I’ve been asked many times about my conversion, what made me dissatisfied with the status quo in the churches I attended, what convinced me that the claims the Catholic Church made were true, what was the final “push” to jump into the current and swim the Tiber river?
I’ve answered each one to whoever asked, but I’ve never sat down and gave a “defense for the hope that is in me” (1 Peter 3:15), until now.
If you are interested in hearing the whole story, you can find it on the website for the Coming Home Network at this link Conversion Story
Why build ornate churches? Why did the Catholic Church spend, what would amount to millions of dollars in today’s money, to build Saint Peter’s Basilica? Why do small churches, in small towns, spend so much money on building beautiful churches, when they could easily erect a cheap, utilitarian building and donate what was “wasted” to the poor? Continue reading “Ornate Churches “
As part of our ongoing series on saints, in this episode, Pamela and I discuss Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Also known as The Little Flower, St Thérèse is a beloved role model for all Christians. Continue reading “Saint Thérèse of Lisieux”
The story of Joseph begins in the land of Paddan-aram, but he is only mentioned as being born in chapter 30. His story doesn’t start in earnest until chapter 37 of Genesis, at this point his story is the primary focus for the rest of the book. Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Joseph “
The transfiguration of Christ is a very interesting and important story, so important that it appears in all three of the synoptic Gospels and in the second letter of Saint Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18). Continue reading “The Transfiguration of Christ”