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Fr. Shane Tharp: Formerly Unchurched

May 4, 2015 | one response

Father Shane was raised by a single mother. His parents divorced when he was six months old. His mother had been brought up Catholic but it wasn’t a good experience for her. His father was almost every religion until the end of his life when he died in the grace of Christ in the Catholic Church. In consequence, […]

A Charismatic Comes Home – Conversion Story of Kevin Stephenson

May 4, 2015 | 3 responses

Childhood in the Episcopal Church I was born in 1960 in Belham, England and christened (baptized) in the Anglican Church as an infant. My father had converted from Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism, just prior to marrying my mother who was Anglican. They had both moved from Jamaica to England for education years earlier. Born prematurely, I […]

Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 4: Why We Love the Saints

April 29, 2015 | no responses

by Cynthia Trainque Having the family background that I do (I am the only one in my family of origin that is still Catholic—everyone else now worships at the local Assembly of God) I have been asked, “Why do Catholics pray to and worship saints?” I have been told that it is idolatry and it takes away […]

Chain Reference Bible Study & Paul’s Reasons For Writing, Romans 15:14-33

April 29, 2015 | no responses

In this section, St Paul moves on from deeper theological and ethical teachings to discuss why he has written so boldly to the Roman Christians, why he has not visited them, but why now he plans to do so. In these verses, we hear allusions to the power of the mysteries, or the sacraments as […]

Tom Grossman: Former Non-denominational Charismatic

April 27, 2015 | no responses

Tom was raised by awesome parents who loved the Lord Jesus. The family moved around a lot, active in different Non-denominational ministries. While in college Tom began to drift. His father challenged him to come home with him to come home with him to do a year of ministry with him with the All Nations […]

What Must I Do to Be Saved? – Marcus Grodi

April 22, 2015 | one response

Former Presbyterian pastor Marcus Grodi delves deep into Old-Testament Judaism and the fulfillment of Salvation in Christ Jesus to answer the question “How are we saved?”

Being a faithful follower of Christ means being a faithful member of the Family of God, Romans 14:22-15:13

April 22, 2015 | no responses

Given the challenging call of Christ “to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect” and St. Paul’s call for us to not be conformed to the world but to be transformed, there can be a temptation to become self focused on our individual salvation. However, being a faithful follower of Christ has always meant […]

Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 3: Why We Love Mary

April 21, 2015 | no responses

by Cynthia Trainque “Mary, Mary, quite contrary” is what some could call the one who is so misunderstood in her various titles: Mother of God; the Immaculate Conception, Mary Ever-Virgin and others.  Far from worshipping Mary the Church highly venerates Mary as the fairest among creatures. Let’s unpack these and see where it is that Mary […]

Introducing Journeys Home 2

April 21, 2015 | no responses

Marcus Grodi and the CHNetwork staff are delighted to introduce a brand-new book, Journeys Home 2, just published by CHResources. If you have already read Journeys Home you will want to be sure to obtain a copy of this new resource that tells even more journeys of men and women who followed God’s call to […]

Jamie & Jack McAleer – A Former Lutheran and a Revert from the World

April 20, 2015 | no responses

Jack grew up Catholic in Mobile, Alabama. His parents were great role models for the faith. They lived only three doors from the church and Jack was a regular altar server. With all of this, Jack says he didn’t learn that he should have a personal relationship with Jesus. Jamie’s upbringing was different. She came […]

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