March 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I’m joined by two fantastic Catholic apologists to discuss their joint journey into the Catholic Church. Devin Rose is a Catholic convert, writer, speaker, and app developer. Dr. Douglas Beaumont is an apologist, speaker, and writer as well. Together, these two have written some of the best books in Catholic apologetics and, it turns out, they connected, became friends, and had some great discussions around Doug’s journey into the Catholic Church. In… Read more

March 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by writer, speaker, and convert Derek Rotty to take about Lectio Divina – the ancient way of reading the Bible. We also discuss Derek’s own conversion and the necessary process of daily conversion to Christ, his Church, and the Christian way of life. It’s a great conversation! For more from Derek visit his website. His book, A Life of Conversion: Meeting Christ in the Gospels is available from Amazon. Send your… Read more

March 6, 2020

“He had more statues than the Vatican,” Keith relates. “I thought maybe it was his grandmother’s house.” Keith Nester and Devin Schadt laugh as they relate the story of how they first met, a crucial, God-guided meeting, that would eventually led a Protestant pastor of twenty-two years into communion with the Catholic Church. At the time, Keith was a youth pastor, just starting out, and in need of a logo for his growing youth group. A few phone calls led… Read more

March 4, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by former Protestant pastor Keith Nester and author and speaker Devin Schadt to discuss the process of Catholic conversion from two sides of the same story. In a first for this podcast we unfold the narrative of a Catholic conversion–Keith’s conversion, in this case–from two different perspectives; from the perspective of the Catholic loving and practising and sharing their faith, and from the side of the skeptical Protestant doing the exact… Read more

February 26, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic convert, writer, speaker, and app developer Devin Rose to talk about his book, and online community, Lionheart Catholic: How to Become a Saint in These Dark Times. In our fantastic conversation, Devin explains how using some of the same techniques, practices, and devotions that were used by the great saints of the Church we too can follow in their footsteps. Devin has a fantastic way of synthesizing the best… Read more

February 20, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Dr. Mike Licona to discuss so-called irreconcilable differences in the Gospels. Are there mistakes in the New Testament accounts of Jesus? What should Christians make of these problems? Dr. Licona, Associate Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University, sits down with me to talk about some of the most pressing and current criticisms of the New Testament and the so-called problems with the Gospel writers narratives. It’s a fantastic and… Read more

February 12, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Catholic reverts Tom and Elli Zurowski. Tom has worked for decades in the international missionary field serving in some of the most dangerous places in the world and is a former church-planting pastor as well. Together, Elli and Tom share with me their incredible journey as cradle Catholics who left the Church, journeyed for decades in Protestant Christianity, before an incredible rediscovery of the ancient Catholic faith–in the midst of… Read more

February 8, 2020

It was a Sunday morning in Ordinary Time. I learned, a little while ago, that the there’s nothing ordinary about what the Catholic Church calls “Ordinary Time.” Technically, ordinary comes from “ordinal” which simply describes a sequence of things—like counting. In other words, what the Church calls Ordinary Time, the lengths of Sundays in between the high liturgical seasons like Easter and Christmas, is simply counted time. Nothing necessarily ordinary about it. And on this particular Sunday that was certainly the case. These days, our… Read more

February 5, 2020

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by Bishop Thomas Dowd of the Archdiocese of Montreal to discuss the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Bishop Dowd made headlines when he helped to bring one particular priest offender to justice even accompanying one of the victims to the police station to submit his report. Bishop Dowd is a fantastic, graceful, and hopeful voice of leadership in the Church and our conversation is an incredible one. What a blessing… Read more

February 1, 2020

Theologian, philosopher, and evangelical convert to Catholicism Dr. Douglas Beaumont is one of the most insightful apologists working in the field today. As a writer and podcaster I read a lot, listen to a lot of lectures and talks, and speak to a lot of interesting people but, when speaking with Doug, I always come away with one or another sweeping new insights into how I understand my Catholic faith. Maybe because Dr. Beaumont talks about Catholicism like an evangelical;… Read more

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