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Find out how two critical realities of Christian life are related when the world's top expert on the Theology of the Body lights a fuse to what the former pope's biographer called John Paul II's "theological time bomb." Presented with unbridled energy, humor, and searing insight. Ideal for pre-Cana, Adult Religious Education, RCIA, and Youth Minist…
 
For last week's special Thanksgiving episode, Marcus Grodi shared a portion of a sermon he gave as part of a Thanksgiving service back when he was a Presbyterian pastor in 1985. That message focused on Philippians 4:4-7, in which St. Paul calls us to present our requests to God with gratitude already in our hearts. Marcus follows up this week by fo…
 
In a special Thanksgiving edition of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi shares audio from a sermon he preached on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in 1985, when he was still a Presbyterian pastor in central Ohio. The text for that sermon came from Philippians 4:6, where St. Paul exhorts his readers to "have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, …
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi wrap up their study of St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer, specifically looking at the implications of what it means to ask for God's will to be done in our lives. The last points that St. Cyprian makes in this passage have to do with following God's will, even under the threat of persecution. God calls…
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their series looking at St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer, specifically focusing on St. Cyprian's thoughts regarding the will of God. St. Cyprian tells us to "prefer nothing whatever to Christ, because He did not prefer anything to us." Jesus held nothing back in His incarnation, passion, deat…
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their study of St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer by diving even deeper into what it means to ask for God's will to be done in our lives. What exactly does the fear of the Lord mean, properly understood? What are its implications in regard to our humility, our wonder, our worship, and our obedi…
 
As Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their study of St. Cyprian of Carthage's remarks on the Lord's Prayer, they look at what he has to say about love of God and neighbor. St. Cyprian speaks of the need "to love God with all one's heart; to love Him in that He is a Father; (and) to fear Him in that He is God," but what is that supposed to look like…
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their series on St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer by looking at one of the most difficult aspects of what it means to pray the seemingly simple phrase, "thy will be done." It can be manageable to live that principle when it comes to obeying directives from God, or changing negative behaviors; …
 
As Marcus and JonMarc make their way through St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer, they look at what he has to say about the importance of maintaining control over our bodily passions. As human beings, what we do with our bodies has implications for our souls. St. Cyprian reminds us that our bodies express the disposition of our …
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their study of St. Cyprian of Carthage’s treatise on the Lord’s Prayer, this time around focusing on what St. Cyprian has to say about the relationship between justice and mercy. To focus on justice to the exclusion of mercy leads to legalism; to focus on mercy to the exclusion of justice leads to license. St. Cypr…
 
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue their study of St. Cyprian of Carthage’s treatise on the Lord’s Prayer, they look at the way St. Cyprian talks about moderation and self control in the spiritual life. What is the relationship between our will and our passions? How do we avoid the complacency that leads us to let our guard down in regard to sin? Ho…
 
In this episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi continue to look at St. Cyprian of Carthage's treatise on the Lord's Prayer. This time around, they look at the way that the "Our Father" calls us to have the humility to conform our will to the will of God, and Marcus specifically discusses how he understands this concept differently n…
 
Taking a slightly different approach to Scripture study, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi look at the Lord's Prayer through the eyes of St. Cyprian of Carthage, a 3rd century bishop and martyr. Focusing specifically on the phrase "Thy will be done," Marcus and JonMarc unpack St. Cyprian's wisdom when it comes to understanding how to live in the will of God…
 
Today’s episode features Fr. John Anthony Boughton CFR, and our founder Bud Macfarlane. Father Boughton is a convert to the faith and has an amazing conversion story. For those of you who are up to date with Bud Macfarlane’s Catholicity Message, you know that Father John Anthony has been a critical part of our Great Awakening Mass Project. Now, lis…
 
This episode focuses on the Truth About Mary featuring Pat Madrid, Marcus Grodi, and our founder, Bud Macfarlane. Like her son Jesus, Mary is one of the most well-known yet misunderstood persons in all of human history. These two experts, including a former Protestant minister, explain what the Catholic Church really teaches about Mary of Nazareth.…
 
As our nation and world continue to be faced with disease, injustice, and unrest, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi look at some passages from Scripture that model for us what it means to trust Christ in the midst of difficulty. St. Paul in particular speaks strongly to what it means to prefer union with Christ even more than our mortal lives. And it is Our…
 
As our nation and world continue to be faced with disease, injustice, and unrest, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi look at some passages from Scripture that model for us what it means to trust Christ in the midst of difficulty. St. Paul in particular speaks strongly to what it means to prefer union with Christ even more than our mortal lives. And it is Our…
 
In many parts of the country, people are beginning to return to Mass, but some regions remain under restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. Looking at the Last Supper discourses from Jesus in John 14 and 15, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi discuss how Catholics can remain in Christ while they wait to return to regular participation in the sacraments. W…
 
In many parts of the country, people are beginning to return to Mass, but some regions remain under restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. Looking at the Last Supper discourses from Jesus in John 14 and 15, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi discuss how Catholics can remain in Christ while they wait to return to regular participation in the sacraments. W…
 
In this “Memorable Verses” take on Deep in Scripture, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi take a Biblical approach to some of the difficulties that many of us are facing as we all continue to navigate the problems raised by COVID-19. Marcus and JonMarc look at passages from St. Paul, St. James, St. Jude and the Psalms for advice about how to live as faithful …
 
In this "Memorable Verses" take on Deep in Scripture, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi take a Biblical approach to some of the difficulties that many of us are facing as we all continue to navigate the problems raised by COVID-19. Marcus and JonMarc look at passages from St. Paul, St. James, St. Jude and the Psalms for advice about how to live as faithful …
 
In a special episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi shares some verses from the Bible to help us put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective. Marcus looks at what St. Paul, St. James and others had to say about steadfastness in times of persecution, and also reflects on how this time of quarantine has affected the way we approach our work with peopl…
 
In a special episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi shares some verses from the Bible to help us put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective. Marcus looks at what St. Paul, St. James and others had to say about steadfastness in times of persecution, and also reflects on how this time of quarantine has affected the way we approach our work with peopl…
 
As we continue to deal with the challenges that have come about due to COVID-19 and its effects, Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at some passages that show forth God's providence and peace in the midst of uncertainty. Looking at Paul's hopeful remarks in chapter 8 of his Epistle to the Romans, as well as Matthew's account of Jesus calming a stor…
 
As we continue to deal with the challenges that have come about due to COVID-19 and its effects, Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at some passages that show forth God’s providence and peace in the midst of uncertainty. Looking at Paul’s hopeful remarks in chapter 8 of his Epistle to the Romans, as well as Matthew’s account of Jesus calming a stor…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley conclude their study of the Epistle of St. James by giving a larger look at the perspective on trials and priorities that we hear about in this rich letter from the New Testament. After recalling the opening verses of James, which focus on perseverance in the face of testing, Marcus and Ken look at the ways in which the…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley conclude their study of the Epistle of St. James by giving a larger look at the perspective on trials and priorities that we hear about in this rich letter from the New Testament. After recalling the opening verses of James, which focus on perseverance in the face of testing, Marcus and Ken look at the ways in which the…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley continue their series on the Epistle of St. James from their perspective as former Protestant pastors. They look specifically at James 1:5-8, and what it means to ask for wisdom from God. Why is it that so many pastors, of varying denominations, ask for such wisdom, but come up with so many varying conclusions as to how…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley continue their series on the Epistle of St. James from their perspective as former Protestant pastors. They look specifically at James 1:5-8, and what it means to ask for wisdom from God. Why is it that so many pastors, of varying denominations, ask for such wisdom, but come up with so many varying conclusions as to how…
 
The Epistle of St. James begins with a puzzling statement: "Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness." What are we to make of the idea that we should be happy in the midst of trials? Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley look at the historical context and the audience to …
 
The Epistle of St. James begins with a puzzling statement: “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” What are we to make of the idea that we should be happy in the midst of trials? Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley look at the historical context and the audience to …
 
On the latest episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley tackle the Epistle of St. James, beginning by sharing what each of them thought of James as former Protestant ministers, and taking a look at what they think are some of the most controversial passages in the letter that cause some Protestants to balk at the idea of studying S…
 
On the latest episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley tackle the Epistle of St. James, beginning by sharing what each of them thought of James as former Protestant ministers, and taking a look at what they think are some of the most controversial passages in the letter that cause some Protestants to balk at the idea of studying S…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley were both Reformed pastors who used to rely heavily upon Martin Luther, and like Luther, they weren't always sure exactly what to do with the Epistle of St. James, which to Luther's dismay, somehow made its way into the New Testament. On this episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken share how grappling with the Epis…
 
Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley were both Reformed pastors who used to rely heavily upon Martin Luther, and like Luther, they weren’t always sure exactly what to do with the Epistle of St. James, which to Luther’s dismay, somehow made its way into the New Testament. On this episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken share how grappling with the Epis…
 
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