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

January 6, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Mark Giszczak from the Augustine Institute to talk about Catholics’ relationship to Scripture: Do Catholics read the Bible? Mark says, “Yes!” and increasingly so! We tackle how to read the Bible in a Catholic context, difficult and dark passages of Scripture, problems with Bible translations and Catholic theology and much more! For more from Mark visit the Augustine Institute and have a look at their brand new ESV… Read more

December 16, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Father Joshua Caswell, SJC the Superior General of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius to talk about his conversion – out of the charismatic Pentecostal tradition, in the far reaches of Northern Canada – into the Catholic faith. Fr. Joshua’s journey is simply incredible. This is one of my favourite episodes ever and I think you’ll see why when you begin to listen to him unfold the story… Read more

December 9, 2020

Rod Bennett was deep in the Jesus People movement when he found a copy of the Early Church Fathers in an evangelical book store. The discovery changed his life. Rod, like myself and many evangelical Christians, always thought that Church history ended with the death of the last apostle, with end of Acts or, at least, the last of Peter and Paul’s letters. Discovering, says Rod, the sheer volume, the enormous magnitude, of writing from the Christians that followed those in… Read more

December 9, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with author and Early Church expert Rod Bennett, one of my favourite guests of all time. We dig deeply into Rod’s famous book Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, now almost 20 years old, and mine what Rod, an evangelical, discovered when he began to read from the Early Church Fathers, the very first Christians after the apostles. What Rod discovered, of course, led him to convert… Read more

December 2, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by William Albrecht and Father Christiaan Kappes to discuss Mary in the Scriptures and through the eyes of the Early Christians. We dig into the idea of Mary as the New Ark, Mary’s perpetual virginity, and how the Early Christians saw and understood the role of Mary – and how they read their Bibles accordingly. This is a truly groundbreaking episode, and a great introduction to how Catholics understand (and… Read more

November 28, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Ralph Martin to talk about tackling division, confusion, and darkness in the Catholic Church. We talk about some of the divisions in the Church between different Catholic factions – on the left and on the right – and how these Protestant-like groups at damaging the Church. We look at how to understand sometimes unclear and ambiguous teachings from the Pope and Bishops; and how we can remain in the… Read more

November 19, 2020

  In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by author, apologist, speaker, and radio host Gary Michuta to talk about the problem that Protestants have with their Bible. Gary is the author, among other things, of Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger? and in this episode we tackle, in depth, the problem that exists from Protestants trying to live “Bible alone” faith with a Bible that, as we’ll see, is missing some very important parts! It’s a great… Read more

November 11, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by Catholic convert, author, apologist, and podcaster Eric Robinson to talk about the sacraments. What are the sacraments? What do Catholics believe about them? And why, according to a Catholic convert, are they so incredible? We dig deeply into some of the sacraments and touch on exactly why they’re fundamental to the life of a Catholic, why they’re exactly how God has always interacted with humankind, and why all non-Catholic… Read more

November 4, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by apologist, speaker, and author Dr. Douglas Beaumont to discuss Scripture, Tradition, and authority from his perspective as an Evangelical convert. We dig deeply into how Protestants and Catholics understand Scripture differently, the interpretation of Scripture, what Catholics (and Protestants!) mean by “tradition”, and the important role of authority in deciding how to understand or interpret the Bible. Dr. Beaumont brings a unique and incredible perspective to a difficult and… Read more

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