Deacon Alex Jones – Former Pentecostal Minister

June 28, 2016

Deacon Alex has been a guest on the program before, to talk about how he, as a Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church and brought a significant chunk of his congregation with him.  This time around, he and Marcus Grodi discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer, and how the spirit-filled life and the liturgical patrimony of the Church are meant to bear ... more
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“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church… cleansing her by the bath of water with the word”; Ephesians 5:25-26 – What is the meaning of that bath of cleansing?

May 24, 2016

One of the more controversial chapters in the Bible for pastors to preach on is Ephesians 5, because of Paul’s statement about wives submitting to their husbands.  Deacon Alex Jones addresses another challenging portion of the same chapter- when Paul says a husband should lay down his life for his wife, “cleansing her by the bath of water with the word.”  In his Pentecostal days, Deacon Alex saw salvation through ... 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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Barriers to Catholicism

March 3, 2015

“And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” – John 14:3-4 ... more

Sharing the Gospel When It Is DIFFICULT! Romans 1:16 – Deep in Scripture Radio

July 17, 2014

How do we tell a world, how do we tell our neighbors, the truth about Jesus Christ and the gift of salvation, when the world, even our neighbors, no longer share the common Christian assumptions? How do you tell them about Jesus when they no longer accept the possibility of a Creator God? Or how do you correct Christians who have inaccurate views of the faith, of Jesus, of the ... more
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Marcus Grodi Offers 10 Ways to Cultivate Conversion Within the Family (Video, EWTN Family Celebration)

April 22, 2014

At EWTN’s Family Celebration this year in Vancouver, Marcus Grodi spoke on evangelization, starting in the home. Here he shares 10 practical suggestions for how we can cultivate conversion amongst our family and friends. ... more
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Biff Rocha: Revert (background in Campus Crusade for Christ)

November 25, 2013

Biff Rocha grew up in a nominally Catholic home, but, in his mind, he was a “good Catholic”.  Looking back on his formative years, Biff realizes that he lived at a time when catechesis was more about feeling good than learning Church teachings.  His faith was something reserved for Sundays and had little to do with the rest of the week.  It was not until his first year in college ... more
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You Want to Convert Me?

October 4, 2013

I’m a grateful convert, but no one converted me. ... more
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How Being a Baptist Prepared Me to be a Good Catholic

August 21, 2013

After joining the ranks of the Catholics, it was my hope to avoid the smug former-smoker arrogance that sometimes comes with such a dramatic change. You know what I mean: the I-used-to-be-so-stupid-and-now-I-see-the-Light attitude that is, in and of itself, irritating. (In my slow journey to the Church, I picked up a couple of well-meaning books written by former Evangelicals who exuded that very attitude. They were not helpful.) So, here’ ... more
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Stop Evangelizing Me!

August 12, 2013

As a kid, it always bugged me when someone was a little too sure about the state of their eternal salvation – and mine. ... more

The Separated Children Explained

July 17, 2013

Last week I posted The Separated Children, and have received many fine kind and challenging comments, all confirming my assumption that I would need to follow up with some further explanation. I do this with a bit of trepidation, because, as I press this button to post, I fully realize that I will probably draw even more heated critiques, but I do so precisely because I want your feedback. ... more
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Trevor Lipscombe: Former Agnostic/Nominal Anglican

January 14, 2013

Trevor Lipscombe was born in London and lived in England through his scholastic studies at Oxford University where he received his doctorate in theoretical physics.  His parents’ divorce and his mother’s subsequent death when he was 4, affected him deeply, without the benefit of a religious foundation.  By his teens, Trevor intellectually was being pulled into Marxist thought.  It was not until he was sidelined for a period of nine ... more