+JMJ+ Inspired by the Bible In A Year podcast, and memories of past Bible studies, I was exploring to see what I could find about something about a certain serpent. The serpent in Genesis is not called a snake, no matter how many times non-Christians try to mock it in that way. It’s more like a monster or dragon like Leviathan. We’ve already covered the serpent’s appearance to Eve and it will come up again later in Job. (See the links at the end of this post.)
Here’s a good seven-part series from Philip Kosloski about the devil. I’ve enjoyed everything of his I’ve read so far.
- The Enemy’s Tactic #7: How the Devil Hides his Existence with Red Tights and a Pitchfork
- The Enemy’s Tactic #6: How Satan Encourages us to be Charitable to People we Do Not Know
- The Enemy’s Tactic #5: How the Devil Tricks us into Believing that Death Will Never Come
- The Enemy’s Tactic #4: Stripping the Liturgy
- The Enemy’s Tactic #3: Daily Pinpricks
- The Enemy’s Tactic #2: Focusing on Sinners in the Church
- The Enemy’s Tactic #1: The Loss of Reason
- In the Enemy’s Camp: An In-depth Look at the Tactics of the Devil
Video: Not about the serpent in Genesis but the dragon in the story of St. George, by Taylor Marshall.
And with a view to preparing for the mysteries of Lent which are almost upon us (how the year has flown in it own weird way), here are two videos from Brant Pitre.
And speaking of preparing for Lent, please do join me for the Quest we’re currently on to become saints. That’s right, SAINTS! See the current Thursday series, based on the book by, you guessed it, Brant Pitre, Introduction to the Spiritual Life, our Catholic Book of the Month, for the last couple of months. :)
Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. I pray that you and I will stay holy and virtuous during this time of preparation for Lent, so that we become who the Lord intends us to be: SAINTS. God bless you and may His Peace be always with you. +JMJ+
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Notes and Links
- Bible In A Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz using the Great Adventure Bible. Listen on the Ascension website, watch/listen on YouTube. Other ways to listen listed on the Ascension page.
- See links in my post for some interesting stuff, to purchase the Great Adventure Bible, and more: 3 Ways to Study the Bible as a Catholic Today.
- Brant Pitre’s Mass Readings Explained series at Catholic Productions. (And now Expanded. Oooh, I need to catch up over there quick, fast, and in a hurry!) Highly recommended!
Image credit: Photo of the Bible opened to Genesis, from Pixabay.
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