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July 28, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert Keith Nester, author of The Convert’s Guide to Roman Catholicism: Your First Year in the Church to talk about what it’s like to be Catholic in your very first year in the Church. Keith is a popular YouTuber and a former Protestant pastor, working in ministry for over 22 years before finally deciding to become Catholic. He shares his wisdom in what to expect after becoming Catholic and… Read more

July 21, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP, a Catholic convert with an incredible story to tell! Fr. Lawrence grew up in a Bible-based church with nothing but a Scripture verse on the wall but a deep understanding and appreciation for the Bible. When he encountered his first Catholic Mass he immediately recognized the biblical roots – the Book of Revelation, taking place before his eyes! From there, Fr. Lawrence set out to intellectually… Read more

July 14, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. John Bergsma to talk about the Old Testament Roots of the Catholic priesthood. Dr. Bergsma is a Professor of Theology at The Franciscan University of Steubenville, a renown Biblical scholar, a former Protestant pastor, and a convert to the Catholic faith. In this episode,  Dr. Bergsma takes us all the way back to Adam in the Garden of Eden to show how the priesthood is, in fact, how God… Read more

July 7, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert and Benedictine monk Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, to unpack St. Joseph. Who exactly is St. Joseph? What can his life and his silent testament to his son, Christ, teach just today. We dig deeply into the incredible example of St. Joseph and how, in spite of not speaking a recorded word in the Gospels, can teach us how to live the very best Christian life we can. It’s… Read more

June 30, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by the incredible Suan Sonna to make the biblical case for the papacy. In other words, where’s the pope in the Bible? Over our hour-long conversation, Suan shares some incredible biblical insights into exactly what Jesus was doing when He made Peter the “rock,” what he intended, and how we know. It’s an incredibly in-depth conversation on the pope in the Bible and if you don’t think the papacy exists in… Read more

June 28, 2021

Dr. Douglas Beaumont was, “an Evangelical of Evangelicals,” he says. As an adult convert, Dr. Beaumont was fervent in his Evangelical Christian faith. He loved discussing the Bible, evangelizing, and wanted to to it full-time. When he enrolled at one of the top Evangelical schools in North American, Southern Evangelical Seminary, he did it intentionally—choosing a school that, he knew, would challenge him to dig deeper in his faith and would train him to evangelize through mentorships with some of… Read more

June 22, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by one of our most popular guests Dr. Douglas Beaumont. Doug is a convert to the Catholic faith. As a fervent Evangelical, Doug chose one of the top apologetics schools, Southern Evangelical Seminary, in order to deepen his faith and learn how to evangelize and share the Evangelical Christian faith. Doug did his Master’s degree there and worked and taught under the esteemed Evangelical theologian Norman Geisler. However, after digging deeply… Read more

June 16, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Michael Lofton from the popular YouTube channel and podcast Reason and Theology to discuss his fascinating conversion story. Raised nominally Christian, and then Jewish, and then as a devout Evangelical, Michael looked into Anglicanism, Orthodoxy, and Catholicism and had experiences in all of these Christian traditions. Ultimately, it was Catholicism that Michael came back to and he joins us in this episode to explain his reasons why. We touch on… Read more

June 9, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic Answers Live host and author Cy Kellett… and what a great time we had! Cy’s the author of a brand new book from Catholic Answers Press called A Teacher of Strange Things. This “foot in the door” introduction to Jesus in fantastic, profound, and uniquely Catholic. And in this episode we unpack all of that. Think you know about Jesus? Cy’s perspective is a uniquely Catholic one and, in… Read more

June 2, 2021

This week on the show I’m so grateful to be joined by Jimmy Akin, Senior Apologist for Catholic Answers. Jimmy has spent nearly three decades cordially explaining, defending, and unpacking the Catholic faith through his books, his weekly appearances on Catholic Answers Live, his speaking engagements and his smattering of podcasts, videos, and other appearances. Check out his website for a list of everything he’s done–it’s a lot! In this episode, Jimmy shares his own conversion story. How he went… Read more




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