Becoming the Beloved Disciple of John's Gospel

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Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Saint Bonaventure Monastery
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This series may change your life.

Capuchin Fr. Dan Crosby, master retreat leader, invites you to look anew at Jesus’ call to discipleship, and at what that call means for us in our lives.  Enjoy these talks in your car or home, and gain fresh insight into scripture and the Christian life.

As we know, the author of John’s Gospel constantly invites us to unearth new layers of meaning in nearly everything he writes about. Thus, Scripture scholars believe the Beloved Disciple was deliberately un-named, so that all disciples encountering these passages could find themselves within them and embrace full discipleship as totally and eagerly as did this early follower of Jesus.

Through 12 lectures, Dan Crosby will examine all the passages in John referring to the Beloved Disciple. Discover, with Fr. Dan, the richness they contain for a deeper embrace of Jesus’ love, and for living out that love within our own Christian community – just as the original Beloved Disciple did so faithfully in his community.

Let Fr. Dan Crosby lead you to fully embrace your cal

This series may change your life.

Capuchin Fr. Dan Crosby, master retreat leader, invites you to look anew at Jesus’ call to discipleship, and at what that call means for us in our lives.  Enjoy these talks in your car or home, and gain fresh insight into scripture and the Christian life.

As we know, the author of John’s Gospel constantly invites us to unearth new layers of meaning in nearly everything he writes about. Thus, Scripture scholars believe the Beloved Disciple was deliberately un-named, so that all disciples encountering these passages could find themselves within them and embrace full discipleship as totally and eagerly as did this early follower of Jesus.

Through 12 lectures, Dan Crosby will examine all the passages in John referring to the Beloved Disciple. Discover, with Fr. Dan, the richness they contain for a deeper embrace of Jesus’ love, and for living out that love within our own Christian community – just as the original Beloved Disciple did so faithfully in his community.

Let Fr. Dan Crosby lead you to fully embrace your call to discipleship.

This series is a highly recommended staff favorite.

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Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap., is a member of the vibrant Capuchin Franciscan community at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the Director of the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. After his ordination in 1964, he did post-graduate work at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and earned a licentiate in theology as well as a Masters in Theology. Fr. Crosby spent three more years of post-graduate work at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he earned another Masters in Religion and Personality. For ten years, he taught theology and spirituality in Indiana and Wisconsin and spent eighteen years ministering to the poor in inner-city Milwaukee as well as at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Wherever he has ministered, Fr. Crosby has worked to integrate scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. He has been a spiritual director and acclaimed retreat master throughout the country.
Praise for Dan Crosby
“Fr. Dan Crosby speaks with authority and unmasked passion, urging us to become the Eucharist we celebrate. . . .  The Gospel comes to life with a compelling challenge to make a difference.”— Audrey Kast, Ph.D.
“As an expert in Franciscan spirituality, Fr. Dan Crosby masterfully guides people to discover the Mystery of God’s gentleness and tender love in ordinary life events. His extensive knowledge of Blessed Solanus Casey puts him at the forefront of scholarship regarding his holiness. It is truly a delight to listen to Fr. Dan Crosby pop open rich kernels of spiritual truths.” – Sally McCuen, spiritual director at the Solanus Casey Center
“I ministered with Fr. Crosby for nine years at our Capuchin retreat center in Wisconsin. I was privileged to observe first-hand his preaching style. His content is deeply biblical, and he has a gift of connecting the Scriptures with the lives of ordinary people. He is easy to listen to and is able to put theological-spiritual truths into everyday language.” – Fr. Martin Pable, OFM Cap.
“Fr. Dan compels the viewer/listener to internalize the most powerful concepts, challenges and invitations of our treasure of faith. In so doing, his talks evangelize our spirits to become closer to Jesus and the Gospel challenges.” – Charles Erdeljac, Ph.D.
“Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM, Cap., is a dynamic international speaker and retreat master who is famous for offering a refreshingly personal and uniquely honest perspective that resonates with his listeners. Without exception, I leave his talks with a memorable word, phrase or concept that leads to deeper truths that have transformed my life.” – Lee Ann Niebuhr – Order of Secular Franciscans
“Fr. Dan Crosby is a Capuchin friar who knew Fr. Solanus Casey well from living with him in Detroit. He is a leading expert on the life and sanctity of our newest Blessed Franciscan. This series will enlighten you greatly on the spiritual legacy of a saintly friar who was an admirable example of Franciscan compassion and hospitality!”– Fr. Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., Associate Professor of Theology, University of Saint Thomas

  • Myths and Meaning Surrounding the Beloved Disciple
  • The Journey to Become a Beloved Disciple Begins: Jn 1:35-42
  • Jesus’ First Question
  • “The Hour Has Come”: Jn 13:1-17
  • Bosom Resting, Betrayal and Command: Jn 13:18-35
  • Discipleship Denied: Jn 18:15-27
  • Jn 19:25-28: With The Mother of Jesus, Discipleship to the End
  • Jn 19:25-28; 31-37: Beloved Disciples See More, Believe More
  • Beloved Disciple and Peter on the Way toward a New and Risen Life: Jn 20:1-10
  • The Beloved Disciple: Alive and Well in Our Own World
  • How to Live Out This New Life in Ordinary Life?: The Eucharist: Jn 21:1-12
  • Discipleship Restored: Jn 21:15-25

10 reviews for Becoming the Beloved Disciple of John’s Gospel

  1. John S. Munroe, Ph.D., St. Joseph College of Maine

    A Fine Starting Point to John’s Gospel

    This series of lectures provides a fine starting point for a student of the New Testament – or any interested person. For centuries, people have asked who the “Beloved Disciple” in John’s Gospel really is. Fr. Crosby tackles this question with keen understanding. In John’s Gospel, a disciple is one who comes to believe Jesus is Messiah and leads others to Jesus. Fr. Crosby makes this very clear in his presentations. The “beloved disciple” is not only someone who lived apostolic times; the “beloved disciple” lives today in the understanding and development of Fr. Crosby’s lectures. It is important to note Fr. Crosby’s reference to and reliance on Fr. Ray Brown’s scholarship regarding the Johannine texts. As one who knew Fr. Brown, twice appointed to the Pontifical Biblical Commission (the first American so appointed), I commend Fr. Crosby’s reliance on this great scholar.

  2. Rev. Manuel Gacad, Los Angeles, CA

    *

    What is special about it is that it relates the gospel to my own way of being disciple and to our contemporary situation as disciples

  3. Phyllis A., USA

    2015 Spring Survey

    Excellent Explanation and insights into the Gospel of John

  4. John

    Dan Crosby is clear and insightful.

    Dan Crosby is clear and insightful. I have used his approach in advising students.

  5. Vicki

    Very helpful.

    The course helped me understand that “I” am the beloved disciple of Jesus because Jesus wants us all to understand how beloved we are.

  6. Vincent

    Very practical

    Fr. Crosby is full of personal confessions and insights. Very practical comments and thoughts. Easy to imagine taking attendance at Mass and its follow-up to an entirely new level (it’s done that for me!).

  7. Sister Thelma S., PA

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    Personalizes the mystery of the call to discipleship, and the nourishing power of Eucharist

  8. Andre W., IL

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Each of us, no matter our “yesterdays”, is invited and can become that “other beloved disciple” today!

  9. Helen D. RSM, Australia

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    I found this course very supportive and listen to it several times a week.

  10. Ed K., TX

    Summer 2018 Survey

    The insights into the true meaning and understanding of the Biblical text and, at times, certain specific words, e.g. “Ecce” commonly translated as “Behold” but maybe better translated in certain contexts as “Look” and how “Looking” or “Beholding” relates to the contemplative spirit.

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