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Our Journey Home

Larry Lewis |
Conversion Stories, Methodist | 14 Comments

My father is a retired Assemblies of God pastor. My parents had a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ. Their lives expressed who Christ was. I vividly remember being awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of their praying — praying for each of the people in their congregation.

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Logic and the Foundations of Protestant Faith

Brian W. Harrison |
Calvinist, Conversion Stories, Presbyterian & Reformed | 4 Comments

As an active Protestant Christian in my mid-twenties, I began to feel that I might have a vocation to become a minister. The more I studied, the more perplexed I became. At one stage my elder sister, a very committed Evangelical Protestant with somewhat flexible denominational affiliations, chided me with becoming “obsessed” with trying to find a “true Church.” “Does it really matter?” she would ask.

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I Never Dreamed I’d Be Married to a Catholic Priest!

Ruth Ryland | Anglican & Episcopalian, Conversion Stories | No Comments

The thirteen years my husband, Ray, served as an Episcopal priest were exciting, fulfilling years. We had both come from a Disciples of Christ background, and we found the intellectual and liturgical ethos of the Episcopal Church very satisfying. But questions arose: Who was right? Which were the teachings faithful to the Gospel? Who was to say which teachings were true or false? Where was the locus of authority?

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Our Lady’s Gentle Call to Peace

Joan Tussing |
Conversion Stories, Lutheran | No Comments

Last year, Francka Povsic, my special friend and co-leader of our prayer group gave me a copy of the above inspirational audio cassette. These words from St. Francis De Sales powerfully describe the Truth that I have learned about God’s infinite love for me. Our Lady gently called me to peace through reported messages of Mary and eventually to the Roman Catholic Church.

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We Do Not Stand Alone

Todd von Kampen |
Conversion Stories, Lutheran | 2 Comments

“Most of you are members of the Catholic Church, but others are from other Christian churches and communities, and I greet each one with sincere friendship,” he said. “In spite of divisions among Christians, ‘all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ … brothers and sisters in the Lord.’ ”

The Holy Father shook up my life in that moment. It may be difficult to understand why … unless you’ve grown up Lutheran.

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