Dr. Wesley Vincent – Former Fundamentalist & Evangelical

March 2, 2015 | no responses

As a young boy, Wesley was brought up in a Nazarene church. There he learned the importance of freewill and holiness in the Christian life. Later his parents moved and they began attending a Calvinist Baptist congregation, where he was taught the sovereignty of God, predestination and total depravity. When he was about 12, the […]

Charlotte Ostermann: A Former Nazarene & Presbyterian

February 23, 2015 | no responses

Charlotte was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church but was not raised with any faith. After attending a friend’s Bible study, in a spirit of mockery, she became a born again Christian in her mid-20′s. The first fellowship she found was with a Nazarene congregation where she learned holiness. Later she and her […]

St. Paul, Why Haven’t Jews Responded to the Gospel of Christ? Romans 9:30-10:13

January 28, 2015 | 2 responses

Continuing our study of Romans, we’re right in the middle of the section in which Saint Paul addresses the question: “Why haven’t all the Jews responded to the Gospel of Christ?” They were the chosen people, but yet the majority of the Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah. Why? In this first half […]

God’s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33 – Deep in Scripture

January 22, 2015 | 2 responses

A few key points for today’s discussion: 1) This is Paul’s Theodicy—i.e. his justification of the ways of God. 2) His purpose is to explain the ways of God in allowing the Gentiles to share in the Jews’ privileges of the Covenant. 3) The text never says that God predestines people to damnation. Send us […]

God’s Revelation and Human Freedom, Continuing Romans 1:22-32, 2:1-8 – Deep in Scripture Radio

August 15, 2014 | no responses

As St. Paul wrote in verse 21: “So they are without excuse, for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.”

Cliff Bajema: Former Christian Reformed Minister – The Journey Home Program

June 9, 2014 | 3 responses

Cliff was raised in the Christian Reformed faith. After attending Calvin College and Seminary, he was ordained a minister of that denomination. He was a minister for 42 years. He describes how a deep hunger for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist led him and his wife Home to the Catholic Church.

Becky Mayhew: A Southern Baprist Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 29, 2010 | no responses

After a Southern Baptist tent revival, Becky Mayhew was baptized by her father in the Mississippi River. Performing frequently as a soloist before his sermons, she taught vacation Bible school at age sixteen and began teaching Sunday school at age nineteen. For many years, Becky and her husband Larry enjoyed the quiet lifestyle of a […]

Dr. John Bergsma: A Reformed Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 24, 2008 | no responses

John grew up in the Christian Reformed Church (Dutch Calvinist) and served as a pastor for four years before becoming Catholic in 2001, while getting a Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. John is now an associate professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, specializing in the Old Testament and the […]

Fr. Jay Scott Newman: An Episcopalian Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 29, 2004 | no responses

Father Newman was raised in South Carolina by Christian parents but received little religious instruction. After attending a summer camp for gifted children, he was inspired by his teachers to become an atheist. As a teen he eagerly played the part of the Village Atheist. He chose to attend Princeton University to escape the “Christ-haunted […]

Dr. Eduardo Echeverria: A Calvinist & Anglican Who Returned To The Catholic Church – The Journey Home Program

August 4, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and Eduardo answer open-line questions from the audience. Eduardo was born in Mexico but his family moved to New York when he was little. He was baptized and catechized a Catholic but he never thought the Church was relevant in his live. While on a vacation in Europe, when he was 20, he was […]