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.
Pack in the Past by Dow Escalante In 1995, the year my son Ryan was born, I was sitting in our Home Bible Study with some of my best friends. Being a father of three young boys had its terrifying moments, but I could always depend on our small group to be there to help […]
Marcus and Kristine answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Reared in a faithful Fundamentalist home. Kristine accepted Christ at the age of five. After attending Biola University, She and her husband, Marty, became missionaries to Guatemala to “rescue Catholics from the darkness of their religious superstition and man-made tradition and bring them into […]
Deacon David grew up Catholic, in upstate New York, but fell away from the Church in his early teens. After he was married, while attending a Marriage Encounter weekend that he first recognized the impact of this decision of leaving the Church. During one of the breaks, his wife, Charmaine, started crying. She broke down […]
Curtis and Michaelann were both brought up in devoted Catholic families. He experienced all the rites of passage as other Catholic children, but they didn’t touch their hearts. Michaelann became enamored with secularism in high school. They both met committed Evangelical Christians in college, Curtis by Non-denominational Christians and Michaelann by members of the Church […]