Immaculate Conception

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Tim Staples: Former Assemblies of God

March 1, 2010

Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, he came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. While in the Marine Corps, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim ... more
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Open-Line With Noah Lett, Former Lutheran Minister

February 2, 2009

Marcus and Noah answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Open Line With Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Former United Methodist

December 4, 2006

Marcus and Dr. Wiker answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more
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Gary Hoge: Atheist Then Baptist

July 26, 2004

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He began to reconsider God’s existence over a bowl of chili at Wendy’s ... more
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Fr. Mark Wood: Former Baptist

January 27, 2003

Fr. Mark was raised in a Baptist household but as a teenager drifted from his faith, to the point of being an atheist. A Catholic friend invited him to a SEARCH retreat, where he committed his life to Jesus Christ. After the retreat he fervently attended his Baptist church and participated in many activities. However, in his senior year of high school he sought instruction in the Catholic faith and ... more
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Marcus Grodi: The Verses I Never Saw

December 16, 2002

In this episode of the Journey Home, Marcus discusses the “Verses He Never Saw” when he was a Protestant. These were passages of the Bible that were difficult or impossible to understand as a Protestant and only are understandable in their fullness from a Catholic perspective. He talks about Hebrews 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 8:16-17; Colossians 1:24; St. Luke 1:46; 2 Corinthians 5:10 and 2 Corinthians 7:1. Marcus also talks about his recently published novel, “ ... more
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Dr. Chris Williams: Non-Denominational Evangelical

November 26, 2001

Chris was reared in a Christian home. He always had a sense of Christ being near him. Growing up he had many Catholic friends and he never had any anti-Catholic prejudices. He attended Oral Roberts University. After meeting his Catholic future wife and believing that the family should have one faith he joined the Catholic Church. In many ways, though, he was still a Protestant in the Catholic Church, because ... more
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Open-Line With Ned South: Former Episcopal Priest

October 1, 2001

Ned and Marcus answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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James Cope: Former Lutheran Minister

October 16, 2000

Jim grew up in a Lutheran family on a dairy farm in northern Ohio, but he didn’t have a real relationship with God. His journey of faith began while stationed, in the Army, in Korea, where he discovered his sinfulness and God’s grace. Upon his return to the States he felt a call to the ministry and was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1963. Early in his ministry, Jim ... more
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Open-Line With Dr. Eduardo Echeverria: Revert from Calvinism & Anglicanism

August 4, 2000

Marcus and Eduardo answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more
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Jimmy Akin: Former Presbyterian

July 21, 2000

James (these days he’s goes by Jimmy) was born in south Texas and grew up in the Ozarks in Arkansas. When he was little he parents attended the Church of Christ but stopped attending when he was about five. In high school he became involved in the New Age movement. In his early 20’s he began studying the Bible and fell in love with the Scriptures. Soon, he developed ... more
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Dr. Scott Hahn: Is the Bible alone sufficient?

April 14, 2000

Scott gave his life to Christ in high school. He soon became a convinced Calvinist. In seminary some thought he out-calvined Calvin. While teaching a Bible class, as a minister, a student asked him, “Where in the Bible does the Bible teach that it is the sole rule of faith?” Unable to give a solid answer he began an in-depth study, which would lead him Home to the Catholic Church. ... more