Reflections of a Journey

January 2, 2014

My wife, Jeanette, and I were both raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and learned to hold strong negative feelings about the Catholic Church. My mother took great pride in being opposed to the Catholic Church; she did not know much about it, but she knew she was against it. ... more
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Prof. Ola Tjørhom & Prof. Hans-Fredrik Dahl: Former Lutheran & Former Secularist From Norway

September 20, 2010

Ola Tjorhom and Hans-Fredik Dahl from Norway join Marcus for this episode abroad.  Both are professors who converted to Catholicism deep into their professional careers.  Professor Tjorhom came from a devout home in a culture that was nominally religious.  Originally he hoped to pursue a career as a missionary in Tanzania, but was captured by the study of theology in college, which prompted him to pursue advanced studies and become a Theology professor.  Dr. Tjorhom and Marcus explore the roots of Lutheranism, particular in its infancy when Martin Luther, in ... more
Eduardo Echeverria

Whoever Is in Christ Is a New Creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

July 29, 2009

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, former Evangelical and Reformed Calvinist, to discuss what it means to live in Christ. In his Protestant years, Eduardo was a lover and student of Protestant philosophy. The two discuss what it means to be a new creation in Christ, and how that understanding differs in the Catholic tradition from their previous Protestant traditions. ... more
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Shawn Reeves: Former Non-denominational Evangelical

June 5, 2006

Marcus and Shawn answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more
Mark Brumley

Mark Brumley: Former Methodist

August 4, 2003

Marcus and Mark answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more
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Steve Trombecky: Jewish Convert

March 26, 1999

Steve was born in Brooklyn and raised Jewish. In his late teens he moved to Israel and lived in a kibbutz. He would pray to God begging him to reveal himself to him. After six years he return home disappointed. After dabbling in eastern religions he gave up hope in anything. After reconciling with his own father he was led by God to seek out a Catholic Church and be baptized. When he was baptized the peace and love he’d always been seeking filled him. ... more
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Kevin Lowry: Former Presbyterian

January 9, 1998

Kevin grew up in a small town near Toronto, Canada, the son of a Presbyterian minister. He graduated from high school when he was sixteen. Full of exuberance and self-confidence, he believed he was ready for college. After reading about a unique school in Steubenville, Ohio, his dad thought the dynamic Christian environment might help him through his rebellious years. Three semesters later, his enthusiastic dedication to beer and billiards got him academically dismissed – kicked out of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. By God’s grace, Kevin was given a ... more