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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 originally given in 2003 at the CHNetwork’s “Deep in History” conference) ... 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 and beauty of the Catholic faith through the books he was reading, he would share them and discuss them with ... 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
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Gary Michuta: Life-long Catholic

March 3, 2014

Gary and Marcus talk about the Catholic Church’s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament and the Apostolic Authority of the Church. Gary has written three books: Why Are Catholic Bibles Bigger, Making Sense of Mary and How to Wolf-Proof your Kids. ... more
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The Illogical Logic of Sola Scriptura

September 4, 2013

There is a television commercial, selling a certain satellite service, that uses a tongue-in-cheek form of illogical chain logic. The writers presume that we understand not to take their logic seriously, but they also presume that the humor of it will leave us with a positive view of their product. ... more
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David Currie: Former Bible Church Missionary (fundamentalist)

May 5, 2013

David returns to the program and discusses with Marcus some of the thoughts of his conversion process.  Citing the issues of Authority and the Eucharist as two of the key issues for him, David reflects on the significance of scriptures and the teachings of the Church Fathers in his deepening faith.  David has authored three books which detail his developing understanding. ... more
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Steven Smith: Former Non-denominational Evangelical

April 1, 2013

Dr. Steven Smith grew up in a loving, moral Catholic home in Chicago in a predominantly Irish Catholic neighborhood.  He admits that though weekly mass attenders, the family did not talk much about their faith.  In high school, Steven began to have questions and by college considered himself agnostic.  He had a invitation from a protestant ministry group on campus which led him to a Plymouth Brethren congregation for about a year and then to a mega church, Willow Creek.  It was here that he was formed in scripture and ... more
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Jennifer Fulwiler – Deep in Scripture 07/25/2012

July 25, 2012

Today’s Scriptures: Colossians 4:18 and Luke 23:12 Colossians 4:18 ... more
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The Verses I Never Saw

June 7, 2011

One of the more commonly shared experiences of Protestant converts to the Catholic Church is the discovery of verses “we never saw.” Even after years of studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible, sometimes from cover to cover, all of a sudden a verse “we never saw” appears as if by magic and becomes an “Aha!” mind-opening, life- altering messenger of spiritual “doom”! Sometimes it’s just recognizing an alternate, clearer meaning of a familiar verse, but often, as with some of the verses mentioned below, it literally seems as if ... more
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The Journey: Anglican Evangelical to Roman Catholic

January 12, 2011

It was not easy to do so. After nearly thirty years of service, worship, and growing in Christian discipleship within the context of the Anglican Communion, this once Anglican Evangelical found it to be the call of Jesus Christ to move to the Roman Catholic Communion. The certainty of the call and decision came after twelve plus years of intense study in Scripture, theology, church history, Christian spirituality, and Christian ethics. The seeds for the invitation to enter into a more concentrated study twelve plus years ago were planted even ... more