April 2020

Podcast of Virtual Tour of the Passion with Steve Ray on Relevant Radio

April 10, 2020

We spent about an hour walking through the Passion on Relevant Radio – a conversation with Steve Ray and Drew Mariani. Enjoy!

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Did God Die on the Cross? How Can God Die?

April 10, 2020

Almost every day I get questions. I always try to answer, even if briefly. Today I received a question from Raymund in the Philippines. He is part of a apologetics group and they got very hung up on whether God died on the cross. Here is his e-mail: Greetings Mr. Stephen:  I am a great follower […]

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When Was Jesus Crucified? How Long on the Cross? Do the Gospels Contradict Each Other?

April 10, 2020

Do the Gospels Conflict? How Long was Jesus on the Cross? (See also Was Jesus Crucified Naked? and How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?) The question intrigued me sufficiently enough that I spent the best part of a day working on it. On the surface there seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different […]

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Steve Ray’s Q & A on Catholic Answers Live, Monday 4-6-20

April 7, 2020

As we begin Holy Week, Steve Ray discusses the Cross of Christ and the figures surrounding it. Questions Covered (clicking on a timestamp below takes you to their website where the time link actually works; otherwise you can listen to the whole show with the audio link below): 19:48 – Why did God send his Son […]

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Steve’s Past and Upcoming Radio Shows for Holy Week

April 7, 2020

WEDNESDAY: Spirit Catholic Radio “The Passion” at 8:40 AM – 9:00 Eastern https://www.radio.net/s/kvss Terry & Jesse Show “Stations of the Cross, Part II” at 2:15 – 3:00 Eastern https://virginmostpowerfulradio.org/our-shows/the-terry-and-jesse-show/ THURSDAY: Relevant Radio, Drew Mariani Show Virtual Tour of the Passion: 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern www.RelevantRadio.com. Amer and I on Teresa Tomeo show yesterday. It starts at […]

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Amer (from Nazareth) and Me (Steve in US) Discuss the Holy Land today with Teresa Tomeo

April 7, 2020

Amer Shehadeh (BesTour) and I (Steve Ray) discussed the current situation in Israel with the Wuhan coronavirus shutdown. Amer explains the situation of Christians under the current isolation mandate and the condition of the holy sites. (Picture: In Tiberias with David our driver, me and Janet with Amer Shehadeh.) We discussed the shutdown of the […]

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Was Jesus Clothed or Naked at the Crucifixion?

April 7, 2020

A few years ago I wrote an article entitled “Was Jesus Crucified Naked?” It generated a lot of comments, some very critical. A very kind person wrote to me today about that article saying they was uncomfortable with the idea that Mary was looking up at unclothed men on crosses. THEY WROTE: It was my […]

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Special Lenten Bundle for a Great Price

April 6, 2020

Steve Ray’s exciting one hour talk – a virtual tour of the Stations of the Cross from a medical, historical, typological, biblical basis. This is something Steve has actually walked in Jerusalem over 100 times. Also Steve’s 1 hour presentation of every aspect of the crucifixion in graphic detail to help you realize the cost […]

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Watch Closing of the Holy Sepulchre Indefinitely for Virus Fear

April 6, 2020

Here you will see the streets of Jerusalem compared a month ago and today. After a gorgeous video showing the inside of the Tomb, watch the closing of the Holy Sepulchre. Watch the sad moment when the doors are locked and the custodian, my friend Omar, walks away. The movie was taken by my friend […]

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NOW Virtual Men’s Conference On-line

April 5, 2020

Today is the last day of the virtual men’s conference that is online with over 60 presenters. I am among them with my talk about “Importance of Fatherhood, My Stories and Experience.” FROM THEIR WEBSITE: Today is the final day of our Premium Pass discount offer to save nearly 50% on our conference bundle for […]

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Muslim Palestinian Explains Why He Serves in Israeli Army

April 5, 2020

I know many other Arabs in Israel that feel the same way. It needs to be known to a wider audience.

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I love music from Israel and this is one of my favorite, itching to get back!!!

April 4, 2020

This musical piece is entitled “Darbuka la Corona.” It is a group of musicians playing from home and integrated into an orchestra. Quite nice. I listen to it every day as a type of prayer with the hopes of getting back to my favorite land soon. Enjoy! By the way, we have an interim pilgrimage […]

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Grandbaby just born on kitchen floor!

April 3, 2020

Janet and I got a call at 7 AM. Our daughter Emily was having contractions and said, “Come on over and pick up little James (2 years old today!)” So we did. We had a quick breakfast with James, he blew out his 2 candles and we left for home with James. Emily and Sean […]

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(Link fixed) Our Conversion Story in Easy-to-Read Format with Lots of Pictures

April 2, 2020

I can still smell the green vinyl of the used couch in our living room as I knelt with my mom, with my face buried in my hands and my nose pressed into the vinyl. She had decided I was old enough — after all I was four years old. She didn’t want to wait […]

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