Praying to Saints and Dying to Sin, Romans 6:1-14

November 7, 2014

On today’s episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken start by taking a listener question on the Scriptural basis for prayer to the saints and for our departed loved ones. They examine some relevant Scriptures and then turn to the tradition present in the Early Church Fathers to see how the early Christians regarded such practices. They then move on to their continuing study of Romans 6:1-14, discussing the meaning of Baptism and how Christians should respond to sin. ... more

Verses I Never Saw: Baptism, Mark 16:16

April 16, 2014

My Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Years He who believes and is baptized will be saved. ... more
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Charlie McKinney: Former Southern Baptist

February 17, 2014

Marcus Grodi welcomes former southern Baptist, Charlie McKinney.  Growing up in Alabama, Charlie and his family were active in the church in a community and culture that was predominantly southern Baptists.  In fact, Charlie does not recall even knowing a person of the Catholic faith until arriving in Washington, D.C. post graduation.  It was there, while working in the political arena and then in Delaware, where his horizons were broadened and he began to experience some inconsistencies in his Calvinistic theology.  As his journey continued, it reached a critical ... more
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Philip Frederick: Former Non-Practicing Protestant

December 2, 2013

Philip Frederick shares his conversion story from growing up in a family where, despite faith being a non-issue, he and his three siblings had a wonderful childhood.  It was not until, as a recent high school graduate, he met a young woman who happened to be Catholic.   From that chance encounter, his life took a whole new trajectory.  Philip tells how the rosary and a saintly elderly priest played significant roles in his deepening faith, as well as how he was able to come to terms with his unbaptized father’ ... more

In Christ and Still Abiding?

July 31, 2013

The reason we must evangelize, with both creative yet charitable strategies,  is because of the biblical concepts of being “in Christ” and “abiding in Christ.” ... more
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Randy Ory: Revert from the Church of Christ

April 22, 2013

New Orleans native, Randy Ory, speaks of growing up in Louisiana – a place very Catholic in its culture and its practice.  Randy attended Catholic schools through twelfth grade and was very devoted to his faith.  He shares how he gradually moved into Protestantism, eventually joining and being active in the Church of Christ for an eleven year period.  Questions began to arise, however, so he started studying on his own, particularly the early Church Fathers.  Ultimately, the understanding in his head would converge with the yearnings in his heart.  Both ... more
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Shannon Kurtz: Former Baptist & Evangelical Free; revert

March 25, 2013

Shannon Kurtz grew up in Bay City, MI as one of six children in an devout Irish Catholic family.  Fully immersed in the Catholic school and parish life, Shannon loved everything about her faith.  The sudden death of her mother at age 44 while Shannon was in high school, and the subsequent loss of her mentor Aunt had a profound effect on the family.  Several years later, after some college, Shannon entered the Navy where she eventually met her husband and later converted to Evangelical Protestantism.  She reflects on the people ... more

Coming Home

March 18, 2013

Airport encounter ... more
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Home at Last

May 28, 2012

“Then you will know that I, the Lord your God dwell in Zion, my holy hill.”  ... more

Shane Kapler – Deep in Scripture 05/02/2012

May 2, 2012

Ephesians 1:22 and 4:7,11-16 ... more
Dr. Frank Hermann

Toward the Celestial City

April 23, 2012

Browsing the religion section of the local used bookstore, I caught sight of a peculiar volume, the black and red ink on the spine contrasting sharply against the drab surroundings. “Now, there’s an oxymoron!” I thought to myself as I reflected on the book’s title, which read Catholic and Christian. Intrigued by the apparent paradox, I reluctantly grasped the book from the shelf and began reading, beginning with the ornate back cover. The author was a certain Dr. Alan Schreck, a professor of theology at Franciscan University of ... more
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Dr Timothy Lau: Former Atheist

September 19, 2011

Canadian Psychiatrist, Dr. Timothy Lau, shares with Marcus his journey from atheism to Catholicism.  Growing up in a home where science and reasoning trumped religion, Dr. Tim lists Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking as his teen heroes.  It was an indication of his passion for science.  And yet, even with this worldview and a life that seemed to be going very well for him socially, financially and academically, Dr. Tim would tell you that there seemed to be something lacking.  It was not until graduate school, though, that he would ... more