Matthew 16:18 – Jesus Changes Peter’s Name… So What’s His New Job? – Jimmy Akin

September 23, 2016

In this episode of Deep in Scripture, Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin joins Marcus Grodi to discuss Jesus’ commissioning Peter as the Rock on which He would build His Church.  Catholics have an easy explanation for this, but many other Christians have a very different spin on this passage from Scripture.  Join Jimmy and Marcus as they break down one of the key Bible verses that divides Catholics and other Christians. ... more

A Baptist Preacher’s Son Becomes Catholic

August 8, 2016

What would convince a Jesus-loving, hymn-singing, Baptist preacher’s son to become a Catholic? This is a question that many have had for me over the past couple of years, whether they have worded it quite as succinctly or not. Why would someone with such a vibrant faith, rooted in a rich, solid family tradition, walk away from it and leap into the arms of the Church of Rome? Though many have probably speculated, citing history, art, or unity, they all fall short of the true reason that my wife ... more

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. In doing so, we have discovered that, even if we are able to clear up misunderstandings about Catholic teachings and ... more

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 that the Catholic Church upholds today. ... 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 us. ... 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 receiving the word of God as primary, and the washing of water through Baptism as merely a later affirmation of ... 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 with sick infants, but with the imprisoned, and those who, like her, have been diagnosed with breast cancer. ... more

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 was finally compelled by belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to come into the fullness of ... more