This set includes a set of 6 talks that cover popular topics in today's culture.
The Necessary Road to Holiness: Old Testament Saints Point the Way
Sainthood often seems like an unattainable goal. But as Steve Ray explains, holiness should be our first and foremost aim in life. In this engaging presentation, Steve shows us the saints as they really were: ordinary people, works-in-progress, just like the rest of us. Along the way, he elaborates on the true meaning of holiness and of Christian life itself.
Steve takes an honest look at the modern world and calls out the culture of death. He compares our time in history with the days of the early Christians—whose response to the pagan culture ultimately converted the Western World to Christianity. Our children and grandchildren may soon face similar persecution and martyrdom. What can we do to prepare them? Steve answers that living deep in the heart of the Church can protect us and help us to reach our ultimate goal: heaven.
How Can A John Paul II Catholic Survive in a Pope Francis World?
We live in strange times when conservative Catholics and orthodox priests and bishops are considered outsiders by the Pope and intimidated into silence. Steve Ray addresses the papacy of Pope Francis describing the issues, the situation and how we as faithful Catholics need to respond.
Christians are divided into thousands of denominations and sects. Innumerable systems of belief (and unbelief) abound worldwide. How do Catholics explain and defend the teachings and practice of the “one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church” in a convincing and charitable manner? This companion talk to Steve’s Practical Evangelism gives you simple and useful instruction on how to explain and defend the Catholic Church. Learn from stories of Steve’s past as an Evangelical Protestant and his present as a Catholic apologist.
Islam: What Every Infidel Should Know
Is Islam really a religion of peace? Is jihad just a tool of radicalized Muslims? Do Catholics and Muslims worship the same God? Best-selling author and pilgrimage guide Steve Ray sets political correctness aside to tell the truth about Islam. In this talk (originally delivered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s “Defending the Faith” Conference in 2018), Steve explains the dramatic contradictions between the core beliefs of Islam and the foundational Christian values of Western society.
Angels: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexplained
Sainthood often seems like an unattainable goal. But as Steve Ray explains, holiness should be our first and only aim in life. In this engaging presentation, Steve shows us the saints as they really were: ordinary people, works-in-progress, just like the rest of us. Along the way, he elaborates on the true meaning of holiness and of Christian life itself.