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You Are That Man

January 18, 2011

“I was born and raised in a Catholic home.” This sentence, repeated in all too many ‘conversion’ stories, must be included in mine. It seems so much more tragic to preface a testimony with this sentence, than to relay a happy conversion story that starts, “I was born and raised a staunch Calvinist, but then…” Why? Because when the story concerns a cradle Catholic, it signals that something was missing from what should have been the most wonderful, grace filled Christian experience available on earth. ... more
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What Is Truth?

January 13, 2011

I am a former Protestant minister. Like so many others who have trodden the path that leads to Rome by way of that country known as Protestantism, I never imagined I would one day convert to Catholicism. ... more
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If Someone Had Told Me That I Would Become Catholic (I Would Have Told Them They Were Crazy)

January 11, 2011

My story starts in law school in 1995. At that time, I was a fervent Reformed Presbyterian (Calvinist), having spent time in seminary and still actively teaching apologetics and philosophy in the church. If someone had told me that in ten years I would be Catholic (and that I would truly love the Church), I would have told them they were absolutely crazy. ... more
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A Search for Truth

January 11, 2011

My heart was pounding as I walked into the small café to meet with my bishop in the Charismatic Episcopal Church CEC). In this meeting, in February 1999, I planned to inform him of my intention to come into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. I was nervous and concerned about how he might take my news. ... more
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Dr. David Anders: Former Presbyterian

December 6, 2010

Dr. David Anders, former Presbyterian and one time Calvinist and Protestant historian, returns to The Journey Home program for a Q and A session.  After his conversion to the Catholic Church in 2003, Dr. Anders has, among other ventures, become a Catechist, speaker and writer for the faith.  He and Marcus, from the promptings of the phone-in and email questions, discuss some of the following topics:  authority, saints, sola scripture, the Eucharist, suffering, Sacraments, and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Dr. Anders is articulate in summarizing Catholic theology and is particularly knowledgeable ... more
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Bruce Sullivan: Former Church of Christ Minister

September 13, 2010

Catholic apologist and author Bruce Sullivan began life in the southern Baptist tradition but by the time of college had become a member of the Church of Christ.  Bruce felt a calling to the ministry – in particular, at first, as as a missionary to convert the Latin American Catholics to his faith.  But along the way, that faith became a bridge from being Baptist to becoming Catholic.  Bruce and Marcus discuss with the viewers various aspects of the similarities as well as the differences between the Church of Christ and ... more
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Corey Chambers: Former Nazarene Seminarian

August 30, 2010

Corey Chambers grew up in an unchurched home though his mother’s family was Catholic.  Corey joined the Church of the Nazarene where he became heavily influenced by the writings and life of John Wesley, himself an Anglican.  Corey, as a student at Nazarene Bible College, delved deeply into theology and church history.  He was drawn to the teachings of the early Church Fathers.  It was through his scholarly work that Corey felt pulled to the Catholic Church, which he entered in 2008.  He and Marcus discuss the particulars of Corey’ ... more