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 | one response

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Rick Howick: A Presbyterian Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

July 25, 2005 | no responses

Rick was born into a Methodist family, which left because of a parish scandal. At the age of 13, bought a King James Bible after watching a TV evangelist. Later he joined a Baptist church but left it in college because of questions over fundamentalism. He then attended a Presbyterian church, which had no problems […]

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. Ross Porter: Former Presbyterian Elder Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 28, 2003 | no responses

Ross was raised a Baptist. He joined the Presbyterian Church, at 16, when his father, a Christian Scientist, became a Christian. As an adult, he first tried the world of business before heading back to school to obtain a Ph.D.in Clinical Psychology and eventually a M.Div. for Fuller Theological Seminary. After seminary he was ordained […]

Dr. Douglas Lowry: A Presbyterian Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 24, 1999 | no responses

Douglas grew up in Canada. He said, “Yes” to Christ in a Baptist church at age eleven. He attended a Baptist seminary which was unfriendly to Catholicism, so while there he took courses from the Knights of Columbus to learn the other side. He switched to Knox College in Toronto, then was ordained a Presbyterian […]

Dr. Scott Hahn: A Presbyterian Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 3, 1999 | no responses

Marcus and Scott answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Scott gave his life to Christ in high school. He soon became a convinced Calvinist. In seminary some thought he out-calvined Calvin. While teaching a Bible class, as a minister, a student asked him, “Where in the Bible does the Bible teach that it […]