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 […]
Matthew grew up in a Protestant family. His mother had been Baptist and his father had been Catholic. They brought Matthew up in a Charismatic Episcopal parish. In high school, he got involved in the rock music culture. In a few short years he didn’t want anything to do with Christianity. When he was 17 he got involved […]
Fr. Patrick is a revert to the Church. Oldest of 5 he was raised Catholic in Northwest Ohio. Although he briefly considered the priesthood in 8th grade, he fell away from the Church after joining the military after high school. While stationed in Italy, in 1978 (the same year Pope John Paul II was elected), he left the Church. Books by Hal Lindsey made a great impression on him. He later went to Moody Bible Institute and was ordained in an independent fundamentalist church. A few years later he was close to “burn-out” and searching again for answers. Fr. Rohen continued his education, graduating from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and then eventually went on to St. Meinrad Seminary where he earned both a Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity degree.
Frank was brought up in a secular home, with no talk of God. At the age of 19, however, after reading the gospels for the first time, he underwent a profound transformation and yielded his life to Jesus Christ. His neighbor, a Baptist minister, became his mentor. After college he thought he would be a […]
In this special Jehovah’s Witness Roundtable episode of the Journey Home, Marcus discusses, with two former Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dr. Jeff Schwehm and John Davis, as well as Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, the unique doctrines of this group and how Catholic Christians can respond to them in truth and love.
Marcus and Paul answer open-line questions. Paul was brought up Presbyterian but at the age of 12 became an atheist. As a senior in high school he was brought back to Christ through a frightening experience with the demonic. Paul served as a Pentecostal and United Methodist minister before entering the Catholic Church.
Marcus and David answer open-line questions from the audience. David was reared in a staunchly Fundamentalist home. He remembers being upset the day President Kennedy was assassinated because he believed that since he was Catholic he would go to hell. While attending an Evangelical seminary David began to compile a list of Bible passages that […]
Patricia was baptized in the Lutheran Church at age nine, though her father was a lapsed Catholic. As a young woman she “worshiped” the intellect and didn’t have time for God. A student led her to Christ and her husband eventually followed. As young Christians they were involved in several Christian communities, such as Presbyterian, […]