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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more
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Heather & Andrew Bowen: Former Baptist & Former Atheist

December 7, 2015

In reaction to his own judgmental zeal as a young man, Andrew became an angry atheist. Heather, who was Andrew’s best friend in college, was brought up Lutheran. After they married neither practiced any sort of faith life. When Heather suffered an ectopic pregnancy God brought her back to Christ through the Baptist faith. Andrew reacted by becoming filled with anger toward God. His anger became so bad that ... more
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From Cocaine to Christ

December 2, 2015

I was brought up in an Italian Catholic home. I don’t recall going to church with my family as a child, but my grandmother was always praying and taught me to pray. Beyond that, we never really practiced our faith as a family. ... more
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Daniel McCormick: Former Southern Baptist

October 26, 2015

Daniel was brought up in a faithful Southern Baptist home in Alabama. At the age of six, he went down the aisle and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. As he matured, Daniel wanted a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. He was frustrated in this desire because of the Baptist strong emphasis of conversion but not much beyond. His discovery of C. S. Lewis began to open ... more