Stones Cry Out: Does Archaeology Support the Bible?

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 5.00.09 PMToday we are in Corinth where St. Paul lived for 18 months. Every time I come here with my groups I give one of my favorite short talks on the truth of Scripture and the Catholic Faith. You can watch my 10-minute talk below.

Recently I did an interview I did with Tim Staples which you can read now entitled “The Stones Cry Out: the Apologetics of Archaeology.” It was published in the Catholic Answers Magazine. It especially mentions the stone I am showing my group here in Corinth.

Are we sure the Bible is true? Does archaeology help us know? Enjoy!

My impassioned talk at Corinth about the Erastus Stone and the truth of the Bible is below.

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The majority of our group arrived at 1:30 PM at the Athens International Airport. Quick tour of Athens before climbing the Acropolis to see the Parthenon.

My favorite place in Athens is Mars Hill (Aereopagus) which is mentioned in the Bible, book of Acts chapter 17 where St. Paul gives a presentation to the Aereopogites. Fascinating passage where St. Paul teaches us how to evangelize our own current age.

Then Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Dionysius, first bishop of Athens (Acts 17:35). You can hear/see the homily here. Then we walked to a delicious dinner and checked into our hotel. Enjoy!

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My new book is available today. My friend Dennis Walters and I have been working on it for a while and we hope you enjoy it. You can see and order it here.

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Free St. Paul Timeline – We are in Ephesus today

October 19, 2018

Since we are starting our St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise today, I thought I would share here a copy of my Timeline on St. Paul’s life and writings. Enjoy! Please print and share. Also get a copy of my DVD Paul, Contending for the Faith below filmed in 6 countries. Full study guide included.

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Full Last Day: Via Dolorosa, Calvary, Western Wall, Shroud, Roof of Jerusalem

October 18, 2018

A full last day. The Via Dolorosa to Calvary, from Calvary we took a tour of the Holy Sepulcher and Mass in the Crusaders Chapel (homily here). Back for breakfast and a visit to the Western Wall before Lunch at Rossini’s. Everyone always enjoys a free afternoon to go see what they wanna see, take […]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

October 18, 2018

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan the other day for a visit, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. Who are the women; what’s in […]

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Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?

October 17, 2018

Is Faith Alone the Basis for the Final Judgment?  By Steve Ray Dear Jerry: I had no intention of writing you again this soon but after having dinner with your brother the other day and picking up a copy of a booklet you gave him entitled Studies In Contrasts: The Doctrine of Salvation (by Herb Vander […]

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Camels, Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho, Jordan River and more…

October 17, 2018

Exciting fun day! Camels and Dead Sea are enough to make it a fun day. Homily at Notre Dame here. See Jerusalem in miniature. Feet in Jordan River and floating in Dead Sea. These Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre are having a great time and the best Catholic experience […]

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Our Equestrian Order Group with Bishop of Jerusalem

October 17, 2018

We had a meeting in the Latin Patriarchate and this is our group after our audience with the bishop.  All of the Knights and Ladies received their Pilgrimage Shells at the hands of the bishop.  

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Wow! What a Day! Mass at Gethsemane, Equestrian Oder meets Jerusalem Bishop, Solemn Entry into Tomb…

October 16, 2018

There’s no way to capsulate all that we did today. And, we did it at a time when Israel is more crowded than we’ve ever seen it in 20 years. Buses everywhere people, people everywhere, not one room is available in any hotel in Jerusalem. But we did what we came to do. We had […]

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Atheism Rationally Explained :-)

October 16, 2018

ATHEISM: The belief that there was absolutely nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits of random stuff thrown together by chance which then turned into dinosaurs who crawled out of […]

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All Day Bethlehem!

October 15, 2018

What a great day, all day, in Bethlehem! The Church of Nativity, buying olive wood carvings, supporting the local Christians, visiting a Catholic school, Mass in Shepherds Field (Fr.Richard’s homily), authentic food from Bethlehem, and dinner and dancing. Enjoy the day as you join us!

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Atheism or God? You are the Detective! My Chart to Use with Family and Friends

October 15, 2018

Atheism is growing in America and around the world. But is there a good reason for its popularity? Do they know something we don’t know — or do they just not want some supreme being or a “God” to tell them what to do and not to do? Is it reasonable to be an atheist? […]

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Day 4: Capernaum, Sailing on Galilee, Ancient Boat, St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation, to Jerusalem

October 14, 2018

Wonderful day. Enjoy!

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Do the Church Fathers Teach the Eucharist is a Symbol and Not the Real Presence?

October 14, 2018

Today we are in Capernaum where Jesus said: “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.” I thought it appropriate that I post this challenge today. A man sent a challenge saying “the Fathers of the Church limited the Eucharist to a symbol and therefore it is NOT the Real Presence of Christ.” Is that true? My […]

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Pilgrimage Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea, Golan Heights, Overlooking Syria back to Galilee

October 13, 2018

Great day in the North. Mass at Beatitudes (see homily here). We then drove to the northern tip of Israel at the base of Mount Hermon to Caesarea Philippi where I have my talk “Peter the Rock and Keys.” Lunch at Druze Restaurant, discussed the dad Middleeastern situation while looking over Syria. Back to See […]

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