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Michael Goodwin: Former Evangelical

January 25, 2016

Michael Goodwin grew up on the east end of Long Island in a home of devout Christian parents. From a young age, he was taught by his parents to love and follow Jesus while being encouraged to deepen his faith by worshipping and serving at the local, Evangelical, Bible church near his hometown. In college, Michael began noticing “gaps” in the Church history he was provided by fellow church members and his college. Thus began a long journey that would eventually lead him to the fullness of the Catholic faith. ... more
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Paul Keough: A Revert from the Church of Christ

January 11, 2016

Paul grew up the 9th of 13 children in upstate New York. His mother was a faithful Catholic but his father was a vocal agnostic. He went to church but didn’t understand what was going on. Because he lived in an anti-catholic town and also because of his father’s agnosticism, Paul saw being a Catholic as a weakness. At sixteen, he declared that he was an atheist. Following his father as a role model, he made the goal of his life to follow pleasure. Soon after he began to ... more
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Dr. Norman McCrummen: Former Presbyterian Minister

January 4, 2016

Norman shared his journey to the Catholic faith on a previous episode of the Journey Home, on January 6, 2014. He returns in this episode to talk with Marcus Grodi about his wife, Nancy, her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, and her journey of faith to Catholic Church. ... more
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Eric Neubauer: Former Independent Non-denominational

December 21, 2015

Eric has been on the pilgrims path, following Jesus since 1993. After his initial conversion he found his path to service through leadership at Hillcrest Church in Dallas, Texas.  Eventually he became the Campus Pastor at Southern Methodist University for Hillcrest Church serving on campus for six years, later serving as pastor of College & Career Adults, Youth Ministry, and Community Outreach. After moving to Connecticut, he worked with a community of other like-minded Christians to improve the physical environment of their neighborhood and entered into dialogue with neighbors on the ... more
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Heather & Andrew Bowen: Former Baptist & Former Atheist

December 7, 2015

In reaction to his own judgmental zeal as a young man, Andrew became an angry atheist. Heather, who was Andrew’s best friend in college, was brought up Lutheran. After they married neither practiced any sort of faith life. When Heather suffered an ectopic pregnancy God brought her back to Christ through the Baptist faith. Andrew reacted by becoming filled with anger toward God. His anger became so bad that their home became a battle ground. God used an extremely interesting route to bring Heather and Andrew to the Catholic ... more
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Brandon Sheard: Former Non-Denominational Evangelical & Calvinist

November 30, 2015

Brandon grew up in a Christ centered home where he learned the love of Jesus Christ. His father had attended seminary to be a minister, but he chose the of vocation at a husband and father instead. The sermons in his church were focused on exegetical preaching. In college, Brandon majored in English. There he learned that there were problems with only reading Holy Scripture with an exegetical method was an unstable foundation for his faith. He became increasingly aware that he was crafting his own spirituality. This was the ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Catholic Apologist

November 23, 2015

In this special episode, Pat Madrid returns to talk with Marcus about why he is still Catholic. Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “Surprised by Truth”, “Any Friend of God is a Friend of Mine” and “Pope Fiction”. Check out Pat’s website ... more
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Jim Tonkowich: Former Presbyterian Minister

November 16, 2015

Jim grew up in the Eastern Orthodox Church, finding Protestant Evangelicalism while away at boarding school. He spent quite a few years in business while he remained a licensed Congregational minister actively looking for work in the church or a Christian organization. Over time, however, and while working for a nondenominational youth ministry, he began to see how the Bible teaches that Christian churches should be connected, not independent in the manner that Congregational churches are governed. He found his way into the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and was ordained a ... more
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Roger Dubin: Convert from Judaism

November 9, 2015

Roger was brought up in a culturally Jewish home in New York. Though he was only nominally Jewish, he held a deep prejudice against Christians and especially towards Catholics—who were blamed for the medieval passion plays, the pogroms, the worldwide discrimination, even some aspects of the Holocaust. His journey to Christ and the Catholic Church is one of is a fascinating odyssey that took him from North Africa to an airport lobby weeping with joy over the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roger is the author of the novel  ... more
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Thomas Nash: Life-long Catholic

November 2, 2015

Tom grew up in Detroit in a faithful Catholic family, where the faith was lived. Early on, he felt drawn to Jesus in the sacraments. Tom is a former Senior Information Specialist at Catholics United for the Faith (CUF). He now works for Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). He is co-author of Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass, and his work has appeared in such publications as Catholic World Report, This Rock, the National Catholic Register and Lay Witness. He has worked in both ... more
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Daniel McCormick: Former Southern Baptist

October 26, 2015

Daniel was brought up in a faithful Southern Baptist home in Alabama. At the age of six, he went down the aisle and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. As he matured, Daniel wanted a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. He was frustrated in this desire because of the Baptist strong emphasis of conversion but not much beyond. His discovery of C. S. Lewis began to open him to things Catholic. In college, while working though a Great Books program, Daniel was exposed to such writers as ... more
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Joey Duke: Former Church of Christ Minister

October 19, 2015

Joey was raised in the non-institutional, non-instrumental Churches of Christ. His family was very active. If the church doors were open, they were there. He was baptized in the eighth grade and began to preach when he was a junior in high school. After college, he began full-time ministry. Because the Churches of Christ were founded as a unity movement, Joey began to seek out what other Christians believed. He also started reading books from outside of his group. Continuing his education and research he began to ask questions that ... more