He is passionate about sharing a fresh narrative on the gospels- one that is grounded in tradition, yet provides meaningful answers for contemporary questions.
Dr. Shaia holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in Counseling Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, an M.R.E. in Religious Education from Seattle University, and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Counseling from the University of Puget Sound. To learn more, www.quadratos.com and www.alexanderjshaia.com
- Gospel Study: Integrating Critical Thought and Devout Prayer
- A New Lens on the Gospels
- The Third Foundation and an Overview of the Four Gospel Journey
- Gospel of Matthew: Antioch (70s First Century)
- Gospel of Matthew: The Great Mountain and the Question of Facing Change
- Gospel of Matthew: Birth, Passion, Resurrection
- Gospel of Mark: Rome (60s First Century)
- Gospel of Mark: The Stormy Sea and the Question of Moving through Suffering
- Gospel of Mark: Opening, Passion, Resurrection
- Gospel of John: Ephesus (90s First Century)
- Gospel of John: The Glorious Garden and the Question of Receiving Joy
- Gospel of John: Prologue, Passion, Resurrection
- Gospel of Luke: From Antioch (80s First Century)
- Gospel of Luke: The Road of Riches and the Question of Maturing in Service
- Gospel of Luke: Birth, Passion, Resurrection
- A Pattern of Grace Underneath All Tradition and Practice
- Eucharist, The Church Day, The Liturgical Year, Rite of Initiation, Ignatian Exercises, Interior Castle
- The Eight Essential and Continuing Practices of Quadratos