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Deacon Alex Jones – Former Pentecostal Minister

June 28, 2016

Deacon Alex has been a guest on the program before, to talk about how he, as a Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church and brought a significant chunk of his congregation with him.  This time around, he and Marcus Grodi discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer, and how the spirit-filled life and the liturgical patrimony of the Church are meant to bear fruit together.  They also get into the question of what the Church can do better when it comes to reaching ... 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 seriously consider several Catholic doctrines, such as the Real Presence and Purgatory. Cole was received into the Catholic Church in 2010. ... more
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Praying to Saints and Dying to Sin, Romans 6:1-14

November 7, 2014

On today’s episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken start by taking a listener question on the Scriptural basis for prayer to the saints and for our departed loved ones. They examine some relevant Scriptures and then turn to the tradition present in the Early Church Fathers to see how the early Christians regarded such practices. They then move on to their continuing study of Romans 6:1-14, discussing the meaning of Baptism and how Christians should respond to sin. ... more
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Is “Once Saved Always Saved” Biblical? — 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

February 24, 2010

Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series ... more
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Listener Q&A: “Soul Sleep,” Didache, Sola Fide

July 16, 2008

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel! Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions: ... more
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Listener Q&A: Christian living, St. Paul Bible Study, Universal Salvation, Purgatory

July 9, 2008

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions: ... more
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Dr. Thomas & Lovelace Howard: Former Episcopalians

September 10, 2007

Dr. Thomas Howard and his wife Lovelace talk with Marcus about Dr. Howard being the first guest ever on the Journey Home. He and Lovelace give short versions of their journey to the Catholic Church from the Episcopal Church. ... more
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Open Line With Fr. Gray Bean, Former Baptist Minister

November 6, 2006

Marcus and Father Bean answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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David & Michele Zampino: Charismatic Episcopal Priest & Wife

March 13, 2006

David was raised in a Christian home. His father was an Episcopal priest. Even though his parish was High Church Anglican, he never had any thoughts of becoming a Catholic. Michele was brought up Catholic but drifted away from the Church because she was bored and didn’t feel that she fit in. David and Michele met while they were attending Oral Roberts University. Later they both entered the Charismatic Episcopal Church, where David was ordained. Their original motivation to begin to look at the Catholic Church was a growing ... more

Jim Anderson, Former Lutheran Seminarian

February 27, 2006

Jim and Marcus answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience in the episode. Jim was brought up in a nominally Methodist home. As a boy he was sent to Sunday school but his parents didn’t attend. Even so, he had a growing longing for God and gave his live to Christ on many occasions. During college he joined the Lutheran church, attracted by its liturgical worship. While in college, he became active in an ecumenical evangelical fellowship, where he met Catholic of loved Christ. While majoring in history, ... more
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Dr. Paul Thigpen: Former Evangelical Pentecostal Minister

September 12, 2005

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