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.

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Episodes

Sunday Jul 07, 2024

Have you ever gone through a heartbreak or a terrible loss but had to power through it because you knew you had responsibilities? Have you ever had to set aside your feelings at the time because you knew other people were relying on you? It seems like Jesus knew that very well. This episode is a further reflection on what was in Jesus' heart during the well-known miracle of the Feeding of the 5000.
 
Matthew 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)

Sunday Jun 09, 2024

Numbers aren't everything but it does mean something. The amount we put in means something for our work, our body, our relationships, and our faith. In some instances, it can even be a necessary pathway.
 
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)

#75 – Free And Yet Costly

Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Just because something is free, that doesn't mean it came with no cost. Let's explore what that means here in our short Easter episode.
 
Romans 5:6-11
Romans 8:14-15
 
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)

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Giving flowers for your loved one is not practical. But does that make it bad though?
 
Matthew 26:6-13
 
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)

Sunday Feb 18, 2024

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)

Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

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 to book him as a speaker and how to support the show)

Monday Oct 23, 2023

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)

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

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)

Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

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 8:27-30 – Jesus asks his disciples who they say he is
Mark 9:2-12 – The Transfiguration
Mark 11:27-33 – Jesus brings up John's authority to the Pharisees
Mark 1:1 – Mark's intro
Mark 15:37-39 – The Roman Centurion's declaration
 
#56 – Seeing Patterns When Reading The Bible https://open.spotify.com/episode/4QUooKk6trZwRYjxr9WkN9 
#19 – Misunderstanding Jesus, And The Messianic Secret https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ePteqj16gCKtL3iPp4yOs 
 
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)

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

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.
 
All of Marianne's links: https://linktr.ee/MarianneMencias 
 
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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