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The Mitt

7/16/2018
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You did not choose Me, but I chose you….John 15:16 It was twenty-eight years ago. These are the things I remember about fourth grade. There was the red dirt playground of Saint Williams, my first baseball mitt, Little League, and my father’s transfer to Taiwan, all that year. Each has finally wrought its conviction; each is just now finishing its work of grace. Though it has been nearly thirty years I still remember some of my friends’ names. Thomas, who had seven brothers and sisters;...

Duration:00:10:27

Where Am I?

6/9/2018
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Steve discusses physical and spiritual dementia and remembrance in the sacramental life of the Church".

Duration:00:09:42

A Life Update

1/29/2018
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In this podcast, Steve Robinson brings us up to date on his life, a four-year-old catechist, signing a death warrant and a prison release, and the challenges of caring for aging and dying parents.

Duration:00:08:22

Death, Life, and Love

2/8/2017
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Steve discusses his death at birth, his life-long desire to be old, his "death wish," and what it means to "live is Christ and to die is gain."

Duration:00:11:33

An Ordinary Christmas

12/19/2016
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On an ordinary night, like ten thousand other nights the shepherds experience the extraordinary: The transcendent God is revealed in our ordinary flesh.

Duration:00:05:22

Staying Orthodox

8/23/2016
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Steve discusses the realities of becoming Orthodox, being Orthodox, and staying Orthodox.

Duration:00:15:03

Mediocrity

7/10/2016
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Steve discusses mediocrity, the struggle with being ordinary, and the reality of what it means to be an "everyday saint."

Duration:00:14:18

The Domestic Monastery

5/27/2016
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Steve discusses both his desire to be a monk and marriage and family as the "domestic monastery."

Duration:00:09:17

The Domestic Church

5/4/2016
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Steve begins a series on "the domestic church" and reflects on the liturgy of life, love, and family living with four generations in his house.

Duration:00:11:18

Orthodoxy in the Office

4/13/2016
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Steve discusses working in an office environment, the disease of being awesome, black robes, fake humility, the illusions of self-employment, and the importance of donuts.

Duration:00:15:52

The Will of God for Our Life

3/25/2016
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Steve answers listener email and discusses our human fear of free will. Ultimately, we are created FOR paradise, not BY paradise.

Duration:00:15:49

Steve the Builder Awakens: Reflections at 63

3/11/2016
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Steve returns to podcasting after five years of silence. He reflects on "the will of God for your life" in light of his recent life events.

Duration:00:10:57

On Growing Old

8/6/2011
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Steve reflects on turning 59, the past, work, family, a change of careers and facing old age.

Duration:00:09:13

Love Wins: An Orthodox View of Salvation

6/9/2011
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In response to Rob Bell's controversial book Love Wins, Steve ventures into the world of video and gives a short summary of the difference between the mainstream Protestant view of salvation and an Orthodox view. Listen to the short audio introduction below, then watch the video.

Duration:00:02:31

Miracles or Deceptions?

3/1/2011
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Steve discusses his experiences with miracles as a Protestant and now as an Orthodox Christian.

Duration:00:17:11

Demolition, Canons and Spiritual Direction

1/31/2011
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Steve reflects on the limitations and dangers of the tools of his trade and how it applies to how we approach the Canons of the Church.

Duration:00:16:50

If I Were a Rich Man… Dadadadada….

1/17/2011
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Steve the Builder is on the road again and spent a week insulating and remodeling the Abbot's cell, a 60 year old building at St. Michael's Monastery in northern New Mexico.

Duration:00:09:14

Orthodox Evangelism

10/27/2010
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You'd think by now that people would figure out that what is hip, cool and relevant today will elicit LOL's on YouTube 30 years from now. What does this mean for Orthodox Christians, cultural relevance and evangelism?

Duration:00:13:22

Fr. Meletios Webber on Priesthood and Spiritual Fathers, Part Three

10/9/2010
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Steve finishes his interview with Fr. Meletios and discusses spiritual directors, accountability groups and obedience.

Duration:00:18:48

Fr. Meletios Webber on Priesthood and Spiritual Fathers, Part Two

9/30/2010
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Steve continues his interview with Fr. Meletios Webber and they discuss the role of the parish priest as a Father/confessor, confession and counseling, penances, clairvoyance and much more.

Duration:00:36:49