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