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Conversion from Now to Eternity: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 5)

July 8, 2015

When I was a boy growing up on the west coast of Florida, I used to stand on the beach looking west across the Gulf of Mexico, knowing that Mexico lay on the other side even though I had never seen it. All I could see was the line of the horizon on the water. Our expectation of heaven and being with God is much like that experience. We cannot see heaven and the horizon of our expectations is limited to the line of this world that we can see. ... more
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All Creation Waits With Eager Longing, Romans 8:18-30

December 16, 2014

In this section of Romans, St. Paul builds upon what he assumes his Christian audience already accepts: that there is a close intimacy between God and His Creation. The Hebrews spoke often of this in their Psalms. St. Paul draws on this intimacy, as well as the separation and “groaning” that Creation experiences as a result of Man’s sin, as a metaphor of a Christian’s present experience in this world and the eventually resurrection of the body. Creation and Mankind stand side-by-side awaiting this redemption. ... more
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Work: A Foretaste of Heaven

September 10, 2013

Jesus told several stories about a father with two sons, maybe because they so clearly illustrate the Two Ways of the spiritual life (cf, Ps 1). ... more
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Think of What Is Above, Not of What Is on Earth, Colossians 3:1-2

April 22, 2009

Marcus welcomes Father Brian Mullady, O.P, to discuss Fr. Mullady’s favorite verse from St. Paul. The discussion focuses on eternal life and, thus, Christian living here on earth. They also discuss the nature of grace, Sacraments, and the Body of Christ. ... more
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New Creation in Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:17

September 10, 2008

Marcus Grodi, Jim Anderson, and other Catholic convert guests continue to study their favorite verses from Saint Paul. ... more
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Dr. David Twellman: Former Methodist Minister

August 29, 2005

David was brought up in a devout Protestant family. In high school he began to question his faith and became an avowed atheist. After joining the Navy, in 1973, he returned to faith in Christ after a couple of life-threatening events. After returning to civilian life he studied in seminary and was ordained a United Methodist minister. His conversion to the Catholic faith grew from his realization for the need of doctrinal authority in the Church. ... more
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Dr. Jeffrey Schwehm, Former Jehovah’s Witness

February 7, 2005

Marcus and Jeff answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more