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“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19, Steve Wood’s Hard Verses

March 18, 2016

Steve discusses how in a variety of Christian circles, both Protestant and Catholic, it is difficult to really grapple with what it means for God to have “first loved us.” For this reason so much of the Catholic Catechism focuses on teaching about who God is. In this episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus & Steve reflect on how they approached this verse from their respective Christian backgrounds and how other scriptures and the guidance of the Church have clarified their thought. ... more
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“Hard Verses”: The Hard Teachings of Jesus — Deep in Scripture Radio

December 7, 2015

Renouncing all our possessions? Hating our mother and father? These sayings are hard! What does Jesus want from us who are called His disciples? Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at these verses through the eyes of Catholic tradition. ... more
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“Hard Verses” — Answering YOUR Bible Questions!

October 29, 2015

Violence, rape, and polygamy in the Old Testament?! How are we saved by faith and works?! How does one interpret these verses? How did the Early Church answer these difficult questions? ... more

St. Paul, Why Haven’t Jews Responded to the Gospel of Christ? Romans 9:30-10:13

January 28, 2015

Continuing our study of Romans, we’re right in the middle of the section in which Saint Paul addresses the question: “Why haven’t all the Jews responded to the Gospel of Christ?” They were the chosen people, but yet the majority of the Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah. Why? In this first half of chapter 10, Paul addresses the question of faith versus works of the Law, and the necessity of confessing with our lips and believing in our hearts. ... more
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We Are Debtors — Romans 8:12-23

December 10, 2014

In this episode of Deep in Scripture radio, Marcus Grodi and Kenneth Howell discuss what it means to be “debtors” to the world and to Christ. Are we sheep or are we sons and daughters of God? What does it mean to be a Christian? Do Christians suffer? What does Christian suffering mean? ... more
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The Law of Liberty — Romans 5:1-11 and James 2:12 – Deep in Scripture Radio

October 27, 2014

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Listener Question on Faith and Works, James 2

October 13, 2014

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Servile vs Filial Fear and the Continued Study of Romans 4:13-25 – Deep in Scripture Radio

October 2, 2014

Dear Ken and Marcus, Last week, you discussed Romans 4:4: “Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift but as his due.” Recently someone pointed out Phil 2:12, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Could you compare and contrast these, and discuss how they relater to servile and filial fear? Thanks, Bob ... more
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Jews, Gentiles, and Works of the Law, Romans 2:6-24 – Deep in Scripture Radio

September 5, 2014

EMAIL: Dear Marcus & Dr. Howell, recently our pastor preached on Mt 14:13-21, about Jesus feeding the five thousand. The point of his sermon was about our need to share. He didn’t exactly say this, but it sounds like he believes this was not a miracle of multiplication but of sharing. What do you think? Sincerely, Clint ... more