Be the Bee #11 | Called to Be Saints

Hey everybody this is Steve, and you may remember Elder Porphyrios from past episodes of Be the Bee; like this one on defeating darkness. Well have you heard the news? Elder Porphyrios has been recognized as a saint! And we celebrate his feast day every year on December 2nd. Sometimes we think of Saints as…

SOCIAL LAWS | Bible Study | Jesus In All of Exodus 21-24

This is Spoken Gospel. We’re dedicated to seeing Jesus in all of scripture. In each episode, we see what’s happening in a Biblical text and how it sheds light on Jesus and his gospel. Let’s jump in. Moses is on the mountain with God. He’s received the Ten Commandments, and now God is going to…

JESUS, (English), The Beginning

How great is God, exalted in power, majestic above all. The heavens tell of His greatness. The skies display His awesome craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak. Night after night they make Him known. In creating the heavens, God also created the earth and formed man from the dust of the ground, and…

Lawrence Krauss: Is Xenophobia Inherent in Organized Religion?

It’s hard to lump religion which comes in many different forms, shapes, sizes and viewed many ways by different people in a single framework. Ultimately, I think religion is a negative force for humanity because what it does – at least organized religion around the world is it implies things about the real world that…

Be the Bee #89 | The Freedom of Forgiveness

Hey everybody, this is Steve and forgiveness frees us to be who we’re meant to be. When I checked my phone this morning, I saw tons of posts for “Take Me Back to IV” Day, when alumni of Ionian Village, our Archdiocesan summer camp in Greece, remember and share incredible experiences. That’s happening today because…

Religion In Numbers

5.8 billion believers worldwide, and infinite Gods …it’s religion in numbers! Today there are 19 major religions in the world, and the oldest is Hinduism. Hinduism is thought to have originated almost 3000 years ago in North India. It has 950 million followers and some religious scholars estimate that there are as many as 330…

Hear Me with Fire: The Life of Prophet Elijah

Mountains are mysterious, almost sacred places, where the act of climbing can be cathartic, almost mystical — the shedding of all that would hinder the ascent, the gaining of a fresh perspective with each new height, and finally a sense of the self emptying out in awe and wonder before God’s creation as heaven seems…