BCBP Past President Bobby Lavina encourages all BCBP members who can to join the courses given by the Loyola School of Theology Lay Institute for Formation and Empowerment. He says: Let me just share with you the satisfaction that I have had at the breadth and depth of these courses so far. For the last two months, Marite and I have been attending this weekly class at the Ateneo Graduate School ROCKWELL Campus. So far, we have taken a class entitled “WILL THE REAL JESUS PLEASE STAND UP?(Christology)” with Fr. Manoling Francisco and another one on “The BIBLE: ANCIENT TEXT OR LIVING WORD?” facilitated by Fr. Mike Lambino. Both excellent teachers with an inspiring set of classmates who, like us, are professionals trying to learn more and deepen our Catholic faith. BCBP members Ronnie Caballero (mkti), Jun Obra (las pinas), Sen Sid ( pasay ) and Reggie Jimenez(alabang) have also been attending with us.

I really wish more brothers and sisters in the BCBP will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow in faith through teaching and discussion as adults.

It is not too late to join since the course is being taught in modules. The next modules in Rockwell are :

Rekindling the Faith: Christianity for Grown-ups
The Loyola School of Theology Lay Institute for Formation and Empowerment 2009 Theological Discussion Series

Morality: Father, I Have Sinned…?
Reassessing Our Notions of Sin and Morality with Fr. Eric Marcelo Genilo, SJ & Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, SJ
APS, Rockwell Campus: September 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30pm

Spirituality: Sunday Christians or Everday Christians?
Developing a Spirituality for Busy People with Fr. Renato Oliveros, SJ
APS, Rockwell Campus: October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-8:30pm

If it is better for you, you can instead attend at the Loyola School of Theology where the next modules are:

Doctrine: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Encountering Jesus Christ According to the Bible and Church Teaching with Fr. Manuel Francisco, SJ
LST, Loyola Heights Campus: September 2, 9, 16 & 23, 8:00-10:00pm

Scripture: The Bible: Ancient Text or Living Word?
Unleashing the Power of the Bible to Renew Our Lives with Fr. Miguel Lambino, SJ
LST, Loyola Heights Campus: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 8:00-10:00pm

The cost is a very worthwhile P2,000 per 4 session module. You can register on the first day of each class. I look forward to seeing you there. God bless us all.

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