The Story of Salvation; Gideon 

By Charles Johnston:

Gideon is a well known person from the Bible, not so much for his own exploits, but because of the Gideon’s International. If that name sounds familiar it’s probably because you’ve seen it printed on the front of a Bible inside a hotel nightstand. Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Gideon “

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My Journey Home


By Charles Johnston:

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

Ash Wednesday 

A brief reflection on the readings from Ash Wednesday, by Charles Johnston


By Charles Johnston:

Ash Wednesday may be behind us but the readings from that day should be remembered and reflected upon, and not just during Lent. The themes of internal conversion and avoidance of hypocrisy are for every day.

It’s always striking to hear the scripture readings on Ash Wednesday. On a day that we place a visible sign of our faith, directly on our faces, we are told by Jesus not to do such a thing. How does this line up with our actions? Continue reading “Ash Wednesday “

The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 2)

By Charles Johnston:

In my previous post (The Story of Salvation; Joshua part 1) we looked at Joshua’s life leading up until he arrived at Jericho. It is in Jericho that Joshua would gain his ultimate victory. If you ask any Christian, or Jew, what Joshua is known for they would most likely say  it’s for conquering Jericho. Although he had an eventful life up until this point, and had won some impressive victories, I’d have to agree, because Jericho wasn’t just another military victory. When the walls came down it was through a very unlikely means, and that ensured that all Israel knew who to thank for the victory. (Hint, it wasn’t Joshua) Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 2)”