Worshiping on Sunday — Zechariah 14: 20-21, Special Guest Davie Currie

February 25, 2016

Marcus Grodi invites good friend Davie Currie, former Fundamentalist Baptist seminarian and son of a pastor, to discuss a “Hard Verse” from the Book of Zechariah and how this verse opened his eyes to the continuity between the Old Testament and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Marcus and David also discuss briefly David’s new book Loving Baby Louie about helping children understand miscarriage and the loss of a baby. ... more

Dr. Wesley Vincent – Former Fundamentalist & Evangelical

March 2, 2015

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 family moved back to a Nazarene congregation. From this he gained a realization of the the doctrinal divisions amongst Protestants. While attended Wheaton College, he attended a Presbyterian church seeking worship centered on God. After he ... more

Matthew DiMartino: A Fundamentalist Baptist Who Became a Catholic

December 8, 2014

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 in selling drugs. He was arrested and spent time in jail. Soon after, 9-11 happened and Matthew realized that one day he would die. He turned his life over to God in ... more

Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair

July 29, 2014

Biblical scholar and Holy Land pilgrimage leader Steve Ray delves into the Jewish roots of the papacy, namely “the keys”, “the rock”, and “the chair”. Ray, a former Baptist, draws from his trips to the Holy Land to bring to life the commissioning of Peter as the first pope using vivid historical and contextual highlights.  ... more
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A Bible-Believer Becomes Catholic by Believing the Bible

February 1, 2014

Our devout, fundamentalist-evangelical family of six children attended Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening worship services, Wednesday evening prayer meeting, and choir rehearsal after prayer meeting — even when traveling. My parents alternately took us to Nazarene and Baptist congregations. Nazarenes taught Arminian doctrine; that sinning resulted in loss of salvation. Baptists taught “once saved – always saved – safe and secure for eternity.” As early as grade school I became aware that different denominations taught contradictory doctrines, yet logic dictates that only one can be correct. Fundamentalist-evangelical pastors taught the precepts: (1) the ... more

The Tiber: Neither Too Wide, Nor Too Deep

July 1, 2013

The story of my conversion to Catholicism really goes back to my childhood. My father’s family is Chicago Italian and of course that meant Roman Catholic. I was born during Vatican II in 1963 and baptized in the Catholic Faith. My paternal grandfather (“Papa Lou”) would become a great influence on my faith as I grew up. He made it a priority to get to Mass every week and, though he didn’t talk like an evangelist, no one who knew him would have questioned his faith. My mother, however, ... more
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David Currie: Former Bible Church Missionary (fundamentalist)

May 5, 2013

David returns to the program and discusses with Marcus some of the thoughts of his conversion process.  Citing the issues of Authority and the Eucharist as two of the key issues for him, David reflects on the significance of scriptures and the teachings of the Church Fathers in his deepening faith.  David has authored three books which detail his developing understanding. ... more

Coming Home

March 18, 2013

Airport encounter ... more

Back Home — I Left and Came Back

June 4, 2012

I left and came back. ... more

A Child Who Led Me — From Liberal Feminism to Life

December 20, 2011

A feminist rebellion ... more

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

September 26, 2011

The day President John F. Kennedy was shot is one of my most vivid childhood memories. I was in sixth grade playing on the playground when the rumors started. Just before the dismissal bell at the end of the day, the principal made the announcement over the PA system: JFK had been assassinated. ... more

Rapture, End Times, Faith & Works — Matthew 24 & 25, Special Guest David Currie

August 3, 2011

David Currie was a former Fundamentalist Baptist seminarian and pastor’s kid when he discovered the beauty of the Catholic Church. In this episode of Deep in Scripture, David and Marcus Grodi discuss Matthew 24 & 25, which are chapters often misconstrued to support The Rapture theory. ... more