Biblical Exposition

Steve on EWTN’s “Deep in Scripture” Today with Marcus Grodi

October 5, 2011

Today I will be on EWTN Radio’s “Deep in Scripture” with Marcus Grodi. It will be aired on EWTN at 2:00 PM Eastern today. Encore shows will be aired at 1:00AM Thursday and 7:00 AM Sunday. You can also watch it on UStream or listen by Podcast. Today our passage of Scripture study will be [...]

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Salvation by Faith Alone?

July 12, 2011

Since the days of Martin Luther it has been popular to reduce salvation to a sound bite. Salvation is not by works but by “faith alone.” However, the Bible seems to have another idea. In my book CROSSING THE TIBER I mention a few passages from Scripture to give a more biblical perspective. Here is [...]

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Why is it UnChristian NOT to Judge?

July 9, 2011

Read this interesting and perceptive article here.

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Was Jesus Nice?

June 15, 2011

People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never . . . Wait, was Jesus nice? How does “nice” relate to “love”? A few weeks ago I ran to the Western [...]

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Written Debate on Virgin Mary

May 28, 2011

Tim Staples debates Jim Tetlow on the Blessed Virgin Mary in Scripture HERE

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Sola Scriptura and the Canon of Scripture

May 27, 2011

Sola Scriptura and the Canon When non-Catholics are asked to provide biblical support or their belief that the Bible Alone is the sole rule of faith for the believer, they usually cite 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which states that “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful”. However, they somehow miss the fact that the two verses [...]

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Catholic Answers Live Questions Answered

May 16, 2011

Topic: St. John and his Gospel. You can listen on-line at www.Catholic.com. For my book on John, click on the image to the right. All copies sent are signed. You can listen to the archived show here. For more listening and downloading options, click here. Questions I answered on tonight’s show: 1) Was John the [...]

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Where was Jesus on Holy Saturday?

April 22, 2011

He was in the tomb, of course. Soldiers guarded the tomb and a seal had been placed on the stone. His dead and bloodied body lay wrapped in the shroud of burial. But in 1 Peter 3:18 we are told that while his body lay cold in the tomb, he was moving around preaching the [...]

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Stop Eating Animals! It is Against the Plan of God!

April 20, 2011

IF YOU EAT ANIMALS YOU ARE VIOLATING THE PLAN OF GOD. YOU SHOULD BE A VEGAN AND EAT NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FISH, EGGS, MILK, YOGURT, LOCUSTS OR MEAT. IS THIS **REALLY** GOD’S PLAN? MY RESPONSE TO A VEGAN CRITIC (updated 4/22/11) The original blog and comments An added comment. It was asserted that many [...]

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Does John 3:16 Teach “Faith Alone”?

April 18, 2011

My mother asked me, “How would you like fifty cents?” I quickly responded, “I would like it very much.” What a silly question to ask an seven year old. Of course I would like fifty cents. Fifty cents was a lot of money when I was a little boy. My mother continued, “Here is a [...]

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Steve Interviewed on Papal Infallibility in Salt Lake Tribune in Mormon Country

April 4, 2011

I was recently privileged to be interviewed for a very good article on Infallibility by Kristen Moulton of the Salt Lake Tribune. The end result was very good. You can read the whole article here. Interestingly, it was published side-by-side with an article explaining Mormons and their view of infallibility with their Mormon prophets. Their [...]

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Are you Born Again by “Water and the Spirit”?

March 27, 2011

It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the same way – with “water and the Spirit“. Consider the following: 1) The first creation came from the the earth which was covered with WATER and the SPIRIT hovered over the waters and from the water emerged [...]

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Mary, Ark of the New Covenant

February 23, 2011

Yesterday and today in Bombay I talked about Mary’s visit to Ein Kerem where she visited her relative Elizabeth. We just visited Ein Kerem again with our group a week ago. Here we pray the 2nd Joyful Mystery of the Rosary and I explain St. Luke’s incredibly insightful description of this event. Since you will [...]

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Goofey Homily on Multiplication of Loaves?

February 20, 2011

UPDATE: Based on the comments below and the on my Facebook account (facebook.com/JerusalemJones) a lot of people heard this goofey homily — are are doing something about it!. If you heard a goofy homily this weekend about the multiplication of loaves and fish — a trendy priest or deacon saying it was no miracle, Jesus [...]

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Running with Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

February 19, 2011

I didn’t realize it would be quite so long and I made a wrong turn or two that turned this into a 14 mile run — and through hilly country. But I loved it and gave a few meditations along the way imagining walking along with Jesus. Abu Ghosh is a site is known for [...]

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Biblical, Historical Adventures in Israel: Hebron & Masada

February 16, 2011

Yesterday Janet and I went in Palestinian city of Hebron, home and burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Saw Oaks of Mamre (Gen 18). Found Tomb of Jesse and Ruth. Went into the Tombs of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) from both the mosque side and the synagogue side. Jewish settler took us all over the [...]

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