A Baptist Preacher’s Son Becomes Catholic

August 8, 2016

What would convince a Jesus-loving, hymn-singing, Baptist preacher’s son to become a Catholic? This is a question that many have had for me over the past couple of years, whether they have worded it quite as succinctly or not. Why would someone with such a vibrant faith, rooted in a rich, solid family tradition, walk away from it and leap into the arms of the Church of Rome? Though many have probably speculated, citing history, art, or unity, they all fall short of the true reason that my wife ... 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
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Listener Question on Faith and Works, James 2

October 13, 2014

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Dr. Frank Hermann

Toward the Celestial City

April 23, 2012

Browsing the religion section of the local used bookstore, I caught sight of a peculiar volume, the black and red ink on the spine contrasting sharply against the drab surroundings. “Now, there’s an oxymoron!” I thought to myself as I reflected on the book’s title, which read Catholic and Christian. Intrigued by the apparent paradox, I reluctantly grasped the book from the shelf and began reading, beginning with the ornate back cover. The author was a certain Dr. Alan Schreck, a professor of theology at Franciscan University of ... more

Romans 5:3-5 with Special Guest Kevin Lowry – Deep in Scripture

April 4, 2012

Today’s Scripture: Romans 5:3-5 ... more
David Anders

A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church

February 13, 2012

I grew up an Evangelical Protestant in Birmingham, Alabama. My parents were loving and devoted, sincere in their faith, and deeply involved in our church. They instilled in me a respect for the Bible as the Word of God, and a desire for a living faith in Christ. Missionaries frequented our home and brought their enthusiasm for their work. Bookshelves in our house were filled with theology and apologetics. From an early age, I absorbed the notion that the highest possible calling was to teach the Christian faith. I suppose ... more

We Do Not Stand Alone

January 18, 2011

Well, this is going to be a great story, I thought. ... more
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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 to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying ... more
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Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” Matthew 7:21-29

December 2, 2009

Marcus welcomes his RCIA sponsor and good friend Rev. Paul Key, former Presbyterian pastor with an Evangelical background. Fr. Paul focuses on Matthew 7:21-29, in which Jesus tells the parable of the man who built his house on sand. What does it mean to call Jesus “Lord,” but have Him not know you? Marcus and Fr. Paul discuss the way in which this verse worried them as former Protestant pastors. They delve into sola Scriptura, sola fide, and sola gratia, and the Catholic understanding of the obedience of faith. ... more
Alex Jones Journey Home

While We Were Still Sinners Christ Died for Us, Romans 5:8-11

May 13, 2009

Marcus welcomes good friend Deacon Alex Jones to discuss Deacon Jones’ background as Pentecostal minister. Marcus and Deacon Jones discuss the deep love of God for each of us, the Pentecostal Holiness Movement, salvation and justification, and the freedom God gives us. ... more
Deep in Scripture

Righteousness and Justification, Romans 5:18-6:14 & 22-23

December 10, 2008

Marcus welcomes Matthew Leonard, preacher’s kid and a former Evangelical missionary. His Scripture verses from Romans 5-6 particularly reflect on Matthew’s understanding of Baptism. Marcus and Matthew also discuss the issue of conflicting beliefs within Protestantism. ... more