Steve The Builder



A layman's view of living the Orthodox Christian Faith. - Steve Robinson is an Orthodox Christian living in Phoenix Arizona and owns his own construction company. Prior to becoming Orthodox, he was an evangelical pastor and church leader. More recently, he established one of the most popular Orthodox podcasts on the planet--<em>Our Life in Christ</em>--which he hosts with his friend Bill Gould. In this shorter podcast, Steve reflects on the practical side of being an Orthodox Christian working in a secular environment.


  • How I Am

    18/01/2021 Duración: 14min

    Steve learns that he and his ego crucified Christ from a ten year old child.

  • My God, My God Why Have You Forsaken Me?

    29/05/2020 Duración: 27min

    Steve discusses his struggle with his recent diagnosis with cancer while caregiving his dying parents. He takes an honest, hard look at the common sayings and spiritual counsels often given to people who are suffering.

  • The Mitt

    16/07/2018 Duración: 10min

  • Where Am I?

    09/06/2018 Duración: 09min

    Steve discusses physical and spiritual dementia and remembrance in the sacramental life of the Church".

  • A Life Update

    29/01/2018 Duración: 08min

    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.

  • Death, Life, and Love

    08/02/2017 Duración: 11min

    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."

  • An Ordinary Christmas

    19/12/2016 Duración: 05min

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

  • Staying Orthodox

    23/08/2016 Duración: 15min

    Steve discusses the realities of becoming Orthodox, being Orthodox, and staying Orthodox.

  • Mediocrity

    10/07/2016 Duración: 14min

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

  • The Domestic Monastery

    27/05/2016 Duración: 09min

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

  • The Domestic Church

    04/05/2016 Duración: 11min

    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.

  • Orthodoxy in the Office

    13/04/2016 Duración: 15min

    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.

  • The Will of God for Our Life

    25/03/2016 Duración: 15min

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

  • Steve the Builder Awakens: Reflections at 63

    11/03/2016 Duración: 10min

    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.

  • On Growing Old

    07/08/2011 Duración: 09min

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

  • Love Wins: An Orthodox View of Salvation

    10/06/2011 Duración: 02min

    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.

  • Miracles or Deceptions?

    01/03/2011 Duración: 17min

    Steve discusses his experiences with miracles as a Protestant and now as an Orthodox Christian.

  • Demolition, Canons and Spiritual Direction

    31/01/2011 Duración: 16min

    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.

  • If I Were a Rich Man… Dadadadada….

    18/01/2011 Duración: 09min

    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.

  • Orthodox Evangelism

    27/10/2010 Duración: 13min

    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?

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