Deep in Scripture Radio

Deep in Scripture

We believe that to be deep in history and deep in Scripture is to become deep in Christ. This idea is based on the teachings of John Henry Newman and St. Jerome, both committed to Jesus and His Word. In fact St. Jerome once wrote, “To be ignorant of Scripture is to be ignorant of Christ.” In this we see all three aspects of this idea, for Jerome was an early Doctor of the Church, who dedicated his life to the study of Scripture and devotion to Christ.

Every episode we will explore what it means to be “Deep in Scripture”, interviewing a special guest about a scripture verse that they would have considered “hard” to interpret, apply, or even preach! We’ll see how they came to better understand and interpret the scriptures in a wider context of Christian history and tradition.

Recent Episodes

Hard Verses about the Deuterocanonical Books – Special Guest Gary Michuta

November 19, 2015 | no responses

Marcus Grodi and Gary Michuta talk about the importance of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible and how they impacted New Testament passages like Hebrews 11:35. Gary can be found at

Hard Verses: Some hard words of Jesus

November 17, 2015 | no responses

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at passages of Christ that many Christians have ignored because they are too hard. How do we live according to the words of Christ that are hard for us to understand?

The Rapture & Christ’s Return — “Hard Verses,” 1 Thes 4:16-17

November 7, 2015 | no responses

Is the Rapture going to happen? Will Catholics be “Left Behind”? Dr. Paul Thigpen, a member of The Coming Home Network, joins Marcus Grodi this week to discuss 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Paul was a pastor in a tradition that believed in the End Time scenario of the Rapture. Many read this passage to say that […]

Hard Verses: Your Questions and Comments

October 29, 2015 | no responses

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson talk more about what it means for scripture passages to be “hard verses” and how we are supposed to interpret them. They also address some of the questions and comments that you have sent. Next week Marcus will be talking to Paul Thigpen. They will be discussing Matthew 16:19 and […]

Hard Verses about Salvation 1 Timothy 4:10, Romans 11:17 – Special Guest Patrick Madrid

October 22, 2015 | one response

Member of the CHNetwork and prominant Catholic apologist, Patrick Madrid joins us to share a few of his own hard verses (Call no man father, and the sinlessness of Mary) as well as to discuss a couple particular verses in Timothy and Romans that can be “hard” for a variety of Christians regarding the nuances […]

Hard Verses: Violent Retribution and Anachronistic Customs in Scripture, Genesis 34 and 1 Corinthians 11

October 15, 2015 | one response

Marcus Grodi looks at a violent event in the Old Testament and an example of a now seemingly outmoded and largely abandoned custom regarding head coverings found in the New. What are we as Christians to make of such apparent anachronisms? Is the decision about whether and how to apply such scriptures a matter for […]