Biblical Exposition

The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

November 13, 2012

The Cross & the Crucifix (From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the [...]

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Keeping Up With Jesus … but tired!

September 11, 2012

Sunday’s readings were about Jesus walking. I know you think it was about Jesus healing a deaf-mute, but from my perspective it was about walking because I was trying to keep up with him. Yesterday I walked 12 miles from HaOn on the east side of the Sea of Galilee around the southern tip and [...]

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Mary, Queen of Heaven (reposting for the Feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven)

August 21, 2012

A while ago a man called in to say my argument for the Assumption of Mary including references from the Old Testament was wrong. I had quoted 1 Kings 2:19 where Solomon had raised his mother up to a throne to be Queen of the Kingdom. He said that was the ONLY case of a [...]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

August 10, 2012

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to visit my dad in Ann Arbor Michigan, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. I also went to Mass once. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. [...]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink?

June 15, 2012

Since we are in Israel and riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride for his son Isaac. The servant prays to God and asks, ”Whichever girl at the well [...]

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Two Cool Timelines for Holy Week

April 5, 2012

There are a lot of things that happened in Holy Week. Do you know what was done when?, Where Jesus was each day? What the sequence of events were? These are great tools to accompany you through Holy Week and beyond. Print them out and put them on your refrigerator. Talk about it over dinner [...]

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Obama, Contraception and the Early Church Fathers

February 17, 2012

Despite what some commentators and politicians think, Church teaching on abortion and contraception has remained unchanged. By FATHER MITCH PACWA SJ, 02/16/2012 (copied from National Catholic Register) The recent indignity by which the Obama administration wants to mandate everyone, including all Catholic institutions or their insurers, to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, has [...]

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Did St. Paul Pray for the Dead?

February 16, 2012

It seems apparent that St. Paul DOES pray for the dead. Here is my short article that gives a pretty clear example of St. Paul praying for a dead man, a man named Onesiphorus. This will be interesting for those who deny prayer for the dead and must find supposedly find everything explicitly in the Bible before they [...]

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Steve on Relevant Radio with Drew Mariani to Discuss the Presentation at 3:30 PM Eastern

February 2, 2012

The Circumcision and Presentation of Jesus is not understood by most Christians but is very interesting. Join us on www.RelevantRadio.com to learn what it means for us.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 24, 2012

It was one of my favorite topics: “Through the Lens of Typology.” We started by saying many people will say, “That has to be as boring as watching water boil.” I countered, “No, it is exciting and rich. It is the Bible coming alive! Seeing it as the Apostles and Jesus did.” I then gave [...]

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Catholic Answers Live & other Radio Shows this Week

January 23, 2012

Steve will join Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio on Monday to celebrate the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion (January 25). In anticipation of my radio shows I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided [...]

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Meet St. Paul as he Writes to the Romans; A Brief Study

January 11, 2012

I love St. Paul and love to write about him and his epistles. I also enjoyed traveling through six countries filming his life story and theology. St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans is often seen as impossible to understand except by theologians and most skip right over this masterpiece. With hopes that you will take [...]

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Epiphany? So What?

January 6, 2012

 What is Epiphany anyway? And why should I care? Find out at times below, all Eastern times: -Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:00 AM on Relevant Radio -Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8:30 AM Baton Rouge LA Catholic Radio -Friday, Jan 6 at 9:10 AM with Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio. -Friday, Jan 6 from 5:00-6:00 [...]

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Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?

December 16, 2011

Today I will be on Relevant Radio discussing Bethlehem and the Birth of Our Lord Jesus. I wrote this article which I thought you might enjoy and find informative. By the way, the picture below was taken from a mural painted in the Chapel of Angels in Shepherd’s Field in Bethlehem where the shepherds were [...]

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Where Was King David Buried? What is the City of David?

December 14, 2011

Scripture tells us that King David was buried in the City of David. Since Scripture refers to both Jerusalem and Bethlehem as “the City of David” some say David was buried in Jerusalem, other suggest he was buried in Bethlehem. In Scripture there are two cities called “The City of David.” The Old Testament (OT) [...]

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I Smell Like a Fish! Fishing with Andrew, Peter, James and John

November 30, 2011

Today is the Feast Day of the Apostle, St Andrew, brother of St. Peter. I wrote this in 2000 after a night of fishing with Jewish fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Since today I am discussing St. Andrew with Drew Mariana of Relevant Radio, thought I would share this story with you again. To [...]

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