Dr. Thomas Howard: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

February 5, 2001 | no responses

Marcus and Dr. Howard answer open-line questions for the audience. Thomas Howard was raised in a prominent Evangelical home (his sister is well-known author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot), became Episcopalian in his mid-twenties, then entered the Catholic Church in 1985, at the age of fifty. Dr. Howard is an English professor (recently retired, after […]

Jeff Childers: Former Church of Christ – The Journey Home Program

January 29, 2001 | no responses

Jeff comes from a committed Church of Christ background. At the age of 9 he gave his life to Christ and was baptized for the forgiveness of his sins. As a teenager he studied to be a preacher under the tutelage of his pastor. For two years he ministered full-time as a minister. His journey […]

Craig St Clair: Former Secularist – The Journey Home Program

January 15, 2001 | no responses

Craig was brought up without any religious background or formation. There was no opposition to any faith but completely secular environment. At the same time his parents taught him Christian values but without any faith. In high school be began to ask, “What is truth? How do you find truth?” In college, he began to […]

Paul Swope: Former New Age – The Journey Home Program

December 11, 2000 | no responses

Paul was not brought up in any church. When he was 14 he became deeply involved in Transcendental Meditation. After college he decided to hitchhike around the world. While in Switzerland, he discovered the L’Abri community, of Francis Schaeffer, which began to open his heat God. After returning home, he discovered C. S. Lewis and […]

Patrick Madrid: Life-long Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 4, 2000 | no responses

Marcus & Pat answer open-line questions of the audience. Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine […]

Allen Levine: Convert from Judaism – The Journey Home Program

November 20, 2000 | no responses

Al came from a secular Jewish family that had not been religious for several generations. Religion was not an aspect of his life. Even so, as a boy, he had a sense of the presence of God. In the 1980’s, he worked for the Soviet embassy. After a friend was executed for espionage in Moscow […]

Jay & Gail Caress: Former Baptist Missionaries – The Journey Home Program

November 13, 2000 | no responses

Jay grew up in a Christian home but as a teen in the mid 1960’s he began to question everything. After high school he became involved in rock music and moved to California where he met Gail. Gail was brought in an Evangelical family. When she went off to college she got involved in the […]

Dr. Dale Peterson, MD: Former Presbyterian – The Journey Home Program

October 30, 2000 | no responses

Dale grew up a nominal Christian family. At the age of 15 he decided he wanted to be a physician. In college and medical school he would sometimes attend a Unitarian church. After marrying, he and his wife thought they should attend church for their three children. After several years he realized that he needed […]

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand: Life-long Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 23, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and Alice von Hildebrand talk about the conversion and life of her husband Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889 – 1977). Dietrich von Hildebrand’s father was an artist who was knighted by the King of Bavaria. Dietrich was born and raised in Florence, Italy with no religious influence. Even so, Hildebrand developed a deep belief […]

James Cope: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

October 16, 2000 | no responses

Jim grew up in a Lutheran family on a dairy farm in northern Ohio, but he didn’t have a real relationship with God. His journey of faith began while stationed, in the Army, in Korea, where he discovered his sinfulness and God’s grace. Upon his return to the States he felt a call to the […]

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