March 3, 2021

In this episode, I’m joined by Reformation scholar and historian Dr. Brad Gregory to talk about the Reformation and its unintended consequences – a fantastic discussion! We discuss what Christianity was like during the Middle Ages, leading up to the Reformation, what the Reformers intended with their actions and, maybe most importantly, what the lasting consequences have been of the Protestant Reformation for the unity of Christianity and the secularization of Western society. For more from Dr. Gregory check out… Read more

February 24, 2021

In our second  crossover episode, I’m joined by Austin Suggs from Gospel Simplicity as we host an incredible conversation with Joe Heschmeyer and Dr. Gavin Ortlund on the papacy: The Pope. Did Christ intend to establish a Church with the Pope at its head? What do we find in the Early Church Fathers? Did the first Christians believe in a Pope? Is  it clear from the Bible? Tradition? These questions, and many more, are tackled in this sprawling and deeply… Read more

February 17, 2021

In this episode of the podcast I’m joined by Early Church expert, author, and popular speaker Mike Aquilina to talk about Mary’s role in the Early Church and in the history of Christianity. From what the Old Testament says about Mary, to her role in the New Testament, to how she was understood by the very Early Christians and how her role helped to shape our Christology – and more! For more from Mike visit his website Fathers of the… Read more

February 10, 2021

In this episode I’m joined by Michael Lofton from Reason and Theology to talk about the Magisterium, the teaching office of the Catholic Church. We talk about where the Catholic Church’s authority comes from, how it traces and understands it, and the incredible, fundamental differences between how Catholic’s understand their faith and how it’s understood by Protestant Christians. It’s an important and fascinating conversation. I hope you enjoy! For more from Michael visit his website Reason and Theology where you… Read more

February 6, 2021

When I became an Christian at the age of fifteen or so I joined an Evangelical church, a Pentecostal church to be exactly, and inherited a tradition that the Lord’s Supper—Communion—was a symbolic memorial of Christ’s death on the cross. What I didn’t know then was that for the first 1,500 years of Christianity, for the overwhelming bulk of Christian history, the Church had unanimously believed that the bread and wine, at Communion, became the real flesh and real blood of Christ. And… Read more

February 3, 2021

In this episode I’m joined by Father Scott Wooten. Father Wooten is a former Anglican and Episcopalian priest, now an ordained Catholic priest, and his journey into full communion is a great one! Father Scott’s journey into the Catholic Church is a search, ultimately, for the united, one Church that Christ founded and i’s fullness. It’s a great story, a winding road, of a passionate pastor in search of the fullness of Christ and His Church and a great witness… Read more

January 27, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Catholic convert, author, apologist, and podcaster Eric Robinson to talk about whether or not Christ founded a visible Church – or are Christians just an invisible collection of believers? As converts, this is something both Eric and I wrestled with. We dig deep in the Bible in this episode, into the Early Church, and into our own experiences coming to understand the historicity and the claims of Catholicism. It’s… Read more

January 25, 2021

I recently had the pleasure of hosting my friend and fellow convert Rod Bennett on the podcast to talk about the Early Church. Rod has written extensively on this—his first book, Four Witnesses, is a bestseller and one of the most popular books out there on the Early Church Fathers, the disciples of the apostles who were some of the very first Christians. It was a great conversation but culminated in a fantastic question from Rod, posed to those Evangelical… Read more

January 20, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by speaker, blogger, author, and survivor of clerical sexual abuse, Faith Hakesley to share her story and how and why we can (and should!) hang on to our Catholic faith even in the face of horrific abuses. It’s a great conversation and Faith was a great person to have it with. She is incredibly compassionate, straight-forward, and has some incredible insights for all Catholics–everywhere! For more from Faith visit her website…. Read more

January 13, 2021

In this very special crossover episode, I’m joined by Austin Suggs from Gospel Simplicity as we host an incredible conversation with Joe Heschmeyer and Dr. Gavin Ortlund on the question of, “Being Deep in History…”. Can a Protestant study the Church Fathers and remain Protestant? What does the Catholic do when they encounter Early Christians who don’t sound very Catholic – or Catholic doctrine and dogma that doesn’t seem to be found in Early Christianity. These questions, and many more,… Read more

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