How can I reach my kids?
I sometimes didn't feel comfortable trying to talk about my faith to my children. I always felt I'd forget something or come across wrong or confusing.
For me, that's what led me to write down what I discovered.
Today, with our kids virtually implanted into their computers and cell phones, we need to move beyond written books.
In 2016, we launched an on-line educational platform. I encourage you to please visit the site and share the available videos to help your children, family and friends experience the Catholic faith in an interactive and easy to use way.
1 - How did the Church use, authorize and share the Scriptures
2 - What does the Bible say about the Sacraments?
3 - What do we find in the Mass and how does the Mass and other Catholic practices maintain and build our faith?
Meet the Experts
The topic of our ecumenical Expert Course is the history of the early Church and how the Church maintained unity through that time period.
Also, Learn about the early Christian heresies and how they effect our faith today.
Core Program Now Available
CUP program, Module 1, Lesson 1-4: This program includes two video lessons devoted to a better understanding and defense of the Catholic faith. The remaining video lessons teach Catholics and other Christians how to support ecumenism, the drive for Christian unity.
Click here for more information or to register.
3 Key Questions Series - Mary Short Course
One critical topic that divides Christian denominations is our treatment of Mary.
After more than a decade investigating this issue from inside both Catholic and Evangelical faith communities, I've developed a short form course that discusses the 3 most critical and misunderstood issues regarding this debate.
Jim Papandrea is a teacher, author, speaker, and musician. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in music and theatre arts, Jim went on to receive a Ph.D. in the history and theology of the early Christian church from Northwestern University, with secondary concentrations in New Testament interpretation and the history of the Roman Empire. Papandrea is currently Associate Professor of Church History at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University, as well as a consultant in the area of Adult Faith Formation, and an instructor in the Institute for Diaconal Studies of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is author of twelve books, including Reading the Early Church Fathers, and Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change it Again.