Janet was raised in Pennsylvania. Her father was Polish National Catholic and her mother Lutheran. From a young age she was devoted to the church but she also had many question about the faith. When she was a teenager she began to rebel and bought into some of the lies of the “me generation”. In […]
Some key points in today’s passage: (vs. 1) The idea of “sacrifice” is still very much an important aspect of our Christian faith; (vs. 1) Our entire person—body and soul—is our personal share in the daily sacrifice of the Body of Christ; “what we do in the body” daily, as St. Paul say elsewhere, is […]
As a young boy, John’s family attending the Church of Christ. The family was told to leave when John’s dad began to teach in Sunday school that people in other denominations could be saved. From there they joined a Disciples of Christ congregation, where he learned Bible stories but not much doctrine. Later, his parents sent […]
Some key points in today’s passage: The idea of “sacrifice” is still very much an important aspect of our Christian faith; Our entire person—body and soul—is our personal share in the daily sacrifice of the Body of Christ; “what we do in the body” daily, as St. Paul say elsewhere, is how we “suffer with […]
Fr. Charles Connor discusses the impact that the example of early Christians and their writings had on famous converts to Catholicism throughout the ages.
As a young boy, Wesley was brought up in a Nazarene church. There he learned the importance of freewill and holiness in the Christian life. Later his parents moved and they began attending a Calvinist Baptist congregation, where he was taught the sovereignty of God, predestination and total depravity. When he was about 12, the […]
A few thoughts to consider concerning today’s text, Romans 11:25-36: 1) Verses 23-24 set the context with Paul’s insistence that faith on the part of the Jews is a condition for their being re-grafted back in. 2) What is the mystery that Paul is speaking of? a) (25) partial hardening (What does […]
Today Marcus and Ken discuss Romans 11:11-24 in which St. Paul explains God’s mysterious plan of incorporating the Gentiles into his plan of salvation. Using the imagery of the vine from the Old Testament, Paul calls Gentile Christians to humility and hope for the return of the Jews to their Messiah. Listener Email: Dear CHN, God […]