“Hard Verses” with David Currie, Worshiping on Sunday, Zachariah 14:20-21

February 25, 2016

Marcus Grodi invites good friend Davie Currie, former Fundamentalist Baptist seminarian and son of a pastor, to discuss a “Hard Verse” from the Book of Zechariah and how this verse opened his eyes to the continuity between the Old Testament and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Marcus and David also discuss briefly David's new book Loving Baby Louie about helping children understand miscarriage and the loss of a baby.

Scripture verse: Zechariah 14: 20-21

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“Hard Verses” — Jephthah & Christian responsibility

January 28, 2016

Jim Anderson, Coming Home Network's Manager of Clergy Members and former Lutheran seminarian, joins Marcus Grodi to discuss some “Hard Verses” from Scripture. Jim chose the Old Testament story of Jephthah, which left him scratching his head! Marcus chose a New Testament verse regarding “decency,” asking the question who defines “decency” and such standards?


Hard Verses about Calvinism, Prayer, and John 14:23 - Special Guest David Anders

January 7, 2016

What does "indwelling" mean? What is friendship with God? How does "friendship" help us to know God?

Marcus Grodi welcomes former Calvinist Dr. David Anders to this episode of Deep in Scripture. Dr. Anders chooses a verse that was "hard" for him as a Calvinist. The pair focus discussion on their Calvinist backgrounds, particularly David's Puritan history.

Scripture verse: John 14:23

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Alcohol, Mary, & Miracles — Hard Verses with Steve Ray, John 2:1-12

December 10, 2015

On this episode of Deep in Scripture radio, Marcus Grodi invites friend Steve Ray to discuss John 2: 1-12. As a former Baptist, the Wedding at Cana caused Steve many problems from the drinking of alcohol to the language regarding Mary to Jesus’ obedience to His mother. Steve is known as “Jerusalem Jones,” because he leads Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land. In this discussion, he uses his intimate knowledge of Israeli and Palestinian culture to flesh out the story.

Scripture verses: John 2: 1-12

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Hard Verses about the Deuterocanonical Books, Hebrews 11:35 - Special Guest Gary Michuta

November 19, 2015

Marcus Grodi and Gary Michuta talk about the importance of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible and how they impacted New Testament passages like Hebrews 11:35. Gary can be found at handsonapologetics.com


Hard Verses: Some hard words of Jesus

November 17, 2015

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson look at passages of Christ that many Christians have ignored because they are too hard. How do we live according to the words of Christ that are hard for us to understand?


Hard Verses about Christ’s Return 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - Special Guest Paul Thigpen

November 5, 2015

Paul Thigpen, a member of The Coming Home Network, joins Marcus Grodi this week to discuss 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Paul was a pastor in a tradition that believed in the rapture. Many read this passage to say that Christ will come back before the end of time and take all believers to Himself. Paul discovered that this reading of the passage is very modern and diverges widely from how Christians historically understood it.


Hard Verses: Your Questions and Comments

October 29, 2015

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson talk more about what it means for scripture passages to be “hard verses and how we are supposed to interpret them. They also address some of the questions and comments that you have sent.