Not So Secular

Not So Secular

This podcast is all about exploring the sacred in the seemingly secular from the lens of a Catholic Filipino lay missionary. Hosted by Mon Reyes.

Episodes

February 18, 2024 15 mins

Can I fast from social media instead? What about shopping, or movies, or gossip?

 

  • CCC 1434
  • Joel 2:12-14

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

All of Mon's links - https://linktr.ee/notsosecular  (including how to book him as a speaker and how to support the show)

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The world has a distorted idea of both strength and gentleness. In reality, one cannot even be an option without the other.

 

  • Matthew 11:28-30 – Jesus is gentle and humble in heart
  • Matthew 5:5 – Beatitude, blessed are the meek
  • 2 Timothy 1:6-7 – not a spirit of cowardice but self-control
  • CCC 1809 – Cardinal virtue of temperance

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

All of Mon's links - https://linktr.ee/notsosecular  (including how t...

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October 23, 2023 23 mins

In this episode, Mon talks about when God chooses not to do something. We know that he can do great things for us, but what if he doesn't? Will we still worship him them?

 

  • Daniel 3 – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

All of Mon's links - https://linktr.ee/notsosecular  (including how to book him as a speaker and how to support the show)

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October 4, 2023 28 mins

In this episode, Mon gets personal and talks about pride and parables.

 

  • Luke 15 – Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • Matthew 20:1-16 – Parable of the workers in the vineyard
  • Luke 18:9-14 – Parable of the pharisee and the tax collector

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

All of Mon's links - https://linktr.ee/notsosecular  (including how to book him as a speaker and how to support the show)

Mark as Played
September 19, 2023 30 mins

We're connecting together the many appearances and references to John the Baptist in the Gospel of Mark.

 

  • Mark 6:14-28 – Herod is troubled about Jesus' identity
  • Mark 6:19-29 – Herod makes a bad promise and kills John
  • Mark 1:2-5 – Intro to John
  • Mark 1:6-8 – John intros Jesus
  • Mark 1:14 – John is arrested, and Jesus begins his ministry
  • Mark 2:18 – Jesus' and John's followers are compared
  • Mark 6:45-52 – Jesus walks on water
  • Mark 8...
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Marianne Mencias is the author of several books on dating, self-worth, and purpose. She is a motivational speaker and a Gallup-certified Strengths coach. In this episode, Mon talks to her about her message, beliefs, and advocacies, particularly toward singlehood, dating, and family.

 

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

All of Mon's links - https://linktr.ee/notsosecular ...

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In the first 2/3rds of this episode, Mon talks about the story of St. Paul and how we might view his change of heart in a different way. In the last 1/3rd of the episode, he talks about the dangers of conflating actions and intentions in the context of our society today.

 

  • Acts 9 – Paul's encounter with Jesus
  • Acts 22:3-8 – Paul's testimony
  • Galatians 1:13-14
  • Philippians 3:4-9
  • 1 Kings 19:10/14 – Elijah's zeal
  • Numbers 25:6-8 – Phi...
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This episode is about the dangers of conformity, and how what God values is often different from what the world values.

 

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13, David is anointed
  • 1 Samuel 8, Israel demands a king
  • Romans 12:2, "Do not conform..."
  • 1 Samuel 9, Saul is introduced
  • 1 Samuel 17, David and Goliath
  • Numbers 13:31-33, The twelve scouts / spies
  • Mark 10:45 & Matthew 20:25-26, Jesus on leadership and servanthood

 

  • A Land Of Giants, The...
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The Magbirays are a young and faithful Catholic couple whose love story intertwines with their faith story. Nico once left Catholicism in order to join an Evangelical Church (or born again Christian) while Carissa remained steadfast in her Catholic faith as she dug deeper into the reasons why she professes it. This led to them parting ways only for them to later on meet again under different circumstances, which led to deeper convi...

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This episode is all about brokenness, healing, and ripped jeans.

 

  • Mark 10:46-52, Blind Bartimaeus
  • John 5, the Man at Bethesda
  • John 4:1-41, the Samaritan Woman

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

Not So Secular Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/notsosecular/

Mon's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rizmonreyes 

Mon's Twitter https://www.twitter.com/rizmonreyes 

Book Mon as a speaker (talks, retreats, etc.) - http...

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Jewelle Villarisco is a Catholic content creator, an illustrator, a homeschool mentor, a youth leader, and the artist behind Jewie's Art Space. In this episode, Mon talks to her about her story, her work, and her views on a number of things.

 

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This episode was recorded live from Feast Bellevue PM. It was a message dedicated for one of the Sundays in between the regular preaching series.

 

  • Mark 4:30-32, Parable of the Mustard Seed
  • 2 Kings 5, the story of Naaman
  • Luke 16:10
  • Mark 1:15
  • Matthew 6:9-10
  • John 12:23-24

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

Not So Secular Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/notsosecular/

Mon's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rizmo...

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Having your personal Bible time is important, but what if the way we read our Bibles now, in solitude and in book form, is not how most Christians in history encountered God's written word?  In this episode, Mon takes us through the history of the ways the Bible was written throughout the centuries.

 

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March 11, 2023 19 mins

Most of us think of being open to change as a good thing, and it can be! But what do we make of those who are just more resistant to it rather than open? Is that a bad thing then? Let's talk about it.

 

 

 

Music by K...

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Every year, Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. And every Lent, one of the things we do and talk about in the church is fasting. What is fasting? Why do we do it? Does it count if I get hangry? What does the Bible have to say about this ancient discipline?

 

  • Luke 4:1-4, Luke 5:27-35
  • 2 Samuel 1:11-13, Psalm 35:12-14
  • Nehemiah 1:3-4
  • 1 Samuel 7:5-6
  • Acts 13:2-4, Acts 14:22-23
  • Mark 9:28-29
  • Embraced 2023, a 40-day video devotiona...
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February 1, 2023 25 mins

Words and deeds. Both matter. Both can powerfully express our convictions and principles. But what do we do when we come across someone who behaves and believes otherwise?

 

 

Music by Kayel Marcelo

 

Not So Secular Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/notsosecular/

Mon's Instagram - h...

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In this episode, Mon answers your questions:

  1. Wala pa ako jowa but how to prepare for marriage?
  2. What is the voice of God? How do you know that it's Him speaking to you, and not just the thoughts in your head?

 

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In this episode, Mon talks about one way we can read the Bible better: by identifying design patterns. As people in the modern day reading an ancient text, it helps to plug ourselves into mindset of the original authors and their intended audience. After all, don't we make internal adjustments for when we read older books like the Iliad and Odyssey, Ibong Adarna, or Dante's Inferno? So why not do the same for the scriptures?

 

  • ...
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In this episode, Mon and Aikel talk about the most overlooked and under appreciated member of the Christmas story: Saint Joseph. Even the three kings get mentioned more than he does! They talk about who he is and why we care, and what we can learn from him today.

 

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Three days ago was Christ the King Sunday, so let's talk about it!

 

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