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Emails on the Justice of God and “Be Transformed,” Romans 12:1-2

March 5, 2015 | no responses

Some key points in today’s passage: The idea of “sacrifice” is still very much an important aspect of our Christian faith; Our entire person—body and soul—is our personal share in the daily sacrifice of the Body of Christ; “what we do in the body” daily, as St. Paul say elsewhere, is how we “suffer with […]

Classic Converts and the Early Church – Fr. Charles P. Connor

March 5, 2015 | no responses

Fr. Charles Connor discusses the impact that the example of early Christians and their writings had on famous converts to Catholicism throughout the ages.

Catholicism and the New Creation – Conversion Story of Tyler Blanski

March 2, 2015 | 3 responses

“This is not Middle Earth, this is not Middle Earth,” I kept telling myself. But how else could I make sense of the towering cathedrals, the Tradition and the Scriptures, the real evil to fight and the real good to defend? It was the spring of 2014. My wife, Brittany, and I were about to […]

Jews and Gentiles Continued, Romans 11:25-36

February 25, 2015 | no responses

A few thoughts to consider concerning today’s text, Romans 11:25-36: 1) Verses 23-24 set the context with Paul’s insistence that faith on the part of the Jews is a condition for their being re-grafted back in.  2) What is the mystery that Paul is speaking of?       a) (25) partial hardening (What does […]

Charlotte Ostermann: A Former Nazarene & Presbyterian

February 23, 2015 | no responses

Charlotte was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church but was not raised with any faith. After attending a friend’s Bible study, in a spirit of mockery, she became a born again Christian in her mid-20′s. The first fellowship she found was with a Nazarene congregation where she learned holiness. Later she and her […]

Jews, Gentiles, & the Development of Modern Protestantism, Romans 11:11-24

February 19, 2015 | no responses

Today Marcus and Ken discuss Romans 11:11-24 in which St. Paul explains God’s mysterious plan of incorporating the Gentiles into his plan of salvation. Using the imagery of the vine from the Old Testament, Paul calls Gentile Christians to humility and hope for the return of the Jews to their Messiah.  Listener Email: Dear CHN, God […]

Former Jew and Evangelical Minister Discovers the Fullness

February 17, 2015 | one response

Raised Jewish, Rosalind Moss came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and later became an Evangelical minister. She was challenged to examine the history and teachings of the Catholic Church expecting to be reaffirmed in her belief in its errors.

April Bright: A Former United Pentecostal

February 16, 2015 | 10 responses

April was brought up in a faithful United Pentecostal home. When she was a little girl her mother taught her about God and prayer. From and early age April had a close relationship with Jesus. By the time she was eight she began to see problems in Scripture with the United Pentecostal’s denial of the Holy Trinity, […]

Has God Abandoned the Jews? Romans 11:1-12

February 11, 2015 | 2 responses

Today on Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken discuss Romans 11:1-12 where Paul asks, “Has God rejected his own people?” and look at Paul’s emphatic denial that God has abandoned the Jews. Also, they comment on a Facebook debate about the Catholic Church and the Early Church Fathers. Deep in Scripture Notes for February 7, […]

Dr. Ian Murphy: A Former Baptist Minister

February 9, 2015 | one response

Ian, as a little boy, developed a love for the Scriptures and had read the entire Bible by the time he was eight years old. Sadly, at this point he became an agnostic because he felt that God, Jesus and the Gospel were too good to be true. By the time he was fourteen he was […]

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