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“These weren’t the Catholics I grew up with. They loved Jesus more than I did.” – Rob Corzine

August 23, 2016

Rob Corzine was a semi-observant Baptist, and when he started dating a Catholic girl, he thought she would go along peacefully with his nominal Christianity. As it turned out, not only did she not want to casually abandon her Catholic faith, she provided Rob with some resources that led him to think more deeply about his faith, and his encounter with Catholics who lived their convictions seriously had a major impact on him.  Watch his story on the latest SIGNPOSTS video short. ... more
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I Sought The Lord and He Found Me

August 22, 2016

2015 was the most spectacular year of my life. Something inside of me came alive. Things I never thought I would have time for as a working single mom, things like volunteering two days a week at church, became part of my regular schedule. Energy to serve others suddenly poured out of me like never before. I can only give credit to the Holy Spirit, as He was definitely working in my life this year. God seemed closer than ever before. This was the year I officially became Catholic. ... more
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A Baptist Preacher’s Son Becomes Catholic

August 8, 2016

What would convince a Jesus-loving, hymn-singing, Baptist preacher’s son to become a Catholic? This is a question that many have had for me over the past couple of years, whether they have worded it quite as succinctly or not. Why would someone with such a vibrant faith, rooted in a rich, solid family tradition, walk away from it and leap into the arms of the Church of Rome? Though many have probably speculated, citing history, art, or unity, they all fall short of the true reason that my wife ... more
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Seth Paine: Former Nondenominational Christian

July 12, 2016

Seth, the Web and New Media Developer for the Coming Home Network, tells about his journey to the Catholic Church, beginning with his childhood raised by parents who had just rediscovered their Christian faith themselves.  Growing up in Massachusetts, Seth was active in youth ministry and short term missions, going on to apply his IT skills in the developing world, and discovering a deep appreciation for the universality of the Church.  Along the way, he continued to study everything he could get his hands on to grow in his Christian ... more
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A Methobapticostal Comes Home – Bond Strong

June 13, 2016

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Renee Hendrix – Neonatal Nurse, Former Baptist

May 23, 2016

Renee Hendrix has worked in the intensive care unit for a number of years serving families whose babies are born with serious medical issues.  Raised in a strong Baptist faith, and formed by the likes of such spiritual giants as Billy Graham, Renee found that the Catholic Church’s teaching on the meaning of redemptive suffering brought her to a greater understanding of the importance of her work- not just with sick infants, but with the imprisoned, and those who, like her, have been diagnosed with breast cancer. ... more
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Fr. Pierre Ingram, former Baptist

March 7, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Fr. Pierre Ingram who shares his faith journey.  Growing up in Canada as the adopted son of a Canadian Baptist father and a French Catholic mother, Fr. Pierre experienced aspects of both traditions and cultures, but received most of his formation through Baptist Sunday School.  At age 8, however, with the sudden death of his father, Fr. Pierre began to be more involved in his mother’s Catholic Church.  From their involvement in a Catholic Charismatic prayer group, Fr. Pierre found himself being drawn into the Church.  At ... more
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Magnet of Truth: From Baptist to Catholic

March 2, 2016

The Catholic Church was never on my radar. I had no hatred or malice for the Church, more of an American ignorance and apathy toward it. But like many a road that leads to Rome, I was on it long before I knew it. We were happy in our Baptist congregation, involved in ministry, studying the Bible, and surrounded by wonderful Christian friends, but along the way we were wooed by the great Bride of Christ. As G.K. Chesterton puts it, “He has come too near to the truth, ... more
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Worshiping on Sunday — Zechariah 14: 20-21, Special Guest Davie Currie

February 25, 2016

Marcus Grodi invites good friend Davie Currie, former Fundamentalist Baptist seminarian and son of a pastor, to discuss a “Hard Verse” from the Book of Zechariah and how this verse opened his eyes to the continuity between the Old Testament and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Marcus and David also discuss briefly David’s new book Loving Baby Louie about helping children understand miscarriage and the loss of a baby. ... more
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Steve Ray: A Baptist looks at Mary

February 1, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes back former Baptist and good friend Steve Ray. “Jerusalem Jones” talks about the way in which biblical typology opened his eyes to the Catholic Church. Ray focuses this episode on the Virgin Mary in Scripture and how the Catholic Church’s tradition on the Mother of God is the most biblical interpretation. ... more
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Alcohol, Mary, & Miracles — Hard Verses with Steve Ray, John 2:1-12

December 10, 2015

On this episode of Deep in Scripture radio, Marcus Grodi invites friend Steve Ray to discuss John 2: 1-12. As a former Baptist, the Wedding at Cana caused Steve many problems from the drinking of alcohol to the language regarding Mary to Jesus’ obedience to His mother. Steve is known as “Jerusalem Jones,” because he leads Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land. In this discussion, he uses his intimate knowledge of Israeli and Palestinian culture to flesh out the story. ... more