Authority

Mark Ayers

The Authority that Brought Us the Bible, 1 Timothy 3:15 & Matthew 16:19

November 4, 2009

Marcus welcomes former Reformed Presbyterian Marc Ayers. Marc discusses what the Early Church looked like before the New Testament was compiled and how he came to realize that he had always relied on authority and tradition to interpret the Bible — just through his own Christian traditions. He began to search for the authority that Christ established and saw these Scripture verses through a new lens. ... more
Rod Bennett

Evangelicalism and the Early Church, 2 Peter 1:16-21

October 28, 2009

Marcus welcomes Rod Bennett former Baptist and Evangelical, to discuss the “verses I never saw” as an Evangelical Christian. Rod was brought into the Catholic Church through the writings of the Early Church Fathers. Marcus and Rod particularly delve into the issue of sola Scriptura within Evangelical traditions, as well as the topics of authority, personal interpretation of Scripture, and tradition. ... more
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Dominican Musings on the Book of James (1: 16-18)

October 7, 2009

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes Rev. Brother Joseph Anthony Giambrone, O.P.. Fr. Anthony is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. In true Dominican fashion, he really focuses on dissecting the Book of James’ history, context, style, language, and meaning. What does it mean to be a “first fruit” of ... more
Bruce Sullivan JH

One Body and One Spirit, Ephesians 4:4-13

May 27, 2009

Marcus welcomes long-time friend Bruce Sullivan, a former Church of Christ minister. Bruce discusses his new understanding of St. Paul’s Ephesians 4:4-6, 11-13, which had been central to his life as a Church of Christ pastor. ... more
Msgr Frank Lane

Truth v. Opinion and the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

April 29, 2009

Marcus welcomes good friend and chaplain of the Coming Home Network Msgr. Frank Lane to discuss his choice from the epistles of St. Paul: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. Marcus and Msgr. Lane discuss truth and opinions, disunity and authority, knowledge and understanding, and the ways in which this effects this has on evangelization. Msgr. Lane gives advice about how to read Scripture, evangelize, and have an ecumenical discussion. ... more
Chris Osgood

Be United in the Same Mind and in the Same Purpose, 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

February 4, 2009

Marcus welcomes former Southern Baptist and youth minister Chris Osgood. 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 deals with the issue of unity in the Church Christ established. Marcus and Chris discuss the issue of what does it look like today for Christians to align themselves with certain leaders? ... more
mike allen

Mike Allen: Former Methodist Minister

December 22, 2008

Mike is a native of Lexington, KY, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Asbury Theological Seminary. After serving in full-time ministry in the United Methodist Church for almost twenty years, including over 10 years as a pastor, he and his family entered the Catholic Church in August 2005. Since July 2005, Mike has served as the Director of Family Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Lexington, KY. ... more
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Kevin O’Brien: An Atheist Who Became A Catholic

December 15, 2008

Although an atheist at an early age, Kevin’s experiences with the dramatic arts began a conversion process that, with the help of the writings of G. K. Chesterton, eventually brought him into the Catholic Church. Kevin is the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated, which travels the country, evangelizing through comedy and drama. ... more
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Fr. Douglas Lorig: Former Episcopalian Priest

November 24, 2008

Fr. Doug talks abou his life as an Episcopal priest and the journey he took with his wife and four children to the Catholic Church, in 1979. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Catholic Church by Bishop Thomas O’Brien in 1984. ... more
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Paul Abbe: Former Lutheran Minister

September 29, 2008

Paul was baptized and brought up in a Lutheran home. After graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology, in Chicago, he was ordained a Lutheran minister in 1992 and served as a pastor in that tradition for over 12 years. After a long journey of prayer, study and struggle, he was received into full-communion with the Catholic Church in September 2006. ... more
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Dr. John L. Gresham: Former Member of the Assemblies of God

August 11, 2008

Dr. Gresham is a convert, traveling a spiritual pilgrimage from evangelical and Pentecostal roots, in the Assemblies of God, through the Episcopal Church, finally finding his way home to the Catholic Church in 1996. The talks with Marcus about how his study of the early Church Fathers planted seeds in his mind and heart that eventually led him Home to the Catholic Church. ... more
Richard Lane Journey Home

Richard Lane: Former Lutheran

July 28, 2008

Richard was brought up in a Lutheran home. Thanks to a strong mother, who insisted he attend church, he actively searched for spiritual truth beginning when he was in his teens. This search, after 19 years, led him to the Catholic faith, in 2003. Richard is the son of the famous football defensive back, Dick Lane, better known as “Night Train”. Richard is now a full-time Catholic evangelist. For more information, visit ... more