Delving Deep Into History Brought Me Home – Adam Crawford

September 13, 2016

We’ve all heard the maxim, “Your starting point always determines your conclusion,” and ordinarily I would wholeheartedly agree. Yet there are exceptions to the rule. In theology and religion, these exceptions are typically referred to as conversions — that is, they involve people whose starting point (like Saul of Tarsus) very much does not determine their conclusion! ... more
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Martin Luther

March 16, 2016

Dr. Paul Thigpen, author, Church historian, and former Evangelical minister, describes the monumental figure Martin Luther as “a figure of great complexity and contradiction.” In this 2005 Deep in History talk, Dr. Thigpen reveals points about Martin Luther’s life and ideology that Thigpen struggled with as a Protestant, including Luther’s early life, attitudes toward the Catholic Church, and his views on the human person. ... more
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Magnet of Truth: From Baptist to Catholic

March 2, 2016

The Catholic Church was never on my radar. I had no hatred or malice for the Church, more of an American ignorance and apathy toward it. But like many a road that leads to Rome, I was on it long before I knew it. We were happy in our Baptist congregation, involved in ministry, studying the Bible, and surrounded by wonderful Christian friends, but along the way we were wooed by the great Bride of Christ. As G.K. Chesterton puts it, “He has come too near to the truth, ... more
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Jeffrey Morrow, Jewish Atheist turned Catholic Christian

February 29, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Jewish convert and former Evangelical Protestant Jeffrey Morrow to discuss his journey from atheism into belief in God, Christianity, and ultimately, Catholicism. Jeffrey grew up not knowing that Christmas or Easter had anything to do with Jesus! Not only was he not familiar with Christianity, but he simply didn’t believe any God existed! Challenged by peers in college, he realized that Christianity is one of the most historically-defensible ideologies. He realized his atheism took more faith than belief in God. After coming to know Jesus Christ, ... more
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Michael Goodwin: Former Evangelical

January 25, 2016

Michael Goodwin grew up on the east end of Long Island in a home of devout Christian parents. From a young age, he was taught by his parents to love and follow Jesus while being encouraged to deepen his faith by worshipping and serving at the local, Evangelical, Bible church near his hometown. In college, Michael began noticing “gaps” in the Church history he was provided by fellow church members and his college. Thus began a long journey that would eventually lead him to the fullness of the Catholic faith. ... more
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A Brit Crosses the Tiber

January 4, 2016

It started with a phone call from my son one summer’s evening. ... more
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Eric Neubauer: Former Independent Non-denominational

December 21, 2015

Eric has been on the pilgrims path, following Jesus since 1993. After his initial conversion he found his path to service through leadership at Hillcrest Church in Dallas, Texas.  Eventually he became the Campus Pastor at Southern Methodist University for Hillcrest Church serving on campus for six years, later serving as pastor of College & Career Adults, Youth Ministry, and Community Outreach. After moving to Connecticut, he worked with a community of other like-minded Christians to improve the physical environment of their neighborhood and entered into dialogue with neighbors on the ... more
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Brandon Sheard: Former Non-Denominational Evangelical & Calvinist

November 30, 2015

Brandon grew up in a Christ centered home where he learned the love of Jesus Christ. His father had attended seminary to be a minister, but he chose the of vocation at a husband and father instead. The sermons in his church were focused on exegetical preaching. In college, Brandon majored in English. There he learned that there were problems with only reading Holy Scripture with an exegetical method was an unstable foundation for his faith. He became increasingly aware that he was crafting his own spirituality. This was the ... more

Ulf & Birgitta Ekman: Former Charismatic/Non-Denominational

September 14, 2015

Ulf was a restless secular teenager. He turned his life to Christ from the witness of a friend. Birgitta was born in India to Methodist missionary parents. Ulf and Birgitta met at university, while Ulf was studying for ministry in the Lutheran Church. After they were married they were both active in the Charismatic renewal. From this they founded the Word of Life Bible School out of which grew a megachurch. As their ministry grew, they began to encounter Catholics. They began to ask, “What is the essence of the ... more

Dr. Scott Sullivan: Former Evangelical

August 17, 2015

Scott was raised in a loving Non-denomination Evangelical Protestant home. In high school and college he fell away from the faith because he didn’t know any arguments to show him that Christianity was true. For a long time his life was centered on martial arts. While in college he began to ask the question, “What it the purpose of life?” He thought he might look into religion again. In a bookstore he stumbled upon the Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft & Ronald Tacelli. This began his journey ... more

Marty Doucette: Former Evangelical Orthodox Church

May 11, 2015

Marty was raised in a wonderful Roman Catholic home. Sadly, he was hurt as a young boy causing him to hate himself and eventually to hate God and the Catholic Church. As a young married man Marty and his wife were devoted to Thomas Jefferson and Deism. After suffering family and financial setbacks, he was led to a relationship to Jesus Christ though a “chance” meeting of an elderly Pentecostal lady and a Methodist minister. Eventually, Marty became a Pentecostal pastor. After a time he was introduced to the Evangelical ... more

Jay Lampart: Revert from Evangelicalism

April 6, 2015

Jay grew up in an active Catholic home and community in New York. After they moved to Pennsylvania and a new culture he began to drift away from the faith as a teen. He would go to Mass with his parents but also attended Baptist worship with his girl friend. Later he became convinced, by some Evangelical Non-denominational friends, that the Catholic Church was evil and even a form of witchcraft. After he was married he became a youth group leader. To prepare for meetings he began studying the foundations ... more