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Deacon Patrick Lappert – Convert from Judaism and Atheism

November 29, 2016

Deacon Patrick Lappert married a Catholic, and went along with raising his children in the faith because he thought it would be a nice way to teach them to live according to moral principles.  A former member of the Jewish faith who now considered himself an atheist, his plan was to enlighten his kids once they grew up, letting them know all religion was based in superstition.  As he continued to attend Mass with his family, he began to see that much of his mistrust for religious authority was related ... more
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This Tremendous, Patient Lover

October 12, 2016

God made me a scientist before He made me anything else. As long as I can remember I have had the urge to understand even the inexplicable. But He also gifted me with an understanding that whatever I could explain was necessarily insufficient. ... more
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The Forerunners of the Reformation

March 1, 2016

Dr. Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian pastor, journeys through the intellectual and cultural ideologies, as well as the historical figures, that led up to the Protestant Reformation. Dr. Hahn give special focus to the necessity of the papacy. ... more
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Breaking Through the Myths of History

July 10, 2014

Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith. ... more
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From Pain to Peace

August 20, 2012

I was born in the ghettoes of Chicago’s South Side in 1961. My first memories are of dilapidated apartments, window frames without windows, trash strewn on the streets, urine-soaked alleys, and a neglected-derived independence. As a three-, four-, and five-year-old, I remember many times coming and going from the apartment my mother, siblings and I shared while my mother, an active alcoholic at that time, had friends over from morning till night — days filled with card games, cigarette smoke and all the beer and vodka they could want. When I ... more
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Listener Q&A: Baptism, Suffering, Family Issues, Bible Study

June 18, 2008

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions, such as: ... more
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Faith and Reason: Bruce Sullivan’s “Verses I Never Saw”

May 14, 2008

Marcus welcomes former Church of Christ minister Bruce Sullivan to Deep in Scripture to discuss “the verses he never saw,” particularly Genesis 1: 14-19, and the topic of faith and reason. ... more
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Gloria Thomas: Former Baptist

March 31, 2000

Gloria was brought in the Baptist church in Kentucky. In college she lost her faith, because she had no foundation to defend the faith. After several years, the misery of her life brought her to her knees and back to Jesus. She had been studying modern art in New York. After her conversion she turned her back on its view of the world. Seeking understanding and reasons for the Christian faith, Gloria discovered a Catholic prayer book, which began her on her journey to full-communion with the Catholic Church. To ... more