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Headship and Submission, in the Family and in the Church – Ephesians 5:21-23 – Steve Wood

June 15, 2016

When Ephesians 5 pops up in the lectionary, every pastor knows what kind of fallout they need to be prepared for.  Does submission in a family relationship diminish the value of certain members?  What are the implications for the Church in regard to obedience to hierarchy?  Can someone who is given a Biblical mandate to lead and govern forfeit the legitimacy of their claim to authority through immoral or imprudent behavior?   ... more
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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 6: Our Life in the Sacraments

May 12, 2015

Last week we looked at five of the seven sacraments of the Church.  This week I shall explain about the two great sacraments of ministry:  Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony. ... more
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Freed from the bond of sin, who will we serve? — Romans 7:1-6

November 20, 2014

In today’s text, Romans 7:1-6, we see proof that the re-emphasis by Jesus of the original indissolubility of marriage has become the accepted norm of the Christian community. Paul assumes his Christian audience agrees that the marriage bond cannot be broken except by death. He then uses this assumption as an analogy of how our death in Christ has broken our bonds to sin. The question is, now that ... more
Chris LaRose

You Have the Words of Eternal Life

June 25, 2013

I was born in 1950 and attended the Congregational Church in Massena, New York with my mom; my dad was a non-practicing Catholic. Going to church with my mom seemed to just be the “proper” thing to do and actual faith in God was never discussed at home. What was “discussed” was my dad’s drinking (a conversation which usually resulted in my parents fighting). This was not an environment to ... more
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Coming Home: A Multi-denominational Adventure

August 6, 2012

I was born third of four boys to a family in Wisconsin; though most of my life growing up and starting my own family was spent just over the border in Minnesota. My father’s grandfather had emigrated from Namur, Belgium just after the American Civil War and joined America’s largest Belgian-American community in Door County, Wisconsin. My mother’s side had been in the U.S. much longer, ... more
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St. Paul on Marriage & Celibacy, 1 Corinthians 7

January 13, 2010

Marcus welcomes Scripture scholar Travis Lawmaster, who left the Catholic Faith for Pentecostalism, to discuss marriage and the family. A special edition of Deep in Scripture‘s “Verse(s) I never saw…” series. ... more
Kevin Lents

This Is a Great Mystery…in Reference to Christ & the Church, Ephesians 5:21-33

March 25, 2009

Marcus welcomes former Methodist Kevin Lents to discuss Ephesians 5:21-33, regarding Christian marriage, Christ, and His Mystical Body, the Church. Marcus and Kevin also discuss the questions: What is truth? and What is the Body of Christ?  ... more
Fr Eric Bergman

As Christ Loved the Church & Handed Himself over for Her, Ephesians 5:1-2, 21-33

February 25, 2009

Marcus welcomes former Episcopal priest Fr. Eric Bergman, currently a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, PA. Marcus and Fr. Eric discuss the Sacrament of Marriage as a model of the Church, as well as the roles of husbands and wives and Christ and His Mystical Body, the Church. Often a controversial set of verses, Fr. Eric discusses why the awesome unfolding of this verse was pivotal to strength ... more
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Mystical Marriage between Christ & the Church, Ephesians 5:22-32

January 7, 2009

Marcus welcomes friend Joseph Pearce, who is a former neo-Nazi turned Catholic through coming to know great Christian literature. Joseph’s new book Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love details his conversion from white-supremacist to coming to know a merciful savior. ... more
Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith: Former Pentecostal

November 29, 2004

Natalie was baptized a Catholic but her mother left the Church soon after Natalie’s first communion. She endured much abuse and violence in he home as a child and into her adult life. When she was 18, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, eventually becoming a faithful Pentecostal. Natalie’s journey back to the Catholic Church began when her sister wanted to get a divorce. Natalie didn’t ... more
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Carolyn Baber: Former Lutheran

May 24, 2004

Carolyn was brought up in a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran home. Being Lutheran was part of her identity. She married a man who as reared Jewish but was a convert to Christianity and later to the Catholic Church. Being a successful businesswoman brought stress to Carolyn’s marriage and family. On advice of her mother-in-law, she began frequenting an Adoration Chapel, where she soon found peace of mind. The presence ... more
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Steve Wood: Former Presbyterian Minister

July 7, 2003

Marcus and Steve answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more