Your Questions and My Answers (Part 2)

My children have left the Church, what advice do you have? What kind of guitars do you own? These are just some of the questions that Jeff answers in this week’s podcast. Today, Jeff answers another round of questions from you, his listeners. The questions include inquiries about the Bible, evangelization, and some personal questions for Jeff. He answers them all!

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Learn to speak “Bible” so that you can share the faith more effectively with others.


Biblical and Theological Questions

1. I have children who have grown up and left the Church. I have told them how much it hurts to know they aren’t receiving the Eucharist or going to confession. One of them is going to a nondenominational church. We went with them one time, but it didn’t feel like church to us. Any advice?

Book recommendations:

2. In my Bible, the footnotes have letters like J, E, D, and P. I don’t know what they refer to or what I’m supposed to be doing with them. Can you tell me what they are for?

Jahwist (J), Elohist (E), Deuteronomist (D), and Priestly (P) sources.

  • “Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700.”
  •  by Scott Hahn and Ben Wicker
  • “The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book” Hahn & Wicker
  • “The Ratzinger Report” – Ignatius Press

Personal Questions

1. I saw one of your YouTube videos, and you had a couple of guitars in the background; what kind of guitars do you have?
  • PRS (Paul Reed Smith) Silver Sky John Maier Edition
  • PRS DGT – Double Humbuckers/Split Coils
  • Yamaha Revstar Professional 2 P90 Pickups
  • Martin D28
  • 1965 Epiphone Cortez
2. I saw you with Matt Fradd, and you showed your computer files, which were all connected to a program. You mentioned that you studied using a linking method. What was the program?


3. How long did it take you to come up with the Bible Timeline Chart? It has changed my whole approach to the Bible and the faith.

48 Hours

4. How is your dad doing? I heard that he was in hospice!

Thank you so much for your prayers. My dad has entered hospice. Please continue your prayers for him. His name is Bob.


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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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  1. Thank you, Jeff, I always learn so much when I listen to your pod casts or watch one of your videos.


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