Linking The Garden Of Eden To The Garden Of Calvary

“The Law Of Love: Linking the Garden of Eden to the Garden of Calvary”

I want to thank the men of the “Catholic Men’s Retreat” of Wyoming for inviting me to speak to them about one my favorite subjects… typology!  In this series of 6 lectures we attempted to examine the question… why did Jesus have to suffer and die just to redeem us from our sin? If Jesus is God, then why not just “will” our redemption? To go through so much for us, the mocking, the stripes of the scourging, the crown of thorns, the out-pouring of his blood, being cut off from his people and nailed to a tree… there must have been a very good reason. In seeking the answer to this question we endeavor to become the “Man in the Garden!”


Thank you for one of the most inspirational weekends of my life. You are much than “entertaining.” I learned more about the bible in one weekend than my whole life. I enjoyed our conversations  through out the whole trip. God bless you and your family. Thank you for everything you have done for me and the men at our retreat. When I get the pictures I will send them to you.


The Talks:

The Intro Talk – “Why the Cross?“: [ti_audio media=”2374”]

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The Theme Song – “Make Us Courageous” (Orig. by Casting Crowns): [ti_audio media=”2381″]

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Talk 1- “The Coward Of The Garden“: [ti_audio media=”2376”]

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Talk 2 – “A New Adam, A New Creation, A New Lamb” :[ti_audio media=”2377″]

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Talk 3 – “A Savior Is Born, A Priest King Has Come“: [ti_audio media=”2378”]

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Talk 4 – “Its A New Garden“: [ti_audio media=”2379”]

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Talk 5 – “The Law Of Love: The Total Self-Gift“: [ti_audio media=”2380”]

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Resources used in preparing for these talks:

  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church – HERE
  • Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, of the Bible – HERE
  • A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture, Dr. Scott Hahn – HERE
  • Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library), Dr. Scott Hahn – HERE
  • Understanding the Scriptures, Dr. Scott Hahn – HERE
  • MORE Books from Dr. Scott Hahn – HERE
  • Lectures on the Book of Exodus by Dr. Scott Hahn – HERE
  • The Splendor of the Church: Audio Study from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology- HERE
  • Also check out the other great courses – FREE – HERE
  • The Institute of Catholic Culture Lectures – HERE
  • Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist, Dr. Brant Pitre – HERE
  • More great resources from Dr John Bergsma – HERE
  • The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology), GK Beale – HERE
  • From Shadows to Reality: Studies in the Biblical Typology of the Fathers, Cardinal Jean Danielou – HERE
  • Lectures on the Gospel of John  – “The Word Became Flesh”, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Pitre, Dr. Barber & Dr Bergsma – Here
  • Lectures on the Book of Revelation – “The Mystery Unveiled”, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Pitre, Dr. Barber & Dr Bergsma – Here
  • Lectures on the Gospel of Matthew – “Thy Kingdom Come”, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Barber & Dr Bergsma – Here
  • The Targums – HERE




About the Author: CatholicHack

Joe McClane is the General Manger of KSHJ 1430 AM on the Guadalupe Radio Network, Catholic radio in Houston, TX. Joe spent the last five years serving as the Director and Events Coordinator for the Fullness Of Truth Catholic Evangelization Ministries based in North Houston. Joe has been married, going on thirteen years, to Michelle, and they homeschool their five children. Joe and his family are parishioners of Annunciation Catholic Church in downtown Houston.
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