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Shane Kapler – Former Nondenominational Christian and Catholic Revert

August 23, 2016

In Shane Kapler’s latest book, “The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics,” he looks at the way the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New, and how that relates to the worship of Catholics.  Shane and Marcus rely heavily on scripture as they discuss the essential nature of Christian unity and the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the believer.  It’s the kind of episode you’ll likely want to watch twice! ... more
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What Does “Indwelling” Mean? — Calvinism, Prayer, and John 14:23

January 7, 2016

What does “indwelling” mean? What is friendship with God? How does “friendship” help us to know God? ... more
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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 4: Why We Love the Saints

April 29, 2015

Having the family background that I do (I am the only one in my family of origin that is still Catholic—everyone else now worships at the local Assembly of God). I have been asked, “Why do Catholics pray to and worship saints?” I have been told that it is idolatry, and it takes away from Jesus’ role as the “one mediator between God and mankind” (1 Tim. 2:15).  So, this let us look at saints and their powerful witness and intercession. I have also been asked, “Why don’t you just ... more

I Found Jesus in a Graveyard

December 29, 2014

My journey of faith began in the Cub Scouts at the age of eleven, working towards my religious medal. While the priest was explaining the Episcopalian theory of the Eucharist, I was daydreaming, my fingers doodling in the plush, cream-colored carpet. It would be an understatement to say that my soul did not burn for my faith. During one of these sessions, my father asked the priest a series of increasingly pointed questions about the hereafter. Some years earlier, my father had been rushed to the hospital and experienced a ... more

Praying to Saints and Dying to Sin, Romans 6:1-14

November 7, 2014

On today’s episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken start by taking a listener question on the Scriptural basis for prayer to the saints and for our departed loved ones. They examine some relevant Scriptures and then turn to the tradition present in the Early Church Fathers to see how the early Christians regarded such practices. They then move on to their continuing study of Romans 6:1-14, discussing the meaning of Baptism and how Christians should respond to sin. ... more

Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic

November 3, 2014

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the influence of his father. As Matthew’s father began to discover the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith through the books he was reading, he would share them and discuss them with ... more

Jack Tripp: A Baptist Who Returned to the Catholic Faith

October 20, 2014

Jack was brought up as a Boston Irish Catholic. Even though he was Catholic and the family prayed daily, the faith was never talked about in his home. When Jack graduated from high school in 1974, he took a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Rochester because he realized his parents didn’t have the money for college. After college, he gave his four years to the Navy, working in Lakehurst, N.J., on mechanisms to catch planes landing on aircraft carriers. After the Navey, he earned an MBA ... more
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Dawn Eden: Convert from Judaism

November 12, 2012

Dawn Eden grew up in a reformed Jewish household in New York City.  Her parents split up when Dawn was five so, living with her mother and sister, her father was not very present in her life.  At age 13, Dawn had her bat mitzvah but she began to be pulled into agnosticism.  Following college, she became a music journalist and lived the secular lifestyle.  Dawn describes how past pains continued to affect her yet, through God’s grace, she was slowly being led to a healthier place and a deeper ... more

3 Treasures of the Church

November 14, 2011

My friend, Sean, watched his father, Henry, die. Henry had been a WWII hero, a flying Tiger. Henry radiated Yankee independence, frugality, and self-sufficiency. He built his own house in Connecticut. He loved time in the woods. He raised his children well. But now he was gone. ... more
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Caroline Rood: Former Episcopalian

October 31, 2011

Growing up in Vermont, Caroline Rood was a gifted child who had a close relationship with the Lord.  Both of her parents were in the performing arts and encouraged their daughter to develop her talents in singing and dance.  But they did not want to discuss Caroline’s religious thoughts.  Nor did any of her peers.  It led to a lonely life of separation and suffering.  Her parents divorced.  At fifteen she acted in West Side Story in Burlington, VT in a role that brought public notoriety along with public ... more
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Dr. Robert Koons, If we show honor to Mary, are we detracting from Christ? – John 2:5, 21:15-9; Acts 15:6-29

June 30, 2010

Marcus welcomes former Lutheran and Ph.D. philosopher Dr. Robert Koons to discuss verses from Scripture that furthered Dr. Koons’ journey to the Catholic Church. The pair discuss Mary in Scripture. ... more

Making Decisions as a Christian, 2 Thessalonians 3: 13 & Daniel 1:8

September 9, 2009

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes good friend David Currie, former Evangelical Fundamentalist. Marcus and David discuss many thins, including Christian living, discernment, redemptive suffering, and salvation. ... more