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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

The Corpus & the Cross: My Conversion to the Catholic Faith

April 3, 2013

I was baptized and grew up in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC), a Calvinist denomination in the Dutch Reformed tradition. I cannot express how much I learned from this faith tradition and the inexpressible value of the foundation it provided for my life. If it had not been for my parents’ dedication to Christ, teaching me to know and love Him with all my being, I doubt I would be as dedicated to Jesus and His truth as I am today. ... more
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Cale Clarke: Former Christian Reformed Minister

July 18, 2011

Cale Clarke grew up in the Halifax suburbs of Nova Scotia in a solidly-Catholic home.  Despite his upbringing in the Catholic Church, it was, for Cale, a faith that did not penetrate his being.   At age 17, he refused to continue going to weekly Mass, and for some years, remained Catholic in name only.  It was while doing studies at Illinois State University that several stimulating conversations with a Baptist student opened his eyes to the truth of the resurrection.  Cale returned to Canada to complete his undergraduate studies and then ... more

Dr. John Bergsma: Christian Reformed Church (Dutch Calvinist) Pastor

March 24, 2008

John grew up in the Christian Reformed Church (Dutch Calvinist) and served as a pastor for four years before becoming Catholic in 2001, while getting a Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. John is now an associate professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, specializing in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. ... more