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Forgiveness on the Path to Faith

May 16, 2016

I was raised in a Christian home, the youngest of four children. My dad was, and still is, a minister of a Bible church. He and my mother, both raised Baptist, are very fundamentalist evangelicals. My grandfathers on both sides were raised Catholic but later left the faith. ... more
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Calvin and the Radical Reformation

April 5, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Howell, former Presbyterian pastor, university professor, and author, gives an understanding of John Calvin and the part he played in the Reformation. Calvin, who may have been more influential than Martin Luther, believed that it was not he who was leaving the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, but that the “Romanists” (i.e. Catholics) already had. Dr. Howell delves into the history and theology of Calvin and ... more
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Brandon Sheard: Former Non-Denominational Evangelical & Calvinist

November 30, 2015

Brandon grew up in a Christ centered home where he learned the love of Jesus Christ. His father had attended seminary to be a minister, but he chose the of vocation at a husband and father instead. The sermons in his church were focused on exegetical preaching. In college, Brandon majored in English. There he learned that there were problems with only reading Holy Scripture with an exegetical method was ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Catholic Apologist

November 23, 2015

In this special episode, Pat Madrid returns to talk with Marcus about why he is still Catholic. Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “ ... more
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Jim Tonkowich: Former Presbyterian Minister

November 16, 2015

Jim grew up in the Eastern Orthodox Church, finding Protestant Evangelicalism while away at boarding school. He spent quite a few years in business while he remained a licensed Congregational minister actively looking for work in the church or a Christian organization. Over time, however, and while working for a nondenominational youth ministry, he began to see how the Bible teaches that Christian churches should be connected, not independent in ... more
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Dr. Wesley Vincent – Former Fundamentalist & Evangelical

March 2, 2015

As a young boy, Wesley was brought up in a Nazarene church. There he learned the importance of freewill and holiness in the Christian life. Later his parents moved and they began attending a Calvinist Baptist congregation, where he was taught the sovereignty of God, predestination and total depravity. When he was about 12, the family moved back to a Nazarene congregation. From this he gained a realization of the the ... more
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Predestination vs. Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33

January 22, 2015

As a Calvinist pastor, Marcus Grodi avoided preaching on Romans 9 and the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Today, Marcus and Dr. Kenneth Howell continue their study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and discuss the mystery of God’s omnipotence and human free will. We know that God must be all-knowing, and something cannot not happen if God knows it is going to happen; yet, we know that human beings ... more
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Cole Matson: A Presbyterian Who Became A Catholic

January 12, 2015

Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the Catholic Church began after reading Joseph Pearce’s C. S. Lewis, which caused him to ... more
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The Greatest Questions in Life

September 29, 2014

My father was an officer in the Army. Like all military families, we were transferred every few years, forced to plant new seeds just as the old ones were beginning to sprout. This transient life shaped me in more ways than I can imagine. Religiously, we had to find a new church each time we moved. We tasted a variety of denominations, but the churches we finally claimed as our ... more
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Dr. David Gregson: Former Presbyterian & Anglo-catholic Priest

August 4, 2014

David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. ... more
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Cliff Bajema: Former Christian Reformed Minister

June 9, 2014

Cliff was raised in the Christian Reformed faith. After attending Calvin College and Seminary, he was ordained a minister of that denomination. He was a minister for 42 years. He describes how a deep hunger for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist led him and his wife Home to the Catholic Church. ... more