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Dr. Robin Pierucci: A Jewish Convert

February 2, 2015 | 4 responses

Robin was brought in a Jewish home. Her father said that they were “convenient Jews” rather than orthodox, reformed or conservative. Still Robin always talked to God. Sadly, she had to hide her faith because religion was not accepted in her social group. After high school she was active in a dance troop. One day […]

An English Catholic Faith – Conversion Story of Joyce Schaeffer

February 2, 2015 | 6 responses

“The more real the English Church has been to you, and all your past experience in it, the more terrible the wrench.” — Fr. Basil Maturin I am thankful to have spent thirty-three years of my life as a member of the Episcopal Church. Since age ten, when my parents decided to attend the pretty […]

St. Paul, Why Haven’t Jews Responded to the Gospel of Christ? Romans 9:30-10:13

January 28, 2015 | 2 responses

Continuing our study of Romans, we’re right in the middle of the section in which Saint Paul addresses the question: “Why haven’t all the Jews responded to the Gospel of Christ?” They were the chosen people, but yet the majority of the Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah. Why? In this first half […]

Gary Zimak: A Revert From The World

January 26, 2015 | no responses

Gary was brought up in a traditional Polish Catholic home. He attended Catholic school and attended weekly Mass. He had a very basic relationship with God. He would pray when he wanted God’s help. Sadly, outside of church faith was not a part of his life. Continually seeking the Lord’s peace, he still continued to […]

God’s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33 – Deep in Scripture

January 22, 2015 | 2 responses

A few key points for today’s discussion: 1) This is Paul’s Theodicy—i.e. his justification of the ways of God. 2) His purpose is to explain the ways of God in allowing the Gentiles to share in the Jews’ privileges of the Covenant. 3) The text never says that God predestines people to damnation. Send us […]

Joshua Bowman: A Former Anglican

January 19, 2015 | no responses

Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only.  After many […]

Grateful for Faith, Baptism, and Knowledge of the Bible, this Lutheran Became Catholic

January 16, 2015 | no responses

Grateful for the gifts of faith in Christ, Baptism, and a love for the Bible which he received as a Methodist and later a Lutheran, Jim Anderson discusses some of the influences of his decision to join the Catholic Church.

Scripture and the Early Church – Fr. Mitch Pacwa

January 15, 2015 | 2 responses

As a scholar of ancient and Middle Eastern history, culture, and religion, Fr. Mitch Pacwa examines the phenomenon of Sacred Scripture and the ramifications of the translation and interpretation of the scriptures out of their proper context.

Why Haven’t Others Responded to the Call of Jesus Christ? Romans 9:1-13

January 14, 2015 | no responses

In this passage, Saint Paul addresses a question that nearly every Christian wonders: Why haven’t my friends and family members, or even the majority of Mankind, responded to the call of Jesus Christ? Why are they set against coming to Church? Why don’t they believe in God? Is it their ignorance? Their stubbornness? Is it […]

Cole Matson: A Former Presbyterian

January 12, 2015 | one response

Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the […]

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