February 23, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic Answers apologist Joe Heschmeyer to talk about the Early Church – was the original, pristine Christian Church corrupted by Constantine? Did the Roman Emperor “romanize” the Christians? Joe and I dig into this premise and look at the earliest evidence of how Christians lived, worshipped, and what they believed to see what the Early Church looked like and if it really did, indeed, change when Constantine became Christian. We... Read more

February 16, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert, speaker, author, and evangelist Kathryn Whitaker to talk about falling deeper in love with Christ in the Catholic Church. From her early days, roaming throughout different non-Catholic Christian churches to her decision to become Catholic – her radical attraction to a deepening relationship with Christ – her journey is a fantastic one, and she tells a great story! We talk about the sacraments, how to evangelize as a... Read more

February 9, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Kenny Burchard, Director of Development at The Coming Home Network, to talk about the Catholic practice of praying to saints. Kenny spent 33 years as a Charismatic, Evangelical Christian, more than twenty of those in full-time ministry, including planting and pastoring churches, before becoming Catholic in dramatic fashion and joins us here to unpack one of those big questions he had about the Catholic faith – and how he began... Read more

February 2, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by author, speaker, and star of the new show from Word on Fire, Rachel Bulman. Rachel joins me to unpack her incredible conversion story from the streets of the Philippines to Florida; from a place of deep love of Christ and an encounter at Mass that forever changed the course of her life – it’s an incredible conversion! Listen, a hear about how Rachel’s seeking after Jesus and being faithful to... Read more

January 26, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Erick Ybarra, Catholic re-vert from Protestantism, author, and blogger to unpack his conversion story. Erick was raised Catholic, left for a Reformed Baptist church after an encounter with a university roommate, but came back to the Catholic Church, by way of Anglicanism, after he began an earnest search for the “true church” founded by Christ. Erick is an incredible guy and his faith journey is amazing. Erick’s search for truth... Read more

January 19, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, author, and the co-host of the Thinking Faith podcast to discuss the Eucharist, the Real Presence, and Transubstantiation – with a special emphasis on how Evangelicals can understand this incredible belief, and how Catholics can explain it better. We discuss the Early Church’s belief in the Real Presence, what happened to change (and not change!) beliefs during the... Read more

January 12, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by celebrated Catholic author, academic, and columnist Randy Boyagoda to talk about the Catholic imagination. How should Catholics uniquely see and interact with the world around them? How do Catholics truly live out their faith in the Public Square? What do authentic Catholics have to contribute to discussions within and outside of the Church? For more from Randy Boyagoda check out any of his fantastic books on Amazon or your local... Read more

January 5, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by the one-and-only Rod Bennett, author and Early Church historian extraordinaire, to talk about the earliest witnesses to the Christian Church – the Early Church Fathers – and how they describe the worship, faith, and beliefs of the very first Christians … and who look very Catholic indeed! We’ll dig into evidence for belief in baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist and Real Presence of Christ, bishops and apostolic succession, and the primacy... Read more

December 31, 2021

To say that 2021 has been a strange year would be the understatement of a century but in spite of a raging global pandemic – hitherto unknown since the time of Moses – I’ve been privileged, here at the show, to have had some incredible conversations with wonderful Catholic thinkers, writers, and converts from all over the world. Here’s a round-up of some of the most popular episodes this year. If you’re new to the show, any of these would... Read more

December 15, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD to unpack the Catholic view of evil and suffering. We dig deeply into a topic that is maybe the biggest struggle for believers – and a barriers for those who don’t believe: suffering. With Father Kirby’s help and expertise, we discuss where suffering comes from, why we suffer, why God allows certain sufferings to take place, and how we should respond as Catholics, in a long... Read more


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