Jeff Cavins - How To Become A Modern Day Disciple - IHM Conference Notes

Jeff Cavins was a new-to-me speaker that I found to be one of the best I have ever heard at IHM National Catholic Parenting & Homeschool Conference.  He spoke on
How to Become a Modern Day Disciple and here are a few bullet notes.

*  Do you want to be a fan or a follower?

*  If you only wish that your kids remain Catholic, that’s a shallow goal. 

*  To be disciples,  you need to be a dynamic follower and there’s a difference between following and studying.  You can read all the photography books but at some point you have to take a shot. 
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
*  When Rabbis questioned disciples and would ask, for instance,  “What’s 2+2?”  They did not expect, nor want,  the answer “4.” The disciple needed to prove deeper understanding and so would answer, “8-4” or “the square root of 16.” Situational awareness.

*  Oprah, Ellen, Rush Limbaugh all have their worldview, but we need the worldview of Jesus. What does Jesus say about life?  What does Jesus say about the Eucharist?

CCC 236 God's works reveal who he is in himself; the mystery of his inmost being enlightens our understanding of all his works. So it is, analogously, among human persons. A person discloses himself in his actions, and the better we know a person, the better we understand his actions.

*  Know His plan, trust the roadmap

*  Ask what does a Catholic look like, what would they say?

*  In a survey, many responded that they had never seen their parents hold a Bible in their hands.

*  Disciples put into practice what they learn.

To hear this talk in its entirety, on and after August 1st  you can find audio of it HERE, along with other talks from this 2-day Catholic homeschooling/parenting conference.

Jeff Cavins is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers in the Church today. Few can communicate their love for Jesus Christ with as much zeal, clarity, and enthusiasm as Jeff Cavins. In addition to his outstanding presentations related to Catholic Bible study, Jeff is available to speak on a variety of other faith-formation topics.

After twelve years as a Protestant pastor, Jeff returned to the Catholic Church under the guidance of Bishop Paul Dudley. His conversion story, one of the best known and inspiring stories of its kind, is chronicled in the best-selling book, My Life on the Rock.

Over the past several decades, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible, a practical, interactive program that helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning for their lives. The Great Adventure presents the entire sweep of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand and genuinely fun. Its unique Bible Timeline learning system has revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for hundreds of thousands of Catholics since 1995. Jeff received his MAS in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Jeff has been a leading figure in Catholic media for over two decades and has appeared as a guest or host on Catholic radio and television hundreds of times.

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