Deacon David was born and raised Lutheran. His grandmother made sure that he was at Sunday school every week. He would read the Bible under his covers at night. Even with this background, after confirmation, he stopped attending church. For about 15 years he drifted spiritually. At one time he wanted something to hang from […]
What is “the Gospel of God”? When St. Paul said he was not ashamed of the Gospel, or that he was “set apart for the gospel”, what did he meant by “the gospel”? Do all Christians agree on what this means? And what does “the gospel” require of us? What must we believe? What must we do? Or does it even require that we do anything, except believe in Jesus Christ?
Today Marcus Grodi and Dr. Howell begin a series of study on the book of Romans.
Fr. Oswalt grew up in a nominal Methodist family, with parents who believed that the Catholic Church was evil. Even so, by the time he was 14 he felt a calling to be a priest. In high school a friend invited him to take photos at his wedding in an Episcopal parish. He felt very much […]
How do we tell a world, how do we tell our neighbors, the truth about Jesus Christ and the gift of salvation, when the world, even our neighbors, no longer share the common Christian assumptions? How do you tell them about Jesus when they no longer accept the possibility of a Creator God? Or how do you correct Christians who have inaccurate views of the faith, of Jesus, of the Church, which they only hear you through the lenses of their prejudice, or ignorance? And when does our own pride get in the way when we are trying to help others break form the sin of pride? This is what we will start discussing today on Deep in Scripture.
Scott grew up in the entertainment world. His parents were Broadway actors and later his father wrote for TV shows. His father was Jewish and his mother Protestant, but Scott was brought up with no real religious influence. For a time, as a boy, the family lived in England. It was there, in school, that […]
Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith.
“What must we do to be saved?” This question draws us into the theological questions of salvation, justification, sanctification, faith and works, and the diversity of opinions on these issues have sadly divided Christians for centuries. Both sides of the arguments claim Saint Paul as their champions, but especially, through Saint Paul, point to Abraham as the model for all men of faith. Many non-Catholic Christians still presume that Catholics believe that they are saved by works, but is this true? And was Abraham a model of faith without works? This is what we discuss today on Deep In Scripture.
Many people asked Jesus, “What must I do to be saved?”, and two thousand years later, many more are still asking this question. Over these two thousand years, many Christians have answered this question by positing a clear division between faith and works, or faith and the law, based supposedly on statements by St. Paul […]