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Helping them Home: 10 Steps of Dialogue

July 5, 2016

How can we help our non-Catholic Christian friends and family discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith? This is precisely why the Coming Home Network International exists, and, by grace, we have been able to help many “come home.” But many who have contacted us have not continued the journey. We aren’t here to “push, pull, or prod” anyone into the Church, but rather to stand beside. ... more
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The Fathers Know Best: Scripture and Tradition in the Early Church – Patrick Madrid – Deep in History

June 16, 2016

In this Deep in History lecture, Patrick Madrid addresses a common question regarding Scripture- with thousands of different perspectives on the Bible, whose should be trusted? Patrick explains how the best way to understand disputed passages of Scripture is to look at the way they were interpreted by those closest to the apostles- the Early Church Fathers, who, through the medium of Sacred Tradition, preserved the understanding of the Bible ... more
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A Methobapticostal Comes Home – Bond Strong

June 13, 2016

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“He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.” – I John 4:8 – How do we know if we really love God?

June 3, 2016

In a world where your feelings toward your spouse, your car, your job, and your favorite food can all be described with the word “love,” what are we supposed to make of God’s call to love our neighbor as ourself? Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson take an in-depth look at the implications of God’s greatest commandment- to love Him, and secondly, to love one another as He loves ... more
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“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church… cleansing her by the bath of water with the word”; Ephesians 5:25-26 – What is the meaning of that bath of cleansing?

May 24, 2016

One of the more controversial chapters in the Bible for pastors to preach on is Ephesians 5, because of Paul’s statement about wives submitting to their husbands.  Deacon Alex Jones addresses another challenging portion of the same chapter- when Paul says a husband should lay down his life for his wife, “cleansing her by the bath of water with the word.”  In his Pentecostal days, Deacon Alex saw salvation through ... more
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Renee Hendrix – Neonatal Nurse, Former Baptist

May 23, 2016

Renee Hendrix has worked in the intensive care unit for a number of years serving families whose babies are born with serious medical issues.  Raised in a strong Baptist faith, and formed by the likes of such spiritual giants as Billy Graham, Renee found that the Catholic Church’s teaching on the meaning of redemptive suffering brought her to a greater understanding of the importance of her work- not just ... 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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Scripture and Liturgy

November 5, 2014

Dr. Hahn discusses how his study of typology and the interconnectedness of the Old and New testaments pointed him, at every turn, toward the historic Catholic Church. He shows the place of tradition in Christian life and how scripture is fundamentally connected to liturgy. He concludes with a discussion of the sacramentality of marriage and the powerful daily liturgy we are called to in the domestic church. (This talk was ... more
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Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic

November 3, 2014

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the influence of his father. As Matthew’s father began to discover the truth ... more
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Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair

July 29, 2014

Biblical scholar and Holy Land pilgrimage leader Steve Ray delves into the Jewish roots of the papacy, namely “the keys”, “the rock”, and “the chair”. Ray, a former Baptist, draws from his trips to the Holy Land to bring to life the commissioning of Peter as the first pope using vivid historical and contextual highlights.  ... more