Brown Bag Scripture Sharing
The Brown Bag Scripture Sharing is a gathering of faculty, staff, and administrators who reflect on the Sunday Gospels.
Where and Why
With a foundation in Catholic Scripture scholarship, these reflections help us bring the Gospels to life in our everyday experiences and relationships. All Duquesne employees are welcome to join us at noon on Tuesdays in room 610 of the Union. Note: On Tuesdays when a Libermann Lunch is scheduled, we will attend the lunch in the Africa Room.
History and Function
The Thursday night bible study began many years ago, when students expressed a desire for time to reflect on the Gospels in a way that would bring God's Word to life in the everyday choices and interactions that all people encounter in the ordinary course of their lives. Using sound Catholic Scripture scholarship as a foundation, the facilitators of the Bible Study, also known as Bible Sharing and Commentaries, offer a brief reflection on the chosen Scripture passage, after which the participants are given discussion-starter questions and time for small-group conversation, followed by the (optional) sharing of thoughts in the large group. This simple process, along with faith in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the belief that each person has a gift to share, has consistently borne the fruits of inspiration and insight. A commitment to what has come to be called the "three p's" -- prayer, preparation, and proclamation -- helps each one to discern when and how to live and proclaim the Gospel message of Love for All.