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Jeff Cavins to Host Guests Fr. Mike Schmitz, Dr. Mary Healy, and More on New “Bible Timeline” YouTube Show

[Exton, PA, September 26, 2023—]

Creator of the beloved The Bible Timeline® Learning System takes on the role of interviewer in new YouTube show from Ascension.

Catholic evangelists Jeff Cavins and Fr. Mike Schmitz made international headlines with the 2021 launch of their podcast, The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™. This fall, the “two Minnesota boys” are together again for the debut episode of the new The Bible Timeline Show (with Jeff Cavins). 

Premiering on Ascension’s The Bible in a Year YouTube channel on September 10, the first episode featured Cavins posing a poignant question to Fr. Mike: “If you could talk one-on-one with all those who have gone through The Bible in a Year and say, ‘By the way, just one more thing…’ what would you say?” 

Fr. Mike paused, smiled, and replied: “Remember what God has done… don’t forget this [Bible in a Year experience]… And the second thing would be: your story isn’t over yet.”

View the full episode here.

The Bible in a Year YouTube channel is one of 5 featured channels on the Ascension Presents YouTube network. Ascension Presents is the largest Catholic YouTube network in English.

A Lifetime of Helping Catholics Love and Understand Scripture

The Bible Timeline Show (with Jeff Cavins) is the latest in a lifetime of Biblical presentations from Jeff Cavins, a Minnesota-based Scripture scholar, author, and video presenter. Jeff is well known as the creator of The Bible Timeline® Learning System, a color-coded presentation of salvation history which hundreds of thousands of Catholics have used to better read and understand the Bible. This Learning System forms the basis for Ascension’s Great Adventure Bible Study programs, the Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) podcast reading plan, Ascension’s best-selling Great Adventure Bible, the new Ascension Bible App, and now The Bible Timeline Show.

Beyond his decades of work with Ascension, Jeff is well-known as the founding host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock television program and also Relevant Radio’s Morning Air show. Jeff has worked in many leadership roles in his local Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, and travels widely to give talks and retreats all around the world. Today, Jeff can be found on Ascension’s weekly podcast The Jeff Cavins Show and leading frequent pilgrimages to the Holy Land with his wife Emily.

“This was fantastic!”

Audience reactions have been enthusiastic for the new offering:

  • “Beautiful, uprising, and so educational…thank you Mr. Jeff Cavins and Fr. Mike S.  ❤️🙏” -@adelaidawallaert287
  • “God bless you both for all the incredible work you’ve been doing, including with Ascension Press and Hallow! I just “stumbled across” each of you about a year ago, and following your work since continues to prove life-transforming. Thank you! And what a terrific first episode. Can’t wait to see the show again next week. Cheers!” -@plaegianalexander7907
  • “This was fantastic! I hope there will be more – frequently! Thank you both! Also working through [The] Bible in a Year – taking notes every day – thank you, Father Mike!!” -@bethschramm8075

Coming this Season on The Bible Timeline Show (with Jeff Cavins)

Jeff Cavins will host 12 other guests this season, including Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. John Bergsma, Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB, and Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio. The Bible Timeline Show will move chronologically  through the Bible, considering each period’s themes, stories, and people in a discussion between Cavins and each featured guest.

Upcoming episodes will premiere on YouTube every Sunday at 7:30 PM ET this fall. 

  • Ep. 2 – Early Word w/ Ryan O’Hara
  • Ep. 3 – Patriarchs w/ Dr. Mary Healy
  • Ep. 4 – Egypt and Exodus w/ Dr. John Bergsma
  • Ep. 5 – Desert Wanderings w/ Fr. Boniface Hicks
  • Ep. 6 – Conquest and Judges w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford
  • Ep. 7 – Royal Kingdom w/ Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  • Ep. 8 – Divided Kingdom w/ Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta
  • Ep. 9 – Exile w/ Sr. Alicia Torres
  • Ep. 10 – Return w/ Deacon Dr. Bob Rice
  • Ep. 11 – Maccabean Revolt w/ Msgr. James Shea
  • Ep. 12 – Messianic Fulfillment w/ Dr. Scott Powell
  • Ep. 13 – The Church w/ Michael Gormley

Ascension invites viewers to get a copy of Jeff Cavins’s celebrated Bible Timeline Chart for free (just pay shipping) at www.AscensionPress.com/Chart. This chart will help viewers follow along with the Bible Timeline conversations, and itself is a valuable 5-star rated Bible study tool.

Catch the next episode of The Bible Timeline Show with Jeff Cavins on The Bible in a Year YouTube channel on Sunday at 7:30 PM ET.

About Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins has been a leading voice in Catholic Scripture study and evangelization for decades. See Jeff’s full biography here.

About Ascension

Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 25 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of more than 10 million Catholics through award-winning books, the chart-topping Bible in a Year and Catechism in a Year podcasts, more than 50 unique faith formation programs, and Ascension Presents, which hosts the largest Catholic YouTube channel in English.

Media Contact

For interviews with Jeff Cavins, contact Lauren Joyce at 1-800-376-0520 or email Newsroom@AscensionPress.com.