Bud Marr – Former Evangelical Protestant
Marcus Grodi is joined by Dr. Ryan “Bud” Marr, executive director of the National Institute for Newman Studies. Bud grew up in a series of Evangelical Protestant communities, but was bothered by the divisions he saw between so many Christians who all took the Bible as their primary authority. While studying at Duke Divinity school, he encountered a religious sister who introduced him to the Rosary, and that was one of many steps in a process that would lead Bud toward a more historic understanding of Christianity. When he discovered St. John Henry Newman, it helped answer a lot of questions he’d been wrestling with about authority, history, doctrine, and more, leading Bud to the conviction that he needed to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.