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PAGE 8 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 4. {990 ................ Abbot Jerome Kodell to address annual conference Scripture Study Bible Little Rock - Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey, author of The Catholic B le Study Handbook and a major portion of the materials for the nationally-acclaimed Little Rock Scrip- ture Study program, will be the featured speaker at the Arkansas Interfaith Conference annual assembly on Tues- day, Nov. 13. Kodell will address the theme: "The Two Ways Inward: Religion in a Self- Centered Society." He will speak on subjectivism and privatism in religion and the challenge to people of faith. A native of Clarksville and a graduate of Subiaco Academy, Kodell holds a Degree in Sacred Scripture from Rome. He was elected Abbot by the monks of Subiaco Abbey in November, 1989. The assembly will convene at Temple Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB B'Nai Israel, 3700 N. Rodney Parham Rd., and will run from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Registration is $6, and lunch is $6. For more information, contact Mimi Dortch, Arkansas Interfaith Conference, P.O. Box 16403, Little Rock, 72216; 375- 1553. GOOD NEWS WFIH A FRIEND ARKANSAS ( ATHO LIC "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St.Jerome Fifth Century READ THE BIBLE! $tational Bi , November 11 17, 1990 Beginning inJanuary, 1991, the Little Rock Scripture Study program will of- fer a new four-week study entitled In- troduction to the Bible, designed to give people the foundational understanding they need to study the Bible as a regu- lar part of their lives as Catholic Chris- tians. The study works well and the Bible, how tO understand ary forms used in the Bible, the tionship between biblical and personal interpretation, and topics. The final lecture gives tions for daily personal Bible reading and tools for ongoing study. Since they provide for an established Scripture informational input for study group as a tool to deepen understanding of Little study, the video-taped tures for Introduction God's Word, or as an adult Rock the Bible are not education program for they must be used SCRIPTURE W 0o es for those who want to begin to rea Seraglio,. STUDY woro shot The lectures for the study are written and delivered by Rev. Stephen J. Binz, SSL, campus minister at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock and Sacramental Minister in the par- ishes of Malvern and Arkadelphia. Binz is a long-time associate and contribut- ing author of the LRSS program, and he begins the study with very basic in- formation on how the Bible grew out of people's experiences and relation- ship with God, and proceeds to give a basic overview of the Bible. Later lectures explore a litany of topics: what role the Bible plays in the lives of Christians, fears and obstacles people ma} experience in beginning to read the Bible, various Bible translations and the merits of each, the arrange- ment of the Bible and how the final books came to be included, the essen- tial connection between the Church Little Rock area) and rected by Demp Dempsey of Our of the Holy Souls parish in Little Roc e Study As with all Little Rock Scriptur courses, the taped lectures for Int duction to the Bible are offered free Arkansas parishes. The basic elements found in LRSS courses are present in tion to the Bible, but the group sions follow a slightly different Each weekly session includes an oPec ing prayer service, two twent minute segments of the taped by Binz, divided by 35 minutes of discussion and faith sharing. After session, participants continue study at home with questions from Participant's Book. Parishes interested in beginning study should call the Scripture Office at 664-0340 or 664-6102. 1. PLAN TO LISTEN CAREFULLY AT SUNDAY MASS If you do no more than this, you'll hear almost the entire Bible proclaimed a three-year period. Better yet, plan to arrive a few minutes early to review Sunday Mass readings ahead of time. 2. GET YOURSELF A BIBLE Some suggestions: (Use a Bible that you feel free to underline or write in,) ~ New American Bible (the translation most often read at Mass.) New Jerusalem Bible 3. FIND THE TIME You may have to give something up n television, part of a lunch hour, sleep, -- to free up 10 - 15 minutes for Scripture reading. Make an appointment with Put it on your calendar. Don't break the appointment unless there's a real gency. 4. FINn A QUIET PLACE Search for a place where you can read undisturbed and make it your place to read the Bible. Remove distractions such as newspapers and ma Symbols like a lighted caodle or a crucifix might help you focus your attentiOrJ "i 5. REAm * Always begin with quiet prayer, asking God to help you truly listen. * Don't start at page one of the Bible and try to read cover to cover you'll give up in frustration. * Instead, find the readings for next Sunday's Mass, or the readings for the Mass (listed in missalettes and sometimes in your parish bulletin) and begin * Or, begin with one of the Gospels, then continue with the Acts of 6. REFLECT Pay attention to how the messages of Scripture might apply to everyday rences in your life. Try writing your own "h0mily" based on the Sunday or daily readings.