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John Bergsma, Who interprets Scripture? — 1 Timothy 3: 14-15

July 14, 2010

Marcus welcomes friend Dr. John Bergsma, a former Calvinist pastor. Marcus and Dr. Bergsma discuss the nature of the Church. Dr. Bergsma saw a contradiction within Scripture regarding the Protestant tenant of the personal interpretation of Scripture. The Bible seemed to describe a visible, united Church. He began to see in the Scriptures that the apostles weren’t just a group of first believers, but had authority as an Apostle. Does “word of mouth” mean “good preaching” or something else? ... more
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Alan Clune: Former Episcopalian

April 5, 2010

Alan was reared in a non-practicing Episcopal family. While in college, training to be a history teacher, he was drawn to the Catholic faith and was received into the Church, in 1966. ... more

Becky Mayhew: Former Southern Baptist

March 29, 2010

After a Southern Baptist tent revival, Becky Mayhew was baptized by her father in the Mississippi River. Performing frequently as a soloist before his sermons, she taught vacation Bible school at age sixteen and began teaching Sunday school at age nineteen. For many years, Becky and her husband Larry enjoyed the quiet lifestyle of a philosophy professor and an English teacher, rearing their son and serving in a Baptist church, where he was ordained as a deacon. When her son married a Catholic, Becky began studying the Catholic faith in ... more

Guy Doud, “Hold fast to the traditions…” 2 Thes 2:15

March 24, 2010

Marcus welcomes former Evangelical Free pastor and motivational speaker Guy Doud to share the verse of Scripture he “never saw” as an evangelical. 1 Timothy 3:14-15 challenged his belief in “the Invisible Church.” He began to ask, “What was the Church?” Which, of course, led him to studying the Early Church Fathers. ... more

Msgr. Michael MaGee: Former Methodist

March 8, 2010

Msgr. Magee shares his journey from being raised a Methodist to his entry into the Catholic Church and eventual ordained to the priesthood. Msgr. Magee earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. From 1998 to 2007, Msgr. Magee served as an Official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. He has written several articles, including “From the Bible to the Lectionary of the ... more
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Hold Fast to the Traditions You Were Taught, 2 Thessalonians 2:15

December 16, 2009

Marcus welcomes noted Catholic apologist Mark Shea. Mark was raised in a rather pagan or agnostic home and came to know Christ as an Evangelical later in life. After realizing that he, as an Evangelical, relied on the authority of tradition, just as much as Catholics did, he began researching more about Church history and Catholic teaching. Eventually, he joined the Catholic Church. Marcus and Mark focus on the reason why Divine Revelation necessitates an authoritative Tradition. Why are some books in the Bible and others aren’t? ... more
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Binding & Loosing, Matthew 16:19, 18:18

December 9, 2009

Marcus welcomes his RCIA sponsor and good friend Rev. Paul Key, former Presbyterian pastor with an Evangelical background. Fr. Paul focuses on the passages in the New Testament that discuss the authority Jesus gives to Peter, the Apostles and to the Church to “bind and loose” in the Gospel of Matthew, and then especially regarding the forgiveness of sins in the Gospel of John. ... more
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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

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 God’s creation? Did the Catholic Church ever dissuade Catholic from reading the Bible? ... more
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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