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Seth Paine: Former Nondenominational Christian

July 12, 2016

Seth, the Web and New Media Developer for the Coming Home Network, tells about his journey to the Catholic Church, beginning with his childhood raised by parents who had just rediscovered their Christian faith themselves.  Growing up in Massachusetts, Seth was active in youth ministry and short term missions, going on to apply his IT skills in the developing world, and discovering a deep appreciation for the universality of the Church.  Along the way, he continued to study everything he could get his hands on to grow in his Christian ... more

JonMarc Grodi – Childhood Convert to Catholicism

June 21, 2016

When Marcus Grodi’s family was received into the Church, JonMarc was 6 years old.  Growing up around an apostolate designed to help people become Catholic, he found himself surrounded by great resources to learn and grow in the faith, but knew he had to do the hard work of finding out the truth for himself.  As he reached college age, he found himself grappling with deeper philosophical questions about the significance of human existence, and after discerning out of seminary and getting married, joined the staff of the Coming Home ... more

Dr. Scott Sullivan: Former Evangelical

August 17, 2015

Scott was raised in a loving Non-denomination Evangelical Protestant home. In high school and college he fell away from the faith because he didn’t know any arguments to show him that Christianity was true. For a long time his life was centered on martial arts. While in college he began to ask the question, “What it the purpose of life?” He thought he might look into religion again. In a bookstore he stumbled upon the Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli. This began his journey ... more
Marcus Grodi DIS Deep in Scripture

“Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,” Romans 5:12-21

October 31, 2014

Marcus Grodi and Kenneth Howell continue their Bible study of Romans by discussing grace, salvation, mercy, free will, and Hell. ... more

The Greatest Questions in Life

September 29, 2014

My father was an officer in the Army. Like all military families, we were transferred every few years, forced to plant new seeds just as the old ones were beginning to sprout. This transient life shaped me in more ways than I can imagine. Religiously, we had to find a new church each time we moved. We tasted a variety of denominations, but the churches we finally claimed as our own were chosen based on how welcoming they were. Questions of truth were secondary to the quality of the organ ... more
Dale Ahlquist

Upon This Rock — That Doesn’t Roll

October 31, 2012

He was called the “Father of Jesus Rock.” Everyone who was an Evangelical or Pentecostal Christian in the 1970s knew who he was. He wrote such songs as “I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” “U.F.O.,” “One Way,” “I Am a Servant,” and “Righteous Rocker, Holy Roller.” He was the one who lamented playfully, “Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?” He had brilliant lyrical and musical gifts. He could hold audiences in the palm of his hand, easily making them roll with laughter, rock with ... more

Discernment: Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make?

October 31, 2011

When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or more different paths opening up before us and we have to choose, does God always will one of those paths for us? If so, how do we discern it? ... more
Peter Kreeft

Hauled Aboard the Ark

October 31, 2011

I was born into a loving, believing community, a Protestant “mother church” (the Reformed Church) which, though it had not for me the fullness of the faith, had strong and genuine piety. I believed, mainly because of the good example of my parents and my church. The faith of my parents, Sunday School teachers, ministers, and relatives made a real difference to their lives, a difference big enough to compensate for many shortcomings. “Love covers a multitude of sins.” ... more

Logic and the Foundations of Protestant Faith

May 16, 2011

As an active Protestant in my mid-twenties I began to feel that I might have a vocation to become a minister. The trouble was that while I had quite definite convictions about the things that most Christians have traditionally held in common — the sort of thing C.S. Lewis termed “mere Christianity” — I had had some firsthand experience with several denominations (Presbyterian, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist) and was far from certain as to which of them (if any) had an overall advantage over the others. So I began to think, study, ... more