Bill Marianes has dedicated a significant portion of the last 35 years, and every available weekend for the last 5 years, to traveling over 150,000 miles throughout the United States to work with individual church communities, clergy, and faithful to better understand and implement true stewardship in their Parishes and lives. He delivers extensive stewardship content for Parishes and individuals through his website and blog at www.stewardshipcalling.com and his Igniting The Flame Of True Christian Stewardship program. Bill is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarch and has served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and Atlanta Metropolis Councils for many years. By day, he is a partner in the Atlanta office of a 900+ lawyer international law firm and practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, business succession planning, and church matters. By calling, he is a stewardship evangelist and can be reached at either Bill@stewardshipcalling.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode, Bill Marianes asks the questions, “Do you believe? Do you have faith? Do you have confidence in the story of Christ’s resurrection and life after death?” We explore in this podcast how we can believe in something without seeing it. We will also discuss how our disbelief is not unique to us. And we see through Holy Scripture, and the critical first-person accounts from the Apostles, how we can have faith in eternal life and a resurrected Lord. The Apostles are the best case study for us to draw upon for guidance in how to embrace faith–and deal with doubt. They had seen Our Lord raise Lazarus, and yet, just days later, they doubted whether our Lord could be raised from the dead. Thomas became the paragon of the “doubter,” and Jesus blesses us with the promise that “blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”