The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

424 episodes of The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) since the first episode, which aired on December 28th, 2021.

  • Day 5: Tower of Babel (2023)

    January 5th, 2023  |  17 mins 17 secs
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    Today we read about the descendants of Noah, and the story of the Tower of Babel from Genesis 10-11, as well as Psalm 2. Fr. Mike reveals the errors of these characters, and how we also can fall into the same traps.

  • Day 4: The Flood (2023)

    January 4th, 2023  |  20 mins 7 secs
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    Today we read Genesis 7-9 and Psalm 1 and Fr. Mike reflects on the covenant God makes with Noah, and how the family of Noah becomes broken. Today's readings contain adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

  • Day 3: Noah's Ark (2023)

    January 3rd, 2023  |  17 mins 53 secs
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    Fr. Mike reads Genesis 5-6 and Psalm 136, and explains the significance of Noah's genealogy, why God chose to send a flood, and how we can imitate Noah's choice to follow God when no one else did.

    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 2: The Fall of Adam and Eve (2023)

    January 2nd, 2023  |  23 mins 51 secs
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    In today's readings of Genesis 3-4 and Psalm 104, Fr. Mike draws the connection between love and sacrifice in the story of Adam and Eve and explains the story of Cain and Abel.

    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 1: In the Beginning (2023)

    January 1st, 2023  |  20 mins 39 secs
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    Welcome to Day 1 of The Bible in a Year! Today we start our year-long journey by reading Genesis 1-2 and Psalm 19. Fr. Mike Schmitz breaks down these readings to discover what the story of creation means for God's plan in your life.

    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • START HERE: Introduction to the Early World (with Jeff Cavins) - 2021

    January 1st, 2023  |  24 mins 24 secs
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    Welcome to the official start of the Bible in a Year Podcast! We'll begin reading the Bible in the episode "Day 1: In the Beginning", but before we dig into scripture, Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike Schmitz to lay out the context for the Early World period (Genesis 1-11). They discuss the type of scripture we'll encounter (Hebrew poetry) and how that affects our understanding of the Word. This episode is not part of the 365 day reading plan, but is important to help understand the readings from this period.

    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

  • Day 365: The Beginning and the End (2022)

    December 31st, 2022  |  29 mins 3 secs
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    Congratulations, you have made it to the last day of the Bible in a Year journey! Fr. Mike concludes our journey through the Bible by reflecting on the promise of a new heaven and a new earth in Revelation 21. It is this profound promise that reassures us that Christ is the beginning and the end, the one who makes all things new, the one who wipes away every tear, the one who conquers death, and the only one who offers us everlasting life, a life without end. Today's readings are Revelation 21-22, Hebrews 11-13, and Proverbs 31:30-31.

  • BONUS: How to Hear God's Voice in Scripture (2023)

    December 30th, 2022  |  21 mins 34 secs
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    In preparation for reading the Bible in a Year, Fr. Mike shares five tips for reading scripture that will help you better understand the Word of God.

    Before we begin this year-long journey, don't forget to get the 365 day reading plan! Text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear

  • Day 364: Christ's Sacrifice Once for All (2022)

    December 30th, 2022  |  27 mins 38 secs
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    Fr. Mike dives into the fall of Babylon described in Revelation 18, pointing out how several images and expressions of this key chapter are taken from the judgmental oracles in the old testament, particularly those from the prophet Jeremiah. Fr. Mike also emphasizes the reality of God’s judgment, the resurrection of the dead, and how Christ’s sacrifice is presented to God in the heavenly sanctuary once and for all. Today we read Revelation 18-20, Hebrews 9-10, and Proverbs 31:26-29.

  • BONUS: Catholics and the Bible (with Jeff Cavins) 2023

    December 29th, 2022  |  56 mins 35 secs
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    Fr. Mike Schmitz is joined by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins, to talk about The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, their personal experiences with the Bible, and what it means to live life through the lens of Scripture.

  • Day 363: The New Covenant Priesthood (2022)

    December 29th, 2022  |  23 mins 32 secs
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    Fr. Mike draws a parallel between the symbols in the book of Revelation and the persecution by the Roman empire of the first Christians and encourages us to hold firm in our faith. Additionally, Fr. Mike reveals the beauty of the new covenant priesthood established by Jesus and explained in Hebrews. Today’s readings are Revelation 15-17, Hebrews 5-8, and Proverbs 31:23-25.

  • BONUS: Preparing for the Bible in a Year Journey (2023)

    December 28th, 2022  |  22 mins 10 secs
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    Are you getting ready to read the Bible in a year? Fr. Mike shares why it's worth following the Bible in a Year journey and how to prepare for this life-changing adventure. He explains how the reading plan works, how to build a listening habit, and how to persevere along the year when it gets tough. He reminds us that it is our "why" that ultimately shapes our "way" through the Bible. He also shares practical resources that can help us get the most out of the Bible in a Year journey.

  • Day 362: The Woman Clothed with the Sun (2022)

    December 28th, 2022  |  29 mins 2 secs
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    Fr. Mike continues to interpret the symbols within Revelation. He compares story of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the woman in Revelation. Fr. Mike provides context to the letter to the Hebrews, a letter that makes the case for Jesus, explaining who he is and the beauty of what he did for us. Today’s readings are Revelation 12-14, Hebrews 1-4, and Proverbs 31:16-18.

  • Day 361: Judgment and Repentance (2022)

    December 27th, 2022  |  25 mins 11 secs
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    Fr. Mike summarizes and contextualizes the book of Philemon, addressing the tension of slavery addressed in the Bible. He provides an explanation on the continued destruction depicted in Revelation as the visions of the apostle John, holding it up to the light of the Gospel. Today’s readings are Revelation 8-11, Philemon, and Proverbs 31:16-18.

  • Day 360: Heavenly Worship (2022)

    December 26th, 2022  |  29 mins 3 secs
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    Fr. Mike discusses the heavenly throne room seen in our reading from Revelation and our opportunity to be brought into this throne room during every Mass. He also focuses on our ability to glorify God and exalt him into eternity through the righteous deeds we perform on earth. Today’s readings are Revelation 4-7, Titus 1-3, and Proverbs 31:10-15.

  • Day 359: John's Apocalypse (2022)

    December 25th, 2022  |  33 mins 33 secs
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    As we begin reading from Revelation, Fr. Mike makes us aware of the symbolism found throughout this apocalyptic book and highlights its goal of strengthening the Church through the worship that happens at Mass. He also encourages us to find strength in God when facing challenges, just as Paul did. Today’s readings are Revelation 1-3, 2 Timothy 3-4, and Proverbs 31:8-9.