Solid Foundations by Chad Torgerson I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and was raised in the Lutheran faith. My parents were not the most spiritual of people, but they wanted to make sure that my siblings and I were “exposed” to faith. Basically, the concept was to introduce us to Christianity but allow […]
I looked at the secular bookstore and found some things written by Clement, Justin Martyr, and a couple of other guys who KNEW THE APOSTLES!!! I was blown away! And here was the kicker, they mentioned the same things as the guy who wrote The Way of a Pilgrim. They talked about the Sacraments, and something else I had never heard, The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. It was as if someone had slapped me in the face. What the heck was this? Justin Martyr described in detail what the Early Church gathering looked like. It was nothing like what we in Nashville were calling the Early Church! My curiosity began to germinate.
Skylar was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is an actor and director, known for “Hearts Afire” (1992), “Total White Guy Move” (2013) and “Safaricize” (2013).
Fr. Rohen is a retired US Army Captain, having served as a military chaplain. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago.
My father is of Jewish upbringing, and my mother was raised Protestant, but both gave up the practice of any religion when they reached adulthood. Accordingly, I grew up without religious instruction, having limited exposure through relatives both to Judaism and to Protestantism. My fondest childhood memories are of Christmas at the warm and cheerful home of my maternal grandparents. The enormous tree, surrounded by endless presents, was the highlight of my existence, and the usual collection of Christmas carols, some with occasional references to a newborn king, afforded what seemed to be the most fitting orchestration for this annual event.
I was born and raised in a Catholic home. At the time of my departure, I was very pro-Catholic and longed for the Church to meet my spiritual needs, but I was angry that it wasn’t doing so. I left the Church in 1992 to join a small, loving Protestant congregation. Eventually I would become an elder of this church, lead men’s Bible studies, and host weekly prayer meetings. Independent of anything taught from the pulpit of this congregation, I grew even angrier and proceeded to build a doctrinal “case” against Rome.