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Sophia Institute for Teachers Sophia Institute for Teachers was founded in 2013 to renew and rebuild Catholic culture through service to Catholic education.
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07/15/2020

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We hold these truths to be self evident : that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with ce...
07/04/2020

We hold these truths to be self evident : that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Happy Independence Day from Sophia Institute for Teachers and God bless America!! 

07/03/2020

And we’re excited to be doing it all again!

#StaffSpotlight: Meet the team that pulls, packs, and ships all the orders that come into Sophia. Often the first to arr...
06/11/2020

#StaffSpotlight: Meet the team that pulls, packs, and ships all the orders that come into Sophia.

Often the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night, Dave B., Ethan, Dave M., and Nancy epitomize the phrase "work hard, play hard." Hundreds of orders run through each of their work stations each week, leaving precious little time for their intense ping pong matches. They've got the classic rock, country or Christian tunes going at all times, so our warehouse is the liveliest and most fun place to visit any time of day.

They’re a dream team and we're blessed to have their joyful and diligent presence in our organization!

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06/02/2020

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Hey there! Don't forget to REGISTER for our Virtual Workshop this week!The Great Paraclete: Coming to Know the Holy Spir...
05/26/2020
The Great Paraclete: Coming to Know the Holy Spirit | Sophia Institute for Teachers

Hey there! Don't forget to REGISTER for our Virtual Workshop this week!

The Great Paraclete: Coming to Know the Holy Spirit.

Registration is just a click away:
https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/workshops/details/the-great-paraclete-coming-to-know-the-holy-spirit

Join us for a FREE virtual workshop from 3:00-5:00PM EST on Thursday, May 28th! In preparation for Pentecost we will spend time reflecting on the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Participants will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement with their students. Tho...

We're helping schools and parishes plan ahead in a time when it's difficult to do so. Come see how.www.SophiaOnline.org
05/22/2020

We're helping schools and parishes plan ahead in a time when it's difficult to do so. Come see how.

www.SophiaOnline.org

Some thoughtful, encouraging words for the #ClassOf2020, written by one of the founding members of Sophia Institute's Te...
05/19/2020
May You Live In Interesting Times - Crisis Magazine

Some thoughtful, encouraging words for the #ClassOf2020, written by one of the founding members of Sophia Institute's Teacher Advisory Council. Thank you, Sean!

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/may-you-live-in-interesting-times

There is an old Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, we are cursed indeed. Though many have suffered grievously from this virus, you, graduating seniors, whether from high school or college, make up your own category of sufferers. Who could have imagined it would e...

We're so excited for tomorrow's NCCL Witness virtual event!Stop by our Zoom Room from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET to ask us...
05/18/2020

We're so excited for tomorrow's NCCL Witness virtual event!

Stop by our Zoom Room from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET to ask us whatever questions you want. We can't wait to see you!

https://nccl.org/exhibitor/the-sophia-institute/

#WeAreNCCL #SomosNCCL #NCCLWitness2020

05/14/2020

Spirit of Truth is the first textbook series with fully developed lesson plans that help you make religion class enjoyable and unforgettable.

Learn more about the fastest-growing Catholic religion textbook for schools and parishes!

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/shop/spirit-of-truth

Did everyone have an awesome #TeacherAppreciationWeek last week? Well, we're STILL offering 40% OFF Catholic titles from...
05/12/2020

Did everyone have an awesome #TeacherAppreciationWeek last week? Well, we're STILL offering 40% OFF Catholic titles from Sophia Institute Press because we just can't thank you teachers enough.

Use promo code TEACHERS40 at checkout until this Friday, May 15th.

Though it can be so tough to not attend in person right now, we take comfort in knowing that the Holy Mass continues to ...
05/10/2020

Though it can be so tough to not attend in person right now, we take comfort in knowing that the Holy Mass continues to be said all over the world.

#HappySunday #PrayForOurPriests #PadrePio

Okay, that might not be a DIRECT quote, but you really should check out our #SophiaSketchpad videos!Visit SophiaSketchPa...
05/09/2020

Okay, that might not be a DIRECT quote, but you really should check out our #SophiaSketchpad videos!

Visit SophiaSketchPad.org and engage your students in learning about the sacraments!

Register for Our FREE Virtual Workshops in May and June!sophiainstituteforteachers.org/virtualworkshops#Free #Virtual #W...
05/08/2020

Register for Our FREE Virtual Workshops in May and June!

sophiainstituteforteachers.org/virtualworkshops

#Free #Virtual #Workshop #NoBrainer

We're so happy to be with Denver teachers & catechists today! It's a bummer we can't come to you in person, but it's tru...
05/08/2020

We're so happy to be with Denver teachers & catechists today! It's a bummer we can't come to you in person, but it's truly a joy to be with you virtually!

#Virtual #Workshop #MissYouGuys #KindOfABummer #ButVirtualIsCoolToo

It’s MAY! The month we honor our Blessed Mother. Mother’s Day is coming up, too!Mother’s Day provides us with an opportu...
05/07/2020

It’s MAY! The month we honor our Blessed Mother. Mother’s Day is coming up, too!

Mother’s Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful and miraculous gift of motherhood as we experience it both in our families and in the universal Church.

Check out our FREE Mother's Day lesson here:
https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/elesson/free-current-events

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

#MothersDay

Aren't Catholic books awesome? What about discounts?? What about BOTH?!In honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek we're offeri...
05/07/2020

Aren't Catholic books awesome? What about discounts?? What about BOTH?!

In honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek we're offering 40% OFF Catholic titles from Sophia Institute Press! And since you deserve more than just a week's worth of appreciation, the discount is good until May 15th.

Use promo code TEACHERS40 at checkout.

We love you. Go snag some at-home reading.

- The Sophia Team

Hey teachers,It's teacher appreciation week. We want you to know that everything we do, every moment of the day, is in s...
05/05/2020

Hey teachers,

It's teacher appreciation week. We want you to know that everything we do, every moment of the day, is in support of you and your incredible vocation. There's a lot that's uncertain right now, but one thing's for sure: the world needs people like you.

We appreciate your work so much and have been honored to dedicate our time and resources to supporting you as much as we can through this crisis.

Keep up the good work. We've got your back.

#TeacherAppreciationWeek

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What Type of Servant, or Slave, Are You? Not only does Isaiah see the people of God coming back from imprisonment and exile in Babylon - not only does he give them tremendous words of comfort - words to put strength into these men and women - but he sees a very special servant being sent into the world – and we read of that in Isaiah Chapter 42 We know who that servant was and is - Jesus Christ. These passages may not be all that clear to begin with, but when we reach Chapters 52 and 53 it becomes most clear – it is Jesus Christ, the Son of God – our Saviour and Lord and King. Isaiah sees Jesus Christ the Saviour being born into this world - and he sees something of what kind of man he will be, and what type of ministry he will have. But did Isaiah know the significance of what he was preaching and writing? The doors which are opened by the servant remain open today - but we do not know how much longer they will remain open. Isaiah sees God sending a servant - that is a word we seldom use today. It has almost gone out of use - but it is an important word. If you belong to Jesus Christ then not only are you a servant - but you are a slave - a prisoner of Christ Jesus and a slave of the Son of God - which enables us to experience perfect freedom. That is something which the world just cannot see. What is a servant? A servant is someone who is subservient to someone else - a servant is someone who is at the disposal of someone else. A servant - and this is especially true in the Kingdom of God – a servant is more concerned about serving than any rights he may think he has. The servant is concerned about his responsibilities to his master – and for us that means Jesus Christ. Think of Paul – Paul introduces himself in the opening words of the Roman letter – presenting his qualifications and credentials. He is a servant – or slave. DOULOS is the word used – which means a bond-servant. Such a slave was regarded as a piece of property of the owner – and would have been bought for a high price in the market place. A high price had been paid for Paul – the blood of Jesus Christ – and he now knew that Jesus owned him. But, no slave ever had a more benevolent and loving master – who would take care of Paul, and protect him – open and close doors – and walk with him all his days – this is all such a privilege. Paul would only do what Jesus Christ wanted – and only go where Jesus Christ sent him – and only speak and write what Jesus Christ taught him. It is better to be a slave of Christ, than to be enslaved to anything or anyone else – alcohol, drugs, ambition, reputation, money, or fragile temporary ‘success’. But back to Isaiah - God is going to do more than just speak words of comfort. He is going to send someone who will comfort, fortress and fortify people. God is going to send someone who will be at His disposal - and who will truly desire to do His Will - someone who will be eager to obey Him. That was Jesus. Jesus came to do what God had called Israel to do. God says - I am going to uphold My Servant. Here begins Isaiah’s prophetic picture of the character of the servant who will come to serve and seek and save. In Chapters 40 and 41, God’s servant, Israel, was described as being complaining, fearful, and dismayed. By the end of Chapter 42, God’s servant, Israel, is portrayed as being deaf, blind and sinful – verses 18 and 19, and 23 and 24. These are strong words – do read them – and be warned. By contrast, the coming servant of Lord, in Isaiah Chapter 42, neither falters, nor is discouraged, but he delights in God, and is gentle, persevering, bringing forth justice and faithfulness. This coming servant is an ideal servant who embodies and embraces all that Israel failed to be. This is the background to Isaiah’s announcement. This coming servant is not only someone to follow, but he is someone who will rescue people. This is much more than a word – important though that is – here is God sending a person – personal intervention – to seek and to save and to love and to forgive and to restore and repair what was marred and broken. Even when Jesus was on the Cross being crucified - shedding His Blood to wash away our sin - God was upholding Him - and three days later indicated and showed that to the disciples, when Jesus was raised from the dead. He is my chosen one in whom I DELIGHT - and I will put My Spirit upon Him. Here is God referring to that day when Jesus was baptised in the Jordan River - and as He emerged from the water, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. Jesus was as saturated with the Holy Spirit as He was with water. Then His dynamic powerful sensitive tender ministry began - preaching - teaching - healing people - setting people free from the influence of bad spirits. Up to this point in the life of Jesus, it had been growth and preparation - now life would never again be the same. Jesus was empowered – He was anointed. This same risen and living Jesus anoints and empowers his servants today, so that they might serve – with all that is involved in serving. “Almighty God – as I think of these words – and as I consider how Jesus came to serve – help me – help us – to serve – in a day when it is not popular to be a servant – and as servants, anoint and empower and equip us with all that we require. We pray in Jesus Name. Amen.” ("Word from Scotland" - 24 February - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - every prayerful blessing.)
Do We Realise and Fully Understand Who We Are In Christ? We are reading the second half of Ephesians Chapter 2, and last week closed with these words - "Israel - I give you the promises - the prophets - the Word of Light - the promise of the Messiah - now go and share all this with the world." We too must be careful that we do not fall into the same trap. Our ministry must be to others - because we learn here that outside of Christ man cannot get through to GOD. Outside of Jesus Christ man remains a stranger and an alien - sojourners. Israel was called by God to be the light of the world – to take the light of God – the word of God – and the truth of God, to others in the world – but this she did not do. Think of Israel herself - for some 2,000 years she had no home - having rejected the Messiah, they became sojourners - aliens - strangers - hunted down and having to turn for their lives, everywhere they went - persecuted during a series of pogroms. Now, they are back in their land - but they are still looking for their Messiah. There was a day when people said - John Chapter 1 - "We have found the Messiah." But for many, at the moment, they are "without God" - ATHEOS is the word in verse 12. Paul is specifically referring to us who are Gentiles. I remember listening to someone - who told me all that she believed - and I kept silent waiting for something significant to emerge from that mouth. Nothing came that pointed to faith - and I had to say - "Do you know that all you have told me you believe, the devil believes and trembles!" There had been no encounter with the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ. It is possible to have temples and buildings and shrines and meetings and services and doctrines - and be without Jesus Christ. See too how not only has the barrier been demolished - but how the gulf has been bridged. You are now in a JEW - JESUS CHRIST – the King of the Jews. To write that at that time to Gentiles was radical teaching. Walls and barriers which divide have been demolished - and HE brings us into one body - which means sharing one BLOOD. This is astounding. On the Cross - Jesus Christ dealt with those issues which made Jews different from us Gentiles. Verse 19 - Consequently - see the building now - built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets - with Christ Jesus Himself holding everything together. Look where the apostles and prophets are - not lording it over people - but in the foundation upholding and supporting. That is the whole purpose of an apostolic and prophetic ministry - to uphold and support - to prevent people from sinking - what a revelation Paul shares with Gentile believers. The good works which a disciple of Jesus Christ does - or performs - is something which God prepared for us to do. We are in a position to meet people's spiritual needs – with the help of God. This is what Jesus calls us to do - and remember, Jesus does not just tolerate us - He chooses us - He calls us - God the Father adopts us into His Family - we are His sons - His chosen children. ‘Workmanship’ – verse 10 – the word is POEMA - from which we get the word poem. We are God's creative masterpiece - when we yield - when we are pliable in His holy hands - and note the word, "WE". It is what we are together - in fellowship - as we lose our individual identity in Christ. Whenever God wants to change the shape - HE applies pressure - like clay in the Hands of the Potter. That is why we have to be careful at times when we might discover these words coming into our minds. "Why am I having to go through all this? Why am I experiencing all this hassle - all this opposition - all this pressure?” Is this God producing a new poem? Here is a revelation from God - revealed by the Holy Spirit, to Paul - so that the Church could be informed and edified. Remember too - it is being written - it is all being revealed - in prison in Rome. If you want to ascend to the highest, you have to be prepared to experience the lowest. God wants all this down in writing - there is authority when you have something down in writing in a document. There is a degree of permanence - and it is reasonably easy to refer to. There is a line running right through this passage - it divides. We see two categories of people. It separates those who are dead, from those who are alive - spiritually speaking – alive in Christ. Re-read Chapter 2 – we see these two groups - those who are in their sins - or those who are seated with Christ having been raised up by God - in Christ Jesus, or outside of Christ. There is no in between - there is no other spiritual position. Paul is saying - you either have this disease which is a KILLER - or you have the CURE OF GOD which God Himself provides and supplies and offers so generously. Paul begins with Praise - moves into Prayer - and then in our passage today Preaches. On he goes to preach and explain further - what we so need to know. “Lord God Almighty – my loving heavenly Father – continue to show me what you wish me to do – how to serve – how to reach out to those who are in need – how to minister to those who are downcast and sad – hurt and wounded – I look to You and to Your Word – for help and strength – through Jesus Christ. Amen.” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - warmest greetings in Christ Jesus.)