Course Description

In these talks, Dr. Bob Rice examines the expression so often used by Pope St. John Paul II:  Be Not Afraid - Its Biblical Foundation and Importance for Today.

Hours of Instruction:  3

Talk 1:  Scriptural Foundations of 'Be Not Afraid'

Talk 2:  Remaining Courageous in a Time of Upheaval

Talk 3:  Moving from Fear to Boldness through the Power of the Holy Spirit 

About the Theme

From Pope St. John Paul II's Crossing the Threshold of Hope:   Every time Christ exhorts us to have no fear, He has both God and man in mind.  He means Do not be afraid of God...but invoke Him with me:  Our Father....God is with us.  God, infinitely perfect, is not only with man, but He Himself became a man in Jesus Christ.  Do not be afraid of God who became a man!

Luke 1:30:  Be Not Afraid

Co-sponsored with THE Franciscan University of Steubenville

Dr. Bob Rice

Dr. Bob Rice is an associate professor of Catechetics and the director of the Masters of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Although much smaller in content than the dissertation of his mentor, Dr. Eric Westby, Bob has a PhD from Liverpool Hope University in the UK where he researched Catholic youth and evangelisation. In the classroom, Bob combines his academic knowledge with over decades of youth ministry experience. Outside the classroom, Bob is an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, and innovative writer. He’s has authored numerous books, articles, and award-winning scripts that help people come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. He has recorded twelve CDs and leads worship for over twenty thousand people every year, mostly through the Steubenville Adult and Youth Conferences. Bob lives in Steubenville with his wife Jennifer and their seven children. You can find out more about him at

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to SW Biblical Conference V - 2020

    • Schedule

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

  • 2

    Session 1

    • Video - Session 1

  • 3

    Session 2

    • Video - Session 2

  • 4

    Session 3

    • Video - Session 3

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