Neesha and David Oliver – Former Nazarenes

October 18, 2016

Neesha grew up with an interest in pursuing youth ministry in the Nazarene Church.  David felt isolated as a young teen until he heard the Gospel at a Nazarene youth gathering.  They met in college and married, and spent the next few years bouncing around trying to find where God would have them minister.  After a series of frustrations and rejections in David’s pursuit of the ministry, they began to visit other congregations, settling in an Episcopalian community. ... more

Shane Kapler – Former Nondenominational Christian and Catholic Revert

August 23, 2016

In Shane Kapler’s latest book, “The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics,” he looks at the way the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New, and how that relates to the worship of Catholics.  Shane and Marcus rely heavily on scripture as they discuss the essential nature of Christian unity and the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the believer.  It’s the kind of episode you’ll likely want to watch twice! ... more
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Mosongo Osong – Catholic Revert

June 7, 2016

Mosongo Osong grew up in a faithful Catholic family in Cameroon, but when he had his first taste of party life at age 13, he started down a chaotic path of drugs, alcohol, and pornography.  The whole time, though, he knew that he was not in the right place, and his family members continued to pray for him.  When he was in the United States as a student, he was impacted by a tragedy that caused him to take his devotion to Christ to a new level. ... more

Kris Sarver, Former Atheist

May 2, 2016

Kris Sarver was raised Catholic, but after asking complicated questions about Hell as a child, she figured that Catholicism, and religion in general, were for simpletons and the uneducated. She pursued a life as a scientist with the military, and after a failed marriage, decided that she should end her life. It was during that suicide attempt that she first felt the presence of a loving God. That relationship culminated in her rediscovery of the Catholic faith of her youth, which she joyfully practices today. ... more
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What Does “Indwelling” Mean? — Calvinism, Prayer, and John 14:23

January 7, 2016

What does “indwelling” mean? What is friendship with God? How does “friendship” help us to know God? ... more

Tom Grossman: Former Non-denominational Charismatic

April 27, 2015

Tom was raised by awesome parents who loved the Lord Jesus. The family moved around a lot, active in different Non-denominational ministries. While in college Tom began to drift. His father challenged him to come home with him to come home with him to do a year of ministry with him with the All Nations House of Prayer. During this time he began to read about the spiritual life and prayer. Most of the writers were Catholic. This would be the beginning of Tom’s journey into a deeper relationship ... more

Predestination vs. Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33

January 22, 2015

As a Calvinist pastor, Marcus Grodi avoided preaching on Romans 9 and the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Today, Marcus and Dr. Kenneth Howell continue their study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and discuss the mystery of God’s omnipotence and human free will. We know that God must be all-knowing, and something cannot not happen if God knows it is going to happen; yet, we know that human beings must be free, because human beings are held orally responsible for their actions. ... more

Fr. Greg Paffel: A Catholic Who Returned from the Assemblies of God

November 24, 2014

Father Greg was raised in a Catholic family but, though he believed in God, he only remembers praying with his heart twice when he was young. Sadly, he had next to no catechesis. Even though he attended Mass he did not know the faith. When he was a junior in high school, a friend asked him if he knew Jesus and invited him to his Assembly of God youth group. His faith grew through the witness of his new friends. In college, he continued his personal prayer time and visited ... more
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Sin: Who will deliver me from this mortal body? — Romans 7:7-25

November 22, 2014

Christians still struggle with sin. How does a Christian deal with personal failings? How does a Christian view death? How does a Christian progress in the spiritual life? Do we realize how much we really need God? ... more
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Steven Lawson: Former Agnostic; revert

November 11, 2013

Steven Lawson, son of Catholic parents, grew up in Buffalo, NY.  A regular attender of weekly mass and youth group events, Steven began to have questions about his faith.  His goal from age 11 (modeled after Walt Disney) was to build a better world through animation.  While in college, Steven got immersed in philosophy and debate, leading into a secular mindset – and a rather sinful lifestyle.  The story of a divine encounter and his subsequent life transformation is shared in this session with Marcus Grodi. ... more