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Michelle Paine – Former Presbyterian

July 18, 2016

Michelle Paine was full of questions about the meaning of life from a young age- she wanted to know where the Bible came from, who Jesus was, and how everything fit together.  As someone full of creativity, the Church’s understanding of the meaning of art and beauty were key in her conversion to Catholicism.  She’s an accomplished visual artist herself- enjoy the short video below, wherein she talks ... more
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The Power of a Joyful Catholic Witness – Jay Richards

June 2, 2016

Jay Richards first remembers developing a personal relationship with Jesus in Church camps as a teenager. It wasn’t until his 40’s that he realized he could continue to deepen that relationship through the Catholic Church, in ways that satisfied both his inquisitive mind and his searching heart. ... more
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White Supremacy, Black Power, and the Road to Damascus

May 23, 2016

Maybe you’re like me.  Maybe you grew up in North America and lived a sheltered, comfortable life, and God — although you would never say it, or consciously think it — was there to do your bidding. You want a new pair of shoes? Ask God. Afraid of a summer storm that could spawn a tornado? Pray to God. Promise Him that, if this storm passes, and you and your family ... more
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Dr. Joseph Johnson- Former Presbyterian Pastor

May 17, 2016

Dr. Joseph Johnson’s route to the Catholic Church was circuitous- he sought community with Jewish Christians, then got his seminary training in the Presbyterian tradition.  Along the way, he began to ask questions about the origins of the canon of scripture, the basis for Christian unity, and the purpose of liturgy.  Coming across the work of two previous Journey Home guests, Dr. Francis Beckwith and Devin Rose, Dr. Johnson ... more
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Calvin and the Radical Reformation

April 5, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Howell, former Presbyterian pastor, university professor, and author, gives an understanding of John Calvin and the part he played in the Reformation. Calvin, who may have been more influential than Martin Luther, believed that it was not he who was leaving the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, but that the “Romanists” (i.e. Catholics) already had. Dr. Howell delves into the history and theology of Calvin and ... 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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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 ... more
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Fr. Jerry Brown: Former Episcopal Priest

August 31, 2015

Father Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to become a Catholic priest. His father directed him to the local Episcopal parish which ... more
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Michael Lofton: A Former Baptist & Presbyterian

July 27, 2015

Michael was born into a Christian family in the United State but at the age of two the family moved to Jerusalem. When he was four his parents divorced and his mother moved back to America and converted to Judaism. She moved back to Israel and he lived there until he was twelve, when he again returned to America to live with his father. At his father’s church he ... more
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Cole Matson: A Presbyterian Who Became A Catholic

January 12, 2015

Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the Catholic Church began after reading Joseph Pearce’s C. S. Lewis, which caused him to ... more
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Jody Morse: Former Presbyterian Who Became Catholic

September 29, 2014

Jody was brought up in the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination. She was very active in her church as a child. After her parents’ divorce she began to be alienated from her former faith. After a failed marriage she got involved into Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism and Wicca. Later she became active in a Unitarian-Universalist congregation. At work she met a Catholic friend who began to have religious conversations with her. This was ... more
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Dr. David Gregson: Former Presbyterian & Anglo-catholic Priest

August 4, 2014

David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. ... more